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Man fatally shot in head in Minnesota park
Crews respond to house fire in Redwood County
Ford to recall 91,000 vehicles in U.S. over stalling issues
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Records published Aug. 24
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
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Bridgewater throwing in practice
Broken hand not stopping roster hopes for Vikings' Roberson
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
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Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
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Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Alan Lee Midby
Henry (Hank) Wiegmann
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Trump's bitter Virginia cocktail
August 11, 2016
Renville County declares state of emergency
After heavy rain and flooding Wednesday, Renville County officials moved Thursday to declare a state of emergency for the area. "The declaration...
August 11, 2016 - 3:21pm
November 13, 2015
At least 120 dead in Paris attacks, Hollande declares emergency
PARIS (Reuters) - Gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium at locations across Paris on Friday, killing at least 120 people in a deadly rampage that a shaken President Francois Hollande called an unprecedented terrorist attack.
November 13, 2015 - 11:07pm
April 6, 2015
Time to brush up on severe weather awareness
With winter mostly over, Minnesota is preparing itself for spring and summer weather threats. Severe Weather Awareness Week will be held statewide April 13-17 to refresh, remind and educate citizens about seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. Each day during...
April 6, 2015 - 8:02am
March 31, 2015
Video: With pilot out of options, plane grazes car during emergency landing on Hawley area highway
HAWLEY, Minn. - Authorities are on the scene of a downed plane that grazed a car headed east on Highway 10 west of here before landing on the...
March 31, 2015 - 4:02pm
May 24, 2014
BOLD school staffers respond to co-worker’s health crisis
OLIVIA — The BOLD schools and communities are “pretty shook up” after a staff member at the Olivia school suffered a significant health issue Thursday, but are also proud of the swift and sure response by the man’s co-workers and by medical responders, according to the superintendent...
May 24, 2014 - 2:00am
May 20, 2014
Warning!: County residents encouraged to sign up for new alert system
WILLMAR –– Getting a heads-up warning about dangerous weather, a neighborhood evacuation or an emergency road closure is now available to Kandiyohi County residents through a new citizens’ alert system. Sheriff Dan Hartog showcased the new system Tuesday to the Kandiyohi County...
May 20, 2014 - 11:23pm
September 6, 2013
Crews respond to near drowning in New London
WILLMAR -- Ambulance, fire and law enforcement crews responded just after 4 p.m. this afternoon to a near drowning in a pool in New London. A news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Sgt. Dave Nester says the 2-year-old child was transported from the scene in the 19000 block...
September 6, 2013 - 10:36pm
July 3, 2013
Area counties included in Dayton’s emergency declaration
WILLMAR – An emergency declaration signed today by Gov. Mark Dayton could bring federal dollars to west central Minnesota communities hit hard by storms last month. The “peacetime emergency” declaration includes 26 counties, including Kandiyohi, Big Stone, Swift, Meeker...
July 3, 2013 - 4:07pm
April 2, 2013
Washington state dispatcher sends mom to rescue
CATHLAMET, Wash. (AP) -- A 911 dispatcher in Washington state called on her own mother to rescue a stranded boater in the Columbia River, knowing her mother could kayak to the area faster than sending the sheriff's office patrol boat. A 45-year-old kayaker was hanging onto a log piling...
April 2, 2013 - 11:41am
December 21, 2012
Editorial: Our state behind in emergency prepping
Today arrived with amusement or laughter about the Mayan Prophecy of Dec. 21, 2012, warning of an end of some kind. On a serious note, America’s preparedness for emergencies — from salmonella-tainted food outbreaks to weather disasters to bioterrorism — is declining. A...
December 21, 2012 - 7:23am
December 18, 2012
Updated: Paynesville Area High School releasing students, air quality issues cited
Wctrib.com Storify link, with reactions from students on social media (click to view): Paynesville High School evacuated, possible carbon monoxide...
December 18, 2012 - 11:14am
July 25, 2012
Feds reject individual flooding aid for Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Federal officials today rejected Minnesota's request to financially help individuals affected by last month's floods in the northeastern part of the state. "It has been determined that the damage to dwellings from this event was not of such severity and magnitude as to...
July 25, 2012 - 1:30pm
June 18, 2012
Red Cross app offers first aid instructions
MINNEAPOLIS -- There's an app for everything these days -- including saving a life. The American Red Cross announced Friday that it has launched its official first aid mobile app, putting simple lifesaving information in the hands of anyone with a smart phone. According to a news...
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 4, 2012
Controlled burn gets out of control west of Willmar, Minn.
June 4, 2012 - 12:00am
June 1, 2012
Fire damages Willmar, Minn., home (video)
WILLMAR -- Area firefighters were responding tonight to a blaze at a home on the corner of Third Avenue and Vos Park Drive Northwest in Willmar,...
June 1, 2012 - 7:54pm