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Melania Trump will be back in spotlight, apparently to her surprise
Records published Oct. 28
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
New London cyclist's life remembered in court; driver in accident sentenced
Hacked emails show Clinton aides surprised at 2015 email revelations
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Wallace V. Ashburn
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
April 18, 2016
Willmar firefighters called back to scene of controlled burn after flames reappear
WILLMAR - Willmar firefighters were called back Monday morning to the site of a controlled burn after a caller reported seeing flames in the...
April 18, 2016 - 1:53pm
April 22, 2015
Like opening a soda can: Local firefighters attend crude by rail emergency response training
WILLMAR — Railroad disasters involving Bakken crude oil are much like opening a can of highly carbonated soda, but instead involve dangerous,...
April 22, 2015 - 11:11pm
April 14, 2015
Fire damages house in SW Willmar
WILLMAR — Multiple fire departments responded to a fire around noon Tuesday in southwest Willmar that caused heavy damage to a residence. The...
April 14, 2015 - 11:33pm
January 5, 2015
Firefighters battle a blaze during subzero temperatures around 7:30 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the 3200 block of First Avenue Northwest in...
January 5, 2015 - 12:27am
August 15, 2014
Big loads, small towns: Firefighters along TC & W line train on the train
SACRED HEART — Six days a week, engineers with the Twin Cities & Western Railroad guide locomotives and cargo through two dozen small towns...
August 15, 2014 - 11:00pm
July 8, 2013
2 firefighters injured after Fergus Falls fire
FERGUS FALLS (AP) — Two firefighters were injured after an apartment fire in downtown Fergus Falls. Fergus Falls fire department Capt. Chad Nelson says crews were called at around 10:20 p.m. Sunday and didn't get the fire under control until around sunrise Monday. He says crews...
July 8, 2013 - 8:56am
Procession brings home fallen Ariz. firefighters
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- Nineteen firefighters killed in a wildfire a week ago went home for the last time, their bodies traveling in individual...
July 8, 2013 - 7:01am
July 5, 2013
Editorial: Thank all serving and protecting over this long weekend
America awoke Monday to the tragic deaths of 19 firefighters in the Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott, Ariz. The dead firefighters were all members of the Prescott Fire Department’s elite Granite Mountain Hotshots team. They died when their position was overcome by flames Sunday...
July 5, 2013 - 12:00am
July 1, 2013
Arizona wildfire kills 19 members of elite crew
YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) -- An elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation's fiercest wildfires was overtaken by an out-of-control blaze in Arizona, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields.
July 1, 2013 - 7:06am
June 14, 2013
Firefighters holding line on Colorado wildfire
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters are holding the line on a wildfire near Colorado Springs that has destroyed 379 homes and might...
June 14, 2013 - 11:05am
April 11, 2013
Police: Ga. gunman lured firefighters into home
SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) -- A gaping hole Thursday exposed wooden beams and insulation on one side of a suburban Atlanta house where a financially strapped gunman held four firefighters hostage for hours, demanding that his utilities be restored, before being shot dead by a SWAT officer....
April 11, 2013 - 1:22pm
December 25, 2012
Officials: NY gunman set 'trap' for firefighters
WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — A man who set his house on fire then lured firefighters to their deaths in a blaze of flames and bullets had attracted...
December 25, 2012 - 7:50am
Watson, Minn., negotiates fire protection services from the city of Montevideo
WATSON -- Montevideo is willing to provide fire protection services to the City of Watson, which is looking to end a troubled relationship with its independently organized fire department. Representatives from Watson and Montevideo are meeting today to work out an agreement after...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 23, 2012
Sedan firefighter video views double overnight - top 210,000 views (video)
The YouTube video of Sedan firefighters in dresses fighting a truck fire at the St.
March 23, 2012 - 11:57am
March 21, 2012
Sedan, Minn., firefighters in dress getting video attention (video)
Two Sedan volunteer firefighters are getting attention this week as a video shows a pair fighting a vehicle fire at the Padua St. Patrick's Day...
March 21, 2012 - 2:26pm