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Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
Two killed in Minnesota crash leave behind total of seven children
Minnesotan charged with passing fake $20 bill at Kool-Aid stand
14-year-old girl charged with hours-long assault of another teen, slitting her throat
Records published July 29
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
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Anita "Ricky" G. Hoyt
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
Family of rural New London man restores his classic muscle car
When Larry Bajari was a younger man, he owned a 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T. He purchased it in late-1967 straight from the factory for $3,400. He...
June 29, 2016 - 3:01pm
June 24, 2016
Spicer family business turns 70
If you grew up with the baby boomers, there’s a good chance you looked forward many days to cruising main street and stopping at the drive-in...
June 24, 2016 - 12:34pm
April 23, 2016
Reflecting on a Willmar family's miraculous trip to Panama
The Panama Canal is everything I expected from the picture in my fourth-grade geography text at Breton Downs in East Grand Rapids, Michigan....
April 23, 2016 - 6:00am
April 25, 2015
Five decades on, allure of the bowling alley remains true for Willmar woman
There’s a hitch to Betty Dubrosky’s step as she ambles from her locker, the weight of the ball a mite more leaden for her slight arms than...
April 25, 2015 - 8:00am
February 22, 2014
Willmar, Minn., curling officials headed to Switzerland for world competition
At the World Junior Curling Championships in Flims, Switzerland, next week, Randy and Susie Czarnetzki will be watching potential future Olympians...
February 22, 2014 - 1:49am
October 21, 2013
On the other side of the world: Willmar, Minn., auctioneer uses her talents to help others
Kristine Fladeboe Duininck has auctioned for events across west central Minnesota, the Upper Midwest and even the country. But for the first...
October 21, 2013 - 9:22am
October 5, 2013
Changing colors: Yellows, oranges, reds provide spectacular backdrop in west central Minnesota
From soft golden yellows to bright, brilliant reds, fall colors have begun to appear in west central Minnesota. According to the Minnesota...
October 5, 2013 - 7:00am
March 25, 2013
Spicer woman finalist in NBC ‘Today Show’ party contest; show airs Tuesday
A Spicer woman, who has a passion for throwing whimsical parties for her three young children, will be competing next week in a contest for the...
March 25, 2013 - 9:03am
November 3, 2012
Study: Lake Kasota forest area resists Dutch elm disease in west central Minnesota
KANDIYOHI -- Dr. William Reid was director of pathology at Rice Memorial Hospital in 1967 when he and his wife, Ute, bought two miles of shoreline...
November 3, 2012 - 12:51am
September 22, 2012
World War II museum sents grand opening in Granite Falls, Minn.
The Fagen Fighters World War II Museum will host its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. There is no admission fee, and visitors are welcome to tour the museum at their leisure. No formal ceremony is planned, but First Officer Jeffrey Skiles of the "Miracle...
September 22, 2012 - 8:22am
Fagen Fighters World War II Museum ready for takeoff in Granite Falls, Minn.
To appreciate how prized this collection of World War II aircraft is, know this: The new, 15,000-square-foot brick-faced hangar that holds them...
September 22, 2012 - 8:00am
August 18, 2012
Bon Ton Roulet: Tribune editor makes amends for being too studious by bicycling around New York's Finger Lakes
My arms glistened with sweat streaked with sun block. My eyes stung from perspiration. My heart pounded as it seemed to crawl from its usual location to my throat. That was inconvenient because I was gasping for air as I pedaled up what seemed like another in an endless series of...
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
August 11, 2012
Taking a sesquicentennial tour of U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862
There is heightened interest as Minnesota marks the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862. Hundreds of monuments and markers...
August 11, 2012 - 12:00am
July 8, 2012
Just clowning around: Grandparents and grandkids bond at Clown Academy
With oversized shoes, a big nose and a lot of makeup, Bob Jensen of Princeton transformed into Friendly the Clown to entertain and teach students...
July 8, 2012 - 12:00am
May 19, 2012
A message to high school graduates ...
I graduated from high school in 1992. Microsoft had just released Works -- not Word -- and the first nicotine patch was introduced to help stop smoking. Popular television programs that year included "Law & Order" and "The Simpsons." I guess some things don't change. Other things...
May 19, 2012 - 12:00am