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Capitol Chatter: 2018 Minnesota governor race already crowded
Calif. pawn shops specialize in the rare Oscar coming through door
Willmar Fire Department responds to garage fire
Soccer-playing bumblebees get goal-scoring buzz
Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Indian engineer shot dead in possible hate crime at Kansas City bar
MILWAUKEE, WIs./NEW DELHI, India - A Kansas man has been charged with killing an Indian software engineer and wounding two other men when he...
3 hours 23 min ago
Records published Feb. 24
This is the records summary for Feb. 24. Burglaries WILLMAR — Police received two reports Wednesday of apparent burglaries in southwest...
7 hours 17 min ago
February 23, 2017
'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
ST. PAUL—Standing with his head down in an orange prison jumpsuit, Cass Cordel O'Neal told the judge he was "wrong" when he shot and killed...
15 hours 22 min ago
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
BLAINE, Minn.—The women didn't speak English, so they allegedly had DongZhu Jiang drive them to and from hotels and apartments where they...
16 hours 10 min ago
Lawyer, suspected of DUI and using phone while driving, arrested after SUV kills runner in St. Paul
ST. PAUL — A 35-year-old man running when he was struck Wednesday, Feb. 22, by an SUV in St. Paul was also an avid bicyclist who worked...
19 hours 39 min ago
U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department has reversed an order by the Obama administration to phase out the use of private contractors to run...
20 hours 1 min ago
Wisconsin's capital city settles police shooting of unarmed teen for $3.35 million
The family of a biracial teenager who was fatally shot while unarmed by a white police officer has settled a lawsuit against the city of Madison,...
20 hours 16 min ago
Bemidji police investigating shooting at Enbridge building, no one hurt
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Police are investigating after shots were fired at the front door and windows of the Enbridge's Bemidji office sometime...
February 23, 2017 - 10:23am
Minn. nursing facility staffer fired for theft after getting caught in sting
A Duluth assisted-living facility used a sting operation to solve a string of alleged thefts from its residents last year.
February 23, 2017 - 9:44am
Ireland passes law to make buying sex a crime
LONDON — Ireland has made it a crime to buy sex after passing a law which it says is aimed at tackling sex trafficking and protecting...
February 23, 2017 - 9:32am
February 22, 2017
Man charged with third-degree murder in Moorhead meth overdose death
MOORHEAD—A 34-year-old man is charged in Clay County District Court with third-degree murder in connection with the overdose death of a...
February 22, 2017 - 11:02pm
Suburban Twin Cities nightclub shut down in wake of shooting where 5 injured
MAPLEWOOD, Minn.—The Maplewood City Council voted Wednesday morning to immediately close Stargate nightclub — at least temporarily...
February 22, 2017 - 10:47pm
Records published Feb. 22
This is the records summary for Feb. 22 Juvenile arrested in high-speed chase WILLMAR — A seven-mile-long, high-speed chase Tuesday morning...
February 22, 2017 - 8:49am
Willmar woman charged with aiding offender
WILLMAR — Bailey Marie Swanson, 26, of Willmar appeared Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court on a felony charge of aiding an offender to avoid arrest. Swanson has been released on her personal recognizance, and has another court date Feb. 27. Swanson was charged in January...
February 22, 2017 - 8:31am
February 21, 2017
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
WILLMAR — A seven-mile-long, high-speed chase Tuesday morning resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old male. According to the Kandiyohi...
February 21, 2017 - 10:28pm