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Election's viral stars a hit for Halloween
Scientists identify fossilized dinosaur brain tissue for first time
Minnesotan killed by live wire after crashing into power pole
College student slams into police car while taking topless selfie
Once jobless and uncounted, eager workers could slow Fed rate hike
WCT Sports Show: Cards, Wildcats breeze through opening rounds
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
John R.L. Teigland
Glenn John Nelsen
Walter Merril Johnson
Melissa Heen Peterson
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
Ryan Rauenhorst letter: Lang will hold true to his values
September 22, 2016
Zebra mussels confirmed in Lac qui Parle Lake
MILAN - Zebra mussels have now been confirmed in another popular recreational lake in west central Minnesota. They were found in Lac qui Parle...
September 22, 2016 - 1:44pm
September 12, 2016
Outrigger canoe made for Pacific takes on a prairie lake
MILAN - Gusty winds bore down the length of Lac qui Parle Lake, chasing up waves like a whitewater run on a wild river. They were no match for...
September 12, 2016 - 11:25am
August 26, 2016
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
MILAN—For reasons only the late Vern Kleven knows, 40 years ago he decided that Milan needed its own version of the Liberty Bell to celebrate...
August 26, 2016 - 9:26pm
August 22, 2016
Milan helps Micronesians navigate difficult waters
MILAN -- Milan's Micronesian community is reaching a tipping point in its American experience, right at a very challenging time. It sweeps this...
August 22, 2016 - 12:41pm
April 6, 2016
Letter: Citizen wishes were heeded
Last year I wrote several letters concerning Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Milan bridge issue. MnDOT had scheduled the rehabilitation of the Milan bridge; local citizens of Milan and the surrounding area were outraged! The citizens felt and knew that a new bridge...
April 6, 2016 - 1:00am
March 21, 2016
MnDOT plans to replace Highway 40 bridge in Milan
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation will replace rather than rehabilitate the Milan bridge on Minnesota Highway 40, the District...
March 21, 2016 - 10:58pm
March 6, 2016
Grocery store thrives in tiny Milan
MILAN — A small grocery store in Milan, population 369, sets this community apart from many others of its size in rural Minnesota. And it’s...
March 6, 2016 - 11:23pm
May 14, 2015
Syttende Mai celebrations in west central Minnesota
Norway Lake NEW LONDON — The Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association will celebrate Syttende Mai beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday at First...
May 14, 2015 - 8:38am
April 24, 2015
MnDOT delays bridge bidding
WILLMAR — After hearing the concerns of Milan area residents, the Minnesota Department of Transportation decided to delay the bidding for the Milan Bridge project for at least three months. MnDOT was scheduled to take contractor’s bids on May 15 for an estimated $2.6 million...
April 24, 2015 - 11:40pm
April 23, 2015
Don't just rehabilitate Milan bridge -- replace it, locals demand
MILAN — Three dozen Milan area residents filled the city offices Thursday morning to tell officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
April 23, 2015 - 11:42pm
April 16, 2015
Letter: Replace the Milan bridge
This letter is written to question the recent decision by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to rehabilitate, at the projected cost of $2.6 million, the Milan bridge at Lac qui Parle Lake. This bridge was built in the 1930s and has outlived its public safety, economic and...
April 16, 2015 - 5:09am
January 28, 2015
Jobs, schools draw Micronesians to western Minnesota
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY — Thanks to Pacific Ocean breezes, temperatures on the islands of Micronesia do not fall below 70 degrees or rise above...
January 28, 2015 - 11:15pm
January 22, 2015
Micronesian ambassador looking to 'bridge the gap'
MILAN — Opportunities for jobs in the area's meat packing industry and to provide their children with a good education has made the Chippewa County community of Milan home to over 180 people from the tropical islands of Micronesia. Adjusting to the cold and snow-covered landscape...
January 22, 2015 - 7:33pm
November 21, 2014
Micronesian ambassador looking to 'bridge the gap'
MILAN — Opportunities for jobs in the area's meat packing industry and to provide their children with a good education has made the Chippewa...
November 21, 2014 - 11:16pm
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
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 asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm