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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Bulldogs down Jags
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 6, 2017
Morton man gets 15 years in federal prison for possessing handgun
ST. PAUL — A Morton man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison for possessing a handgun as an ineligible person. Jeffrey...
March 6, 2017 - 5:48pm
January 18, 2017
Money set aside to preserve Minnesota land, improve water
Forum News Service file Gov. Mark Dayton signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pay landowners, mostly farmers, $500...
January 18, 2017 - 4:32am
October 30, 2015
Most Upper Midwest senators favor budget deal
Two Upper Midwest Republicans broke from their colleagues early Friday to oppose a budget deal that is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk. Sens. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin opposed the bill that passed 64-35 after the House also approved the measure. Many...
October 30, 2015 - 11:02pm
Ridgewater, Minnesota West to receive share of $17M federal training grant
WILLMAR — Ridgewater College and Minnesota West Community and Technical College are among Minnesota colleges which will participate in more than $17 million in federal grants to train workers in high-demand fields. The grants are from the U.S. Department of Labor. The two schools...
September 30, 2014 - 10:58pm
September 27, 2013
Senate set to OK budget bill, but fight not over
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A potential government shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Democratic-led Senate moved Friday toward approving legislation...
September 27, 2013 - 10:00am
March 15, 2013
Man gets 18 months in prison for ring theft
WILLMAR — Thomas Scott Wright, 55, who is already in federal custody for bank robbery, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison and a $50 fine on a felony charge of theft for taking a diamond ring from a Willmar jewelry store in November 2011. As part of his sentence handed down...
March 15, 2013 - 10:15pm
December 17, 2012
Budget movement: Obama and Boehner meeting today
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House on Monday in hopes of continuing to make progress on a plan to deal with the "fiscal cliff." The meeting came after Boehner on Friday offered $1 trillion in higher tax revenue over 10...
December 17, 2012 - 12:33pm
September 22, 2012
Robison gets 13 years in prison on local charge
WILLMAR -- Christopher Shawn Robison, 37, of Willmar, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison, plus a 10-year conditional release period,...
September 22, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
State, federal agents serve search warrants in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- Law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies executed three search warrants and made multiple arrests around 7 a.m.
May 30, 2012 - 3:34pm
April 26, 2012
New federal law will change school lunches for next school year
WILLMAR -- A new federal law will require adjustments in school lunch programs locally, and Willmar School Board members fear it could lead to more food waste. Board members discussed the new law at a workshop meeting Monday when they received an update on the district's Wellness...
April 26, 2012 - 12:00am
January 27, 2012
Tribune Editorial: Fed move on interest is a good strategy
The Federal Reserve made a good decision this week when it announced it would likely keep its rates below 1 percent through late 2014 to help address the continuing weakness of the U.S. economy. This decision reassures consumers and businesses about the Fed's policy strategy over...
January 27, 2012 - 12:00am
January 25, 2012
Fed unlikely to raise rates until at least 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve went further than ever today to assure consumers and businesses that they'll be able to borrow cheaply well into the future. The Fed pushed back the date for any likely increase in its benchmark interest rate by at least a year and a half, until...
January 25, 2012 - 12:59pm
December 21, 2011
Willmar. Minn., man indicted on federal child porn charge
WILLMAR -- Christopher Shawn Robison, 36, of Willmar, was indicted this morning in federal court on one count of production of child pornography. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office, the maximum penalty for the charge is 30 years in prison, with a mandatory...
December 21, 2011 - 12:08pm
December 3, 2011
Starbuck man sentenced for bank fraud, money laundering
MINNEAPOLIS - A 55-year-old Starbuck man was sentenced Friday to one year in prison for conspiring with others to steal more than $1 million from the First State Bank of Kensington, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. William Felix Schluter pleaded guilty in June. He admitted...
December 3, 2011 - 12:00am
November 22, 2011
Federal court decision favors Litchfield, Minn., officer in 2009 shooting
LITCHFIELD -- The U.S. District Court has found in favor of the city of Litchfield and Police Officer Travis Rueckert in a lawsuit filed by a Litchfield man whom Rueckert shot during an incident in March 2009. The federal court's decision, handed down on Thursday, grants a motion...
November 22, 2011 - 12:00am