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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
June 16, 2016
Vigil to be held at Willmar church for Florida shooting victims
WILLMAR — Willmar area residents will join together Sunday to hold a vigil for the Orlando, Florida, shooting victims. An outpouring of grief...
June 16, 2016 - 11:14pm
June 9, 2016
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
April 8, 2016
Former Watkins church secretary sentenced for $21K theft
LITCHFIELD — The former Watkins church secretary who pleaded guilty to transferring herself over $21,000 in church funds was sentenced Friday...
April 8, 2016 - 2:23pm
March 19, 2016
Minnesota church unveils 37,800-pound 'organ on steroids'
It isn’t the Westminster Abbey, but Holy Rosary in Detroit Lakes will soon be sounding a lot like it. A new pipe organ is being built and installed...
March 19, 2016 - 11:03am
March 17, 2016
City of New London makes offer to church for property
NEW LONDON — The New London City Council is haggling with a local church over the price of a piece of hilltop property that the church owns...
March 17, 2016 - 10:38pm
February 10, 2016
PHOTO: Ash Wednesday kicks off Lent
Ash Wednesday opens the 40-day lenten journey, a time of fasting and prayer.
February 10, 2016 - 10:23pm
February 1, 2016
Historic St. Paul church is for sale
ST. PAUL — For sale: A 103-year-old church on St. Paul’s most prestigious street, designed by the same architect who created the Cathedral...
February 1, 2016 - 9:16pm
December 25, 2015
Video: "The Force Awakens" Sermon
Fr. Steve Verhelst tells the Willmar, Minnesota, congregation at the Church of St. Mary's 9 a.m. Christmas Day Mass that "The Force" for Good...
December 25, 2015 - 12:15pm
October 23, 2015
Kiwanis recognizes Willmar man for community service
WILLMAR — Wayne S. Nelson of Willmar has received the 2015 Kiwanis Touch-A-Life Award. According to the announcement from the Willmar Noon...
October 23, 2015 - 2:38pm
October 7, 2015
Ghost hunters sentenced for damaging church
LITCHFIELD — Three men have been sentenced after pleaded guilty to a felony charge of damaging a historic rural Litchfield church that they believed was haunted. The last of the three “ghost hunters” was sentenced last week. Todd Everett Suurmeyer, 23, of Brandon, South Dakota,...
October 7, 2015 - 10:53pm
August 3, 2015
Former church secretary accused of check forgery to have a jury trial
LITCHFIELD — A jury trial has been scheduled for the former church secretary alleged to have stolen more than $21,000 from a Watkins church. Renee Cecilia Miller, 52, of Watkins, has pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of theft of a check and seven counts of check forgery. A...
August 3, 2015 - 8:42pm
June 14, 2015
All in the family
ATWATER — One cannot drive too far in rural Minnesota without spotting a little white church. They’re everywhere. To non-members, they probably...
June 14, 2015 - 11:53pm
February 17, 2015
Phyllis Wodasch puts the final touch Tuesday on decorations for today’s Ash Wednesday services at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Wodasch and...
February 17, 2015 - 11:37pm
December 12, 2014
Scout Troop 228 in New London must relocate if church land is sold
NEW LONDON — As a young Boy Scout in the mid-1970s, Randy Benson remembers when New London’s old train depot was moved across town to become...
December 12, 2014 - 10:58pm
September 7, 2014
Willmar man restores his childhood church
SPICER — For more than 60 years the Bethany Lutheran Church of Long Lake has stood empty and silent, except for the quiet work of Leonard Isdahl. For...
September 7, 2014 - 10:24pm