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Activists tie themselves to Enbridge property in Bemidji
Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL, Curry
Storm blows through Murdock overnight
Content with its content: Minnesota Public Radio celebrates 50th anniversary with events in Moorhead
Trump says Stephen Curry's White House invitation has been 'withdrawn'
Prep Football: BOLD big on 'D'
Prep Football: Cards bring the heat
Prep Football: ACGC grinds down Osakis
Local Roundup: Warrior volleyball thumps Rochester
Twins protect wild card lead with another win over Tigers
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
Printer Andy Kahmann of Montevideo named 2017 Prairie Disciple
Country Quilters show is this weekend in Willmar
'Almost Saved, But Lost' details snowstorm: New London native publishes book on 1873 blizzard that killed 12 people in Kandiyohi County
'Idiots' worth a visit at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
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
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
Conserving estate money no excuse for risking elder's health
Opinion: Alarm over decline in U.S. government spending for ag research
Tribune Editorial: TIF proposal for First Street South block is a good idea for Willmar
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
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July 1, 2017
Fourth of July fireworks put some combat vets on edge
FARGO — Sam Floberg will hunker down at a quiet place in Minnesota's Lakes Country this Fourth of July. That's because the whoosh of fireworks...
July 1, 2017 - 3:06pm
June 29, 2017
Independence Day activities scheduled for region
Family friendly events are held throughout the region on the Fourth of July, with food, parades, music, fireworks and baseball all intertwined...
June 29, 2017 - 1:33pm
June 20, 2017
Willmar Fests to kick off Wednesday
WILLMAR — Willmar Fests opens Wednesday with a flag-raising ceremony at Selvig Park in downtown Willmar. Events of the 72nd annual Willmar...
June 20, 2017 - 7:43am
February 24, 2017
Capitol Chatter: 2018 Minnesota governor race already crowded
ST. PAUL—There is one easy prediction in Minnesota politics: The 2018 governor's race will be crowded. Nearly 20 people have said they...
February 24, 2017 - 1:18pm
January 22, 2017
Spicer Winter Fest lighting ceremony and fireworks
People gather for the Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks at Saulsbury Beach Saturday, Jan 21, as part of Spicer Winter Fest. Events began this weekend...
January 22, 2017 - 1:18pm
August 30, 2016
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
WILLMAR—The Kandi Racing Association will pay at least $2,000 for conducting an illegal fireworks display last summer that left a volunteer...
August 30, 2016 - 6:32pm
July 11, 2016
Kandiyohi Racing Association charged in 2015 fireworks incident at Willmar race track
WILLMAR -- The Kandi Racing Association is now facing multiple charges related to a June 2015 fireworks display at the KRA Speedway in Willmar...
July 11, 2016 - 8:13pm
June 1, 2016
Stingers' opening night ends with a bang
The Willmar Stingers bats were quiet in the season opener Tuesday evening at Bill Taunton Stadium. But there was plenty of action moments after...
June 1, 2016 - 7:32am
April 11, 2016
Minnesota House lights up over fireworks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House lit up fireworks legislation Monday, but Senate Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton are expected to douse the red glare. The House voted 73-56 Monday to allow the same type of fireworks in Minnesota that residents now travel to Wisconsin, South Dakota and...
April 11, 2016 - 11:00pm
January 21, 2016
Spicer WinterFest begins this weekend, but will be without popular ice castle attraction
The annual WinterFest celebration officially kicks off this weekend in Spicer, preceding five-plus weeks of winter-themed activities in the community....
January 21, 2016 - 9:47am
November 16, 2015
Fireworks mishap kills 19-year-old Minnesota man
MOUNTAIN IRON – A 19-year-old Cook man died in a fireworks accident in northern Minnesota on Friday morning. A mortar-style firework was placed on top of a hard hat Trevor Reichel, of Cook, was wearing in a backyard on the 5600 block of Oriole Avenue in Mountain Iron,...
November 16, 2015 - 10:40am
July 6, 2015
America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs and barbecues amid tightened security
NEW YORK — Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating...
July 6, 2015 - 12:00am
June 28, 2015
State Fire Marshal: Exercise caution around fireworks
Last year in Minnesota, 71 fireworks injuries were reported, 15 involving children ages nine and under, according to the State Fire Marshal. As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the State Fire Marshal has issued a press release as a reminder of what types of fireworks are legal...
June 28, 2015 - 7:24pm
June 16, 2015
Fireworks investigation to wrap up this week
WILLMAR — The State Fire Marshal’s investigation regarding the unpermitted fireworks display at KRA Speedway, which injured a volunteer firefighter, will likely be concluded later this week. Bruce Roed, who oversees fireworks safety for the Fire Marshal’s Office, said Tuesday...
June 16, 2015 - 11:26pm
June 15, 2015
Officials research fireworks’ origins
WILLMAR — The State Fire Marshal is investigating the origin of the fireworks used last week in a display that injured a volunteer firefighter at KRA Speedway in Willmar. It was previously determined that KRA Speedway did not obtain a permit to host Wednesday’s fireworks display....
June 15, 2015 - 11:40pm