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Records published Oct. 26
Trump comes out ahead in Willmar High School mock election
Safety coalition rewards drivers for buckling up
County Board candidates square off at forum
Renville County parks to close to motor vehicles in winter
Four-goal period sparks Wild to rout of Bruins
Ness runs wild in NLS victory
Prahl helps Dragons overcome Holdingford
Kluber, Indians blank Cubs in World Series opener
Cardinals preparing for stingy Northfield defense
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Donna Mae Mathis
Dale Richard Rosengren Sr.
Dale R. Johnson
John G. Schmidt
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Schwantes is the right choice for Willmar's Ward 1 seat
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
MACCRAY submits single-campus proposal to state
April 14, 2012
Tips to make the most of your spring cleaning this year
It's that time of year again: time to clear out the closets, power wash the garage floor and kill those dust bunnies living on the refrigerator...
April 14, 2012 - 8:00am
Top 5 spring cleaning supplies
To spring clean most effectively, you need to have the right supplies, said Russ Lammers, owner of Lammers Household Services in Willmar. Here are his top five must-have cleaning supplies: n Clorox or a similar bleach product. n Phosphoric acid. "This is great at removing hard...
April 14, 2012 - 8:00am
Spring cleaning? Get rid of unwanted items at ReStore in Willmar, Minn.
As you do your spring cleaning and declutter your home, consider donating your gently used furniture, appliances and electronics to the new Habitat...
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
February 7, 2012
Clean Energy Resource Team networking event slated for Feb. 14 at Spicer, Minn.
SPICER -- Interested in clean energy and want to help promote its development in West Central Minnesota? Join West Central Clean Energy Resource...
February 7, 2012 - 12:00am
January 30, 2012
Willmar, Milan projects gain Minnesota energy grants
WILLMAR -- Clean energy projects in Willmar and Milan are among 27 in the state being awarded grant funds by the Clean Energy Resource Teams. Known as CERTs, the University of Minnesota-sponsored initiative is kicking off 2012 by announcing seed grant awards in each of the seven...
January 30, 2012 - 12:00am
December 7, 2011
Letter: A plea for clean water
Soon the Barrasso Amendment will be voted on in the Senate. This amendment will remove the Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory authority over water that is not navigable. In other words, throughout the nation, waters such as wetlands, intermittent streams, intermittent ponds,...
December 7, 2011 - 12:00am
December 15, 2010
Friendship tour wins statewide contest with $25,000 prize
MONTEVIDEO -- A project designed to foster friendly relationships between up-streamers in the Minnesota River Watershed with down-streamers from the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin area has received the most votes in a statewide on-line contest to promote collaboration. Clean...
December 15, 2010 - 10:33am
November 12, 2010
Area wind projects topic of meeting
OLIVIA -- The Renville County Housing and Economic Development Authority, Southwest Initiative Foundation and Clean Energy Resource Team will host a free informational meeting from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at Max's Grill in Olivia. The event is an opportunity to learn about the latest...
November 12, 2010 - 12:00am
October 4, 2010
Newest Chippewa River project aims to make cleanup a profitable measure
BENSON --If 10 percent of the lands now used to produce annual crops like corn and soybeans were instead converted to pasture or perennial cover...
October 4, 2010 - 12:00am
July 31, 2010
Targeted conservation efforts help clean up state's namesake waterway
OLIVIA -- A couple of years ago, a group of paddlers made their way down the Minnesota River as the creeks and tributaries churned and gushed...
July 31, 2010 - 12:00am
July 22, 2010
Funding can be found for clean energy
WILLMAR -- With the stated goal of using biofuels as an engine to move the region to a positive economic future, community leaders heard Wednesday about tools to make that happen. Bill Glahn, director of the Minnesota Office of Energy Security, discussed during a forum in Willmar...
July 22, 2010 - 12:00am
June 26, 2010
Lots of support opens trips to many
MONTEVIDEO -- Richard "Butch" Halterman purposely makes the annual river trips as economical as possible so that all students who want to participate can do so. He said community support goes a long ways towards making that possible. Clean Up the River Environment provides canoes...
June 26, 2010 - 12:00am
May 29, 2010
Divers returning to clean up Green Lake
SPICER -- Scuba divers will be returning to Green Lake for a second annual Clean Day and Underwater Recovery Challenge on June 12. The event's sponsor, Let's Go Fishing with Seniors is putting out a call for volunteer divers and others willing to lend a hand that day. Volunteers...
May 29, 2010 - 12:00am
May 10, 2010
Minnesota River shows signs of improving quality
MONTEVIDEO -- Drop a baited hook in the Minnesota River and your chances of catching a fish are better than they were 10 years ago. Fish abundance and diversity appear to be on the increase in the river, while turbidity in the river has decreased over the past decade. The level of...
May 10, 2010 - 12:00am
Letter: Minnesota needs clean air
Air quality in Minnesota is declining. Yet, Rep. Collin Peterson has introduced a "disapproval resolution" to take away the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate some of the gas emissions coming from smokestacks. I urge voters to call his office to request that...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am