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Turf wars: NLS plan to upgrade football field under scrutiny
Dayton fails to visit all 87 counties in 86 days
Spicer man charged with kidnapping in alleged violent assault of woman
Man injured in Atwater electrical accident
Republicans may be on verge of losing U.S. Senate majority
Four-goal period sparks Wild to rout of Bruins
Ness runs wild in NLS victory
Prahl helps Dragons overcome Holdingford
Kluber, Indians blank Cubs in World Series opener
Cardinals preparing for stingy Northfield defense
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
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
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
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Melissa Heen Peterson
Francis H. "Fran" Uhlenkamp
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
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Jill R. Benson letter: Sawatzky will bring positive change
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