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Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
December 14, 2015
Man charged in connection with death of Starbuck student
ALEXANDRIA - A man has been charged in connection with the death of a Minnesota college student who disappeared this fall, her body later found...
December 14, 2015 - 2:19pm
December 1, 2015
Body of missing woman found near Grove City
GROVE CITY -- The body of a 39-year-old woman, who had been reported missing Monday afternoon, was found a few hours later in a drainage ditch near Grove City. Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze said his department is actively investigating the events leading up to the death as well...
December 1, 2015 - 11:09am
November 15, 2015
Minnesota trapper found dead in slough in Alexandria area
ALEXANDRIA — A trapper who had not been seen for about three weeks was found dead Friday in a slough near Alexandria. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office did not release the name of the 63-year-old man. A conservation officer found the man partially submerged in the water next...
November 15, 2015 - 5:15pm
October 31, 2015
Letter:The shedding of innocent blood
Your Oct. 10 cartoon of the weeping eagle above the place names of recent gun deaths shows that in today’s America we need to expand Thomas Jefferson’s comment, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants,” to now include...
October 31, 2015 - 12:29am
September 25, 2015
Student who died this week to be honored at Willmar homecoming
WILLMAR -- Homecoming week at Willmar Senior High has been unusually quiet this week, as the seniors deal with the death of a classmate. The family of Tyler S. Lorensen, 17, of Kandiyohi, said he died Monday in an accident at his home, Principal Paul Schmitz said Friday...
September 25, 2015 - 12:31pm
September 15, 2015
S.D. trial beginning for man accused in Adrian Peterson’s son’s death
Forum News Service CANTON, SD. -- A man accused of killing Adrian Peterson's biological son is taking his case to trial near Sioux Falls today after a judge made an initial ruling in the case Monday. Judge Brad Zell ruled that the defense team will be allowed to call...
September 15, 2015 - 2:51pm
August 30, 2015
Memorial fund to help widow of stadium worker
MINNEAPOLIS — A memorial fund has been set up for the construction worker who died Wednesday in a fall at the U.S. Bank Stadium under construction in downtown Minneapolis. Contributions are being sought at gofundme.com/jeramiegruber to benefit the widow of Jeramie Gruber, 35, of...
August 30, 2015 - 9:29pm
August 26, 2015
TV journalists killed in on-air shooting in Virginia; suspect shoots self
Two television journalists were shot and killed in Virginia on Wednesday morning while conducting a live interview, and authorities said the...
August 26, 2015 - 11:28am
Construction worker killed in fall from Vikings' U.S. Bank Stadium roof
MINNEAPOLIS -- A construction worker has died after an accident at the Minnesota Vikings' U.S. Bank Stadium. A statement from John Wood, senior vice president from Mortenson Construction, said one worker from Berwald Roofing has died and another is in serious condition after...
August 26, 2015 - 11:10am
August 13, 2015
Humans may face malnutrition if birds and bees disappear
If all the birds, bugs, bees and other creatures that pollinate our food crops were to disappear from the planet, humans could face a sharp increase in malnutrition, disease and death in many parts of the world, scientists estimate. Researchers analyzed supplies of 224 types of food...
August 13, 2015 - 10:23pm
July 29, 2015
Two found dead at rural Madison residence
MADISON — Two people were found dead Wednesday morning at a rural Madison Township residence. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office said it found the two dead adults during a welfare check at the residence around 8 a.m Wednesday. The bodies were transported to the Ramsey...
July 29, 2015 - 9:51pm
July 23, 2015
Grove City MN man dies in accident in central Minnesota
LITCHFIELD -- A 21-year-old Grove City man reportedly died in a one-vehicle rollover accident Wednesday evening west of Litchfield. The crash was reported at 6:59 p.m. Wednesday west of the intersection Meeker County Road 11 and County Road 31. Spencer Dean Latham reportedly...
July 23, 2015 - 10:25am
July 9, 2015
Update: Alexandria teen dies from brain infection after swimming in Lake Minnewaska
Update 3:50 p.m. ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- The teen who contracted a brain infection from an ameba after swimming in a Minnesota lake has...
July 9, 2015 - 4:11pm
July 2, 2015
Washington state reports first measles death in the nation in 12 years
SEATTLE — A previously undetected measles infection was found by an autopsy to be the underlying cause of a Washington state woman’s death this spring, marking the first known U.S. fatality from the disease in 12 years, public health officials said Thursday. The woman from Clallam...
July 2, 2015 - 10:16pm
May 15, 2015
Boston bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death for 2013 attack
A U.S. jury on Friday sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for helping carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people...
May 15, 2015 - 4:18pm