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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
Lawmakers consider adding 2 Minnesota veterans homes
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
October 12, 2016
Detour of Highway 4 in Hector ends Thursday
WILLMAR — The detour of state Highway 4 through the city of Hector ends Thursday. Detour signs will be removed and the road will be opened...
October 12, 2016 - 4:17pm
September 22, 2016
In sesquicentennial video, Renville County residents tell their stories
OLIVIA — To celebrate Renville County's 150th anniversary, Gail Miller turned not to the past and stories well-known but to the present....
September 22, 2016 - 8:22am
September 12, 2016
New owners take over Hector Meats & Poultry
HECTOR—Hector Meats and Poultry is under new ownership after longtime owner Kevin Fluhrer retired after 40 years. Brian and Angie Ziegenhagen...
September 12, 2016 - 11:34am
July 26, 2016
Dollar General to open in Hector
HECTOR—Discount retailer Dollar General is opening a new store in Hector. The new store at 751 Highway Avenue East will employ approximately six to 10 people. The retailer offers a wide assortment of merchandise, including food, housewares, apparel and health and beauty products....
July 26, 2016 - 1:19am
June 4, 2016
Hector issues boil order for water
HECTOR — Residents in Hector are being advised to boil municipal water before drinking it or to use bottled water. The boil order was issued Thursday as a precaution after the Renville County community of 1,150 temporarily lost pressure in its water system. Samples of the water...
June 4, 2016 - 12:01am
May 12, 2016
Loftness Specialized Equipment in Hector celebrates 60 years
HECTOR — When Dick Loftness built himself a V-type snow blower in 1956, he was starting the process which would bring about Loftness Manufacturing. The Hector company is now marking its 60th anniversary. Now known as Loftness Specialized Equipment, Loftness manufactures and sells...
May 12, 2016 - 5:20am
May 2, 2016
Plane ride launches Hector man's 36-year crop spraying career
HECTOR — Zipping along at 140 miles an hour just above the corn tassels while dodging power lines, trees and towers is not the time to be wondering...
May 2, 2016 - 11:45pm
April 26, 2016
Hector pilot to be inducted into hall of fame
HECTOR — Ed Newberg, a longtime aviator and aerial applicator in Hector, will be honored April 30 by the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame. He is one of 11 being inducted this year. Since the 1970s Newberg has been a fixed-base operator at the Hector airport and is a leader in agricultural...
April 26, 2016 - 8:22am
March 27, 2016
Fatal rollover in Renville County on Easter Sunday
OLIVIA - A male driver who lost his life in a one-vehicle rollover on Easter Sunday in Renville County has been identified. Preliminary investigation identified the driver as Victor N. Augustin, 75, of Austin, MN, according to the Renville County Sheriff's Department. The mishap occurred...
March 27, 2016 - 7:05pm
August 10, 2015
Hector child, woman airlifted for injuries from accident
LAKE LILLIAN — A 4-year-old girl and 24-year-old woman were airlifted for injuries suffered in a one-vehicle rollover accident Monday morning east of Lake Lillian. The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. Monday along Minnesota Highway 7 near Kandiyohi County Road 74. The Minnesota...
August 10, 2015 - 10:00pm
July 19, 2015
Bird Island man killed in crash Friday in rural Hector
HECTOR — Authorities have named the driver who was killed Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at a rural intersection northeast of Hector. According to a news release from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Richard Strey, 61, of Bird Island, died in the crash. He was initially...
July 19, 2015 - 9:09pm
July 18, 2015
Fatal accident investigated in rural Hector
HECTOR -- One driver was killed Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at a rural intersection northeast of Hector. According to a news release from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, the driver who was killed was initially trapped in the vehicle and needed to be extricated....
July 18, 2015 - 1:25am
April 29, 2015
Two thousand hogs died, barn destroyed in Hector area fire
HECTOR — About 1,400 adult hogs and 600 piglets died Wednesday as the result of the fire that also destroyed a barn about four miles west of Hector. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls shortly after noon reporting the fire at 79281 County Road 16,...
April 29, 2015 - 8:57pm
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
October 31, 2014
Letter: Clarifications on tax bill
After reading the letter in Saturday’s paper from Jacque Collins, I think a couple of the statements in the letter need to be clarified. The letter stated that Andrew Falk voted for the repeal of the farm machinery repair tax. While this is true, what is also true is that he...
October 31, 2014 - 9:00am