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J.C. Penney to shut 130 to 140 stores
Records published Feb. 24
Slowing the water remains Hawk Creek challenge
Low turkey prices hurt Jennie-O profits
'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
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
February 5, 2017
Minnesota ice fishing bar is hotspot for a cold one
The door to the Hillbillies Ice Hole Bar shakes open, making a slight popping noise as the seal releases. Audible gasps can be heard as a pair...
February 5, 2017 - 5:00am
August 31, 2016
Wife recounts ordeal of husband who survived 12 hours floating in lake
An amazing story of survival. An elderly man floated in Devils Lake for 12 hours in a fight for his life, mostly under the shadow of darkness....
August 31, 2016 - 6:53am
August 26, 2016
Search continues for victim after boat collision on Minnesota lake
One man remains missing on Fish Hook Lake on the north edge of Park Rapids in northwest Minnesota following an accident involving two boats on...
August 26, 2016 - 11:11am
July 19, 2016
Second gator discovered in northern Minnesota
PILLAGER -- It has been confirmed. A second alligator in the Brainerd lakes area has been found. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday...
July 19, 2016 - 8:13pm
May 26, 2016
Record number of watercraft inspectors to monitor boats
ST. PAUL — More than 800 watercraft inspectors helping to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Minnesota will be at public water accesses this summer. Counties employ and supervise the vast majority of the inspectors, all trained by the Department of Natural Resources...
May 26, 2016 - 6:57pm
February 3, 2016
After fisherman pulls up bone, Minnesota lake becomes archaeological site
ALEXANDRIA – Piece by piece, information continues to be gathered to solve the mystery of the Lake Victoria bison bones. While bones found...
February 3, 2016 - 9:26am
July 22, 2015
As the sun dipped low in the sky Wednesday, a swimmer somersaulted off a tube into Whipple Lake in Baxter.
July 22, 2015 - 10:36pm
July 10, 2015
Waterborne parasite infection has ‘grim prognosis’
MOORHEAD — The death Thursday of a teenage swimmer gives Minnesotans a grim reminder that a common freshwater parasite can on rare occasions strike with lethal effect when it invades a victim’s brain and causes severe swelling. The parasite, a form of ameba, was confirmed as...
July 10, 2015 - 11:45pm
July 9, 2015
Lakes are safe despite recent infections, officials say
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Throughout the summer, many people will make the trek to one of the region's many lakes. But with an infection contracted in a lake being blamed for the death of an Alexandria, Minn., boy, many may hesitate before packing up and heading out this weekend. However,...
July 9, 2015 - 11:58pm
Teen dies from infection after swimming in lake
ALEXANDRIA -- The Alexandria teen who contracted a rare and severe brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake has died. Hunter Boutain, 14, died Thursday at University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was being treated for a suspected case of primary...
July 9, 2015 - 11:57pm
March 31, 2015
Tot dies weeks after falling through ice
MINNEAPOLIS —Four weeks after falling through the ice on a central Minnesota lake with his grandfather, 2-year-old Hayden Minnerath of Alexandria...
March 31, 2015 - 11:37pm
January 27, 2015
Four cars drop into lakes in Cass County
WALKER, Minn. -- The Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to four incidents of vehicles going through thin ice during the past weekend. Just more than a week go, two other vehicles dropped into frigid waters. There were no serious injuries reported in the incidents, according...
January 27, 2015 - 7:00am
January 6, 2013
Harvesting Ice For Ice Castle in Spicer (video)
A crew from Wee Kut Ice Company harvests ice from Green Lake Saturday in Spicer where construction of a Winterfest Ice Castle began over the...
January 6, 2013 - 5:15pm
November 20, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., man and St. Paul teen facing charges for possessing drugs, stolen gun
WILLMAR -- Justin Paul Nelson, 25, of Lake Lillian, made his first court appearance Monday on felony charges of fifth-degree drug possession, receiving stolen property, possession of a weapon by a person convicted of a violent crime and for storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in...
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
November 19, 2012
Lake Lillian council to appoint mayor
LAKE LILLIAN -- The Lake Lillian City Council will appoint a new mayor in January, after the recipient of the most write-in votes declined the job. City Council member Ken Wittman did not seek the mayor's post, but received the most write-in votes with 13 in the Nov. 6 election. Council...
November 19, 2012 - 12:00am