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Melania Trump will be back in spotlight, apparently to her surprise
Records published Oct. 28
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
New London cyclist's life remembered in court; driver in accident sentenced
Hacked emails show Clinton aides surprised at 2015 email revelations
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
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
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
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Wallace V. Ashburn
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
October 5, 2016
MACCRAY considers nearly $40M project
CLARA CITY — MACCRAY School Board members are determining the scope of work for a proposed single-campus system. The board members are aiming to have the main details of the project — and its expected cost — ready by month's end in order to bring a bond referendum...
October 5, 2016 - 7:34pm
September 9, 2016
Willmar waives some permit fees for flood repairs from August storm
WILLMAR—Throughout Willmar residents are still drying out from the massive rains that fell in August, with many having expensive home repairs...
September 9, 2016 - 9:36am
September 2, 2016
Heritage Exteriors purchases House Doctor
SPICER—Keith Palmquist and Jason Quade of Heritage Exteriors & Restoration purchased The House Doctor from Jeff Ackerson on Aug. 10. The...
September 2, 2016 - 9:10am
July 11, 2016
Update: Vehicle crashes into Willmar Municipal Utilities building
Updated: 7:12 p.m. Officers with the Willmar Police Department responded to the scene of a crash Monday at the Willmar Municipal Utilities building...
July 11, 2016 - 4:54pm
June 16, 2016
MACCRAY to pursue single campus
CLARA CITY — MACCRAY School Board members decided on a 4-2 vote Monday to once again pursue a one-campus district. With the vote, board members...
June 16, 2016 - 11:57pm
Work progresses on Willmar’s school projects
WILLMAR — Work on Willmar’s new elementary school may start later than usual, due to delays in receiving construction drawings from the architect....
June 16, 2016 - 11:47pm
June 9, 2016
MACCRAY to survey residents on school district building plans
CLARA CITY — MACCRAY School Board members intend to survey district residents to learn where common ground can be found on the district’s...
June 9, 2016 - 11:12pm
Volunteers help Willmar church build new sanctuary
WILLMAR — Grace Baptist Church of Willmar is growing along with its population of Karen worshipers. Karen people, an oppressed minority in...
June 9, 2016 - 10:58pm
June 2, 2016
Television drama moves to the valley
GRANITE FALLS — After a 50-year run in Appleton, Pioneer Public Television broke ground Thursday on a new, 17,500-square-foot studio and headquarters...
June 2, 2016 - 11:34pm
June 1, 2016
Swift County-Benson Hospital to expand
BENSON — Although into its third consecutive year of losing money, the Swift County-Benson Hospital is planning a $28.3 million, two-phase construction project that includes building a new 75-unit senior living complex and remodeling the hospital. The plan also includes a new partnership...
June 1, 2016 - 11:19pm
May 31, 2016
Swift County hears space, building needs report
BENSON — A nine-month-long examination of Swift County’s existing government buildings and the current and future needs of the county has...
May 31, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 18, 2016
Benson school board hears $8.5 million proposal for Northside Elementary
BENSON — Benson School Board members are in the early stages of crafting a new plan to address the district’s facilities needs, one year...
May 18, 2016 - 11:21pm
May 10, 2016
Willmar School Board awards boiler contract
WILLMAR — A Willmar firm has been awarded a contract to do some of the deferred maintenance work in Willmar Public Schools’ major building program. On Monday the Willmar School Board awarded the contract to replace the boiler at Jefferson Learning Center to Chappell Central of...
May 10, 2016 - 12:17am
May 4, 2016
MACCRAY unable to reach consensus on building needs
MAYNARD — A working facilities committee for the MACCRAY School District has been unable to reach a consensus on how the district should address...
May 4, 2016 - 12:03am
April 21, 2016
Editorial: MACCRAY School District faces a tough decision
The MACCRAY School District and its communities of Clara City, Maynard and Raymond face a challenging decision on the future of the district and its school buildings. This is not an easy decision for any school district, especially a consolidated school district. Every community wants...
April 21, 2016 - 12:16am