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No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Santa comes early to Jefferson
Solar garden planned north of Brainerd
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
October 4, 2016
Bull moose meanders through Minnesota family's picnic
The Eckels family picnic with friends at Lester Park Sunday afternoon included a visit from a bull moose that gave a few snorts and, at one point,...
October 4, 2016 - 8:26am
June 20, 2016
Willmar City Council supports playground, concerts at Robbins Island
WILLMAR — Robbins Island will be rocking this summer with two free community concerts as Willmar community groups assist in revitalizing the...
June 20, 2016 - 11:24pm
June 18, 2016
Little libraries to pop up in Willmar parks
WILLMAR — The United Way has always been a champion of both early childhood education and literacy, and this summer the United Way of West...
June 18, 2016 - 8:33am
June 5, 2016
Willmar group wants to build a destination playground on Robbins Island
WILLMAR — A group of community members feel the time is right to try and build a destination playground at Robbins Island Park in Willmar,...
June 5, 2016 - 11:39pm
April 19, 2016
Willmar City Council approves Regional Park application for Robbins Island
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council gave its blessing Monday to seek regional park designation for Robbins Island from the Greater Minnesota...
April 19, 2016 - 9:40pm
April 5, 2016
Rice Park project moves forward
WILLMAR — The design of the Rice Park improvement project will begin after a professional services contract with SRF Consulting Group was approved Monday night by the Willmar City Council. “We believe we’ve put together a professional service team which gives us the best services...
April 5, 2016 - 10:35pm
March 17, 2016
Willmar's Rice Park requests concern committee
WILLMAR — A possible contract with SRF Consulting Group for construction management services for a project in Willmar’s Rice Park brought out concerns from a Willmar City Council member. Councilman Steve Ahmann, a member of the council’s Public Works and Safety Committee, said...
March 17, 2016 - 7:21pm
December 3, 2015
Renville County off-highway vehicle park ‘feasible’
OLIVIA — It appears feasible for Renville County to develop an off-highway vehicle park on a 272-acre site near the Minnesota River. Andy Brandel,...
December 3, 2015 - 12:02am
October 28, 2015
A fresh look for fall
Selvig International Park in downtown Willmar has a fresh look with brick-rimmed raised beds replacing deteriorating heavy timbers. But the cold,...
October 28, 2015 - 11:06pm
August 17, 2015
Rock crawling park, concert venue comes to Atwater, Minn.
An abandoned gravel pit south of Atwater will soon be home to off-road vehicles, but first, it will hold a concert to raise money for ALS (Lou...
August 17, 2015 - 9:34am
July 2, 2015
Committee seeks regional park status
WILLMAR — A Willmar City Council committee is supporting a state application process to designate Robbins Island Park and five nearby smaller...
July 2, 2015 - 10:30pm
June 25, 2015
From pond to play area
OLIVIA — Real estate agents haven’t started advertising the availability of lake frontage in Olivia just yet, but there are plenty of others...
June 25, 2015 - 11:41pm
March 23, 2015
A layer of snow covers much of Robbin’s Island Park Saturday in Willmar. (TRIBUNE/Nicole Hovatter)
March 23, 2015 - 10:50pm
July 17, 2013
Work finished on expansion, improvement at Roosevelt Elementary playground in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR - A three-year project to improve the playground at Willmar's Roosevelt Elementary School is done. Workers were putting the finishing...
July 17, 2013 - 11:26pm
April 30, 2013
Volunteers putting up playground at park in Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD — The new Litchfield Community Built Playground project is entering its final days and people of all ages are invited to take part in Build Week activities. Volunteer shifts are still available on all days now through Sunday. Anyone interested in volunteering with...
April 30, 2013 - 11:34pm