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Records published Oct. 27
Turf wars: NLS plan to upgrade football field under scrutiny
Dayton fails to visit all 87 counties in 86 days
Spicer man charged with kidnapping in alleged violent assault of woman
Man injured in Atwater electrical accident
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Roundup: Ridgewater sees win streak end in tough five-set match
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
Melissa Heen Peterson
Francis H. "Fran" Uhlenkamp
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
Ryan Rauenhorst letter: Lang will hold true to his values
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Thomas commentary: Donald Trump's contract with America?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
September 30, 2014
ACGC wins national Blue Ribbon education award
GROVE CITY – The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District was named a National Blue Ribbon School today by the U.S. Department of Education. The recognition is for improvements in the K-6 grades for closing the achievement gaps among student subgroups. ACGC is one of eight...
September 30, 2014 - 5:08pm
August 1, 2014
Man injured in collision with horse near Cosmos
COSMOS — A Litchfield man was injured at about 5 a.m. Friday when two vehicles struck a horse on Highway 4 near Cosmos, according to a release from the Meeker County Sheriff's Office. Frank Moeller, 40, of Litchfield was southbound on Minnesota Highway 4 when his pickup struck...
August 1, 2014 - 10:11am
July 29, 2014
ACGC seeks to extend levy for 10 more years
GROVE CITY –– A vote to renew an $804 operating levy for an additional 10 years will be on the ballot this fall in the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District. The district’s current levy of $1,075, which was approved seven years ago, expires in 2015. Earlier this year...
July 29, 2014 - 11:07pm
June 23, 2014
ACGC hires longtime teacher Wall as principal, restoring one of administrator positions eliminated during lean budget years
GROVE CITY — A longtime teacher in the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District has been hired as its new 5-8 grade principal. The board...
June 23, 2014 - 11:07pm
June 16, 2014
Kurth staffs Strehlow office in Cosmos
COSMOS — Insurance by Strehlow of Willmar opened a branch office June 3 within Home State Bank in Cosmos to better serve the area with the delivery of auto, home, business, farm, truck, life and health insurance products. This office will primarily be staffed by Kelly Kurth, certified...
June 16, 2014 - 11:39pm
June 13, 2014
Two hurt in Meeker County crash
COSMOS — Two people were taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 4:30 p.m. Thursday near Cosmos. According to the State Patrol and the Meeker County Sheriff’s office, Casey Schaup, 52, of Madison...
June 13, 2014 - 9:16am
May 14, 2014
Request denied: BBE to consider whether to pursue four-day week after 2015-16 year
BELGRADE — Whether to pursue keeping a four-day school week after the 2014-15 school year will be on the agenda Monday for the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa board of education. BBE and MACCRAY are among area school districts to have recently received a letter from the Department of Education...
May 14, 2014 - 11:28pm
May 13, 2014
ACGC restores principal position eliminated in 2009 amid budget cuts
COSMOS — After six years of working with a bare-bones administrative team in order to reduce expenses, the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District will restore a principal position. The district has already received 28 applications for the job ahead of Thursday’s deadline. The...
May 13, 2014 - 11:10pm
May 9, 2014
Video: Auction of Massey Harris Farm Items
Gerald and Charlotte Fank of Cosmos are auctioning off their huge collection of Massey Harris items on Saturday including over fifty Massey Harris...
May 9, 2014 - 3:00am
May 8, 2014
Lifetime Massey collection goes on sale Saturday at Cosmos
COSMOS –– Most farmers tend to favor a certain make of agricultural equipment that results in lifelong loyalty. That’s certainly been...
May 8, 2014 - 11:32pm
April 28, 2014
Pair charged as stolen ring, tools from Kandiyohi County found in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD — A $27,000 diamond ring and machine shop tools identified as stolen in Kandiyohi County were found in a Litchfield business when law enforcement officers served a warrant on the online auction business last week. On Monday, the owner and an employee of the business...
April 28, 2014 - 11:15pm
February 21, 2014
Tribune delivery delayed in some towns due to blizzard conditions
Delivery of the West Central Tribune this morning has been delayed in some areas due to the blizzard conditions. Tribune subscribers will have late delivery this morning in the towns of Bird Island, Olivia, Hector, Cosmos, Blomkest, Lake Lillian, Renville and Prinsburg. The...
February 21, 2014 - 9:10am
February 12, 2014
Video: ACGC students learn CPR
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 7-12 grade students are learning CPR this week. Starting next year all Minnesota high school students will need to...
February 12, 2014 - 1:06pm
January 16, 2014
Crash involving snow plow injures Cosmos man
LITCHFIELD –– A 25-year old Cosmos man was injured Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving collided with a snow plow. Blowing snow and poor visibility is being blamed for the accident, which happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on state Highway 4 and 160th Street...
January 16, 2014 - 8:31am
December 29, 2013
Pedestrian struck by pickup, driver faces charge
LITCHFIELD — A 32-year-old Cosmos man is facing a charge of criminal vehicular operation – causing great bodily harm for allegedly striking a man with his pickup around 5:12 a.m. Sunday. The victim had been in an argument at a residence and had left on foot, according to information...
December 29, 2013 - 10:51pm