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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
U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons; move could impact Appleton facility
Benson man charged with faking cancer treatments, swindling $60K
Byron Buxton is all ears going into third year
NASCAR Sprint Cup 2017 Schedule
Daytona 500: Logano, Keselowski armed with battle plan
WCT Sports Show: CMCS, RTR boys set to square off
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher admits to vomiting nearly every time before taking the mound
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
January 24, 2017
Records published Jan. 24.
This is the records summary for Jan. 24. Police pursuit FAIRFAX — A man who led police on a six-mile pursuit Sunday afternoon in Renville...
January 24, 2017 - 5:36am
November 26, 2016
Absentee voting numbers up in region
WILLMAR — The workload was higher for county auditors throughout the 2016 election season, with early in-person absentee voting and increased...
November 26, 2016 - 7:34am
November 22, 2016
Snow and freezing rain expected to continue through holiday weekend
Much of Minnesota, including Kandiyohi, Meeker, Yellow Medicine, Renville, Redwood, Pope, Swift, Lac Qui Parle, Chippewa and Stearns counties,...
November 22, 2016 - 1:54pm
Minnesota DNR designates Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area
ST. PAUL – The Department of Natural Resources this week designated the state's second groundwater management area. According to a news release...
October 22, 2016 - 9:24am
March 2, 2016
Update: Teen deaths near Litchfield were murder-suicide, sheriff says
LITCHFIELD - A Meeker County Sheriff’s Office investigation says the Monday deaths of two teens near Litchfield were the result of a murder-suicide....
March 2, 2016 - 12:31pm
May 27, 2015
Bird flu numbers increase again; 97 Minnesota farms affected
WILLMAR –– Three new cases of bird flu were reported today on Minnesota farms, bringing the total number to 97 poultry farms affected by the deadly H5N2 virus. The latest cases include commercial turkey farms in Kandiyohi, Meeker and Brown counties that have presumptive positive...
May 27, 2015 - 3:08pm
November 5, 2014
Voters decide municipal races in region
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an...
November 5, 2014 - 12:59pm
October 31, 2014
Meeker County man injures leg when revolver accidentally discharges
LITCHFIELD - A Meeker County man injured his leg when his revolver accidentally discharged while he was holstering it after having shot at a skunk. Kyle Hallberg, 23, reported he was injured around 7:49 p.m. on Thursday at a residence along Meeker County Road 18. The accidental...
October 31, 2014 - 12:16pm
July 15, 2014
Transit merger between Kandiyohi and Renville counties progresses
WILLMAR –– Another step was taken this week in the expected Jan. 1 merger of transit systems in Kandiyohi and Renville counties, and now there’s talk of adding a third county. At their meeting Tuesday, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners gave final approval to a joint powers...
July 15, 2014 - 10:10pm
July 2, 2014
Kandiyohi County modifies no-wake restrictions on area lakes
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said Wednesday that no wake restrictions, which were put in place June 18, have been lifted on...
July 2, 2014 - 10:45pm
April 10, 2014
Remember to obtain permits for open burning
As the danger of wild fires increase, area residents are reminded that permits are required for open burning and those permits have limitations, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. An open burning permit is required for any fire larger than 3 feet in diameter...
April 10, 2014 - 11:24pm
Be safe, be legal: Permits required for open burning
NEW ULM - As the danger of wild fires increase, area residents are reminded that permits are required for open burning and those permits have limitations, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. An open burning permit is required for any fire larger than...
April 10, 2014 - 2:36pm
December 27, 2013
Weather advisory as Arctic blast on way
WILLMAR — Strong winds and snow are on the way, leading the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities to issue a weather advisory for the...
December 27, 2013 - 10:53pm
December 1, 2013
KAT takes transit in new direction
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi Area Transit is moving in a new direction — literally and figuratively. KAT is currently working with Meeker County to establish a shared route between Litchfield and Willmar and they are working with the Renville County transit system on a proposed merger...
December 1, 2013 - 11:13pm
August 30, 2013
Darwin collision results in diesel fuel leak
DARWIN — No injuries were reported but an estimated 150 to 180 gallons of diesel fuel leaked onto U.S. Highway 12 following a collision Thursday night between a car and a semi-truck in Darwin. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office said authorities responded at 9:24 p.m. after...
August 30, 2013 - 10:39am