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'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
February 18, 2017
Renville County buffer law meetings slated Feb. 27-28
OLIVIA — Four meetings over two days in separate locations will be conducted in Renville County to provide information on the new buffer...
February 18, 2017 - 7:34am
August 9, 2016
Kottke Trucking acquires Walbon & Company
BUFFALO LAKE—Kottke Trucking of Buffalo Lake has purchased Walbon & Company's over-the-road operations. This includes Walbon's routes, trucks, trailers and Wildwood, Florida-based terminal. As part of the purchase Kottke has also set up an office in Eagan to manage the new business....
August 9, 2016 - 12:52pm
August 1, 2016
Glencoe man charged in rape, burglary in Buffalo Lake
OLIVIA—A 22-year-old man accused of forcing his way into a woman's apartment and raping her is now facing three felony charges in Renville...
August 1, 2016 - 11:30pm
May 14, 2015
Safety hook maker settles with family of man who died in 60-foot elevator fall
BUFFALO LAKE — A settlement has been reached in a product liability case following the death of Andrew Burnett in a construction accident Oct. 27, 2012, at the South Central Grain and Energy facility in Buffalo Lake. Burnett, 28, fell about 60 feet to his death when the wooden...
May 14, 2015 - 11:09pm
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
April 17, 2014
Buffalo Lake ethanol plant’s new owners will pay penalty for previous wastewater violation
ST. PAUL — The new owner of the ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake will be responsible for paying a $10,000 civil penalty resulting from a previous wastewater violation, according to information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. In October 2012, Renville County officials...
April 17, 2014 - 5:00am
January 30, 2014
Buffalo Lake man faces charges for alleged meth lab
OLIVIA — A Buffalo Lake man with previous drug convictions is in the Renville County jail after agents with a drug task force seized from a closet in his basement bedroom what they allege are the chemicals and materials for making methamphetamine. Felony charges of controlled substance...
January 30, 2014 - 11:42pm
December 4, 2013
Wrongful death lawsuit filed in accident that killed man in Buffalo Lake
OLIVIA — The family of Andrew Burnett say that he was wearing a body safety harness attached to a lanyard when he fell approximately 60 feet to his death while working Oct. 27, 2012, at the South Central Grain and Energy facility in Buffalo Lake. The allegations are contained in...
December 4, 2013 - 10:21pm
September 9, 2013
Several area schools close early today because of heat
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools will dismiss students two hours early today, due to the anticipated extreme heat and humidity. In addition, after school activities and athletic events have been cancelled. BOLD and Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart schools will also be closing...
September 9, 2013 - 12:19pm
April 23, 2013
Buffalo Lake ethanol plant shuts down again
MINNEAPOLIS — A recently reopened southern Minnesota ethanol plant has shut down again and its top executives have been fired amid a bitter bankruptcy fight. Only 10 of Purified Renewable Energy's 23 employees remain on the job. And the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reports (http://bit.ly/12FilE6...
April 23, 2013 - 11:38am
April 1, 2013
Buffalo Lake's talented singer performs anthem at Timberwolves game
BUFFALO LAKE — Buffalo Lake’s famous singer of the national anthem performed for fans at the Minnesota Timberwolves game on March 30. McKaia Ryberg, 14, was absolutely in her glory singing at the start of the game, said her parents, Brian and Sandy Ryberg. The young singer has...
April 1, 2013 - 10:57am