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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
October 21, 2016
Jim Falk letter: The GOP's manipulation of voter anger
Have you noticed how angry Republicans are? Really angry! They must get up in the morning and turn on Fox infomercial (sorry, it's not news)...
October 21, 2016 - 11:17am
October 17, 2016
A sweet way to harvest beets
MURDOCK — It's a warm fall morning that followed enough rain to make fields slimy and prone to deep tractor-tire ruts, but a bright yellow...
October 17, 2016 - 8:24pm
August 23, 2016
Judge orders Benson ethanol company to comply with grain handling contract
BENSON—After several years of acrimonious litigation, a judge has ordered that the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company of Benson comply with...
August 23, 2016 - 11:30pm
July 11, 2016
Highway 12 resurfacing project begins July 18 between Benson, Kerkhoven
DETROIT LAKES — Motorists on U.S. Highway 12 between Benson and Kerkhoven will encounter intermittent lane closures when a resurfacing...
July 11, 2016 - 12:09am
December 19, 2015
Dooley’s Petroleum proposes new office, maintenance facility in Willmar
WILLMAR — Dooley’s Petroleum Inc. is proposing to buy three lots and take an option on a fourth lot in the Willmar Industrial Park to develop a new corporate office building, shop and maintenance facility. Dan Selander of Dooley’s said the company will be relocating the Willmar...
December 19, 2015 - 12:17am
December 11, 2015
VIDEO: Family rescues deer found hanging from fence on Hancock farm
Derrick Foss and his girlfriend Shannon Bosek were working on Foss' property in Hancock recently when they discovered a note on a napkin indicating...
December 11, 2015 - 7:08am
December 5, 2015
KMS band to play Monday at state Pearl Harbor observance
KERKHOVEN — The Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Marching Saints band has been invited to perform at the state’s 2015 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Program Monday at the Armory in St. Paul. The band has been chosen to represent the state in Hawaii at the 75th anniversary celebration...
December 5, 2015 - 12:14am
December 4, 2015
Man injured in equipment accident at Murdock cooperative
BENSON -- A rural DeGraff man was injured Thursday after accidentally being pinned between two pieces of equipment at Glacial Plains Cooperative in Murdock. The Swift County Sheriff’s Office said Brian Suter, 54, was pinned at the waist when a fastening device apparently broke loose...
December 4, 2015 - 3:41pm
September 30, 2015
VIDEO: One injured in semi-tractor crash on Highway 12
MURDOCK — One man was injured when two International tractor trailers collided around 10:29 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 12 about one mile...
September 30, 2015 - 6:19pm
Video: Truck crash near Murdock; one injured
A Wednesday morning crash a mile west of Murdock on U.S. Highway 12 injured one of the two semi-truck drivers. One truck ended up in the south...
September 30, 2015 - 12:00am
September 3, 2015
Video: KMS Grade School upgrades at Murdock
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg's elementary school (k-6) in Murdock has three new kindergarden ckassrooms, offices and media center, plus, for the...
September 3, 2015 - 7:04am
August 10, 2015
Rollover accident injures Murdock man Monday
SUNBURG — A Murdock man was injured in a two-vehicle rollover accident reported around 8 a.m. Monday east of Sunburg. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that David C. Holt, 49, was traveling westbound on Minnesota Highway 9 and stopped to make a turn when his vehicle was rear-ended...
August 10, 2015 - 9:00pm
June 4, 2015
Johnson is chief financial officer for Dooley’s
MURDOCK — Michael A. Johnson, certified public accountant, has joined Dooley’s Petroleum Inc. and its affiliated companies as chief financial officer. Johnson has been a CPA since 1985 and has been in public accounting for the past 35 years with the firms of Michael A. Johnson...
June 4, 2015 - 7:03pm
May 20, 2015
Video: Tornadoes in west central Minnesota on May 16
Video links of various clips of series of tornadoes on May 16 in west central Minnesota posted on Youtube filmed by Tornado Tailgaters, MNwxchaser,...
May 20, 2015 - 11:52am
December 7, 2014
Andrew Falk in the aftermath of defeat
MURDOCK — Negative campaign messages and a loud drum beat paid for largely by money from political action committees outside the district drowned...
December 7, 2014 - 9:18pm