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Fewer applicants this time as Willmar PD seeks to fill officer position
Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
Paynesville man, 22, injured in motorcycle crash
UPDATED: Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Jed Carlson column: 'Rand Jr.' looks back on his sports icon
Roundup: Chuckers earn spot in County Line title game
Stingers sweep pair on Sunday
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Mark Donovan Goblirsch
Ardis "Rusty" Smith
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
April 19, 2016
Former Fagen CFO to be charged in $5.7 million embezzlement
GRANITE FALLS - The former chief financial officer for Fagen Inc. will be charged for embezzling more than $5.7 million from the family-owned...
April 19, 2016 - 3:27pm
March 22, 2016
Granite Falls babysitter faces criminal sexual conduct charges
GRANITE FALLS — A man has been charged with criminal sexual conduct for multiple incidents involving three Granite Falls children. The criminal complaint on the charges says Taylor Joseph Christianson, 31, watched the three girls while their mother worked nights. In child advocacy...
March 22, 2016 - 11:14pm
Granite Falls mayor named Bush Fellow in 2016
GRANITE FALLS - Mayor Dave Smiglewski of Granite Falls is among 24 leaders being introduced today as Bush Fellows in 2016. The 24 Bush Fellows...
March 22, 2016 - 9:37am
March 21, 2016
Unfinished Granite Falls house to be razed unless owner granted reprieve from court
GRANITE FALLS — Almost 16 years ago, Ted Thull started building a 4,400-square-foot house he intended to be his dream home in a new residential...
March 21, 2016 - 12:06am
March 15, 2016
Minnesotan who crashed into bus carrying kids on Hwy. 212 pleads guilty
GRANITE FALLS — The driver who allegedly crossed the centerline and crashed into a bus full of young Head Start students on U.S. Highway 212...
March 15, 2016 - 8:21pm
February 16, 2016
Former Fagen CFO used fake ethanol company to embezzle $4.5 million
MINNEAPOLIS—A former CFO at Fagen Engineering created a fictitious ethanol company in Nebraska called Fairmont Investments LLC to help her allegedly embezzle $4.5 million from her employer's company. Kirsten Tjosaas, 38, of Granite Falls used the monies that she allegedly embezzled...
February 16, 2016 - 8:56pm
January 21, 2016
Electrical service interrupted in Granite Falls, Montevideo after vehicle strikes power pole
MONTEVIDEO - Electrical service to Montevideo and portions of Granite Falls was interrupted Wednesday afternoon after a vehicle struck a power pole along U.S. Highway 212 between the two communities. Teresa Patton, 60, of Montevideo, was driving a Ford Edge and was traveling east...
January 21, 2016 - 9:33am
January 18, 2016
Media coverage, prominence of victims lead to change of venue for Balaton man’s trial
MARSHALL — The Lyon County murder trial of a 20-year-old Balaton man previously convicted in connection with a Granite Falls shooting has been moved to southern Minnesota due to the publicity surrounding the case and the prominence of the victims. Derek Michael Hexum was charged...
January 18, 2016 - 11:31pm
January 8, 2016
Wood Lake man dead, Granite Falls man injured in tanker exposure accident
GRANITE FALLS — Jamie Hyatt, 34, died of injuries he suffered during a tanker accident Thursday afternoon in rural Granite Falls. Hyatt and David Syring, 34, were cleaning out a tanker which had been filled with distiller syrup at the 5000 block of 250th Avenue, according to a...
January 8, 2016 - 12:13pm
December 14, 2015
Pioneer Public Television to move headquarters, studio to Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — Pioneer Public Television will move its headquarters and main studio to a facility to be constructed in Granite Falls. Ron...
December 14, 2015 - 11:20pm
Pioneer Public TV moving headquarters to Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS - Pioneer Public Television will be moving its headquarters and main studio to Granite Falls, the station’s board of directors...
December 14, 2015 - 12:49pm
December 12, 2015
Two Minnesota cowboys leave mark on National Rodeo
For the second time in his professional bull riding career, Detroit Lakes’ Brett Stall made it to the “big show” — the Wrangler National...
December 12, 2015 - 8:48am
December 8, 2015
Granite Falls cowboy claims $20,000 prize at National Finals Rodeo' session
LAS VEGAS – Tanner Aus just didn’t feel very well when he arrived in Las Vegas. It’s nothing a few antibiotics and a big paycheck can’t...
December 8, 2015 - 2:47pm
December 7, 2015
Man faces felony charge for striking bus this summer in Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — The driver of a vehicle that crossed the centerline and crashed into a school bus transporting young Head Start students on...
December 7, 2015 - 9:42pm
November 30, 2015
Clara City has high hopes new grocery will rejuvenate commercial district
CLARA CITY — A new grocery store will be constructed this spring in Clara City as part of the community’s efforts to revitalize its commercial...
November 30, 2015 - 10:33pm