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'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
July 14, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Follow the state's process for Twin Metals
The opposition is pretty easy to understand when the talk is of plopping a heavy-industrial, metal-and-concrete mining operation right on the edge of the unspoiled, still-pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
July 14, 2016 - 3:00am
May 20, 2016
It's a story straight out of a Hollywood script, and west central Minnesota is playing a lead role
It seems like a story scripted for the movies. Three chemical companies operate illegally near the homes of residents in a small town. The factories...
May 20, 2016 - 11:10am
May 17, 2016
MPCA completes two enforcement cases in Redwood Falls
ST.PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency completed 22 environmental enforcement cases in the first quarter of 2016, two of them listed in Redwood Falls. According to a news release from MPCA, Duininck Inc. was fined $3,060 for stormwater violations. The Redwood County...
May 17, 2016 - 5:55am
February 29, 2016
Minnesota summit produces ideas for clean water
ST. PAUL — Balancing water is tough.
February 29, 2016 - 12:00am
Anti-pipeline protesters interrupt governor at Minnesota water summit
ST. PAUL — Anti-pipeline protesters interrupted Gov. Mark Dayton as he spoke Saturday to more than 800 Minnesotans at a summit about how to...
February 29, 2016 - 12:00am
January 12, 2016
Letter: PolyMet mine would be tragic mistake
Gov. Dayton has recently said that the PolyMet Twin Metals mine proposal for northern Minnesota is the most important decision he will make while in office. I’m convinced the mine would be a tragic mistake for Minnesota. This type of sulfide mine produces heavy metals that are toxic...
January 12, 2016 - 2:00am
October 14, 2015
County Board weighs Minnesota River resolution
WILLMAR - The Kandiyohi County Board couldn’t muster enough votes last week to support a resolution opposing the formation of a Minnesota River Basin Commission - but the issue is far from dead. Board members who voted against the resolution said they just wanted more time to study...
October 14, 2015 - 1:02pm
September 8, 2015
Long paddle with big purpose: Paddle Forward connects with classrooms
CHURCHILL DAM, LAC QUI PARLE LAKE — They’ve endured seven straight days of stifling heat, humidity and steady headwinds, and they have nearly...
September 8, 2015 - 12:08am
September 4, 2015
Buffer law draws a crowd to Kandiyohi County informational meeting
WILLMAR — More than 200 people are estimated to have filled the lower level meeting room of the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services...
September 4, 2015 - 12:37am
September 2, 2015
Chemical use leads to water pollution
In the Aug. 24 Tribune, Ed Mickelson responded to my letter, “Water doesn’t belong to farmers.” I thank you for your retort. Due to word limits, my statements were not all inclusive. Mickelson states the pollution from lakeshore owners and town storm sewers also contribute...
September 2, 2015 - 5:08am
April 3, 2015
Governor visits Worthington to talk buffer initiative with large crowd
WORTHINGTON — An estimated 200 people, including farmers from more than a 12-county area of southern and western Minnesota, packed inside the...
April 3, 2015 - 1:03am
March 27, 2015
Here’s help for cash-strapped governments — if it passes
ST. PAUL -- Two environmental funds approved by Minnesota voters could be tapped to pay for schools, roads and other local needs under a plan working its way through the Legislature. Pushing a plan that even some supporters acknowledge is constitutionally tenuous, a bipartisan...
March 27, 2015 - 9:00am
March 24, 2015
Letter: Water belongs to all of us
After reading your story “Few southwest Minnesota lakes, rivers swimmable” published March 4, we lament the state of our shared water resources. Like many Minnesotans, we are frustrated that we have allowed such pollution to continue, and we question our unwillingness to own up...
March 24, 2015 - 10:52am
July 9, 2014
MPCA plans to reissue permit for demolition landfill near Hawick
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has made a preliminary decision to reissue a permit for a demolition disposal landfill in Roseville Township in Kandiyohi County. The demolition landfill is located in Section 28 of Roseville Township near Hawick and is operated...
July 9, 2014 - 11:21pm