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Officers dressed in riot gear staging near Dakota Access Pipeline camp
U.S. labor, housing markets data underscore economy's stamina
Friday snow storm expected to wallop southern Minn., less expected in the north
Trump revokes rules on transgender bathrooms
Bemidji police investigating shooting at Enbridge building, no one hurt
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Red-hot Gophers upset No. 24 Maryland, win 6th straight
Local Roundup: Warrior teams win two on Wednesday
Twins' Sano working to put down roots at third base
Santana on track to start season opener
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
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
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
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
February 9, 2017
Paynesville man charged with arson of apartment complex
ST. CLOUD—Stearns County authorities on Thursday charged a 27-year-old Paynesville man with two felony counts of first-degree arson in...
February 9, 2017 - 12:39pm
February 7, 2017
'Suspicious' a.m. fire displaces residents of Paynesville apartment complex
Authorities are investigating after a “suspicious fire” at a Paynesville apartment complex displaced several families early Tuesday.
February 7, 2017 - 11:22am
Records published Feb. 7
This is the records summary for Feb. 7. Jail fight WILLMAR — Two inmates were reportedly transported to the emergency room around 9:30 p.m. Sunday after an altercation at the Kandiyohi County Jail. The two suffered minor bruising, and both were cleared by a doctor. Man dies...
February 7, 2017 - 10:41am
February 6, 2017
Man drives into open water Sunday on Lake Koronis
PAYNESVILLE — A Richfield man escaped injury Sunday when he got lost while driving a truck on Lake Koronis and went into open water. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, Anousone Keobounpheng, 39, was driving on the lake shortly after midnight when he saw open...
February 6, 2017 - 1:56pm
Driver escapes injury after driving into open water on Lake Koronis
PAYNESVILLE – A Richfield man escaped injury Sunday when he got lost while driving a truck on Lake Koronis and went into open water. According...
February 6, 2017 - 8:37am
December 14, 2016
Letter: Enriching Congress at our expense
I agree with every word that Joe Raines wrote (Public Forum, Dec. 9). We have no values in this country or we would not have elected such an...
December 14, 2016 - 2:56am
November 11, 2016
Three injured in explosion at Eden Valley business
A machinery fire at an Eden Valley business Thursday afternoon sparked an explosion, injuring three men. Duane Stang, 46, of St. Cloud, James...
November 11, 2016 - 10:08am
October 17, 2016
Records for Oct. 17
This is the records summary for Oct. 17. Arrests WILLMAR — A 49-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence...
October 17, 2016 - 12:39am
September 30, 2016
UPDATED: Timothy Huber pleads guilty to second-degree murder in 2011 shooting death of teacher
WILLMAR—The Paynesville man who was granted a new trial in the 2011 shooting death of Timothy Larson pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree...
September 30, 2016 - 12:08pm
September 28, 2016
Timothy Huber to appear Friday in Kandiyohi County District Court
WILLMAR—A settlement conference has been set for Friday in the murder case against Timothy John Huber, 50, of Paynesville. Huber has...
September 28, 2016 - 6:42pm
September 23, 2016
Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery for 27 years
ST. CLOUD — The question lingered for nearly 27 years. Investigators internalized it. Patty Wetterling repeated it hundreds, perhaps thousands,...
September 23, 2016 - 6:04pm
September 10, 2016
Duane Hart - Search Warrant 1 - Sept. 2, 2014
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September 10, 2016 - 9:19am
September 8, 2016
Federal transcript of Heinrich's confession in Wetterling case released
MINNEAPOLIS -- At a plea hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Danny James Heinrich admitted to kidnapping, sexually assaulting...
September 8, 2016 - 5:47pm
WCT Sports Show: BOLD at Paynesville
Clay Cunningham and Jake Schultz break down week one of the local prep football season. Jake opens with a discussion of BOLD at Paynesville....
September 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
September 6, 2016
Danny Heinrich to appear in Minneapolis federal court this afternoon
The former Paynesville resident who led authorities to Jacob Wetterling’s remains on a Stearns County farm last week is scheduled to appear...
September 6, 2016 - 11:25am