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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
The Lynx look for one more win for the WNBA crown
WCT Sports Show: Cardinal boys soccer team onto state
Indians blank Jays to book trip to World Series
Prep Football: KMS stuns Browerville on the road
Vikings' Sam Bradford returns to Philadelphia to face Carson Wentz
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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November 12, 2015
New London to kickoff the holiday shopping season with some Victorian Era flair
NEW LONDON — Shoppers and shopkeepers in New London will step back in time Saturday as the town takes a page out of “A Christmas Carol”...
November 12, 2015 - 11:00pm
December 29, 2014
Warm the Children campaign falls short of $37,000-goal
WILLMAR — The new year is upon us and contributions for the 2014 Warm the Children campaign are at just 76 percent of goal. Goal of this year’s drive is $37,000. Last year, the Warm the Children campaign helped to clothe 516 children from more than 200 families from throughout...
December 29, 2014 - 8:18pm
December 26, 2014
Deal-seekers stock up during post-Christmas sales
WILLMAR — Stores in Willmar were busy as usual the day after Christmas with people browsing clearance merchandise and returning gifts. Many...
December 26, 2014 - 8:06pm
December 25, 2014
A 30-year-old Grove City tradition
Jean Hanson checks the temperature of the roasted turkey (“176 degrees”) prior to carving it at the 30th annual Grove City Community Christmas Dinner, held at Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Patrick Ziems said invitations were sent to every household in the Grove City area with...
December 25, 2014 - 11:48pm
A white Christmas
Parker Orth, 5, still had hopes of a white Christmas Thursday morning as light snow fell in Atwater. Parker, the son of Troy and Shannon Orth of St. Cloud, and his siblings visited his grandparents in Atwater. More snow fell later in the day. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
December 25, 2014 - 11:34pm
December 24, 2014
Weather mild, a little snowy for Christmas
Weather for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is forecast to be a bit gloomy in west central Minnesota with a little snow. There’s a chance of freezing drizzle followed by fog on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day brings a chance of snow and sleet in the morning and a chance of...
December 24, 2014 - 12:30pm
December 23, 2014
It’s Christmas Eve, ya know
Vern and Mildred Buer follow the English translations in their program of the Norwegian-language service Tuesday evening at Calvary Lutheran...
December 23, 2014 - 10:16pm
Christmas shopping deadline looms
Kathy Dahlke of Raymond exits the Willmar Target Tuesday. Her Christmas shopping pretty much complete, she said. Inside the store, Jess Call,...
December 23, 2014 - 10:06pm
December 22, 2014
Willmar Area High School Band performs holiday concert
The Willmar Senior High School Varsity Band performs a “Sounds of Christmas” medley at the holiday band concert in the WSHS Theater Monday....
December 22, 2014 - 10:51pm
December 20, 2014
Editorial: A little bit of help goes a long way
As winter officially arrives Sunday, we head into the home stretch of the Christmas holiday season. It is also a critical point for the various organizations that depend upon giving. Part of the Christmas tradition is the simple of act giving to others, especially to those in need. Each...
December 20, 2014 - 8:00am
December 17, 2014
Sounds of the season
Willmar High School’s Cardinal Choir sings carols during the annual All-Service Clubs Christmas Luncheon Wednesday at the Willmar Conference...
December 17, 2014 - 11:14pm
December 15, 2014
New London warmth
Harold Young, far left, and the Jeremiah Dahl family enjoy hot cocoa Saturday evening in New London during Candlelight Christmas. Downtown merchants...
December 15, 2014 - 10:56pm
December 11, 2014
Holiday Express kicks off four-day tour in Lake Lillian
The Holiday Express 18-Wheeler and its cast of characters leaves Lake Lillian at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, the first of 28 area stops over four days...
December 11, 2014 - 11:26pm
Oh, Santa, for me?
Called by name, disbelieving Ben Rende, 3, approaches Santa Claus to receive his gift during Willmar’s Early Childhood Program at the Jefferson...
December 11, 2014 - 11:15pm
December 9, 2014
The spirit of Christmas
The Community Christian School Kindergarten Choir leads off “the Christmas shoe tree” concert Tuesday evening at the Evangelical Free Church...
December 9, 2014 - 10:45pm