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'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
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
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
July 1, 2014
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
July 1, 2014 - 6:00am
February 5, 2011
Woman faces 14 felonies
WILLMAR -- A 35-year-old Willmar woman made her first court appearance Thursday on 14 felony charges for allegedly claiming more than $8,000...
February 5, 2011 - 12:00am
January 22, 2011
Letter: The source of our problems
There are so many areas to blame for today's problems. However, in my opinion there are two that really stand out, illegal immigration, and high gas prices As far as illegal immigration is concerned, according to figures recently released by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael...
January 22, 2011 - 9:00am
November 29, 2010
Program removes few illegal immigrants from SD
An effort to find and remove illegal immigrants with criminal records from South Dakota has led to the deportation of five people in the first five months. Some state lawmakers say the small return shows that the federal government's strategies are ineffective.
November 29, 2010 - 7:49am
October 6, 2010
33-year-old Olivia man faces 17 counts for illegal taking of game
OLIVIA -- An Olivia man faces 17 different misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor charges for allegedly taking four deer by illegal means and registering and transporting the deer using other people's archery licenses procured at his request. Chuck Lee Baumgartner, 33, was released on...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
June 22, 2010
Nebraska city votes to restrict illegal immigration
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) -- This small Nebraska meatpacking town has joined Arizona at the center of a national debate about illegal immigration after voters approved a ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants, but an expected court challenge could keep the measure from ever...
June 22, 2010 - 11:18am
June 21, 2010
Nebraska town to vote on illegal immigration measure
FREMONT, Neb. -- Angered by a recent influx of Hispanic workers attracted by jobs at local meatpacking plants, voters in the eastern Nebraska city of Fremont will decide today whether to ban hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants. The vote will be the culmination of a two-year...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
Letter: Fanning the immigration flames
Now that construction on the Westwind development has begun and that controversy has died down, there was some question that Willmar may lose its place in the contest for the title of Redneck Capital of Minnesota. Fortunately, the usual suspects on the City Council won't let that...
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
May 7, 2010
Letter: Compliments to Arizona
I'd like to give a compliment to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for signing the law that allows state and local law enforcement to question people on their immigration status if they have reason to believe that they may be in the U.S. illegally. It is also a state crime in Arizona to be...
May 7, 2010 - 12:00am
March 6, 2010
Undocumented immigrants need to be counted without fear
Kandiyohi County residents who are here illegally or are undocumented will not be prosecuted if they fill out a 2010 Census form and should instead be encouraged to fill out the forms. Kandiyohi County Attorney Boyd Beccue said there is a "particular level of fear" that census information...
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am
November 12, 2009
Was 'very, very big buck' in Goodhue County taken illegally?
RED WING, Minn. - Goodhue County (Minn.) prosecutors are considering charges against an area man in a possible poaching case involving what officials said may be a trophy buck. "It's a very, very big buck," said a state official who asked not to be named pending charges. Assistant...
November 12, 2009 - 3:49pm
October 13, 2009
American Opinion: On health care coverage for illegal immigrants:
An excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States. From The Associated Press On health care coverage forillegal immigrants: When President Obama addressed Congress last month he made a promise. "There are also those who claim that our (health care) reform effort...
October 13, 2009 - 12:00am
September 16, 2009
Commentary: Lurching to the right on immigration
SAN DIEGO -- President Obama has already made three big errors where the issues of health care and illegal immigration intersect, and we're still in the early innings. Error No. 1: Obama and his advisers should have listened to immigration reform activists who suggested the White...
September 16, 2009 - 12:00am
October 4, 2008
Internet porn charges dismissed against Willmar man
WILLMAR -- Charges of soliciting a teenaged girl on the Internet and e-mailing sexually suggestive photos to her have been dismissed against a 26-year-old Willmar man. In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Michael Thompson wrote that there wasn't enough probable cause to prosecute Adam...
October 4, 2008 - 12:00am
May 10, 2008
Anti-illegal immigration group wants its highway sign near Border Patrol checkpoint restored
SAN DIEGO (AP) - When members of an anti-illegal immigration group offered to sponsor litter cleanup on local roads, they never imagined California officials would offer them an Adopt-a-Highway stretch near a Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 5, the main artery carrying illegal...
May 10, 2008 - 7:00am