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Convictions published April 28
Ex-finance official allegedly embezzled more than $100,000 from Hamline University
Minnesota measles outbreak spreads to Stearns County
It won't be Brainerd or Duluth, as Minnesota appeals court rejects accused police officer's request to move trial
Minnesota firefighter sues city and fire chief, alleging anti-gay bias
Effects of Bradford trade on Vikings playing out in draft
Speedy ex-Gopher Myrick waiting for the call
Grossman learning to be less picky at the plate
Local Roundup: Eagles win at Valley
List of first-round NFL draft picks: The top 32
Khloe Kardashian sued after sharing photo of herself on Instagram
ESPN layoffs: A list of which employees have been fired
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Young Artist's Concerts this weekend in Willmar, Paynesville
'King Ed' comedy on stage at Ridgewater College
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
Luverne A. Peterson
Hazel L. (Strand) Snyder
Edythe O. Jacobson
Trude Kristine Williams
Tribune Opinion: Destination Playground: We can build it if you help volunteer
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 21, 2011
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Some political candidates -- currently Donald Trump, Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann -- are still pandering to those who believe President Obama was not born in the United States and therefore ineligible to be president. This birther theory will likely continue, as long as President...
April 21, 2011 - 12:00am
March 8, 2011
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
March 8, 2011 - 12:00am
January 22, 2011
Letter: The source of our problems
There are so many areas to blame for today's problems. However, in my opinion there are two that really stand out, illegal immigration, and high gas prices As far as illegal immigration is concerned, according to figures recently released by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael...
January 22, 2011 - 9:00am
January 8, 2011
Letter: Who needs electric cars?
I have a problem with justifying the purchase of electric-powered automobiles. First of all, who's going to pay for highway maintenance? Fuel taxes have been the traditional means of funding for road maintenance and construction? I hate to repeat this, but it's already been on the...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Officials remind homeowners, businesses to check gas meters
ST. PAUL -- State officials with the Department of Public Safety Office of Pipeline Safety urge everyone to check the gas meters on their homes...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 3, 2010
Gas prices top $3 in Willmar area
Gas prices Thursday topped $3 at some pumps in the Willmar area Thursday, the first time gas prices have hit that level in more than two years. Gas...
December 3, 2010 - 9:01am
September 27, 2010
Benson residents urged to report suspicious activity after garage burglaries
BENSON -- The Benson Police Department reminds residents to lock their doors and windows before going to bed, leave a light on in the house during the night and take the keys out of your car, even if it is in the garage. Police chief Jim Crace reports an increase in burglaries and...
September 27, 2010 - 10:48am
August 31, 2010
UPDATE: First Street has reopened
WILLMAR -- First Street in Willmar reopened to traffic around 1:45 p.m.
August 31, 2010 - 3:36pm
Gas leak closes part of First Street in Willmar
WILLMAR - First Street has been closed to traffic for several blocks because of a natural gas leak at a construction site. The road was shut...
August 31, 2010 - 12:16pm
April 15, 2010
Teen crashes into gas line, residents evacuated south of Dassel
DASSEL -- Several homes west of Lake Jennie in Collinwood Township of Meeker County were evacuated Wednesday evening after a teen driver crashed a vehicle into a natural gas line and caused the line to leak. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, emergency crews were called...
April 15, 2010 - 9:07am
April 14, 2010
American Opinion - On offshore oil and gas exploration in the U.S.:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: By The Associated Press On offshore oil and gas exploration in the U.S.: As the Obama administration opens parts of the East Coast to energy exploration, let's hope the president keeps those words in mind. President...
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 6, 2010
Cartoon by Chris Britt
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am
March 2, 2010
March 2, 2010 - 12:00am
January 14, 2010
Natural gas tumbles after supply report
NEW YORK (AP) -- Natural gas prices tumbled today after a government report showed that even after a frigid two-week winter blast, U.S. stockpiles are still well above average for this time of year. Since March, natural gas held in underground caverns has remained at the high end...
January 14, 2010 - 11:35am
January 11, 2010
Feds recommend approval of 2 Rockies gas lines
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Federal regulators are recommending approval of two natural gas pipelines that could sharply increase fuel shipments from the Rockies to population centers in the Midwest and on the West Coast. Combined, the proposed pipelines would move almost 2 billion cubic...
January 11, 2010 - 2:15pm