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Ag economy in reset: Speaker says period of high commodity prices was aberration
UPDATE: Pipeline camp closure goes fairly peacefully, but 2 hurt and 10 arrested
Trump revokes rules on transgender bathrooms
For Apple's new headquarters, a door handle took more than a year to design
White House delays revamped immigration order to next week, official says
Stingers Baseball: Boys are back in town
MLB commissioner: Intentional walk change not enough
WCT Sports Show: Girls basketball bracket watch
Multiple concussions have NASCAR's Danica Patrick thinking about future
Hockey Olympian sisters tap Fighting Sioux logo designer for new apparel line
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
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
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
August 2, 2016
911 service restored to Kandiyohi, Meeker counties
911 service has been restored in both Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties as of 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office sent an automated...
August 2, 2016 - 9:46am
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