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February 15, 2017
SMSU athlete dies unexpectedly
February 15, 2017 - 10:33am
January 24, 2017
Employers must file tax forms by Jan. 31
January 24, 2017 - 5:40am
January 13, 2017
Otto Bremer awards $100,000 grant to Project Turnabout in Granite Falls
January 13, 2017 - 9:00am
December 19, 2016
Author and researcher Robert Putnam, right, speaks Thursday about the increasing segregation that is occurring in the country by income and social class. He was a featured presenter at the "Grow Our Own" summit hosted by the Southwest Initiative Foundation. Beth Mattingly, left, of the University of New Hampshire, said the trend is evident in this region too, where one in six children now live in poverty.

Tom Cherveny / Tribune
Southwest Initiative taking on 'opportunity gap'
December 19, 2016 - 9:36am
A scene along Highway 19 Friday afternoon traveling eastward toward Lucan.  Submitted photo / Jeffrey McCall
A drive home to Lucan Friday afternoon during a blizzard
November 19, 2016 - 7:43pm
October 24, 2016
Abdullahi Olow, operations manager of Southwest Transportation, stands by his company vehicle in downtown Willmar. He and two partners quit their jobs to start the company which provides rides to medical appointments for Medicare and Medical Assistance clients.

Linda Vanderwerf / Tribune
Willmar man involved in new medical transportation business
October 24, 2016 - 11:50pm
September 9, 2016
Heartland merging with another community action agency
September 9, 2016 - 9:30pm
September 2, 2016
Housing classes to be offered in Willmar and Marshall
September 2, 2016 - 9:05am
August 15, 2016
Housing seminars slated in Marshall, Willmar
August 15, 2016 - 11:30pm
May 17, 2016
Duininck Inc. purchases McLaughlin & Schultz Inc.
May 17, 2016 - 5:49am
Derek Hexum
Man convicted in Granite Falls shooting pleads guilty in separate murder case
March 17, 2016 - 7:29pm
March 15, 2016
Derek Hexum
Man convicted in Granite Falls shooting now charged in murder case
March 15, 2016 - 10:45am
November 2, 2015
Steven Rosenstone, chancellor, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, warned that the state’s future prosperity is threatened by the challenges of a shrinking pool of skilled workers ready to enter the workforce as the baby boomer generation retires. Rosenstone spoke at the regional workforce summit sponsored by the Southwest Initiative Foundation Wednesday in Marshall. (Jim Tate | SMSU)
Analysts warn of upcoming job crisis
November 2, 2015 - 11:36pm
October 15, 2015
Brandon Swanson has been missing since May 14, 2008. Swanson, 19, disappeared in May of 2008 after running his car off the road in rural western Minnesota. He remains missing. (SUBMITTED)
Search resumes Saturday for man who’s been missing since 2008
October 15, 2015 - 11:21pm
October 3, 2015
The Bigler family was in this vehicle July 28, 2012, on their way to a cabin on Lake Minnewaska when a drunken driver crossed the center line, killing 5-month-old Drake. State Farm Insurance has kept the vehicle, and Brad Bigler brings it to schools when he speaks to youth about the family’s tragic experience. ( Tom Cherveny | Tribune
Coach feels compelled to share story of infant son killed by drunken driver
October 3, 2015 - 12:33am