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Capitol Chatter: 2018 Minnesota governor race already crowded
Calif. pawn shops specialize in the rare Oscar coming through door
Willmar Fire Department responds to garage fire
Soccer-playing bumblebees get goal-scoring buzz
Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
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
June 30, 2016
MnDOT asks vacationers to hit the brakes on Hwy. 23/71 bypass
WILLMAR - An extended holiday weekend might prompt drivers to adopt a lead foot during the mad dash out of town, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking excited citizens to take it easy on roads with construction areas. Those leaving or adventuring around the Willmar...
June 30, 2016 - 3:19pm
June 1, 2016
Highway 23 passing lane projects to get underway
RAYMOND — “Nothing worse than being behind a train of cars,’’ Brian Neal said. It was his way of saying he hopes the passing lanes to...
June 1, 2016 - 11:23pm
May 25, 2016
Roadwork abounds this summer
WILLMAR — The season of orange cones, traffic delays and detours is here. With construction underway in earnest, motorists can expect to deal...
May 25, 2016 - 11:54pm
May 20, 2016
Wait for Highway 23 funds continues
HAWICK — The modest, pale green house on the edge of Hawick that Mary and Dave Solum have called home for 50 years — and where they raised...
May 20, 2016 - 12:14am
May 18, 2016
MnDOT demonstrates new machinery
WILLMAR — A machine that spit out 500 traffic cones in a neat row, a remote-controlled traffic flagger operated from the side of the road and...
May 18, 2016 - 11:38pm
May 12, 2016
Minnesota Highway 23 meeting set for Tuesday in Cottonwood
COTTONWOOD — Area residents and business owners are invited to an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Cottonwood Community Center, at 142 W. Main St. in Cottonwood, to discuss the upcoming Minnesota Highway 23 passing lanes project between Hanley Falls and Cottonwood....
May 12, 2016 - 11:08pm
State Highway 23 open house to be Tuesday in Hawick
WILLMAR — The final draft of a preliminary plan to fill the four-lane gap between New London and Paynesville on state Highway 23 is completed...
May 12, 2016 - 11:06pm
April 27, 2016
Governor’s stay only hope for Watson's Mile Tree
WATSON — Barring something as unexpected as a last minute stay-of-execution by the governor, Watson’s Mile Tree will be coming down in May....
April 27, 2016 - 8:53am
April 19, 2016
Watson Tree gets one week reprieve
WATSON — Kylene Olson and supporters of the Watson Mile Tree won a one-week reprieve in their effort save it. The Minnesota Department of Transportation...
April 19, 2016 - 7:50am
April 9, 2016
MnDOT plans to fell Watson’s Mile Tree
WATSON — An iconic symbol of a small western Minnesota community is once again under threat of being felled by the axe. And, its longtime...
April 9, 2016 - 12:14am
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 14, 2016
Greater Minnesota eyes transportation funding debate
ST. PAUL — Greater Minnesota has lots at stake in a legislative transportation funding debate. Senate Democrats said Monday that it is not...
March 14, 2016 - 11:37pm
March 7, 2016
MnDOT converts to LED roadway lights
ST. PAUL — More than 28,500 roadway lights along Minnesota roads and bridges will be replaced with LED lights over the next four years. The conversion from traditional high-pressure sodium lights to LED lights is expected to save the state up to $1.45 million a year in energy costs...
March 7, 2016 - 11:06pm
February 27, 2016
Three area trail projects recommended for funding in southwest MN
WILLMAR — Bicycle and pedestrian projects proposed in Clara City, Olivia and Willmar are being recommended for funding, the Area Transportation Partnership for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s District 8 learned at its meeting Friday in Willmar. The Area Transportation...
February 27, 2016 - 12:16am