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At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
August 24, 2016
Crews respond to house fire in Redwood County
LAMBERTON -- Authorities are investigating after an abandoned home burned down early Wednesday morning near Lamberton. The Redwood County Sheriff’s...
August 24, 2016 - 3:10pm
December 8, 2015
Kandiyohi County sheriff warns of fake IRS phone calls
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office has warned area residents about a series of fraudulent telephone calls. In a news release Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office said it has received complaints from people who say they have received phone calls from the Internal Revenue...
December 8, 2015 - 11:44pm
November 7, 2013
Willmar Wal-Mart evacuated, police investigating incident
WILLMAR — Store officials evacuated the Willmar Wal-Mart Supercenter this afternoon after a person called the store and reported they believed there was a bomb in the building. According to Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt, officers were called to the store just before 3:30 p.m....
November 7, 2013 - 4:56pm
February 6, 2011
Henjum's call to Egypt
Tribune reporter Carolyn Lange along with Marlin and Corrine Henjum of New London talk with the Henjum's daughter Michele in Egypt via Skype...
February 6, 2011 - 5:11pm
February 4, 2011
Workers smell smoke, but no fire found in downtown Willmar buildings
WILLMAR - Willmar fire fighters checked out the roofs of the Centre Point Mall and Heritage buildings in the downtown after workers reported smelling smoke in the Heritage building sometime before 10 a.m. today. No fire was found, and initial speculation focused on the possibility...
February 4, 2011 - 10:36am
December 9, 2010
This is the records summary for Dec. 9. Driver to hospital after Meeker County crash MANANNAH -- A 28-year-old Grove City man was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital after a one-vehicle rollover crash around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in the area of county roads 3 and 30 near Manannah. According...
December 9, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 5. Fire call SPICER -- The Spicer Fire Department was called around 1 a.m.
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Sheriff warns of money scam, urges citizens to research charities
WILLMAR -- A scam, with individuals contacting local citizens by e-mail or phone and asking for money, is taking place in west central Minnesota. According to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, the scam involves a person contacting citizens and stating that...
August 18, 2010 - 4:05pm
June 23, 2010
Wadena needs volunteers through Saturday; Sunday will be day of rest
WADENA - The city of Wadena, devastated by a tornado on June 17, is calling for volunteers through Saturday. A maximum of 350 volunteers each day is needed to perform the clean-up work, according to a news release from the city. Those wishing to provide assistance are asked to register...
June 23, 2010 - 11:34am
May 1, 2010
Man and teen face assault, riot charges in alleged fight over girl
WILLMAR -- A 22-year-old Willmar man and a 17-year-old boy have both been charged with felony second-degree assault, and second- and third-degree riot for their roles in an alleged fight over a girl. Unconditional bail was set at $50,000 for Efren Vasquez, 22, who appeared in court...
May 1, 2010 - 12:00am
October 7, 2009
Minnesota consumers warned of cell-phone 'do not call' scam
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning consumers of a scam involving e-mails urging people to contact a "do not call" list for their cell-phone numbers. The e-mails tell consumers they must register their cell phone number with the National Do Not Call...
October 7, 2009 - 12:36pm
July 8, 2009
Call federal officials:
Pres. Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20500; (202) 456-1111. E-mail: email@example.com Vice Pres. Joe Biden, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20500; (202) 456-1111. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Sen....
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
April 7, 2009
Commentary: There is trouble in River City
When Meredith Willson wrote the wildly popular musical "The Music Man" half a century ago, Harold Hill proclaimed trouble had come to River City, Iowa in the form of a pool hall, which he claimed would corrupt young people unless the local citizens bought the musical instruments he...
April 7, 2009 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Records, Dec. 17
Theft BELGRADE -- The theft of a part from a skidloader was reported around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday along the 27200 block of 40th Street Northeast. Fire call WILLMAR -- The Willmar and Spicer Fire Departments were paged to a garage fire around 8:10 p.m. Monday along the 100 block of...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
December 1, 2008
Records, Dec. 1, 2008
ATV goes through Lake Elizabeth ATWATER -- An ATV driver said his vehicle went through the ice Friday night on Lake Elizabeth, south of Atwater. The driver told the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office the ice was 6 inches thick and that he had traveled over the same area before without...
December 1, 2008 - 12:00am