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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
St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
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
December 6, 2016
Willmar area bird count to be Dec. 17
WILLMAR — The 55th annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count in the Willmar area will be held Saturday, Dec. 17. Those wishing to participate...
December 6, 2016 - 9:45am
December 5, 2016
Keeping jobs on the prairie: Clarkfield Outdoors defies odds with American-made apparel
CLARKFIELD — While politicians talk about bringing American jobs back, this small-town manufacturer has successfully fought to keep them...
December 5, 2016 - 8:30pm
November 27, 2016
Jacobs: Goldfinches lead cavalcade of winter bird species
Not many species become "bird of the week" twice in one year, but the American goldfinch is a changeling, and so it earns the dual designation....
November 27, 2016 - 1:28pm
Dokken: Portable shack serves as deer season home
There's something magical about a hunting camp in the north woods, a point that was driven home several times again during this year's deer season....
November 27, 2016 - 1:27pm
November 21, 2016
Hunter found dead near Minnesota deer stand
EMILY, Minn. — A 65-year-old hunter was found dead Saturday near a deer stand in Ross Lake Township. The St. Louis Park man was found lying...
November 21, 2016 - 1:59pm
November 17, 2016
Hunter mistakes brother for animal, fatally shoots him
An Atlanta man shot and killed his brother while on a hunting trip in South Carolina after mistaking him for an animal, media reported. Brian...
November 17, 2016 - 8:00am
New trail route around NLS gets favorable review
NEW LONDON — An alternate route for a short leg of the yet-to-be-built extension of the Glacial Lakes State Trail from New London to Sibley State Park is in the works. To make the plan work, however, the state Department of Natural Resources will need to persuade a landowner...
November 17, 2016 - 7:15am
November 16, 2016
Future of Rice Park project in Willmar is uncertain
WILLMAR — Whether updates at Rice Park will go forward is now in question as the Willmar City Council voted Tuesday to reject all bids...
November 16, 2016 - 10:14pm
November 10, 2016
Two men charged with illegally taking deer in Minnesota
ERSKINE - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating reported trespassing and illegal hunting Tuesday in northwest Minnesota....
November 10, 2016 - 10:42am
November 8, 2016
One fish, two fish: Angler reels in quite the combination catch
Lucas Bye of Grand Forks caught two fish at once Nov. 5 when he landed this 17-inch walleye and 36-inch northern pike on Stump Lake. Bye said...
November 8, 2016 - 2:06pm
November 7, 2016
Minnesota man found dead of gunshot wound in deer stand
CLOQUET, Minn. -- A Cloquet man has been found dead in his deer stand from a gunshot wound.Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake said the 73-year-old...
November 7, 2016 - 4:44pm
November 5, 2016
'Why do we hunt?' has no simple answer as area hunters reflect on what draws them afield
The question has no easy answer, no right or wrong. The question is intensely personal: Why do you hunt? For some, it's the chance to spend time...
November 5, 2016 - 1:57pm
November 2, 2016
Deer beginning to move as Minnesota opener approaches
With Minnesota’s firearms deer opener just days away, hunters are beginning to see some deer movement in the woods. “It had been really slow...
November 2, 2016 - 1:50pm
October 26, 2016
Minnesota woman snags trophy buck while hunting for first time
ITASCA STATE PARK, Minn. — Teresa Head dreamed the buck before she shot him. The dream came to her the night before the mother of three shot...
October 26, 2016 - 1:30pm
October 25, 2016
Renville County parks to close to motor vehicles in winter
OLIVIA — Renville County will close the gates Monday at its county parks. The parks are closed to motor vehicles through the winter season, but they remain open for visitors. The Renville County parks department reminds park users that day use activities are allowed through...
October 25, 2016 - 8:37pm