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As DAPL camp cleared, protesters plot resistance to other pipelines
Push to make smoking tougher in Minnesota gains student support
Democrats to elect new party leader Saturday
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
Phone scam reported in Stearns County
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
Palmer, Bryan share Honda Classic lead
Local Roundup: Wildcats bounce back with vengeance
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
January 11, 2014
Montevideo man pleads guilty to possessing gun as a felon, bomb charges dropped
MINNEAPOLIS — It began on a bright spring day with the rumble of armored vehicles through the trailer park; when they rolled to a stop, they...
January 11, 2014 - 1:47am
November 22, 2013
Dawson father gets five years in prison for guns, son gets probation for June standoff with law
MADISON — The father of a boy who had an 8-hour standoff with law enforcement officers this summer in rural Lac qui Parle County was sentenced to five years in prison for wrongfully possessing guns and the boy was sentenced to probation and community service work for obstructing...
November 22, 2013 - 11:00pm
November 15, 2013
Three arrested in connection to Marshall, Minn., gun burglary
By Erin Trester Forum News Service WORTHINGTON — Three people have been arrested in conjunction with an Oct. 29 burglary in Marshall. As a result of a routine traffic stop on Sunday, the Worthington Police Department arrested Michele Lopez and Julio Hernandez, both...
November 15, 2013 - 10:17am
November 5, 2013
Update: Teens armed with BB guns arrested in Denver school standoff
DENVER (Reuters) - Denver police arrested two teenage boys early on Tuesday after they broke into a middle school carrying BB guns that looked like assault rifles and refused to leave for several hours. The two 15-year-old boys, each carrying a school bag and what a witness described...
November 5, 2013 - 12:42pm
Two juveniles, possibly armed, arrested in Denver school stand-off
DENVER (Reuters) - Denver Police early on Tuesday arrested two male juveniles who appeared to be toting rifles inside a middle school that they broke into and refused to leave for several hours. The two 15-year-old boys, each carrying what appeared to be a long rifle and a school...
November 5, 2013 - 7:19am
October 17, 2013
Willmar man gets five years in assault case
WILLMAR — Daniel Esquivel Torres, 28, of Willmar, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm during a June 6 assault of a woman in Willmar. As part of his sentence handed down by District Judge David Mennis in Kandiyohi...
October 17, 2013 - 11:45pm
August 20, 2013
Opinions on guns continue to divide
ST. PAUL — Gun opponents testified Tuesday that they felt uncomfortable earlier this year when they knew gun advocates were packing in the Capitol, but a key opponent admitted he likely will not win a gun ban. Gun proponents far outnumbered opponents in the meeting, called to...
August 20, 2013 - 11:54pm
July 16, 2013
AG strongly criticizes stand-your-ground laws
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday strongly criticized stand-your-ground laws that allow a person who believes he is in danger to use deadly force in self-defense.
July 16, 2013 - 4:19pm
June 27, 2013
Juvenile arrested after standoff in rural Lac qui Parle County, man faces gun charges
MADISON — A male juvenile was arrested after an 8-hour armed standoff with law enforcement Monday in rural Lac qui Parle County. According to a news release from County Sheriff Rick Halvorson, officers were investigating a report that Kevin Ernest Morris, 40, of rural Dawson,...
June 27, 2013 - 10:28am
May 3, 2013
Arrest made after FBI search of Montevideo, Minn., home finds guns, bombs
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man was arrested on a firearms charge Friday after federal authorities found Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and guns during a search of his Montevideo home, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit. By Amy Forliti Associated...
May 3, 2013 - 10:58pm
May 1, 2013
5-year-old boy accidentally shoots 2-year-old sister in Ky.
BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister to death in rural southern Kentucky with a rifle he had received as a gift last year, authorities said. The children's mother was home at the time of the shooting Tuesday afternoon but had stepped...
May 1, 2013 - 12:11pm
April 29, 2013
Editorial cartoon by Bruce Plante
April 29, 2013 - 12:00pm
April 24, 2013
Letter: The NRA isn’t the bully
First off, I’d like to thank Harold Petersen for his excellent letter in the April 22 paper. As I read this, President Obama’s Rose Garden speech was on KWLM. I had already watched this on television. I think it’s really pathetic for a president to go before the world...
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am
March 13, 2013
Letter: Guns and saving ‘just one life’
It can be tough to deal with emotions following news of a murder, especially when victims were children or others who could not defend themselves. Something has to be done. We must take action. If our actions result in only saving one life, isn’t it worth it? Recognize those lines?...
March 13, 2013 - 1:00am
Letter: A man of unvarnished facts
Wow! John Burns really is a man of unvarnished facts. He knows about my characteristics and beliefs, even though we have never met. Ed Mickelson Atwater
March 13, 2013 - 1:00am