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Records published Feb. 24
Slowing the water remains Hawk Creek challenge
Low turkey prices hurt Jennie-O profits
'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
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
January 21, 2017
Two injured as transit bus crashes into Twin Cities house
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. - Two people were injured and a house was significantly damaged when a bus crashed into a house in Columbia Heights late Friday afternoon. Fire Chief Gary Gorman said the owner of the house was sitting in his living room around 5 p.m. Friday when the Anoka...
January 21, 2017 - 3:18pm
October 11, 2016
Family: Bus rerouted before crash that killed 7-year-old in northern Minnesota
The tragic death of a 7-year-old Thief River Falls boy is still being investigated, but a new report by Thief River Falls Radio this morning...
October 11, 2016 - 9:37am
May 24, 2016
Sober ride between Spicer and Willmar returns for summer weekends
A sober ride home from a night on the town in Willmar or Spicer is closer than you think. That’s because the JOYRIDE program, bussing from...
May 24, 2016 - 7:52am
May 5, 2016
Student hospitalized after being hit by school bus
ST. PAUL — A child is in critical condition after being struck by a school bus in St. Paul Thursday morning, police said. The incident happened around 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Dale Street, St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders said. The student was...
May 5, 2016 - 9:55pm
April 27, 2016
Driver who crashed into Head Start Bus near Granite Falls sentenced to one year in jail
GRANITE FALLS — The driver who crossed the centerline and crashed into a bus full of young Head Start students in July on U.S. Highway 212...
April 27, 2016 - 10:44pm
April 4, 2016
Man escapes car dangling on Malibu cliff, only to be hit by bus
A man who nearly drove his sports utility vehicle over a cliff in the posh beach front community of Malibu managed to escape his dangling car unharmed, only to be hit by a passing bus as he stumbled away from the wreckage, police said. The victim, who was not identified by authorities,...
April 4, 2016 - 4:25pm
March 15, 2016
Minnesotan who crashed into bus carrying kids on Hwy. 212 pleads guilty
GRANITE FALLS — The driver who allegedly crossed the centerline and crashed into a bus full of young Head Start students on U.S. Highway 212...
March 15, 2016 - 8:21pm
February 14, 2016
Willmar schools hires consultant to set boundaries for new elementary
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has hired a consultant to help determine the attendance areas for elementary students once a new elementary school opens next year. Board members voted last week to hire TeamWorks International of Hugo to work on the attendance boundaries project...
February 14, 2016 - 11:29pm
January 13, 2016
Willmar citizens raise concerns about safety of children, seniors when going to library
WILLMAR — Residents concerned about the safety of children and other pedestrians crossing Fifth Street Southwest between the Willmar Public Library and the municipal parking lot attended Tuesday’s Public Works and Public Safety Committee meeting to ask for something to be done....
January 13, 2016 - 11:46pm
January 8, 2016
Central Community Transit to draft new agreement for merger
WILLMAR — Preparations have started in earnest for a merger of Central Community Transit and Meeker County Public Transit, scheduled to take effect July 1. The CCT Joint Powers Board took one of the first steps by voting Friday to draft a new joint powers agreement for all the entities:...
January 8, 2016 - 11:40pm
November 27, 2015
Survey prompts additional hours for bus service in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — Most Central Community Transit riders rely almost entirely on the bus system to go places — work, errands, shopping, medical appointments...
November 27, 2015 - 10:29pm
September 25, 2015
Update: School bus and three semis collide in southeast N.D. fog, bus driver and others injured
Update 12:15 p.m.: KINDRED, N.D. - A school bus driver was hospitalized Friday morning after a Kindred School District bus and a semi truck...
September 25, 2015 - 11:47am
September 15, 2015
All aboard for ‘Mockingbird’
Motor coach driver Barb Levin prepares to pull out of the Kandi Mall parking lot in Willmar Tuesday afternoon for downtown Minneapolis. Aboard...
September 15, 2015 - 8:27pm
July 13, 2015
School bus crash on U.S. Highway 212 injures 16
GRANITE FALLS — A school bus and Kia Soul collided head-on Monday morning on U.S. Highway 212 east of Granite Falls, injuring 16 people, including...
July 13, 2015 - 11:04pm
April 16, 2015
Medical emergency likely cause of fatal bus crash in Duluth
DULUTH -- One day after Tuesday's fatal bus crash in downtown Duluth, an arrangement of red and yellow flowers marked the site. The flowers...
April 16, 2015 - 9:00am