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Despite past disagreements, Pope Francis and Trump exchange gestures of peace
Olivia doctors disciplined in labor and delivery case
Manchester bomber had links to Islamic State, officials say, as more arrests are made
Destination Playground build continues
Records summary for May 23 and 24
Prep Softball: Becker's late run sinks Willmar
Prep Baseball: Falcons close with a gem
Prep Baseball: Cards dazzle in win over Rocori
Local Roundup: Willmar tennis duo take sub-section title
Prep Baseball: BOLD firepower on display
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Alpha G. Finden
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
November 30, 2012
UPDATE: Authorities identify Cold Spring police officer killed during routine check
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities say the police officer who was fatally shot in central Minnesota is 31-year-old Tom Decker of the Cold Spring Police Department. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says Decker died at the scene after he was shot late Thursday behind an apartment...
November 30, 2012 - 9:27am
February 10, 2012
Wind chills to 20 below this morning in west central Minn.
WILLMAR -- Wind chills in the range of 20 below have arrived in west central Minnesota this morning. The forecast wind arrived late Thursday, and the National Weather Service in Chanhassen says wind chills will remain in the range of 10 below to 20 below zero through noon on Saturday. In...
February 10, 2012 - 7:37am
January 19, 2012
Areavoices.com: Cozy recipes for cold days
Cozy. Isn't that a great word? In two short syllables, it summarizes what we all seek this time of year. We want to be warm and cozy. We all...
January 19, 2012 - 8:51am
January 18, 2012
Extreme cold hits this afternoon in west central Minn.
WILLMAR -- Ready or not ... The National Weather Service says Willmar and rest of west central Minnesota will feel its first real Arctic blast of winter moving in late this afternoon and a large swath of the rest of state by tonight. Strong northwest winds of 25 to 30 mph with higher...
January 18, 2012 - 11:59am
January 17, 2012
N.D., NW Minn. under extreme cold weather watch Wednesday, into Thursday
January 17, 2012 - 1:51pm
December 18, 2011
Cold winter ahead for Upper Midwest, maybe followed by drought, speaker says
It's probably going to get cold this winter. Very cold. "We will set some record cold conditions. In fact, this may go down as one of the coldest winters in the past 30, 40 years," says Leon Osborne, president and chief executive conditions of Meridian Environmental Technology in...
December 18, 2011 - 12:00am
February 9, 2011
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
February 1, 2011
Dangerous drifting and wind chills expected in west central Minn tonight, no travel advised in SW Minn tonight
Blowing and drifting snow will occur into this evening followed by dangerous wind chills across west central Minnesota through south central Minnesota as gusty north winds occur.
February 1, 2011 - 4:31pm
January 21, 2011
Willmar residents deal with cold weather
Willmar residents talk about the arctic weather blowing into west central Minnesota, with possible wind chills of 40 below zero. Watch a Wctrib.com...
January 21, 2011 - 10:00am
January 20, 2011
Dangerous cold and blowing snow expected in west central Minnesota today and into Friday
Update 7 a.m. - Dangerous cold and blowing snow expected in west central Minnesota today and into Friday
January 20, 2011 - 7:18am
January 10, 2011
Weather service to experiment with 'extreme cold' warnings
The National Weather Service may be issuing a new type of weather warning in the next weeks. The NWS offices of North and South Dakota and Minnesota will experiment with issuing "extreme cold warnings," according to John Paul Martin, warning coordination meteorologist for the National...
January 10, 2011 - 7:54am
January 8, 2011
Queens of the cold
First of all, you need a good jacket, with a hood. The hood is important, because it keeps your neck from getting cold and keeps cold air from...
January 8, 2011 - 8:00am
Tough winter taking toll on wildlife
WILLMAR -- Area wildlife groups and many individuals are contemplating whether to begin feeding wildlife to help see them through a difficult...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
August 4, 2010
Cold Spring brewer to discontinue Gluek beer, for now
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) -- It's the end of the line for a Minnesota beer brand that survived Prohibition. After more than 150 years of production, Cold Spring Brewing Co. has decided to discontinue the Gluek beer brand. By September, Gluek will be phased out. But vice president...
August 4, 2010 - 4:20pm