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Minnesotan Ellison’s DNC campaign falls short
Americans eat out less as higher menu prices take a bite from restaurant visits
WI man sentenced for cutting off woman's pinky in 'ritualistic memorial'
Index funds always better than picking stocks, Warren Buffett says
Defying the odds: Minnesota woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
Gymnastics: Schramm, Henjum in state All-Around top-20
Wrestling: 18 area grapplers win section titles
Twins linked to Dominican shortstop Marte
Minnesota United about to discover learning curve for MLS expansion teams
Wild's Chris Stewart: Loyalty and work ethic forged by family
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
February 6, 2017
Redwood Falls man killed in crash south of Olivia
OLIVIA -- A Redwood Falls man died Monday morning in a head-on crash with a semi truck on U.S. Highway 71, south of Olivia. The crash closed...
February 6, 2017 - 10:47am
Highway 71 reopened after fatal crash near Olivia
UPDATED: 3 p.m. WILLMAR – A stretch of U.S. Highway 71 south of Olivia, closed for several hours due to a fatal crash, has been reopened. Traffic...
February 6, 2017 - 8:20am
December 5, 2016
Olivia woman injured in Highway 71 crash
WILLMAR -- A 20-year-old Olivia woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash early Monday morning on an icy U.S. Highway 71. The State Patrol says Lacy J. Starr was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries following the crash. Just after 7:30 a.m. Monday,...
December 5, 2016 - 1:18pm
November 19, 2016
One dead, seven injured in Renville County crash
MORTON -- A Renville County woman died and seven people were injured Friday night in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 71 near Morton. The...
November 19, 2016 - 11:57am
November 17, 2016
Intruder head butts Willmar business owner, but escapes with his hide
WILLMAR — A daytime intruder head-butted a rural Willmar business owner, jumped over counters and tipped over boxes before fleeing out...
November 17, 2016 - 11:49am
October 9, 2016
Highway 71 to reopen Monday from Blomkest to Olivia
WILLMAR — The U.S. Highway 71 detour from Blomkest to Olivia will be removed and the road opened to traffic Monday. According to a news release from the state Department of Transportation, the concrete repair project from Blomkest to Olivia began Sept. 15. This project is part...
October 9, 2016 - 7:08pm
August 29, 2016
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
WILLMAR -- A Kerkhoven couple was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital and three others were also injured after a three-vehicle crash Monday...
August 29, 2016 - 11:41am
June 7, 2016
UPDATE: Driver killed, son seriously injured in head-on crash north of Elrosa
Updated: 5:17 p.m. The State Patrol has released the name of the driver killed early Tuesday after a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 71 just north...
June 7, 2016 - 9:54am
May 6, 2016
Highway 71 bypass resurfacing begins Monday
WILLMAR (Staff Report) — Resurfacing of the Highway 71/Willmar bypass is set to begin Monday. This project includes a drainage adjustment and overlay of the westbound lane of the bypass. Work will begin with the drainage adjustment on the northeast end of the bypass. Paving is expected...
May 6, 2016 - 11:27pm
Car and SUV crash on Highway 71 in Willmar
A four-door Hyundai and a Chevy SUV each suffered front-end damage shortly before 10:30 a.m. Sunday in a two-car crash at the intersection of...
March 6, 2016 - 12:23pm
December 16, 2015
VIDEO: Crash on U.S. 71 south of Willmar injures three
A head-on crash about seven miles south of Willmar on Wednesday resulted in three people being transported by Willmar Ambulance to Rice Memorial...
December 16, 2015 - 3:39pm
January 8, 2015
Update: Highway 71 between Redwood Falls and Highway 14 to reopen around 7:30 p.m.
Updated 7:11 p.m. Thursday: The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to reopen Highway 71 from Redwood Falls to Highway 14 at about 7:30 p.m. WILLMAR – The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed Highway 71 – from Redwood Falls...
January 8, 2015 - 5:01pm
December 23, 2014
Four teens injured in crash north of Willmar Monday night
WILLMAR -- Four teens were injured in a two-vehicle side-swipe type accident Monday night on U.S. Highway 71 and 37th Avenue north of Willmar. According to the State Patrol, Jayme Hamlander, 19, of Hutchinson was driving a 2009 Chrysler Sebring northbound in the right lane of...
December 23, 2014 - 5:40am
November 21, 2014
Update: Semi collides with tractor hauling farm equipment in U.S. Highway 71 accident
NEW LONDON—Two men were injured as the result of a crash with a tractor hauling farming equipment Thursday evening in New London. A pickup truck and semitrailer traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 71 reportedly collided with the tractor traveling northbound on the highway, according...
November 21, 2014 - 1:20pm
October 1, 2014
Park Rapids man killed in semi-pickup crash on U.S. Highway 71
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 38-year-old Park Rapids, Minn., man was killed in a collision with a semi-trailer Tuesday night south of Park Rapids. The crash was reported at 7:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 71, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. A 1976 International semi was pulling out...
October 1, 2014 - 9:30am