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Feared iPhone, iPad hacking software is now a reality
MN men face felony charges after shoplifting sunglasses, possessing heroin
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
October 22, 2015
Corn harvesting continues
A combine harvests corn Thursday in a field along Kandiyohi County Road 26 north of the town of Kandiyohi. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
October 22, 2015 - 10:40pm
September 21, 2015
MnDOT asks motorists, farmers to share the road
ST. PAUL — Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. “Harvest season is in full swing and farmers...
September 21, 2015 - 11:31pm
September 8, 2015
Harvesting edible beans
Combines harvest dry edible beans Tuesday in a field about a mile west of Raymond. Dry edible beans were 18 percent harvested in the state as...
September 8, 2015 - 11:22pm
September 1, 2015
Area expects high crop yields
WILLMAR –– While fully acknowledging that a crop “isn’t made until it’s in the bin,” Kandiyohi County Farm Service Agency Director...
September 1, 2015 - 11:19pm
August 12, 2015
Ripe wild rice harvesting season starts Saturday
ST .PAUL — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wildlife managers say it’s shaping up to be a good season for wild rice harvesting as the dry spring provided favorable water levels and rice beds have been growing well in most areas. Harvest of ripe wild rice is allowed between...
August 12, 2015 - 12:04am
BNSF puts a moratorium on adding more oil tank cars
NEW YORK/CALGARY— BNSF Railroad, the Warren Buffett-owned company that has benefited most from the North Dakota shale boom, has told some customers...
November 12, 2014 - 11:29pm
Deer harvest rates decrease throughout Minnesota
NEW LONDON — Firearm hunters registered 54,000 deer during the first three days of the season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported on Wednesday. That’s 30,000 fewer deer than were registered during last year’s season at this time. Counting the deer taken...
November 12, 2014 - 11:17pm
October 7, 2014
Paul Damhof combines navy beans in a field along U.S. Highway 71 south of Willmar.
October 7, 2014 - 9:57pm
August 13, 2014
Renville County agrees to issue overweight truck permits during upcoming harvest
OLIVIA — Renville County will issue permits to allow overweight trucks on a few county roads during the upcoming sugar beet harvest. The Renville County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a motion Tuesday allowing the county to issue permits for 10 percent overweight loads...
August 13, 2014 - 12:28am
November 2, 2013
Propane supplies tight as harvest-related demand grows
MURDOCK — Transport trucks are traveling as far as Kansas and Nebraska and waiting as long as 10 to 15 hours at terminals to fetch propane needed to dry corn being harvested in west central Minnesota this year. Propane distributors in the region are struggling to keep pace with...
November 2, 2013 - 3:46am
October 31, 2013
Wet autumn, freezing conditions take toll on sugar beet harvest
RENVILLE — A wet autumn and freezing conditions have taken a toll on this this year’s sugar beet harvest Sugar beet growers in...
October 31, 2013 - 10:01am
September 30, 2013
Letter: Slow down during fall harvest
It is that time again — harvest. The best time of the year for the American farmer. On the roads and the highway, farmers will travel. There will be trucks and tractors, combines and tillage equipment. We go slow and we take up most of the road. It is our way of going to work,...
September 30, 2013 - 3:00am
September 15, 2012
Minn. harvest beginning, initial reports yield optimism
Farmers in west central Minnesota are beginning to take in the corn and soybean harvest and are finding a wide range of variability in the crop...
September 15, 2012 - 12:00am
August 21, 2012
Minnesota apple crop arrives early
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota's apple crop has arrived early. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says most varieties are ripening one to two weeks ahead of normal, and many orchards already have early-season varieties such as Zestar for sale. While the crop is smaller...
August 21, 2012 - 8:55am
November 12, 2011
Outdoors: Minnesota's opening weekend deer harvest off slightly from 2010
High winds. Low harvest. That's that story at the start of this year's firearms deer hunting season, which opened Saturday, Nov. 5. Lou Cornicelli, wildlife research manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), said hunters registered approximately 73,000 deer...
November 12, 2011 - 12:00am