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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
July 26, 2010
Two Internet pen pals, two countries apart, hold out hope that after 16 years of friendship they may actually one day meet face-to-face
ose Hartwig and Gavin Hill have known each other for 16 years. They speak every day. Sometimes it's a quick e-mail, other times it's a four-hour...
July 26, 2010 - 12:00am
June 22, 2010
Navigating Facebook in the workplace
WILLMAR -- If your boss ever catches you updating your Facebook status or posting a tweet from your work computer, you probably won't be fired...
June 22, 2010 - 12:00am
April 17, 2010
Willmar police officer talks about Internet, summer safety
WILLMAR -- One in five teens will receive some sort of inappropriate content online this year. It's parents' job to teach their children how to handle such encounters with strangers on the Internet, Willmar Police Officer Marilee Dorn said Friday. Dorn spoke at the Child Guide Community...
April 17, 2010 - 12:00am
April 6, 2010
Stimulus funds support broadband expansion
GRANITE FALLS -- MVTV will be receiving $562,776 in a low-interest loan and $562,776 in grant funds for its broadband expansion project through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It will be matching the monies with $281,388 in private investment, according to a recent announcement...
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am
Providing access to dotcom economy, one tower at a time
GRANITE FALLS -- Broadband connectivity is a "must have'' for economic growth. Yet in large swaths of rural west central and western Minnesota, that connectivity remains hard to have, or very expensive. That's changing fast, tower by tower. "We're getting this service to where...
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am
March 30, 2010
Warroad man charged with Internet solicitation in chat room sting
A criminal complaint says a Warroad, Minn., man had sexually charged conversations with an undercover officer in a chat room for teens and exposed himself over a Web camera on several occasions. Brad Allan Erickson, 45, made his initial appearance Monday in state District Court in...
March 30, 2010 - 9:13am
January 22, 2010
Black bear, Lily, gives birth on Internet from Ely-area den
Lynn Rogers has been walking with and talking to and studying bears for 43 years, but he had never seen bear cubs being born -- until today. Rogers,...
January 22, 2010 - 12:30pm
November 30, 2009
Speedy Internet could help provide a boost for areas of rural Minnesota, officials say
November 30, 2009 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
Tribune Editorial: High-speed broadband is critical statewide
Minnesota is becoming a state of haves and have nots -- on the world's information highways -- the Internet. For most of west central Minnesota, this is not a good thing. A report issued Friday states that Minnesota needs to make significant improvements in order to meet a goal...
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
June 16, 2009
Klobuchar proposal aims to save broadband money
ST. LOUIS PARK -- Minnesotans get frustrated enough with road construction and paying taxes that they should not have to put up with both when...
June 16, 2009 - 12:00am
Seminars offered on business use of Internet
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission and Ridgewater College are co-sponsoring a pair of seminars Tuesday on how businesses can harness the power of the Internet. The two half-day seminars will be held in the large outreach room at Ridgewater...
February 16, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Kandiyohi County added to DNR Internet-based burning permit system
WILLMAR -- The state Department of Natural Resources has added Kandiyohi County to its Internet-based burning permit system. As of Jan. 1, citizens can get a yearlong open burning permit on the Internet. According to a news release from Sheriff Dan Hartog, the traditional paper...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
Economic Development Commission to offer second round of business Web site grants, Internet seminars
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has limited funds available through its business retention and expansion technology advisory committee for grants to help businesses create a Web site or expand an existing Web site to include e-commerce. The...
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
Meeker County added to DNR Internet-based burning permit system
LITCHFIELD -- The state Department of Natural Resources has added Meeker County to its Internet-based burning permit system. As of Jan. 1, citizens can get a yearlong open burning permit on the Internet. According to a news release from Sheriff Mike Hirman, the traditional paper...
January 8, 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