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Drug deal gone bad results in death of recent Minn. high school graduate
Labor Department to review Obama-era rule that would expand overtime pay
Dakota Access security firm operated in ND without license, board says
A mother's response to the health-care debate: Her 3-year-old son's $231,000 hospital bill
Farm groups applaud withdrawal of WOTUS rule
Kennys Vargas remains indebted to David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez
Wild will look to AHL to populate fourth line
In rookie Justin Patton, Timberwolves see late bloomer with high ceiling
Brady named NFL's top player in Top 100 poll
Local Roundup: Stingers give one back
Stephen Colbert announces a week of 'Late Show' episodes from Russia
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
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
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Steve Van Hove
Rosella "Sally" Breitbach
Mary Ellen Noor
Pearl Mae McIalwain
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
Blane Aidan Wendt
October 6, 2016
The colors of fall are upon us
It's starting to look a little like fall. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fall Color Finder, the yellow/orange leaf...
October 6, 2016 - 12:00am
September 29, 2016
The decline and likely fall of the Donald
A recent essay in The Wall Street Journal described Donald Trump thusly: "Rather like the crazy boy-emperors after the fall of the Roman Republic, he may have problems with impulse control—and an uncontrolled, ill-formed, perpetually fragmented mind." That this observation...
September 29, 2016 - 2:56pm
Rice Memorial Hospital Fall Basket donations
Rice Memorial Hospital held a Fall Basket event Wednesday in the hospital's Garden Court. In total, 12 different departments at the hospital...
September 29, 2016 - 7:36am
September 16, 2016
Leaf-chasing in Minnesota: Yellow means go
Behold, the yellow leaf. For some, that is an indication that fall has sprung — according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
September 16, 2016 - 10:35am
September 12, 2016
U of M student survives fall from 5th floor balcony
MINNEAPOLIS — A 19-year-old student has survived a fall from a fifth-floor balcony near the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus....
September 12, 2016 - 2:05pm
June 28, 2016
Minnesota teen making 'miracle' recovery after electric shock and 30-foot fall
Doctors are calling the recovery of a 16-year-old Sauk Rapids boy nothing short of a miracle. Just 12 days ago, Danny Fleigle was unconscious...
June 28, 2016 - 12:50pm
November 19, 2015
Saying farewell to fall
Alli Tjernagel, left, and Mary Walters, both customer service representatives at the Willmar Municipal Utilities office, created this tribute...
November 19, 2015 - 11:06pm
November 18, 2015
Fog settles over West Central Minnesota
After two days of light rain, fog carpeted the countryside outside Kandiyohi Wednesday morning. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
November 18, 2015 - 11:46pm
November 17, 2015
Riley Chapin, 3, with mom Allison, couldn’t get enough puddle jumping Tuesday near the corner of Third Street Southwest and Becker Avenue in...
November 17, 2015 - 11:43pm
November 4, 2015
Warm fall continues
Short-sleeved Community Service Officer Ember Veldkamp, a second-year law enforcement student at Ridgewater College, chalks tires Wednesday in...
November 4, 2015 - 8:49pm
October 18, 2015
Slide show: If you seek a colorful place look about you
The fall of 2015 has been one to bottle and save: warm, colorful and with the exception of a few windy days splendid for outdoor activities....
October 18, 2015 - 11:44am
October 14, 2015
Preparing for the haunt
Maria Loerzel sets up Halloween decorations Wednesday on the yard of her Eagle Lake home north of Willmar. “It’s my favorite holiday,”...
October 14, 2015 - 11:32pm
Sharon Willen sweeps leaves at her home Wednesday on the south edge of New London while her grandchildren Nicholas, 12, and Thomas, 2, tour the...
October 14, 2015 - 11:12pm
October 11, 2015
Child injured in fall from second-story window
WILLMAR –– A five-year old child was injured Saturday morning after reportedly falling from a second-story window and landing on a concrete stairway. The child fell 12-15 feet and suffered pain in the back and head, according to a preliminary police report. The incident...
October 11, 2015 - 8:29pm
October 7, 2015
Sign of the times
A hand-made lawn sign in the 400 block of 13th Street Southeast in Willmar salutes the season Wednesday. Farther north leaves have turned yellow...
October 7, 2015 - 10:49pm