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Records published Oct. 26
Trump comes out ahead in Willmar High School mock election
Safety coalition rewards drivers for buckling up
County Board candidates square off at forum
Renville County parks to close to motor vehicles in winter
Four-goal period sparks Wild to rout of Bruins
Ness runs wild in NLS victory
Prahl helps Dragons overcome Holdingford
Kluber, Indians blank Cubs in World Series opener
Cardinals preparing for stingy Northfield defense
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
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
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
Donna Mae Mathis
Dale Richard Rosengren Sr.
Dale R. Johnson
John G. Schmidt
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Schwantes is the right choice for Willmar's Ward 1 seat
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
MACCRAY submits single-campus proposal to state
August 11, 2012
Once again, Pawlenty fails to reach 'veepstakes' medals stand
St. Paul -- Mitt Romney picked a Midwestern politician for his running mate: U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty,...
August 11, 2012 - 8:01am
May 19, 2012
Federal, state, county candidate filing period starts Tuesday
ST. PAUL -- The candidate filing period for federal, state, county and some local offices begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday and closes at 5 p.m. June 5. "The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State will be open at 8 a.m. on May 22 to accept federal, state and legislative candidate filings,"...
May 19, 2012 - 12:00am
April 2, 2012
Minn. House joins Senate in supporting Clara City woman's campaign for Jacob's Law
SAINT PAUL -- Jacob's Law is now one signature away from becoming the law of the state. The Minnesota House of Representatives followed the Senate's lead and unanimously approved the legislation championed by Sarah Guggisberg of Clara City on Monday. Guggisberg said it is now headed...
April 2, 2012 - 4:19pm
March 26, 2012
Paul Mikkelson on the sale of the Mikkelson Collection (video)
Paul Mikkelson on the sale of the Mikkelson Collection in Willmar, Minn.
March 26, 2012 - 11:35am
March 14, 2012
Minnesota hunters, anglers: Raise the license fees we pay
ST. PAUL -- It is not something heard much around the Legislature: people suggesting fees they pay go up. But Minnesota anglers and hunters...
March 14, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
Lawmakers listen to Clara City, Minn., mother's plea in considering Jacob's law
CLARA CITY -- Sarah Guggisberg is speaking up so that young victims of sexual abuse do not have to suffer in silence. Lawmakers are listening. ...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
December 10, 2011
Commentary: Ron Paul as a third-party candidate will hurt GOP
WASHINGTON -- On Oct. 12, 1948, the campaign train of Tom Dewey, Republican nominee against President Harry Truman, pulled into Beaucoup, Ill., where, from the rear platform, he would speak to about 1,000 people. Before he began, the engineer mistakenly caused the train to lurch a...
December 10, 2011 - 12:00am
October 22, 2011
Minnesota Capitol being fixed
ST. PAUL -- Workers removed chunks of marble from the Minnesota Capitol exterior in recent weeks, meaning scaffolding protecting visitors from...
October 22, 2011 - 12:00am
Odd legislative couple suggests giving Vikings the Metrodome
ST. PAUL -- A conservative representative and liberal senator who seldom agree on political issues want to give the Minnesota Vikings football...
October 22, 2011 - 12:00am
August 30, 2011
Religious leaders plan 9/11 ceremony
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will gather at the state Capitol Sept. 11 to remember terrorist attacks 10 years ago and to prove people from diverse backgrounds can work together. Immediately after the attacks, most in the country felt "we are all together, we are all Americans," said Gail...
August 30, 2011 - 12:00am
January 20, 2011
Meeker Co. Board OKs expansion of recreation area boundary
LITCHFIELD -- The boundary for the Greenleaf State Recreation Area in Meeker County is being expanded to include a four-acre tip of an island in Sioux Lake. Acting on the recommendation of the Meeker County Planning Commission, and at the request of the Minnesota Department of Natural...
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Former St. Paul Park, Minn., man charged in child porn case
A former St. Paul Park, Minn., man is accused by prosecutors of producing pornographic videos of girls at his former residence. Jose A. Soto, now a resident of Texas, was indicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis on 17 counts of production of child pornography. Soto...
January 12, 2011 - 1:47pm
December 14, 2010
Meeker Co. ratifies final employee contracts
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County has finished its union negotiations with employees, agreeing to a zero increase in salary for the next two years. The contracts for the highway department, jailers, dispatchers and assistant county attorney were approved Thursday by the Meeker County Board...
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
November 20, 2010
Meeker County approves seven-year highway plan
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Commissioners approved a seven-year road construction plan this week that calls for utilizing $1.6 million in county-state highway aid next year. The major project for 2011 is the grading and bituminous overlay of a three-mile stretch of County Road...
November 20, 2010 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
Body found in Crow River is identified as Paul Lindberg of New London
The body of the 53-year-old man pulled found Tuesday in the Crow River in New London has been identified as Paul Lindberg of New London according...
November 17, 2010 - 1:02pm