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No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Santa comes early to Jefferson
Solar garden planned north of Brainerd
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
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'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 24, 2016
U.S. offers mobile device guidelines to curb driver distraction
DETROIT — The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday issued voluntary guidelines for makers of mobile devices, asking them to help...
November 24, 2016 - 9:44am
April 13, 2016
Minnesota law enforcement agencies try to change ‘culture’ of texting and driving
ST. PAUL — Just as the “culture” of driving while intoxicated has changed, Lt. Tiffani Nielson of the Minnesota State Patrol also would...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
February 9, 2016
Distracted teen driver pleads guilty in crash that killed two
ELK RIVER — A Little Falls girl who was messaging while driving has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide for her involvement in a collision that killed a man and his 10-year-old daughter. Carlee Rose Bollig, 17, is scheduled to be sentenced March 4 in Sherburne...
February 9, 2016 - 8:53pm
December 16, 2015
Kandiyohi County crash injures three
WILLMAR — Three people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a crash south of Willmar, one seriously, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Geneva...
December 16, 2015 - 8:44pm
MnDOT: Keep speeds down and eyes on the road during winter weather
Drivers on area roads are being urged to slow down and travel carefully as winter weather has made driving difficult on many roads throughout...
December 16, 2015 - 12:05pm
July 30, 2015
Texting and driving fines to increase
ST. PAUL — In addition to putting lives in danger, drivers who habitually text and drive on Minnesota roads will be facing heftier fines starting Saturday. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the first citation for texting while driving will remain at $50 and second...
July 30, 2015 - 11:01pm
June 1, 2015
Man using phone in fatal accident: ‘Is it worth it?’
ST. PAUL — Chris Weber boiled down his life-changing decision 11 months ago to one question: “Is that cell phone worth more than the life...
June 1, 2015 - 11:48pm
February 26, 2015
Discussion slated Saturday on driver’s licenses for immigrants
WILLMAR — Community members are invited to join a discussion Saturday in Willmar to ask public leaders to support a policy that will allow undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The event is being hosted by ISAIAH, a faith-based Minnesota organization that supports...
February 26, 2015 - 11:28pm
October 9, 2014
MnDOT renames winter road conditions using descriptive words
ST. PAUL — Travelers may have a better understanding of road conditions using the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s new winter road condition descriptions on the 511mn.org website and smartphone app. The old winter road descriptions were “good,” “fair,” “difficult”...
October 9, 2014 - 11:25pm
September 3, 2014
Sheriff reminds people to walk, drive carefully
A safety reminder issued by the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office for the back-to-school season reminds children and pedestrians to be cautious on roadways and reminds motorists to be aware of pedestrians. When getting on and off the bus, children must check to see if any cars are...
September 3, 2014 - 11:14pm
May 9, 2014
A father gives his perspective on distracted driving: ‘My daughter made a choice ... ’
REDWOOD FALLS — Deianerah Jean “Deej” Logan’s first day of her senior year in high school started at 6:30 a.m. with her cell phone alarm...
May 9, 2014 - 10:52pm
January 16, 2014
Blowing snow making driving difficult in the region
Driving is challenging at times as blowing snow in hindering visibility. The website 511MN.org is reporting road conditionsas difficult to...
January 16, 2014 - 3:57pm
August 29, 2013
Stats show Americans not that into driving anymore
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Driving in America has stalled, leading researchers to ask: Is the national love affair with the automobile over?
August 29, 2013 - 7:56am
August 22, 2013
AAA: Public less worried about dangerous driving
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up, according to a national survey released by AAA.
August 22, 2013 - 7:12am
August 20, 2013
Minn. man loses license for driving too slow
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals won't return the driver's license of a man who lost it for driving too slowly on state highways. Gary Constans, 59, said he doesn't understand why authorities have a problem with his driving. “I don't drink. I don't smoke,”...
August 20, 2013 - 11:05am