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Minnesotan Ellison’s DNC campaign falls short
Americans eat out less as higher menu prices take a bite from restaurant visits
WI man sentenced for cutting off woman's pinky in 'ritualistic memorial'
Index funds always better than picking stocks, Warren Buffett says
Defying the odds: Minnesota woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
Gymnastics: Schramm, Henjum in state All-Around top-20
Wrestling: 18 area grapplers win section titles
Twins linked to Dominican shortstop Marte
Minnesota United about to discover learning curve for MLS expansion teams
Wild's Chris Stewart: Loyalty and work ethic forged by family
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
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
February 20, 2014
Spielman, Vikings focusing ‘heavily on the draft’
INDIANAPOLIS — The early days of the latest general manager-coach relationship were eye-opening as much as refreshing. For the ninth time...
February 20, 2014 - 11:02pm
February 18, 2014
Powers: Changes coming to a locker room near you
By Tom Powers St. Paul Pioneer Press Listen, you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Justin Morneau in a Hooters outfit. Or Matt Guerrier in a gray miniskirt. Or Jason Kubel in a billowy red dress that made him look like a strumpet from an Old West saloon. Or former Twin Michael...
February 18, 2014 - 11:39pm
February 16, 2014
Vikings' Carlson says he’ll be back in NFL in ’14
Minnesota Vikings tight end and Litchfield native John Carlson will continue playing football, despite a concussion history that led him to consider retirement at the end of last season. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Carlson intends to return to the NFL, with the Vikings...
February 16, 2014 - 9:57pm
February 14, 2014
Ex-Viking Sharper accused of drugging, raping women
By Dana Feldman and Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters LOS ANGELES — Former professional football player Darren Sharper, a star defensive back turned television sports analyst, was charged on Friday with drugging four women and raping two of them in a Los Angeles area hotel, prosecutors...
February 14, 2014 - 11:33pm
February 10, 2014
College football: Missouri DL Sam announces he’s gay
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — National Football League hopeful Michael Sam on Monday drew public support from athletes, fans and politicians after he...
February 10, 2014 - 10:50pm
February 6, 2014
Vikings name full coaching staff for ’14
The Minnesota Vikings on Thursday announced the 17 assistants on new head coach Mike Zimmer’s staff, including holdover and special teams coordinator Mike Priefer. Priefer returns from the old staff after allegations by former punter Chris Kluwe that Priefer used homophobic language...
February 6, 2014 - 11:45pm
February 5, 2014
College football: Gophers celebrate rare nab of top-100 recruit
By Tim Leighton St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill finally snagged a golden recruit Wednesday. Just seconds after apologizing to his grandparents and the state of Minnesota for taking so long to make up his mind, four-star...
February 5, 2014 - 11:11pm
College football: Gophs’ recruiting class the best of Kill’s tenure
MINNEAPOLIS — Gophers football coach Jerry Kill made his third full recruiting class his best yet. The University of Minnesota on Wednesday...
February 5, 2014 - 11:03pm
Prep football: ACGC’s Karlsgodt retires after 39 years
Football coaching careers are too often defined by numbers. Terry Karlsgodt certainly has them, but he prefers to sum up his time as Atwater-Cosmos-Grove...
February 5, 2014 - 10:59pm
February 3, 2014
Carroll, Hawks partied hard, expect return
NEW YORK — Coach Pete Carroll said owner Paul Allen played “big licks” with his own band on stage late into the night at the Seattle Seahawks team party following Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVIII victory. “Sleep wasn’t in order last night,” Carroll said Monday at the Sheraton...
February 3, 2014 - 11:46pm
February 2, 2014
Seattle blows out Denver for first Super Bowl win
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For the first time in franchise history, the Lombardi Trophy belongs to the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle scored on...
February 2, 2014 - 9:43pm
January 31, 2014
NFL: Coaches Carroll, Fox lay eyes on the prize
NEW YORK — Two days before Super Bowl XLVIII, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and Denver Broncos head coach John Fox made their final public appearances in a joint press conference Friday morning at the Rose Theater. Fox, who was defensive coordinator of the Giants before...
January 31, 2014 - 11:53pm
January 28, 2014
New labor union courts college football players
By Amanda Becker, Reuters A new labor union is being formed for U.S. college athletes, and football players at Northwestern University in Chicago are looking to get onboard, the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) announced Tuesday. An “overwhelming majority”...
January 28, 2014 - 11:55pm
January 27, 2014
NFL roundup: Ravens name Kubiak OC
The Baltimore Ravens hired former Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator, the team announced during a press conference on Monday. The Ravens also hired Rick Dennison as quarterbacks coach. Dennison was Kubiak’s offensive coordinator with the Texans. Kubiak...
January 27, 2014 - 11:06pm
Kluwe’s lawyer: Texts support claims; Vikings knew about Priefer allegations
By Chris Tomasson St. Paul Pioneer Press The lawyer for former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe on Saturday identified individuals Kluwe has named as witnesses and contended a Vikings official had known prior to his May release that Kluwe had accused an assistant coach of making homophobic...
January 27, 2014 - 10:35pm