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McDonald's Quarter Pounders to be made with fresh beef
Bedbugs, peacocks add to uptick in U.S. animal insurance claims
Accounting firm behind Oscar blunder gets to keep its supporting role
Trump says 'we must fight' Freedom Caucus Republicans and Democrats
Great Indoors: Dessert imposters make April Fools fun
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Dave & Vivian Swanson
October 14, 2015
Rice Rehabilition Center makes progress
Toby Lieser operates an excavator Tuesday at the site of the new Rice Rehabilitation Center in Willmar. Lieser, with Voss Construction of...
October 14, 2015 - 9:21am
September 9, 2015
Paynesville officials ID fugitive in apparent suicide
PAYNESVILLE –– The Paynesville Police Department said Wednesday that the body of an Isanti County man who was the subject of a manhunt last...
September 9, 2015 - 10:55pm
Body found Tuesday in Paynesville confirmed to be fugitive
PAYNESVILLE –– The Paynesville Police Department said today that the body of an Isanti County man who was the subject of a manhunt last month...
September 9, 2015 - 5:19pm
September 2, 2015
Paynesville insurance agents charged with investment fraud
ST. CLOUD — Two licensed insurance agents from rural Paynesville have been charged with orchestrating an investment fraud scheme over the past seven years totaling $250,000. Michaela “Kim” Kruger, 57, is charged with four counts of theft by swindle and Richard A. Kruger, 57,...
September 2, 2015 - 8:58pm
August 30, 2015
Starry stonewort makes first Minnesota appearances in Lake Koronis, Mud Lake
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced the first confirmed case of the aquatic invasive species starry stonewort in Minnesota...
August 30, 2015 - 9:36pm
August 28, 2015
Felon still on the loose despite Paynesville search
PAYNESVILLE – Despite the work of a dozen law enforcement agencies that swarmed Paynesville this week, a 28-year old a felon who faces Isanti...
August 28, 2015 - 6:35pm
Paynesville man faces charges in teens’ death
LITCHFIELD — A Paynesville man has been charged with two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide in the deaths of two teenagers in a motor vehicle crash Tuesday night near Litchfield. Benjamin Lee Tate, 27, made his first appearance Thursday in Meeker County District Court. In...
August 28, 2015 - 12:01am
August 23, 2015
Prep Football: Paynesville overwhelms BOLD
OLIVIA — The final score was about right and the performance was convincing, as most expected. The surprising thing few saw coming was the...
August 23, 2015 - 9:56pm
August 5, 2015
State seeks input on Bonanza Valley groundwater plan
GLENWOOD –– Three public meetings will be conducted this month to hear comments on a draft plan of action for the Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area. The 110-page document will serve as a five-year game plan for how the state Department of Natural Resources intends to...
August 5, 2015 - 10:58pm
July 2, 2015
Car collides with cow last night near Paynesville
PAYNESVILLE -- A car collided with a cow late last night near Paynesville, resulting in minor injuries to a passenger in the vehicle. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Department, the accident happened just before midnight Wednesday on County Road 33 in Zion Township,...
July 2, 2015 - 7:16am
June 28, 2015
Births published June 29
Willmar births Boy to Elizabeth Marie and David James Kadlec, June 3 Girl to Sarah Corinne and Dane Martin Kellevig, June 3 Girl to Erika Elizabeth Dominguez and Balmore Elisandro Quevedo, June 3 Girl to Rachel Christine and Jeremy Dean Marcus, June 4 Boy to Linsey Sue Kortgard...
June 28, 2015 - 4:52pm
June 27, 2015
Paynesville library offers fairy garden workshop to spur creativity with earthen, fun materials
Bianca Hanson couldn’t help but smile as she added the final intricacy to her novelty. Working within the confines of a clay pot decked out...
June 27, 2015 - 6:00am
June 24, 2015
13-year old injured when farm tractor was struck by semi
ROSCOE –– A 13-year old Stearns County boy was injured last night when farm tractor that he was using to haul hay bales was struck by a freightliner semi. The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on state Highway 23 and Stearns County Road 10 near Roscoe. According...
June 24, 2015 - 8:18am
June 7, 2015
Video: Paynesville's DQ 25 years of kinder royality
Paynesville Dairy Queen celebrated 25 years crowning kindergarten royality at Town and Country Days. This pageant also recognized pass contest...
June 7, 2015 - 10:53am
May 21, 2015
Prep Softball: Paynesville wins 6AA-West title
Tribune Staff Reports GLENWOOD — Kayla Schaefer smacked a two run homer in the top of the second inning and Paynesville never trailed in a 7-2 win over Minnewaska in the Section 6AA West winner’s bracket game on Thursday. Schaefer, was 2-for-3 and drove in three runs. She also...
May 21, 2015 - 11:57pm