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Negative tone of White House race sours young voters
New chalet set to open at destination northern Minnesota ski resort
New Jack Pine Brewery breaks ground in Baxter
Chevron sees big profits in California despite regulations
Angered with overflowing toilet, Minnesotan assaults girlfriend by strangling her
WCT Sport Show: Willmar preps for TRF, four locals vie for 6AAA section
Roundup: Cardinals volleyball team 2-2 at Moorhead Invite
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Managers win measure of credit for World Series showdown
WCT daily sports schedule
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kathleen H. Diederich
Paul E. Biermann
Marlene M. Heipler
Arlene D. Rudy
Mervin LeRoy Speckman "Doc"
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
Estrich commentary: Trump is the uncontrollable man
October 10, 2016
Bird Island opens old playbook to save grocery
BIRD ISLAND — A group of business owners in Bird Island has dusted off the town's playbook for economic development and put it back to...
October 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
August 22, 2016
Bird Island woman to serve 42 months for stealing $1.7 million from employer
MINNEAPOLIS—A Bird Island woman who has served as a caregiver to her two grandchildren and described as honest and giving to others will serve 42 months in federal prison for stealing $1.7 million from her former employer.
August 22, 2016 - 3:56pm
August 5, 2016
Fire heavily damages Rural Bird Island home
BIRD ISLAND -- A fire Thursday morning heavily damaged a rural Bird Island house and has left owners Dennis and Roberta Pyland without a home....
August 5, 2016 - 9:21am
June 19, 2016
Petting a prickly African pygmy hedgehog at Island Days
Madalyn Schwer softly touches a prickly African pygmy hedgehog watched by Savannah, near, and Sophyah Vivion Saturday at Island Days in Bird...
June 19, 2016 - 11:22pm
Strange and lovely animals at Island Days
A visit to Island Days by Tribune photographer Rand Middleton on Saturday, around noon. Featured here in the Bird Island city park is the Sauk...
June 19, 2016 - 7:53am
June 16, 2016
Teen injured in Bird Island two-vehicle crash
Updated: 11:22 p.m. BIRD ISLAND-- A Burnsville teen was injured 4:30 p.m. Thursday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 212 at 1st Street South...
June 16, 2016 - 6:25pm
May 20, 2016
Apartment owners, sheriff's deputy agree to dismissal of housing discrimination lawsuit
OLIVIA — A Renville County sheriff’s deputy’s discrimination lawsuit against his former Bird Island apartment complex, which he said evicted him because he is gay, was dismissed Tuesday in Renville County District Court after both parties agreed to end the proceeding. The...
May 20, 2016 - 10:47pm
April 12, 2016
Bird Island man sentenced in scheme to blackmail woman
OLIVIA — An online connection fostered on the socialization app “Meet Me” turned sinister when a Bird Island man blackmailed the woman...
April 12, 2016 - 10:00pm
July 27, 2015
Puddle of Mudd singer plays jail house blues in Olivia
OLIVIA — The City of Olivia hosted its biggest rock star since Olivia Newton-John came for Corn Capital Days in 1978, but this latest visitor arrived unwillingly and slipped out of town quietly after a one-night stay in the local jail. Wesley Reid Scantlin, 42, vocalist and...
July 27, 2015 - 6:19pm
July 19, 2015
Bird Island man killed in crash Friday in rural Hector
HECTOR — Authorities have named the driver who was killed Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at a rural intersection northeast of Hector. According to a news release from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Richard Strey, 61, of Bird Island, died in the crash. He was initially...
July 19, 2015 - 9:09pm
July 4, 2015
Video: Fire destroys Bird Island home
BIRD ISLAND -- A house fire in Bird Island was reported at about 10:42 a.m, Friday to the Renville County Sheriff's Office. When units arrived...
July 4, 2015 - 12:00am
April 22, 2015
Like opening a soda can: Local firefighters attend crude by rail emergency response training
WILLMAR — Railroad disasters involving Bakken crude oil are much like opening a can of highly carbonated soda, but instead involve dangerous,...
April 22, 2015 - 11:11pm
Rural Bird Island man dies in farm accident
BIRD ISLAND -- A 53-year-old rural Bird Island man died Saturday evening in a farm accident, according to a report from the Renville County Sheriff's Office. Jonathan Dean Roker, 53, was reportedly attempting to place a dual tire on a tractor when the tire fell on top of him....
March 22, 2015 - 11:39am
March 19, 2015
Governor to return to Orth ‘Jam the Gym’ event
BIRD ISLAND — Governor Mark Dayton is returning to the Tim Orth Memorial Foundation’s “Jam the Gym’’ Saturday in Bird Island. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, which raises funds to help families with children facing major medical challenges. Doors open...
March 19, 2015 - 11:07pm
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm