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AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Records published July 25
Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton
Fewer applicants this time as Willmar PD seeks to fill officer position
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
Jed Carlson column: 'Rand Jr.' looks back on his sports icon
Roundup: Chuckers earn spot in County Line title game
Stingers sweep pair on Sunday
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Mark Donovan Goblirsch
Ardis "Rusty" Smith
Charlene M. (Gilbertson) Borotz
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
August 15, 2013
Authorities fatally shoot man near Brainerd after deputy wounded
BRAINERD (AP) — Authorities say a man in a tree was killed by officers after he shot and wounded a Crow Wing County sheriff's deputy. Officers were called to check on someone at a residence near Brainerd Wednesday afternoon. When they arrived, they found the man in a tree with...
August 15, 2013 - 10:02am
June 26, 2013
Mills Fleet Farm executive planning to seek 8th District seat in Congress
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Brainerd businessman with a familiar family name is pushing ahead with a bid for Congress as a Republican in the recently competitive 8th District in northern Minnesota. Stewart Mills III, grandson of the founder of Mills Fleet Farm chain of stores, planned...
June 26, 2013 - 11:08am
February 18, 2013
Student sues Brainerd college over Facebook comments
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A nursing student has filed a federal lawsuit against officials at Brainerd's Central Lakes College, alleging that he was wrongly expelled over comments he posted on Facebook. Craig Keefe, 37, of Gull Lake, filed the suit in U.S. District Court naming the...
February 18, 2013 - 10:54am
October 24, 2011
Some voters take issue with vulnerable adults
BRAINERD (AP) -- On a warm day in Washington state, two days after Jim Stene's 12th birthday, he faced a decision that would alter his life forever. And eventually place him at the center of a 2010 voting fraud allegation regarding vulnerable adults. On June 28, 1987, Jim and his...
October 24, 2011 - 12:00am
September 10, 2011
Cardinals fall to Brainerd
BRAINERD -- Some things don't change. Year in and year out Brainerd is big, physical and deep -- too much for most of their Central Lakes foes, including Willmar. The Blue Wave washed over the outnumbered Cardinals 31-7 on Friday night at Adamson Field. Willmar has good numbers...
September 10, 2011 - 1:33am
February 21, 2011
Anti-racism event moved up after Brainerd assault
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) -- An anti-racism event that was scheduled for May has been moved up to this weekend in Baxter after a black man was beaten in an alleged racial attack two weeks ago. The free workshop will be held Saturday. Its sponsors include the First Congregational United...
February 21, 2011 - 1:30pm
February 5, 2011
2 women ejected from runaway dogsled near Brainerd
BAXTER, Minn. (AP) -- What started out as a 75th birthday celebration turned into a wild ride for two women taking a sled dog excursion on the...
February 5, 2011 - 9:20am
August 11, 2010
Stingers rained out; to play two today
The Willmar Stingers game against the Brainerd Lunkers was rained out on Tuesday night. The teams will play two seven-inning games today beginning at 6:05 p.m. at Bill Taunton Stadium. The first 300 kids 14-and-under will receive a Stingers backpack presented by Bernick's Pepsi. Fans...
August 11, 2010 - 12:00am
April 7, 2010
2 killed in Brainerd area rollover crash
BRAINERD, Minn. - Two people died when they were thrown from a car in a rollover crash in Crow Wing County. The State Patrol says the woman and man were not wearing seat belts. The accident happened Tuesday about 8 p.m. on Highway 25 near Brainerd. A 1998 Mercedes left the highway,...
April 7, 2010 - 10:00am
January 30, 2010
Olivia man wins ATV at Brainerd Ice Fishing Extravaganza
BRAINERD -- Greg Steffel of Olivia caught a 0.70-pound walleye, which earned him a Suzuki KingQuad 400 ATV at the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Extravaganza on Gull Lake Jan. 23. Steffel's fish was the 100th-largest fish in the tournament of the 842 that were registered. Two other area anglers...
January 30, 2010 - 12:00am
December 29, 2008
Brainerd man dies in snowmobile crash
BRAINERD -- A 33-year-old Brainerd man has died in a snowmobile crash in Maple Grove Township. Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl says Brendt Vroman lost control of the snowmobile and overturned on Sunday afternoon. Vroman suffered head injuries and died at the scene. He had been...
December 29, 2008 - 11:00am
September 24, 2008
Cardinals flying high
BRAINERD -- Hannah Smith had eight of Willmar's 26 ace serves as the Cardinals swept Brainerd 25-11, 25-17, 25-11 Tuesday to remain unbeaten in the Central Lakes Conference. Emily Nelsen followed Smith with seven ace serves. Jennie Mattison added four more, Annalise Bratt three and...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 1, 2008
Brainerd selects Razidlo for superintendent position; Kjergaard was other finalist
The Brainerd School Board has offered its superintendent position to Brainerd Assistant Superintendent Steve Razidlo, according to a district spokesperson. Waconia Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard was the other finalist considered at Thursday's meeting. The Brainerd board met at 12:30...
May 1, 2008 - 12:00am