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Inmate recaptured after walking away from Clay County Jail annex
What we know about the Al Franken accusations and responses
Three arrested following shooting in Fergus Falls
A self-proclaimed Nazi is banned from his college campus in Florida - but allowed to remain a student
Minn. man dies following snowmobile crash
No drama: Zimmer says Keenum will start Vikings' next game
Wild rally, beat Avalanche in shootout
Gophers' rivalry skid nearing record for futility
The Vikings could be the first team to play Super Bowl at home
Murphy helps No. 14 Minnesota roll past UMass
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Commentary: Sen. Franken still hasn't denied grabbing women
Tribune Editorial: Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
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April 21, 2014
Use of Bonanza Valley groundwater subject of meeting Wednesday
BROOTEN — The use of groundwater in the Bonanza Valley area, which has increased more quickly than in any other area in the state, is the subject of a meeting Wednesday in Brooten. The meeting will be from 9 a.m.
April 21, 2014 - 7:00am
January 13, 2014
Groundwater area being created
BROOTEN — The public is invited to an open house Jan. 22 to learn more about a project to designate a groundwater management area in the Bonanza Valley watershed. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host the event from 6 to 9 p.m. at BBE High School in Belgrade. Minnesota’s...
January 13, 2014 - 11:40pm
June 28, 2013
Fire destroys home near Brooten
BROOTEN -- A house near Brooten was declared a complete loss after a fire Thursday night.
June 28, 2013 - 9:49am
June 25, 2013
Belgrade teen airlifted after Monday evening ATV crash
BELGRADE — A 15-year-old Belgrade teen was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained Monday evening in an all-terrain vehicle crash north of Belgrade. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Zachary Walz was driving a 2004 Polaris four-wheeler...
June 25, 2013 - 9:13am
June 3, 2013
Brooten teen hurt in Sunday night crash
BROOTEN — A 17-year-old Brooten girl was taken to Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained in motor vehicle crash just before 10 p.m. Sunday in Brooten. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Marissa Quade was attempting...
June 3, 2013 - 9:37am
April 15, 2013
Three local runners reportedly safe after Boston Marathon explosion
WILLMAR – Three local runners are reportedly safe after running today in the Boston marathon, where explosions killed at least two people and...
April 15, 2013 - 3:22pm
January 3, 2013
Video on social media site leads to felony gun charge for Brooten, Minn., man
WILLMAR — A video clip posted to Facebook has resulted in a felony charge against a Brooten man who is prohibited from possessing firearms because he has previously been convicted of a violent crime. David Lawrence Pillatzki Jr., 36, made his first court appearance Thursday on one...
January 3, 2013 - 11:10pm
May 30, 2012
Brooten, Minn., man pleads to drug possession after 4 pounds of pot found in house
WILLMAR -- Joshua Mark Dechon, 39, of Brooten, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fifth-degree drug possession charge after more than 4 pounds of marijuana...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
Barn fire north of Brooten, Minn., under investigation
BROOTEN -- A fire that burned a barn just north of Brooten Thursday evening is under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff's office. According to Sheriff John Sanner, deputies and the Brooten fire department and ambulance were called around 7:20 p.m. Thursday to 25711 County...
April 13, 2012 - 8:48am
February 15, 2012
Brooten, Minn., man dead after crash along 19th Avenue Southwest
WILLMAR -- A 72-year-old Brooten man was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon after a one-vehicle crash around 3:10 p.m. along 19th Avenue Southwest. According to Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt, Wayne Lyle Chadwick was the lone occupant of an eastbound 1995 Chevy pickup that left the...
February 15, 2012 - 8:50am
February 9, 2012
Grass fire torches nearly 200 acres of CRP land near Sunburg
SUNBURG -- A brush fire that got out of control roared across rolling hills of tinder-dry prairie grass and trees Wednesday afternoon in a secluded...
February 9, 2012 - 12:00am
January 14, 2012
Brooten, Minn., man charged after 4 pounds of marijuana found during home search
WILLMAR -- Joshua Mark Dechon, 39, of Brooten, made his first appearance Thursday on two felony drug charges for allegedly possessing methamphetamine and more than 4 pounds of marijuana found by CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents during a search warrant. Unconditional bail was set at...
January 14, 2012 - 12:00am
August 25, 2011
Train hits abandoned car east of Brooten, Minn.
BROOTEN -- Authorities are investigating an incident early today in which a train struck an abandoned car on a private crossing located north of Highway 55 about four miles east of Brooten. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office said a 2001 black Saturn driven by Michael Scott Johnson,...
August 25, 2011 - 8:44am
July 23, 2011
Brooten, Minn., man pleads to drug charge related to 72 grams of pot found in a cereal box
WILLMAR -- Michael Anton Kessler, 20, of Brooten, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fifth-degree drug possession charge filed after police officers found 72 grams of marijuana, most of which was found hidden in a Cap'n Crunch cereal box, in his vehicle. As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi...
July 23, 2011 - 12:00am
March 28, 2011
Springfield tops BBE in Class A final
MINNEAPOLIS - A magic carpet ride for the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa boys basketball team ended Saturday afternoon -- one day short of perfection. The...
March 28, 2011 - 12:00am