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U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons
Benson man charged with faking cancer treatments, swindling $60K
Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to U.S. envoys
Moorhead settles police brutality claim for $12,000, admits no liability
Two found dead in house fire in northwest Minnesota
WCT Sports Show: CMCS, RTR boys set to square off
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher admits to vomiting nearly every time before taking the mound
Remembering the "Miracle on Ice" game 37 years later
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Red-hot Gophers upset No. 24 Maryland, win 6th straight
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Roger "Billy" Schlueter
Donald "Donnie" Clausen
Gladys M. Torbenson
Donna M. Goff
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
December 8, 2015
Man eaten by alligator after wading into lake to avoid pursuing cops
ORLANDO, Fla. - A 22-year-old man suspected of burglarizing homes in Florida was killed and partially eaten by an 11-foot alligator after he waded into a lake, apparently to avoid detection by law enforcement officers pursuing him, police said on Tuesday. An autopsy on the man, Matthew...
December 8, 2015 - 12:55pm
February 25, 2015
Carjackers, beware: This cop may be vacationing near you
COTTAGE GROVE — A carjacker picked the wrong vehicle Saturday in Orlando, Fla. Vacationing Brian Franck was at the wheel — that is, vacationing Cottage Grove police officer Brian Franck. “It was like, ‘Welcome to Orlando,’ ” Franck said Monday, two days after a man tried...
February 25, 2015 - 6:00am
January 14, 2014
Florida gunman at movie screening says he feared attack
Miami - (Reuters) - The man charged with shooting and killing a fellow moviegoer during an argument over cellphone use in a Florida theater is...
January 14, 2014 - 3:29pm
December 17, 2013
Florida man cited after trying to trade alligator for beer
MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man walked into a convenience store with a live alligator and tried to trade it for a 12-pack of beer, according...
December 17, 2013 - 11:06am
October 22, 2013
6-foot gator makes unwelcome appearance at front door of Florida Wal-Mart
APOPKA, Fla. - A 6-foot alligator made an unwelcome appearance at the front door of a central Florida Wal-Mart. The incident happened Sunday morning in Apopka, outside Orlando. The gator stopped in the entryway, causing the automatic doors to open and close until employees locked...
October 22, 2013 - 7:07am
October 18, 2013
2 killers escape Florida prison on forged documents
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- As authorities hunt for two killers who were mistakenly freed by bogus court documents, prison officials and prosecutors...
October 18, 2013 - 5:00am
September 6, 2013
George Zimmerman's wife says he is 'selfish'
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, said she stood by her man "through everything" but once he was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, he left her with "a bunch of pieces of broken glass." Zimmerman, who filed for divorce...
September 6, 2013 - 8:02am
August 12, 2013
Sinkhole causes resort villa to partially collapse
CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) -- A sinkhole caused a section of a central Florida resort villa to partially collapse early Monday, while another section...
August 12, 2013 - 7:35am
July 30, 2013
Explosions rock propane plant in central Florida (with video)
(Reuters) - Dozens of explosions rocked a propane tank servicing plant in central Florida, northwest of Orlando, late on Monday, injuring seven...
July 30, 2013 - 7:53am
July 17, 2013
Other jurors distance themselves from Juror B37
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Four of the six jurors from the murder trial of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman have distanced themselves from statements another juror made in a televised interview.
July 17, 2013 - 6:55am
July 16, 2013
Man found in California motel awakens with amnesia
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Four months after he was found unconscious in a Palm Springs, Calif., motel, doctors are looking into the mystery of a Florida man who awoke with no memory of his past and speaking only Swedish. Michael Boatwright, 61, woke up with amnesia, calling...
July 16, 2013 - 10:20am
July 15, 2013
AG calls Martin killing an 'unnecessary shooting'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday the killing of Trayvon Martin was a "tragic, unnecessary shooting" and that the 17-year-old's death provides an opportunity for the nation to speak honestly about complicated and emotionally charged issues.
July 15, 2013 - 12:48pm
Fla. motorcycle racer dies after hitting 285 mph
LIMESTONE, Maine (AP) -- A motorcycle racer trying to top 300 mph died Sunday after losing control and zooming off a runway at a former air base...
July 15, 2013 - 7:20am
Rallies, marches follow Zimmerman verdict
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of demonstrators from across the country - chanting, praying and even fighting tears - protested a jury's decision...
July 15, 2013 - 7:05am
July 14, 2013
George Zimmerman cleared in shooting of Trayvon Martin
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin,...
July 14, 2013 - 6:49am