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No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Santa comes early to Jefferson
Solar garden planned north of Brainerd
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
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Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
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Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
Updated 4:30 p.m.: MnDOT lifts no travel advisory in southwest Minnesota
Updated 4:30 p.m. WILLMAR, Minn.— The no travel advisory in five counties in southwest Minnesota has been lifted as of 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT issued the advisory at 9:20 a.m. Monday morning. The no travel advisory...
February 8, 2016 - 3:38pm
February 2, 2016
Highway 12 meeting in Litchfield post-poned today because of storm
LITCHFIELD – The Minnesota Department of Transportation has post-poned the Highway 12 open house that was scheduled for today in Litchfield. MnDOT District 8 Public Affairs Coordinaor Mandi Lighthizer-Schmidt said the open house to discuss the downtown Litchfield highway reconstruction...
February 2, 2016 - 12:25pm
August 28, 2015
UPDATE: Victims of two west central Minnesota accidents identified
BENSON -- The names of the victims of two separate fatal accidents that happened within 12 hours of each other on different stretches of the same highway in west central Minnesota have been released. According to the State Patrol, Rhett R. Peters, 28, of Hutchinson was killed early...
August 28, 2015 - 12:45pm
June 26, 2014
Willmar businesses gear up for Highway 12 construction project
WILLMAR — When reconstruction of a one-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 12 starts next month on the east side of Willmar, the road work and detours...
June 26, 2014 - 11:31pm
March 20, 2014
Major project: Crash-prone intersection near Willmar prompts overpass plan
WILLMAR –– One of the most dangerous intersections in the region is targeted for a significant reconstruction project. Kandiyohi County...
March 20, 2014 - 10:55pm
January 27, 2014
Many highways reporting fair conditions, Hwy 71 and Hwy 4 north of Hwy 55 reported as hazardous
Road conditions across much of west central Minnesota have improved this afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT’s 511MN.org website shows most highways in the region in fair driving condition as of 2 p.m. this afternoon. The primary trouble...
January 27, 2014 - 2:40pm
December 25, 2013
20-year plan: State issues highway investment priorities
The Minnesota Department of Transportation this week wrapped up a 20-year state highway investment plan that establishes priorities for the next...
December 25, 2013 - 10:36pm
April 22, 2013
MN Highway 4 detour in Cosmos begins today
WILLMAR, Minn. – The Highway 4 reconstruction project in Cosmos began today, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The detour follows Highway 4 north to Highway 7, then east to Meeker County Road 1, north to County Road 28, and west to Highway 4. Traffic on...
April 22, 2013 - 9:30am
November 26, 2012
Culvert replacement on Highway 4 near Hector, Minn., complete
WILLMAR -- Motorists will no longer experience detours on state Highway 4 near Hector as crews have completed culvert and tile replacements. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a news release that the detour will be removed this afternoon. For statewide travel information,...
November 26, 2012 - 2:41pm
November 21, 2012
Minn. Hwy. 23 traffic being detoured around an accident north of Clara City
An accident with a vehicle in the ditch on Minnesota Highway 23 north of Clara City has resulted a detour tonight. Traffic is currently being detoured on local roads around the accident until the accident is cleared.
November 21, 2012 - 5:06pm
November 9, 2012
Culvert replacement on Highway 4 near Hector, Minn., begins Tuesday
WILLMAR -- Motorists in Renville County will experience detours beginning Tuesday on State Highway 4 near Hector as crews work on culvert and tile replacement in two locations. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the northern location is two miles north of Hector...
November 9, 2012 - 12:22pm
November 1, 2012
Highway 40 bridge repairs complete
WILLMAR -- Repairs are complete on a Minnesota Highway 40 bridge located 18 miles west of Willmar near the Murdock sugar beet piling site, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. The bridge load limit had been restricted for large trucks while crews reinforced...
November 1, 2012 - 12:00am
October 16, 2012
UPDATE: Belgrade, Minn., man killed in semi-bicycle crash south of Belgrade
BELGRADE -- The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the bicyclist killed in a crash early this morning on U.S. Highway 71 south of Belgrade. The...
October 16, 2012 - 10:47am
September 26, 2012
Renville County to seek grant funds for OHV park in Minnesota River Valley
OLIVIA -- As a dozen or more supporters watched, the Renville County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to apply for Legacy funds to acquire lands for an off-highway vehicle park. The proposed park would be developed in the Minnesota River Valley on 272 acres of land to...
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
September 25, 2012
Highway 29 project to begin Oct. 1 in Montevideo
WILLMAR -- Motorists in Montevideo may encounter minor delays when the state Highway 29 resurfacing project from U.S. Highway 212 to Chippewa County Road 15 begins Monday, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The project involves removing four inches of the existing...
September 25, 2012 - 12:00am