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Records published July 29
Work continues on Willmar's Minnesota Avenue
Parishioners salvage items from fire-damaged Sacred Heart church
Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
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
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
Alice M. Anderson
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
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
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
February 24, 2015 - 8:00am
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
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
December 10, 2014
Missing family dog found after two months 200 miles away in Detroit Lakes
MANDAN, N.D. -- Two months after he went missing, Bentley the German shepherd is back home again with his family in Mandan after being found...
December 10, 2014 - 10:54am