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Paynesville man, 22, injured in motorcycle crash
UPDATED: Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
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
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
Roundup: Chuckers earn spot in County Line title game
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
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
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
Mark Donovan Goblirsch
Ardis "Rusty" Smith
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
June 25, 2012
Emotional, surprising encounter as Guri Endresen remembered
WILLMAR -- Lovise and Rune Holmedal and their daughter Kaia left their home on the west coast of Norway for a holiday in America, taking in sites...
June 25, 2012 - 12:00am
June 23, 2012
National XC champ 1st at Willmar Fests (Minn) 4-mile run
WILLMAR -- One never knows who will show up race day. Saturday morning in downtown Willmar, it was 2011 NCAA Division III Cross-Country champion...
June 23, 2012 - 1:34pm
June 21, 2012
Duluth area update: Evacuations under way in Moose Lake, Willow River
Evacuations are under way in Moose Lake and Willow River today as rivers and lakes continue to rise, swollen by runoff from this week's record-setting...
June 21, 2012 - 12:50pm
Lake Lillian, Minn., man pleads to damage charge
WILLMAR -- Kurt Morrice Litzau, 21, of Lake Lillian, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of property damage for damaging county road...
June 21, 2012 - 12:00am
June 8, 2012
Time capsule entombed in granite more than a century ago is opened near Lake Solomon, Minn.
A time capsule entombed 105 years ago inside a granite monument in the wooded, country Vikor Lutheran Church Cemetery on Lake Solomon was opened...
June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Siblings exchange the same birthday card for 30 years
LAKE LILLIAN -- Some might call them cheapskates, but Corinne Hable and Louise Stenberg say the 50-cent Hallmark birthday card they've been sending...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
May 18, 2012
Sweet Conclusions blog: Down by the water
May 18, 2012 - 8:39am
May 17, 2012
Syttende Mai events set in area communities
Events marking Syttende Mai -- literally May 17, which is Norway's Constitution Day -- have been set in area communities over the next three days. In Norway, according to the country's official U.S. website, Norwegians fill the streets each year on May 17 to celebrate the 1814 adoption...
May 17, 2012 - 12:00pm
May 10, 2012
Outdoor music festival gets preliminary OK for Memorial Day weekend in Green Lake Township, Minn.
WILLMAR -- A Willmar man has received preliminary approval to hold a two-day outdoor music festival over the Memorial Day weekend on a 10-acre farm site near Twin Lakes in Green Lake Township, as long as he meets strict county requirements. David Nelson said he would meet the conditions,...
May 10, 2012 - 12:00am
May 3, 2012
Grass Lake restoration project inches forward
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners approved an amended contract Tuesday with Barr Engineering that will keep the Grass Lake restoration project inching forward. The $59,880 contract will be paid for with a state grant that was awarded in 2010. The contract reflects a...
May 3, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Home of rural Swedish Covenant faith listed for sale
MURDOCK -- Sitting at the antique kitchen table in her equally old rural Murdock farm house, Marie Johnson listens intently to the Swedish church...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 17, 2012
White Bear Lake couple identified in Italian cruise wreck
ROME (AP) -- Italian officials say they have identified the bodies of an American couple and two German nationals who perished when the Costa Concordia cruise ship capsized. In a posting on its website Tuesday, the Interior Ministry named Barbara and Gerald Heil of Minnesota, the...
April 17, 2012 - 8:15am
April 11, 2012
Vehicle into lake north of Willmar, man treated for hypothermia
WILLMAR -- A 24-year-old Willmar man was rescued from the top of his submerged vehicle and taken to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of possible injuries and hypothermia after a one-vehicle crash Tuesday evening. According to Sgt. Gary Wyffels of the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's...
April 11, 2012 - 8:54am
April 5, 2012
Quick decision to take early swim saves senior's life after Tyson Lake, Minn., mishap
TYSON LAKE -- Evan Wintz of Clarkfield took an early season plunge into icy waters, and saved a life by doing so. Yellow Medicine County Sheriff...
April 5, 2012 - 12:00am
April 3, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., selects Willmar, Minn., law firm
WILLMAR -- The Lake Lillian City Council has selected the law firm of Anderson, Larson, Hanson & Saunders of Willmar to serve as city attorney. Duties began April 1. Jon Saunders will serve as city attorney, with assistant city attorney duties to be performed by Sarah Klaassen. As...
April 3, 2012 - 12:00am