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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
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
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
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
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
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
February 4, 2014
Motorists’ diversion programs defended by Kandiyohi County sheriff
WILLMAR –– Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog asked legislators Tuesday to do what they can to preserve driver diversion programs that the state auditor claims are illegal. Hartog said Kandiyohi County's “Driver Awareness Diversion” class provides valuable education to people...
February 4, 2014 - 11:19pm
January 26, 2012
County Park 3 access to Diamond Lake closed by sheriff, unsafe ice conditions
WILLMAR -- The access point at County Park 3 onto Diamond Lake has been closed to motor vehicle traffic due to very poor ice conditions. According to Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, the sheriff's office received a report about the ice conditions around 1:30 p.m. today and deputies...
January 26, 2012 - 3:54pm
December 19, 2011
Hartog named president of state Sheriffs' Association
WORTHINGTON -- After serving five years on the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association Board of Directors, Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog recently stepped into the position of president of the association during a conference in Alexandria. The association has two main goals -- to educate...
December 19, 2011 - 12:00am
January 24, 2011
Carbon monoxide poisoning claims Gibbon man
ATWATER -- The individual has been identified who apparently died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a fish house on Lake Elizabeth Sunday morning. He is Sidney Ray Schmidt, 40, of Gibbon. Further investigation into Schmidt's death is being conducted, according to a news release today...
January 24, 2011 - 2:53pm
October 30, 2010
Kandiyohi County: Re-elect Modderman, Re-elect Kalkbrenner, Re-elect Hartog
County Auditor Sam Modderman, County Recorder Julie Kalkbrenner and County Sheriff Dan Hartog are all seeking re-election to their respective offices and are running unopposed. All three have performed well in their positions and should be re-elected.
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
September 28, 2010
Kandiyohi Co. Sheriff offers $500 reward for info on nighttime burglaries
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog has announced that a $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in recent nighttime burglaries in the county. The burglaries have occurred in the cities of Kandiyohi,...
September 28, 2010 - 3:53pm
August 20, 2010
Suspect arrested after gun incident on Diamond Lake
ATWATER -- A 64-year-old man was arrested on charges of second-degree assault and terroristic threats Friday after law enforcement officers, including the Kandiyohi County tactical team, were called to a home on the east side of Diamond Lake. According to a news release from Sheriff...
August 20, 2010 - 4:09pm
August 18, 2010
Sheriff warns of money scam, urges citizens to research charities
WILLMAR -- A scam, with individuals contacting local citizens by e-mail or phone and asking for money, is taking place in west central Minnesota. According to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, the scam involves a person contacting citizens and stating that...
August 18, 2010 - 4:05pm
May 25, 2010
Operating levy point of debate for school officials decision likely at July 12 board meeting
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board will probably decide in July whether to ask voters to renew an operating levy that is about to expire. The School Board discussed asking voters to revoke a levy that will expire next year and replace it with a new 10-year levy at a workshop meeting...
May 25, 2010 - 12:00am
Services help assess the skills of aging drivers
At least once a month, staff at the Rice Rehabilitation Center must deliver the bad news to an older driver: You've just failed your simulated...
May 25, 2010 - 12:00am
May 13, 2010
Vetting of local sen.'s immigration bill expected to continue
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog is intrigued by the possibility that state-funded training could be available on illegal immigration. "Any education is good when it comes to dealing with different things," said Hartog, in response to a bill introduced this week by...
May 13, 2010 - 12:00am
December 19, 2009
New radio system is working 'flawlessly'
WILLMAR -- When the switch was flipped Tuesday morning on Kandiyohi County's new 800-megahertz radio system, emergency personnel had no idea...
December 19, 2009 - 12:00am
December 17, 2009
Sheriff's Office investigates advertising scam
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of a possible advertisement scam involving local contractors. Sheriff Dan Hartog said investigators have identified the business titled Builders Connection from Nisswa, Minn., as having been in the west central...
December 17, 2009 - 2:50pm
October 22, 2009
County considers ordinance on animals on the loose
WILLMAR -- A proposal to adopt a county ordinance that would address dangerous animals, animals running at large and prohibited animals has the...
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am
October 6, 2009
Kandiyohi boy undergoes surgeries after hunting accident
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to correct the victim's hometown to Kandiyohi.
October 6, 2009 - 12:00am