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Deal-seekers stock up during post-Christmas sales
Records published Dec. 26
Minnesota tax increase possible, not guaranteed
Ridgewater introduces BSN program
St. Cloud loses air link to Chicago one year after getting it
College Football: Report states Gopher tight end may opt for draft
College Football: Georgia’s Gurley to enter NFL draft
NBA: Faried leads Nuggets over Wolves
Boys Basketball: Willmar rallies past Benson to earn first win
Boys Basketball: BOLD edges BBE in OT
After slogging through a mammoth roster of fabulous tunes, the Tribune’s musical misfits are back with their songs of the year list
New London, Minn., Little Theatre gets a facelift
History-oriented films top SAG nominations
Christmas classic opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minnesota
Latest issue of Business 2 Business is available online
Verdna A. Hjelle
Rhoda C. Lang
Nicholas "Nick" Harley Kleinhuizen
Schmidt — Hagen
Peterson — Spanier
Slagter — Sportel
Raatz — Kinney
Clementino — Loseth
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Letter: Bob Enos has extreme views
Letter: No inconsistency by BNSF
Midwest Opinion: Nomination for Norway displayed a poor choice
Editorial: A little bit of help goes a long way
December 22, 2014
Montevideo Police hope to solve year-old murder case
MONTEVIDEO — Today is the one year anniversary of a homicide in Montevideo that remains unsolved, although authorities remain hopeful of resolving the case. It was on this date around 10:15 p.m. that Montevideo Police found the body of Thomas Dickson, 64, in his upstairs apartment...
December 22, 2014 - 10:26pm
Daudt prepares to lead Minnesota House
ST. PAUL — Memories of 2011 remain fresh for Mark Dayton. That was when Dayton, Minnesota’s Democratic governor, faced a conservative Republican...
December 22, 2014 - 10:22pm
December 19, 2014
Pressure mounts to fix Minnesota Sex Offender Program
ST. PAUL — A looming federal trial and an increase in patients being readied for release from Minnesota’s sex offender program has focused attention back to St. Paul, where lawmakers are again at odds over how to fix the state’s controversial program. Department of Human Services...
news / state
December 19, 2014 - 11:11pm
December 18, 2014
Madison mom maintains innocence in medical cannabis case (video)
MADISON — Angela Brown’s attorney filed motions during a hearing Wednesday morning in District Court in Madison seeking to dismiss a charge of child endangerment against her. Immediately afterward, Brown, 38, of Madison, and attorney Michael Hughes of Bend, Oregon, told reporters...
news / region
December 18, 2014 - 4:19pm
December 17, 2014
Academic improvement recognized at Kennedy Elementary
WILLMAR — Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar has been named a 2014 Celebration School. The Minnesota Department of Education chose Kennedy and 20 other schools from among 143 schools that applied for the honor in the fall. The designation honors Kennedy’s improvement in state...
December 17, 2014 - 11:04pm
Records published Dec. 18
This is the records summary for Dec. 18. Car collides with power pole NEW LONDON — A Chevy Impala reportedly collided with an Xcel Energy power pole early Wednesday morning in New London. Riley Lon Hood, 26, of New London was reportedly driving southbound around 1:34 a.m. on...
December 17, 2014 - 10:58pm
Willmar City Council OKs tax abatement for Litchfield shop
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council voted 7-1 this week to approve an eight-year property tax abatement of not more than $23,000 that was requested by an area businessman on behalf of a Litchfield hose assembly firm proposing to expand in Willmar. Voting to approve the abatement...
December 17, 2014 - 10:37pm
December 16, 2014
Southern Prairie Community Care receives state innovation grant
Minnesota’s State Innovation Model has selected Southern Prairie Community Care as one of 12 Accountable Communities for Health to receive grant funds that will support efforts to promote health and improve health care by strengthening clinical and community partnerships. Accountable...
December 16, 2014 - 11:15pm
Icy conditions cause crashes in western Minnesota
WILLMAR — Icy conditions made for hazardous travel on roads in western Minnesota early this week, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. As of Monday afternoon, Sgt. Jesse Grabow reported that the Minnesota State Patrol had responded to 21 accidents in west central Minnesota. Grabow...
December 16, 2014 - 10:58pm
Kandiyohi County Board names Commissioner Jim Butterfield chairman of the board, again
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will not have a new chairman next year. Commissioner Jim Butterfield, who served as chairman this year, will fill the post again next year. In a unanimous vote Tuesday by his fellow commissioners, Butterfield was elected as...
December 16, 2014 - 10:51pm
Willmar Utilities moves forward with substation plan
WILLMAR — No action Monday night by the Willmar City Council let stand a land purchase agreement that allows the Willmar Municipal Utilities to move ahead with preliminary design for the proposed Priam substation. “The utility is pleased we will be able to move forward with the...
December 16, 2014 - 10:43pm
Records published Dec. 17
This is the records summary for Dec. 17. District Court Kandiyohi County WILLMAR — Sharika Latoya Webb, 25, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of felony financial transaction card fraud stemming from an incident in which $530 was charged on a stolen debit card. As...
December 16, 2014 - 10:39pm
December 15, 2014
City Council allows land purchase by Municipal Utilities for substation
WILLMAR -- No action by the Willmar City Council means the Municipal Utilities’ proposed purchase agreement with Jennie-O Turkey Store to buy nearly 48 acres of land for an electric substation at Priam will go forward. The council resumed discussion Monday night of the utilities’...
December 15, 2014 - 11:09pm
Group asks Lac qui Parle County to drop the charges against Angela Brown
MADISON — A threat of ice- and snow- covered roads notwithstanding, Patrick McClellan vows he will make a better than three-hour drive from the Twin Cities to Madison to present a petition this morning to Lac qui Parle County Attorney Rick Stulz. The petition contains some 9,000...
December 15, 2014 - 11:05pm
Willmar baker closes shop due to gluten allergy
WILLMAR — Even though she’s stopped eating the made-from-scratch, French-inspired pastries that she and her husband make at their family-owned Willmar bakery, just working with the flour has made Christina Hanson’s gluten allergy so bad that the couple has decided to close their...
December 15, 2014 - 11:02pm