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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 30, 2012
Clinton rallies Democrats to get out the vote
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former President Bill Clinton rallied the Democratic faithful today on behalf of President Barack Obama, and the campaign used...
October 30, 2012 - 12:30pm
September 28, 2012
Son-in-law: Minn. businessman killed in shooting
The founder of a sign-making business was among four people killed in a shooting at his Minneapolis office, the businessman's son-in-law said...
September 28, 2012 - 8:49am
August 21, 2012
Biden: 'Republican obstructionism slowed progress'
MINNEAPOLIS -- Vice President Joe Biden pounced on Republicans, with his main targets Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, during an early afternoon downtown Minneapolis rally. "Clearly, Republican obstructionism has slowed our progress but it has not stopped our progress," he declared during...
August 21, 2012 - 3:05pm
June 29, 2012
2 arrested in Minneapolis shooting death of 5-year-old boy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police say they've arrested two suspects in the death of a 5-year-old boy killed by a stray bullet as he slept at his grandmother's home in north Minneapolis. Investigators announced the arrests in a statement today. They say the two juveniles were arrested Thursday...
June 29, 2012 - 3:55pm
May 14, 2012
Minneapolis anti-union fighter to be honored as fallen deputy
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minneapolis executive who was killed in a 1934 scuffle with union workers has been added to a law enforcement officers' memorial, a decision that doesn't sit well with some labor historians. C. Arthur Lyman was part of the Citizens Alliance, a group of employers...
May 14, 2012 - 8:07am
March 27, 2012
Minneapolis stadium backing faces only 1 hurdle
ST. PAUL -- Minneapolis officials say they have enough votes on their City Council to approve a new Vikings stadium, but the clock may run out...
March 27, 2012 - 12:00am
March 26, 2012
Minneapolis council majority backs stadium
ST. PAUL -- Minneapolis officials say they have enough votes on their City Council to approve a new Vikings stadium, but financing and other issues keep the proposal in doubt. Mayor R.T. Rybak this morning gave Gov. Mark Dayton letters of support from seven council members, giving...
March 26, 2012 - 11:40am
October 24, 2011
Minneapolis pitches today for stadium as Dayton clarifies plans
ST. PAUL -- Minneapolis leaders made a bid this morning to be included in Minnesota Vikings stadium discussion, and Gov. Mark Dayton said any of four major legislative leaders could veto a special legislative session he plans to call for Nov. 21. Also, as his self-imposed Nov.
October 24, 2011 - 1:27pm
October 16, 2011
Minneapolis protesters defy tent ban with clear tents
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Anti-Wall Street protesters who are occupying a government plaza in Minneapolis have set up tents in defiance of a county ban. The protesters set up clear plastic tents Saturday afternoon. Authorities had said tents wouldn't be allowed because they're a public-safety...
October 16, 2011 - 10:34am
September 10, 2011
A red, white and blue bridge for Minneapolis on Sept. 11
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Interstate 35-W bridge in Minneapolis will show its patriotic colors to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it will light the bridge in red, white and blue on Sunday. MnDOT Commissioner...
September 10, 2011 - 8:40am
August 29, 2011
American Legion convention -- and Obama -- revisit Minnesota
The American Legion National Convention returns to its roots in Minneapolis this year for the annual gathering of thousands of veterans and friends. And barely more than two weeks after his most recent visit, President Barack Obama again will appear in Minnesota -- this time to speak...
August 29, 2011 - 12:00am
June 11, 2011
Tribune reporter helps clean up former neighborhood ravaged by tornado
I grew up during the 1950s and '60s in the Camden area of North Minneapolis and moved away in 1968 after high school.
June 11, 2011 - 12:00am
May 23, 2011
Cleanup begins after deadly Minneapolis tornado (video)
MINNEAPOLIS - City crews cleared debris block by block Monday as they tallied the number of north Minneapolis homes damaged by a tornado that...
May 23, 2011 - 10:37am
May 9, 2011
City of Minneapolis proposes $895 million Vikings stadium on Metrodome site
ST. PAUL -- Minneapolis proposes building an $895 million Vikings football stadium on the Metrodome site. The city would pay $195 million, 22 percent of the cost, Minneapolis officials announced at an afternoon news conference today. Under the plan, the Vikings would pay $400 million...
May 9, 2011 - 2:56pm
January 27, 2011
Downed wire halts light-rail service in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Light-rail trains are running again in downtown Minneapolis after a downed wire knocked out service for four hours. The wire powers the trains from overhead. Metro Transit spokesman Bob Gibbons says the 750-volt wire broke soon after 10 a.m. today at the station...
January 27, 2011 - 2:37pm