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Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
'Our family is complete': Minnesota family reunited with dog who spent 10 days in ND cold
Willmar council unanimously OKs Rice Hospital lease to newly formed Carris Health
Essentia nurses' union challenges firings over mandatory flu shots
Former northern Minnesota cult leader has sentence reduced
Devils score goal in overtime to nip Wild
Howard, Hornets down Timberwolves
Vikings' Riley Reiff ready for return to Detroit
Gophers need to focus more on perimeter defense, coach says
Fleck, Gophers scrambling to fill QB void after Ohio prep star decommits
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Helen D. Johnson
Thomas "Tom" Rice
Shelby Kingman Jr.
Donald Schmitz Sr.
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
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August 31, 2017
Few answers for Grand Forks man's death in Otter Tail County lake
GRAND FORKS — An autopsy is pending for a Grand Forks man who drowned last weekend in a popular Minnesota lake, but a deputy with the local...
August 31, 2017 - 9:04pm
August 14, 2017
Minnesota man dies trying to rescue dog from mining pit
BUHL, Minn. -- A northeast Minnesota man died over the weekend after he attempted to rescue a dog in a mine pit, authorities said. An eyewitness reported seeing Gary Paternoster, 56, go into the Buhl Pit just after 6 p.m. Saturday to retrieve his dog, which was apparently caught on...
August 14, 2017 - 5:56pm
July 25, 2017
Body of MSUM swimming instructor heading home to Ethiopia
MOORHEAD —— The body of the 24-year-old Minnesota State University Moorhead swimming instructor who died in the Red River earlier...
July 25, 2017 - 12:06pm
July 21, 2017
'Bro, you scared to see a dead person?': Teens filmed, mocked man as he drowned, police say
About seven seconds into the video, a teenager raises the specter of death. "Get out the water, you're gonna die," one of the teens shouts to...
July 21, 2017 - 6:53am
June 16, 2017
Minnesota man drowns after canoe capsizes in Lake Elmo fishing accident
A man in his 20s drowned in a lake in Lake Elmo on Thursday, the Washington County sheriff’s office reported. The man, whose name has not been...
June 16, 2017 - 2:07pm
June 7, 2017
Man who drowned in St. Croix River was brother of suspect in triple homicide
HUDSON, Wis. — A 19-year-old man who drowned in the St. Croix River in Hudson on Tuesday, June 6, had been arrested in April following...
June 7, 2017 - 8:13am
June 6, 2017
Minn. teen dies, another rescued after apparent drowning in St. Croix River
Hudson, Wis. -- One teen died and another was rescued after the Twin Cities residents went underwater Tuesday on the St. Croix River in Hudson,...
June 6, 2017 - 8:05pm
May 1, 2017
12-year-old Minn. girl who apparently drowned was longboarding along trail near lake
A 12-year-old Alexandria girl who died in an apparent drowning was longboarding along the Central Lakes Trail. JaLysa Anne Cook was found in...
May 1, 2017 - 8:45pm
April 29, 2017
Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A 12-year-old girl died Friday in an apparent drowning in a swampy area between two lakes near here. JaLysa Anne Cook of...
April 29, 2017 - 5:21pm
January 7, 2017
2016 Year in Review: Tragedies involving children top regional news stories
2016 brought its fair share of highs and lows in west central Minnesota. There were many impactful events that touched the entire region. But,...
January 7, 2017 - 6:07am
August 22, 2016
Man dies after boat overturns in Stearns County
MELROSE TOWNSHIP—The body of Dale Urban Steinemann, 47, of Meire Grove, was recovered Monday from Lake Sylvia in Melrose Township in Stearns...
August 22, 2016 - 11:38am
July 19, 2016
Mountain goat drowns trying to escape photo-taking crowd
SEWARD, Alaska -- A mountain goat drowned after photo-taking onlookers crowded the wild animal at a boat harbor in Seward and it leaped from rocks into the ocean, an official said on Tuesday.The mountain goat's appearance on the rocks of a breakwater at Seward harbor, less than 130...
July 19, 2016 - 5:14pm
July 16, 2016
Updated: Name of Olivia man who drowned in Big Kandiyohi Lake released
Lake Lillian -- Ricardo Torres, 51, of Olivia drowned in Big Kandiyohi Lake Friday evening, according to a press release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.
July 16, 2016 - 4:05pm
June 29, 2016
Burial to take place at 2 p.m. for Willmar boys who drowned in Foot Lake
WILLMAR -- There will be prayers at 1:30 p.m. today at the Islamic Society of Willmar mosque in northwest Willmar for the two boys who drowned Tuesday in Foot Lake. Abdullahi Olow, in a Facebook post, offered thanks to the community for the prayers and condolences on behalf of the...
June 29, 2016 - 1:01pm
June 28, 2016
Man found drowned in lake with boat going in circles
ITASCA COUNTY - A Brooklyn Park, Minn., man was found drowned in an Itasca County lake Tuesday morning. Michael Angelo Olynick, 58, was discovered...
June 28, 2016 - 4:53pm