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College Football: Report states Gopher tight end may opt for draft
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Boys Basketball: Willmar rallies past Benson to earn first win
Boys Basketball: BOLD edges BBE in OT
After slogging through a mammoth roster of fabulous tunes, the Tribune’s musical misfits are back with their songs of the year list
New London, Minn., Little Theatre gets a facelift
History-oriented films top SAG nominations
Christmas classic opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minnesota
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Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Letter: Bob Enos has extreme views
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Editorial: A little bit of help goes a long way
November 28, 2014
Girls hockey roundup: Willmar upends Austin
WILLMAR — Willmar played an uneven game but won a high-scoring matchup against Austin Friday night in the second game of the Cardinals’ annual holiday tournament. Jordan Sankey had two goals and Riley Schneider added a goal and three assists to power Willmar to a 6-5 win before...
sports / Cardinals
November 28, 2014 - 11:32pm
November 27, 2014
Boys Hockey: River Lakes outlasts Prairie Centre
River Lakes 4, Prairie Centre 3 River Lakes outshot visiting Prairie Centre 53-15 Tuesday in Paynesville, but the Stars (3-0) needed third-period goals from Connor Beltz and Grant Thompson to stay unbeaten. Beltz finished with a hat trick as the sophomore scored the Stars’ first...
November 27, 2014 - 10:48pm
November 25, 2014
Boys hockey: Willmar takes down Storm
BENSON — Willmar won its season opener on Tuesday night by defeating Morris/Benson Area 6-3. Isaac Kobienia scored two goals and had two assists while Josh Tinklenberg added two goals as well. The Cardinals struck first, notching two goals in the first period for a lead they would...
November 25, 2014 - 10:39pm
Wild's Zucker’s value elevated by ‘little things’
Jason Zucker took a moment to reflect on his eight goals in the Wild’s first 20 games. There was the short-handed one on a breakaway in mid-October....
November 25, 2014 - 10:36pm
November 24, 2014
Zucker fuels win for Wild
SUNRISE, Fla. — Left winger Jason Zucker picked a good night to have his father at his game. Zucker scored twice — both on assists from center Mikko Koivu — to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Monday at BB&T Center.
November 24, 2014 - 11:45pm
NHL Roundup: Coaches Quinn, Oliver, Tikhonov die
Pat Quinn, who coached for 20 years and played in more than 600 games, died at the age of 71. He was one of the more respected voices in the game. He helped restore Canadian pride in the game as he guided Canada to the Gold medal in the 2002 Olympics. Quinn coached the Edmonton...
November 24, 2014 - 11:39pm
November 21, 2014
Girls Hockey: Alexandria shuts out Willmar
WILLMAR — Alexandria handed Willmar its first Central Lakes Conference loss of the season, downing the home Cardinals 4-0 on Friday. Alexandria (1-0-1, 5-1-1) outshot Willmar 38-23, and Kristin Trosvig, Nicole Bartels, Mari Wosepka and Lauren Niska each had a goal for Alex. Three...
November 21, 2014 - 11:34pm
Boys Hockey: River Lakes crush LDC
LITCHFIELD — River Lakes was able to win its season opener 6-1 over Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato on Friday night. Connor Beltz scored two goals, while goalie Trevor Meed stopped 40 of 41 shots for the visiting Stars. The Dragons started the scoring off by a goal by Isak Haataja....
November 21, 2014 - 11:34pm
November 20, 2014
Girls hockey: River Lakes blanks Icebreakers
PAYNESVILLE — River Lakes shut out St. Cloud 3-0 to get their third win on the season Thursday. This was the first time in three games for the Stars in which the game was not extended into overtime. Alyssa Meed had a goal and an assist while Shana Clark stopped all 23 shots her...
sports / prep
November 20, 2014 - 11:01pm
Zucker, Wild edge Flyers
PHILADELPHIA — Left winger Jason Zucker scored a tiebreaking goal with 45.4 seconds left in the game to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win...
sports / pro
November 20, 2014 - 10:48pm
November 18, 2014
Girls Hockey: Cardinals score four times in third period to slam Icebreakers
ST. CLOUD — Visiting Willmar pulled away from the St. Cloud Icebreakers on Tuesday night by winning 5-2. After a scoreless first period, the second saw three goals. Two of them were by the Icebreakers, who would take a one-goal lead heading into the third period. But the Cardinals...
November 18, 2014 - 11:31pm
November 17, 2014
Wild place Harding on waivers
The NHL’s leader in goals-against average and save percentage last season is on waivers, likely on his way to the minor leagues. The Minnesota Wild lifted their suspension on veteran goalie Josh Harding and promptly placed him on waivers Monday so that if — more likely when...
November 17, 2014 - 10:12pm
Wild earn pair of 1-goal wins
ST. PAUL — Defenseman Marco Scandella scored 1:01 into overtime and Zach Parise tallied twice in the first period as host Minnesota overcame squandering a three-goal lead to rally to win its third in a row by edging Winnipeg 4-3 Sunday. Parise, who missed his team’s last five...
November 17, 2014 - 6:10am
November 16, 2014
Girls Hockey: Cardinals edge Fergus Falls in CLC opener
WILLMAR — Shelby Schneider scored a late power-play goal, assisted by Amelia Amon, to cap Willmar’s 4-3 win over Fergus Falls Saturday in the Central Lakes Conference opener for both squads. Riley Schneider scored 57 seconds into the game to give Willmar (1-0, 2-1) a quick...
November 16, 2014 - 11:40pm
November 14, 2014
Youth hockey player dies during game
BRAINERD — A 14-year-old youth hockey player died after collapsing on the ice during a bantam tournament game Friday at Essentia Health Center ice arena in Brainerd. The Brainerd Police Department reported officers and emergency medical personnel responded to the arena, formerly...
November 14, 2014 - 9:30pm