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Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
'Our family is complete': Minnesota family reunited with dog who spent 10 days in ND cold
Willmar council unanimously OKs Rice Hospital lease to newly formed Carris Health
Essentia nurses' union challenges firings over mandatory flu shots
Former northern Minnesota cult leader has sentence reduced
Devils score goal in overtime to nip Wild
Howard, Hornets down Timberwolves
Vikings' Riley Reiff ready for return to Detroit
Gophers need to focus more on perimeter defense, coach says
Fleck, Gophers scrambling to fill QB void after Ohio prep star decommits
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Helen D. Johnson
Thomas "Tom" Rice
Shelby Kingman Jr.
Donald Schmitz Sr.
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
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Emma Anne Williams
May 15, 2013
Ridgewater commencement today in Hutchinson, Friday in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Commencement ceremonies at Ridgewater College will be held today in Hutchinson and Friday evening in Willmar. The community and technical college expects to award degrees, diplomas and certificates to 383 Hutchinson graduates and 752 Willmar graduates. The Hutchinson...
May 15, 2013 - 3:42pm
May 10, 2013
Motorcyclist injured Thursday near Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD – A rural Hutchinson man was air-lifted Thursday night from the scene of a motorcycle accident near Litchfield. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Department, Joseph Butcher, 34, was injured when the 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle he was driving...
May 10, 2013 - 8:05am
April 18, 2013
Update: Highway 7 near Hutchinson has is now open
WILLMAR – State Highway 7 near Hutchinson has been reopened. A stretch of Highway 7, just east of state Highway 22, had been closed this afternoon following a crash. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported the highway had reopened at 6 p.m. Roads in the region continue...
April 18, 2013 - 6:13pm
March 21, 2013
Hutchinson woman hurt in crash south of Eden Valley
LITCHFIELD — A 37-year-old Hutchinson woman was taken by ambulance to Meeker Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday along State Highway 22 south of Eden Valley. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s office,...
March 21, 2013 - 9:35am
March 4, 2013
Hutchinson, Minn., man hurt in snowmobile incident
DASSEL — A 30-year-old Hutchinson man was taken by Gold Cross Ambulance to Hutchinson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries sustained in a snowmobile incident around 4:40 p.m. Sunday in Dassel Township.
March 4, 2013 - 9:28am
October 29, 2012
Teens hurt in ATV crash in southern Meeker County, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- Two teenagers were hurt in a ATV crash reported around 3:15 p.m. Sunday in Cedar Mills Township of Meeker County. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, Katlin Davis, 16, of Hutchinson, was driving a 2011 Artic Cat side-by-side type ATV southbound on 610th...
October 29, 2012 - 8:37am
October 16, 2012
Several manufacturers in region to open doors to public during Minn. Tour of Manufacturing
WILLMAR -- Minnesota manufacturing companies, including several in western and central Minnesota, are inviting the general public to tour their facilities next week during the Minnesota Tour of Manufacturing week. According to the state Department of Employment and Economic Development,...
October 16, 2012 - 12:00am
August 9, 2012
Hutchinson, Minn., teen to hospital after dirt bike crash
COSMOS -- A 17-year-old Hutchinson teen was taken by ambulance to Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday near Cosmos. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Hunter Turner was hurt in...
August 9, 2012 - 8:45am
July 11, 2012
Rollover crash hurts two south of Darwin, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- Two people were hurt in a one-vehicle rollover crash around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday south of Darwin. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, Maxwell Garaghty, 22, of Hutchinson, was driving north on County Road 14, was distracted and did not see a curve in the road....
July 11, 2012 - 9:34am
August 27, 2011
Prep Volleyball: Hutchinson topples Willmar in opener
HUTCHINSON -- Willmar returned majority of its lineup from last year. But so did Hutchinson after reaching the Class AA state championship. The Tigers were too much for Willmar Friday as Hutchinson posted a 25-13, 25-16, 25-20 non-conference sweep in the season opener for both squads. "We...
August 27, 2011 - 12:00am
August 25, 2011
First Ridgewater College 5K Run Scheduled for October
HUTCHINSON - The first ever Ridgewater 5K run and kids 1K fun run are scheduled for October 15, 2011 in conjunction with the College's 50th Anniversary celebration. Start time for this fun family event is 10:30 a.m. at the college's Hutchinson campus. The kids 1k fun run will start...
August 25, 2011 - 12:00am
July 5, 2011
Civil Air Patrol members from Willmar, Minn., traveling to Hutchinson after local squadron deactivates
WILLMAR -- After facing deactivation in November 2010, the Willmar Civil Air Patrol squadron had a choice to make: either find a new squadron or stop serving. Nearly eight months later, Willmar volunteers, like Ruth Hoffman, chose to continue their service and make the drive to Hutchinson...
July 5, 2011 - 12:00am
July 2, 2011
Grazing, direct marketing and careers in ag topics July 16 near Hutchinson
HUTCHINSON -- Sheep grazing, on-farm processing, on-farm meat retailing and a discussion about the variety of options available for pursuing a farming career will be featured at a public tour from 2 to 4 p.m. July 16 at the Lamb Shoppe near Hutchinson. This tour, which is sponsored...
July 2, 2011 - 12:00am
February 12, 2011
Hutchinson ousts Willmar from 2A girls hockey playoffs
WILLMAR -- Junior center Sara Carlson scored three times, including an empty-netter in the game's final minute, to lead the Hutchinson Tigers to a 5-1 victory over the Willmar Cardinals at the Civic Center on Saturday evening. The win puts the No. 3 seeded Tigers (13-13-1) in the...
February 12, 2011 - 11:34pm
January 3, 2011
Dassel man dead, shot self after short pursuit Saturday
HUTCHINSON -- A 20-year-old Dassel man was found dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, after a short pursuit involving Hutchinson Police and the Meeker County Sheriff's office. According to the sheriff's office, deputies were called to assist the Hutchinson Police around...
January 3, 2011 - 9:58am