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Actress Sofia Vergara faces lawsuit from her own frozen embryos
John Glenn, first astronaut to orbit the earth, dies at 95
Source: U.S. mortgage rates rise to highest levels in over two years
AT&T backs Time Warner merger at U.S. Senate hearing
Churches say they'll protect immigrants facing deportation
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
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'
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
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
January 15, 2014
UPDATE: Blizzard warning issued for Thursday
WILLMAR –– Weather forecasters have upped the ante for dangerous weather to hit parts of west central Minnesota tomorrow. The previous...
January 15, 2014 - 7:59am
January 14, 2014
Minn. Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon to leave, but door still open
ST. PAUL — Twenty-five years of public service is enough for Yvonne Prettner Solon, at least for now. Minnesota’s lieutenant governor announced...
January 14, 2014 - 11:06pm
Two Minnesotans drown in Chicago River trying to rescue mobile phone
CHICAGO - An effort to retrieve a dropped cell phone ended in tragedy on Monday when a 26-year-old man died after falling into the icy Chicago River near downtown Chicago, and a 21-year-old woman who was with him was presumed dead after also going into the river, police said.
January 14, 2014 - 11:35am
January 13, 2014
Prettner Solon might be leaving Dayton's team
Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is scheduled to make a “significant announcement” today, with indications suggesting she will not run on Gov....
January 13, 2014 - 11:38pm
January 9, 2014
Gambling expansion should be put on hold, group says
ST. PAUL — The state Lottery should get permission from the Legislature before proceeding with an expansion of online gaming, anti-gambling groups said Thursday at the Capitol. The state law setting up the Lottery in 1989 did not envision that one day the agency would be offering...
January 9, 2014 - 10:53pm
No danger from substance on Minn. court letter
ST. PAUL -- A suspicious substance on a letter mailed to the Minnesota Supreme Court was not hazardous, the state Public Safety Department reported Tuesday. The St. Paul Fire Department removed the letter from a state building Tuesday and tested it. Public Safety Spokesman...
January 9, 2014 - 8:04am
January 6, 2014
Upper Midwest shivers at midday Monday as everyone deals with frigid Arctic temperatures
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday decided to leave the decision about closing schools on Tuesday to local officials as the Upper Midwest fought...
January 6, 2014 - 11:52am
Local school districts will decide whether to close on Tuesday
ROSEVILLE — The state is leaving it up to local school leaders to decide whether to hold classes on Tuesday, when temperatures are expected...
January 6, 2014 - 10:38am
January 3, 2014
‘Dangerous and historic’ cold snap leads to cancellation of Minnesota schools
ST. PAUL — Weather forecasters say “a very dangerous and historic cold air outbreak” will cover the Upper Midwest early next week, prompting...
January 3, 2014 - 10:52pm
January 2, 2014
$1 million winning lottery tickets sold in Stearns and Beltrami counties
BEMIDJI -- A $1 million Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket was sold in the counties of Beltrami and Stearns, lottery officials announced Thursday. The tickets are two of the 150 winning tickets from this year's New Year's drawing. The $1 million winning ticket numbers...
January 2, 2014 - 9:17am
December 29, 2013
Prep Hockey: Cardinals leveled by White Hawks in Little Falls Invite
LITTLE FALLS — The White Hawks jumped on Willmar for four first-period goals and went on to slam the Cardinals 7-1 on Saturday at the Little Falls Invite. Nonetheless, Willmar and Mound Westonka tie for best record at the three-day tournament, each at 2-1. Hutchinson (1-1-1) and...
December 29, 2013 - 11:30pm
Boys Basketball: Lees lead Blackjacks to CM/C tournament title
COMFREY — Dawson-Boyd’s Joey Lee scored 25 points (13 of 15 at line) and nabbed 9 rebounds as the Blackjacks tipped Heritage Christian 57-42 in the championship game of the Cedar Mountain/Comfrey Invitational on Saturday. Michael Lee put up 19 points and Jess Hansen 10 accounting...
December 29, 2013 - 11:29pm
December 23, 2013
Pension change could speed police, fire retirements
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A statewide change to police and firefighter pension rules could encourage more municipal employees to retire sooner. Police and firefighters can retire early at age 50, though official retirement age is 55. Current law reduces an employee's retirement...
December 23, 2013 - 9:00am
December 20, 2013
Governor on MNsure: ‘The buck stops here’
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has been more involved in the state’s controversial health insurance marketplace than was publicly known, and he said that technically he is responsible for the new agency’s problems. He told reporters Thursday that he and his staff have been in...
December 20, 2013 - 12:00am
December 19, 2013
Friends to the north give Minn. economy big boost
ST. PAUL — Minnesota received a double dose of good economic news Thursday with the announcement of a Canadian business opening a state facility and the unemployment rate falling. The new business is Winnipeg-based Price Industries, which plans a design center in the northwest...
December 19, 2013 - 11:19pm