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'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
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
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
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
February 7, 2017
New London man escapes before truck sinks in Green Lake
SPICER – A 20-year-old New London man escaped injury Monday night after the pickup he was driving went through the ice on Green Lake. According...
February 7, 2017 - 6:12am
July 6, 2016
Letter: Saving a lake, one clam at a time
I recently spent another wonderful weekend on the north shore of Green Lake. As is usually the case with Green Lake, the water is clear, and the sandy beach on the north shore extends past our dock. How strange this year to see black clumps of zebra mussel-encrusted rocks and clams...
July 6, 2016 - 2:00am
June 23, 2016
Spicer Graffiti: 'I was a Teenage Carhop'
Featured in Saturday's West Central Tribune Extra section will be an article and photos on a Spicer landmark. Norm and Alice Melges opened Mel's...
June 23, 2016 - 10:08am
June 21, 2016
Snowbirds flock to Willmar
Ann Patrick and Terry Dinderman of the Orange Grove RV Park Picnic Group from Edinburg, Texas, wave Tuesday as they leave a public dock to cruise...
June 21, 2016 - 11:37pm
A rallying voice for local lakes steps back from the podium
A familiar voice on behalf of the lakes of Kandiyohi County is stepping back from the podium he has used for the cause. Terry Frazee, executive...
June 21, 2016 - 1:28pm
June 17, 2016
Zebra mussels continue explosive growth in Green Lake
SPICER — Zebra mussels are likely to continue their explosive growth in Green Lake this summer, but it remains impossible to know what their...
June 17, 2016 - 2:27pm
June 5, 2016
Willmar group wants to build a destination playground on Robbins Island
WILLMAR — A group of community members feel the time is right to try and build a destination playground at Robbins Island Park in Willmar,...
June 5, 2016 - 11:39pm
May 27, 2016
Let's catch some fish on Green Lake
Let's Go Fishing takes area elementary students fishing on Green Lake each May. These Kennedy fourth-graders got there chance on a splendid Thursday...
May 27, 2016 - 6:15am
April 15, 2016
Zebra mussels popping up in the thousands on Green Lake
SPICER - The zebra mussel invasion is full-blown on Green Lake. At 4 Seasons Lawn & Beach Service, owner Chris Pientka said that he first...
April 15, 2016 - 10:46am
March 21, 2016
A chilly way to ring in spring
Despite there still being ice on some parts of the lake, five area men to take to the gelid waters of Green Lake on Saturday for some wakesurfing...
March 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
March 17, 2016
Lake ice piles up in Spicer
It is just one more crazy event to occur on the lake this winter, such as water skiing on Christmas Day. Driven by a westerly breeze, mounds...
March 17, 2016 - 7:43pm
Mounds of cubed ice rumble to Green Lake's shore
Mounds of cubed ice piled up Wednesday along the east shore of Green Lake. One lake resident said the ice crackled and popped as it barged to...
March 17, 2016 - 1:12pm
February 18, 2016
Murderer challenges court’s denial of appeals
For nearly 20 years, Thomas Rhodes, 56, has maintained his innocence in the 1996 Green Lake boating death of his wife, Jane Rhodes. During a nighttime jet-powered boat ride, according to the prosecution’s evidence, Rhodes choked his wife, threw her from the boat and then struck...
February 18, 2016 - 12:15am
January 2, 2016
Video: Winter Yacht Racers travel from afar for Spicer's "Good Ice"
Some traveled from as far as New England, lower Michigan, Chicago and central Wisconsin to race on the slickest ice in the hemisphere this weekend...
January 2, 2016 - 4:46pm
January 1, 2016
Video: Green Lake to host iceboat Regatta this weekend
SPICER - Good things come to those who wait, and in this case, that means good ice and the men and women who love to race iceboats on it. Some...
January 1, 2016 - 12:00am