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Democrats to elect new party leader Saturday
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
Phone scam reported in Stearns County
Lawmakers consider adding 2 Minnesota veterans homes
Lunch with a Cop
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
Palmer, Bryan share Honda Classic lead
Local Roundup: Wildcats bounce back with vengeance
Junior Hockey: Two WarHawks heading to Hamline
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
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
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May 14, 2015
Artaria String Quartet performs in Dawson, Minn.
DAWSON — The Artaria String Quartet of St. Paul will return to Dawson next week for its third and final visit in a residency project with the...
May 14, 2015 - 8:36am
May 5, 2015
Man treks state to open dialogue on mental health
MONTEVIDEO — The wide open prairie of western Minnesota might seem like a lonesome landscape. Until you strap on a pair of running shoes and...
May 5, 2015 - 11:24pm
January 20, 2015
37 guns, 28 sets of antlers among items seized in Lac qui Parle County deer case
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provided this photo of the mounts and antlers seized. Charges have been filed against a number of violators following a five-year deer investigation recently completed by conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of...
January 20, 2015 - 4:54pm
December 31, 2014
Believe it or not: A tree felled in Madison, Minnesota, can land in Florida
DAWSON — Drop a large cottonwood tree in Madison, Minnesota, and it might just land in Orlando, Florida, believe it or not. Which is right...
December 31, 2014 - 9:27am
December 1, 2014
Dawson’s lone lumberyard could close
DAWSON — The difference between $7 corn and $3.50 corn is measured in linear board feet at Jager Building Supply on U.S. Highway 212 in Dawson. There’s...
December 1, 2014 - 11:10pm
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
August 23, 2014
Watertown, S.D., man killed Friday morning in Lac qui Parle County
MADISON - A Watertown, S.D., man is dead following a crash early Friday morning at the intersection of two county highways in Lac qui Parle County. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office said Robert James Coyle, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, Ryan...
August 23, 2014 - 12:05am
June 25, 2014
20 miles a day on foot: Running across Minnesota for a cause far, far away
RAYMOND — If the plight of refugees in Burma and Thailand seems like something far, far away, consider how distant the Wisconsin border appears...
June 25, 2014 - 10:44pm
April 18, 2014
Bluegrass Proteins acquires Dawson plant, begins hiring workers
DAWSON — A “help wanted” sign has replaced the “for sale” sign on the former American Milk Producers Inc. facility in Dawson. Bluegrass Proteins Inc., of Kentucky, has finalized its purchase of the facility and is now hiring a work force to begin production there, according...
April 18, 2014 - 2:00am
19-year-old host pleads guilty in Lac qui Parle County drinking case
MADISON — Guilty pleas have now been entered by five of the eight defendants charged with violations related to the party attended by Michael...
April 18, 2014 - 1:00am
March 20, 2014
Dawson-Boyd student died of hypothermia, alcohol a factor
MADISON — The cause of a Dawson-Boyd student’s March 9 death after he fled an underage drinking party is hypothermia due to environmental exposure, authorities announced Thursday. According to a new release from the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office, the coroner’s...
March 20, 2014 - 6:32pm
January 22, 2014
Shuttered AMPI building in Dawson may have buyer
DAWSON — Local development officials say a company operating in Kentucky has signed a purchase agreement for the shuttered American Milk Producers Inc. building in Dawson. The purchase is expected to be completed in February, according to Pam Lehmann, director of the Lac qui Parle...
January 22, 2014 - 12:04am
Dawson father gets five years in prison for guns, son gets probation for June standoff with law
MADISON — The father of a boy who had an 8-hour standoff with law enforcement officers this summer in rural Lac qui Parle County was sentenced to five years in prison for wrongfully possessing guns and the boy was sentenced to probation and community service work for obstructing...
November 22, 2013 - 11:00pm
October 7, 2013
Rural Dawson man identified, body found in Lac qui Parle River
MADISON — The death of a 51-year-old rural Dawson man whose body was found Saturday afternoon in the Lac qui Parle River is under investigation by the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release from County Sheriff Rick Halvorson, James Patrick Como was...
October 7, 2013 - 4:37pm
August 19, 2013
Two west central Minnesota veterans among 25 to be honored Sept. 11
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is home to thousands of veterans under the age of 40 who have served in overseas combat areas in recent years, returned...
August 19, 2013 - 11:43pm