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It's a girl! Western Minn. family finds long lost sister given up for adoption
KMS Marching Saints perform today
Rep. Miller to conduct health insurance meeting Dec. 13 in Olivia
Merkel ally threatens Facebook with fines over online hate speech
Willmar council discusses whether adequate details shared on possible housing project
Cards 3-0 after victory over Dassel-Cokato
Cardinal girls can't hold off Northern Lakes
Gophers slip past New Jersey team to go to 8-1
Becker hands Card girls first loss
Spurs make it 13-0 on road, take down Wolves
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Ronald A. Olson
Luella O. Carlson
Janet L. Pearson
Marsall Kim Brinton
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
August 22, 2016
Mutt turns mayor in small town Minnesota
CORMORANT - Elections can be a real zoo, and a small town in western Minnesota proved it especially true. There was excitement in the air Saturday...
August 22, 2016 - 8:54am
April 13, 2016
Dog found shot multiple times with pellet guns near St. Cloud dies
ST. CLOUD — The dog shot multiple times with a pellet gun and left for dead last winter in rural Stearns County has died The Tri-County Humane...
April 13, 2016 - 5:35pm
April 1, 2016
Willmar K-9 officer Axel dons new digs
K9 officer Axel of the Willmar Police Department has received his new bullet- and stab-proof vest. The stab and bullet-proof vest, custom-made...
April 1, 2016 - 11:22pm
March 8, 2016
License, registration and shot record, please: Lab takes semi for a spin near Minnesota gas station
MANKATO – Friday afternoon began as any other for Joe Springman, 24, of Adrian. He was traveling to Eden Prairie to visit his girlfriend when...
March 8, 2016 - 4:50pm
Dog on rampage bites four, is fatally shot by Minnesota cop
ST. PAUL - A St. Paul police officer fatally shot a dog Sunday after it bit four people and as it charged at other passersby and paramedics, according to the police department. The Rottweiler had jumped a fence in his owner’s Macalester-Groveland yard and was running nearby, near...
March 8, 2016 - 5:30am
February 24, 2016
Officials search for man who shot dog with pellet gun
AVON — The Stearns County Sheriff's Department is investigating a case of animal abuse involving a yellow Lab that was shot, according to...
February 24, 2016 - 5:30am
January 27, 2016
Willmar police K9 to get bullet-proof vest
The Willmar Police Department’s K9 police dog Axel will soon have a new vest. But it’s more than just clothing. The stab and bullet-proof...
January 27, 2016 - 11:26pm
November 3, 2015
Willmar K9 officer came in 8th in national contest
WILLMAR — Despite a quick surge in an online voting contest that put the Willmar Police Department’s K9 officer, Axel, on the top 10 list, the department was informed Tuesday that Axel did not garner enough votes to win a $5,000 grant. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Lake...
November 3, 2015 - 8:58pm
October 22, 2015
Records published Oct. 22
This is the records summary for Oct. 22, 2015. Fire call WILLMAR — The Willmar Fire Department was called at 11:47 p.m. Tuesday to a small fire in the coal pile behind the Municipal Utilities power plant. Firefighters were on the scene for about half an hour. Firefighters...
October 22, 2015 - 12:06am
September 17, 2015
Humane Society offers low-cost pet vaccinations
The Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties will hold its fall low-cost pet vaccination clinic this month in Willmar and Litchfield. The clinic will be Sept. 22 at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar and Sept. 29 at the Meeker County Fairgrounds in Litchfield. Both...
September 17, 2015 - 11:14pm
September 10, 2015
Big truck ... little dog
Princess, a 12-year-old chihuahua, has her master’s back as Dan Darwactor of Sheridan, Indiana, concludes a delivery at Action Auto Parts on First Street in Willmar. Princess has been Dan’s companion on the road for three years. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
September 10, 2015 - 11:45pm
February 24, 2015
Young dog found in burning dumpster being cared for at Twin Cities clinic
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- His name is Phoenix.
February 24, 2015 - 8:05am
How to help organizations helping Phoenix, the burned dog rescued in Redby, Minn.
How to help organizations helping Phoenix, the dog rescued in Redby, Minn. RELATED: Young dog found in burning dumpster being cared for at Twin Cities clinic To help Phoenix, you can donate to: Act V Rescue PO Box 385731 Bloomington, MN 55438 Online at www.actvrescue.org....
February 24, 2015 - 8:00am
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
February 24, 2015 - 8:00am
January 9, 2015
Walkin’ in sunshine
On a rare blue-sky day with the wind chill still well below zero on Friday afternoon, volunteer Debbie Dixon, a Ridgewater College freshman from...
January 9, 2015 - 11:52pm