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Radar data suggests missing Malaysia plane deliberately flown way off course
Driver airlifted after crash with train south of Granite Falls
Funeral for high school senior Tuesday at ACGC gym
'Into The Wild' hunter fatally shot by police in Alaska
Men's basketball: Badgers knock Gophers out of tournament
College Baseball: Ridgewater nearly beats top-ranked Iowa Western
Girls basketball: NLS tops Sauk in OT to earn spot at state
Twins extend contract for closer Perkins
Bobcats take out Timberwolves
Willmar, Minn., native rolls out second book in series; third book in the works
Music Matters: West Central Tribune music aficionados take a look at the songs of 2013
Cardettes Dance Show is tonight at Kennedy Elementary in Willmar, Minn.
Willmar, Minn., Middle School stage production 'Alice in Wonderland Jr.' opens run tonight
Harold Ramis remembered as 'Buddha of Comedy'
Target warns data breach could hurt future profit
Quiznos files for bankruptcy protection
J.C. Penney turnaround faces big test with home goods relaunch
GM ratchets up truck discounts as U.S. sales skid
U.S. auto sales beat expectations, setting up strong March
Bach — Smith
AG Church opens Kidsworld to public in Willmar, Minn.
W.C. Minn. YES! students enjoy ground-floor look at emerging economy based on passive solar technology (with video)
Mix it up with some quinoa
Willmar, Minn., curling officials headed to Switzerland for world competition
Ardyce A. Merkel
Louis Ronald Steffens
Letter: Conventional wisdom vs. truth
Letter: Anti-bully rules help innocent
Letter: Conventional wisdom vs. truth
Editorial: D-B and ACGC schools suffer tragic loss
Letter: Wolf hunt is unnecessary
March 5, 2013
The Armchair MVP blog: Planning an escape from winter
By Mark Walters Thearmchairmvp.areavoices.com
life / community
March 5, 2013 - 8:57am
May 24, 2012
Family Energy FaceOff blog: Unplugged in the great outdoors
life / outdoors
May 24, 2012 - 8:33am
August 27, 2011
State park's tipis offer a unique camping experience
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK -- Some of Rhonda Gronseth's fondest childhood memories were made on camping trips with her mother. She's just one-upped her mother. "Oh, cool,'' she said her young sons told her as she led them into their lodging for two nights: a tipi. "It's actually...
outdoors / region / state
August 27, 2011 - 12:00am
October 9, 2010
Park looks to expand
DAWSON -- Lac qui Parle County's only park is getting discovered for all the right reasons. "You can come down here any day of the week and there are people,'' said county park board member Bernice Oellien. She is among those who see more users coming to the park to ride or hike...
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am
July 17, 2010
Camping at its best
Consider a local vacation. 'Are we there yet?' can hold off for another summer.The sun has nearly set on the first half of summer, yet the calendar is still missing something: a family vacation. Good intentions to plan a camping trip to Yellowstone National Park or the Grand...
July 17, 2010 - 12:58am
July 16, 2010
Finding comfort at Sonshine
WILLMAR -- When most people camp out at Sonshine, they make sure to bring the essentials: a sleeping bag, sunscreen and plenty of snacks. But when Amanda Krause, 23, and her mother Martha come to camp at the festival, they have to haul along everything from a Hoyer Lift to an oxygen...
news / local
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
July 15, 2010
Sonshiners beat weather, boredom of festival down time with fun ideas
WILLMAR -- Not even heavy bouts of pouring rain could dampen Sonshiners' spirits as they continued to arrive at the festival Wednesday. All...
news / local / music
July 15, 2010 - 12:00am
July 3, 2010
Ready for camping action
NEW LONDON -- Everybody prepares for the Fourth of July weekend. Plans need to be made, things need to be packed and all the little things need to be remembered. It's no different at Sibley State Park near New London, where staff have worked hard -- not just this week -- to get ready...
outdoors / state
July 3, 2010 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Big year at Sibley, Monson state parks
SPICER -- Minnesota State Parks are reporting one of their busiest seasons ever, with an announcement this week that annual permit sales jumped 36 percent and daily sales by 32 percent from one year ago. The final numbers have yet to be tallied, but there's reason to believe that...
outdoors / sports / state
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Woman hit with three charges in the death of 4-month-old
OLIVIA -- Four-month-old Wyatt Sander of Redwood Falls was a cousin to the woman who is now charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide in his death. Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar, is accused of backing her van over the child and his mother around 8:30...
news / local / region
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
April 11, 2009
State parks ready for 2009 season
The great thing about Minnesota state parks are that they always get better year after year. New campgrounds, camping opportunities and programs add to the list of experiences for families as the spring days grow longer into beautifully warm summer nights. This year is no different...
outdoors / state
April 11, 2009 - 12:00am
February 28, 2009
Winter camping not for unprepared
A recent article in the newspaper about the Boy Scouts going on a winter camping trip brought back memories of my own youthful excursions into the winter weather for camping adventure. My neighbor, Dick and I, saw ourselves as outdoorsmen from an early age. We undertook all types...
February 28, 2009 - 12:00am