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Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons; move could impact Appleton facility
Benson man charged with faking cancer treatments, swindling $60K
Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to U.S. envoys
Moorhead settles police brutality claim for $12,000, admits no liability
NASCAR Sprint Cup 2017 Schedule
Daytona 500: Logano, Keselowski armed with battle plan
WCT Sports Show: CMCS, RTR boys set to square off
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher admits to vomiting nearly every time before taking the mound
Remembering the "Miracle on Ice" game 37 years later
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
Roger "Billy" Schlueter
Donald "Donnie" Clausen
Gladys M. Torbenson
Donna M. Goff
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 26, 2016
New Renville County Hospital and Clinics sees growth in services, usage
OLIVIA — Marlys Haug had no reservations and now no regrets about her decision to be the first to undergo a total knee replacement at the new...
June 26, 2016 - 10:58pm
June 17, 2016
Renville County seeks new administrator
OLIVIA — Renville County is launching a search for a new administrator to succeed Sara Folsted, who has held the position during the past seven and a half years. Folsted has accepted the position of administrator for Rice County and tendered her resignation to the board of commissioners...
June 17, 2016 - 9:14pm
June 15, 2016
Morton woman faces charges after selling cocoa powder in place of heroin
OLIVIA — A woman who sold cocoa powder to a confidential informant for drug task force agents under the guise it was heroin has been charged...
June 15, 2016 - 11:48pm
June 8, 2016
Sugar co-op prepares for stricter rules
OLIVIA — Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is aiming to remain in compliance with environmental regulations it anticipates will become...
June 8, 2016 - 12:16am
June 7, 2016
Medical examiner reports on Renville County deaths
OLIVIA—The Midwest Medical Examiner's office investigated 81 deaths in Renville County in 2015, performing 10 autopsies as part of its work on behalf of the county. Dr. A. Quinn Strobl, who recently conducted the autopsy on Prince, reported Tuesday on her office's work for Renville...
June 7, 2016 - 6:25pm
May 6, 2016
Man killed in Renville County ATV crash
FRANKLIN - Erik Lee Green, 34, of Franklin died when the ATV he was driving struck a vehicle parked on the shoulder of a road in Franklin in Renville County at 7:33 p.m. on Thursday. The Renville County Sheriff’s Department reported that Green was driving the ATV on County Road...
May 6, 2016 - 1:43pm
May 3, 2016
ACMC welcomes new quality manager
WILLMAR — Kelly Tauber is the new quality manager for Affiliated Community Medical Centers. In her new role, Tauber will manage quality improvement activities and develop the quality care and patient safety culture throughout the 11-clinic system headquartered in Willmar. She...
May 3, 2016 - 5:35am
May 2, 2016
Woman accused of trying to bring drugs into jail appears in court
OLIVIA — A woman who attempted to take cocaine, methamphetamine, a hypodermic needle and two cans of beer into the Renville County Jail using...
May 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
April 22, 2016
Man who threatened RC Hospital gets probation, community service
OLIVIA — A man who spurred a September lockdown at RC Hospital in Olivia with a threatening phone call was sentenced Monday in Renville County District Court to two years of supervised probation and 120 days of community service. Officers from the Olivia Police Department arrested...
April 22, 2016 - 8:52pm
April 19, 2016
New energy park to be constructed in Shakopee
SHAKOPEE — The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency has begun construction on a new 46-megawatt distributed generation power facility near Canterbury Park in Shakopee. The natural gas-fueled facility will add electric generation capacity to the 12 communities and utilities, including...
April 19, 2016 - 8:13am
March 30, 2016
Redwood Falls man faces charges after 70-mile, 110-mph chase
OLIVIA — A high-speed chase Monday stretched across three counties, breaking speeds of 110 mph, only to end when the driver crashed his vehicle and overturned in a drainage ditch. Now, the Redwood Falls driver who allegedly led a Renville County sheriff’s sergeant on the 70-mile...
March 30, 2016 - 11:19pm
March 27, 2016
Fatal rollover in Renville County
OLIVIA (Staff reports) — A male driver lost his life in a one-vehicle rollover on Easter Sunday in Renville County. The victim’s identity is being withheld until relatives can be notified, the Renville County Sheriff’s Department reported. His identity will be released at noon...
March 27, 2016 - 10:48pm
Fatal rollover in Renville County on Easter Sunday
OLIVIA - A male driver who lost his life in a one-vehicle rollover on Easter Sunday in Renville County has been identified. Preliminary investigation identified the driver as Victor N. Augustin, 75, of Austin, MN, according to the Renville County Sheriff's Department. The mishap occurred...
March 27, 2016 - 7:05pm
March 16, 2016
National Guard officer from Olivia to challenge Koenen in November election
OLIVIA — Andrew Lang, a Minnesota National Guard officer, pilot and Renville County employee from Olivia, announced this week he’s seeking...
March 16, 2016 - 10:35am
March 11, 2016
Renville County deputy says he was evicted from his apartment because he is gay
OLIVIA — Renville County Sheriff’s Sergeant Sam Olson says he was evicted from his Bird Island apartment because he is gay. Olson is now suing the apartment complex, Island Estates of Bird Island, on the grounds of discrimination. The Minnesota Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination...
March 11, 2016 - 11:28pm