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Melania Trump will be back in spotlight, apparently to her surprise
Records published Oct. 28
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
New London cyclist's life remembered in court; driver in accident sentenced
Hacked emails show Clinton aides surprised at 2015 email revelations
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
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
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
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Wallace V. Ashburn
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
August 1, 2016
Minnesota company helps in discovery of WWII airplane in Italy
BEMIDJI—Eric Trueblood, co-owner of AirCorps Aviation in Bemidji, has returned from "Finding Loren" in Italy. On July 23, Trueblood was among...
August 1, 2016 - 2:33pm
June 9, 2016
Three dead in plane crash near Wishek, North Dakota
WISHEK, N.D.--Three people were killed in a plane crash involving a 19-year-old pilot just south of Wishek on Thursday, June 9. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that a Piper Cherokee plane took off from the Wishek Municipal Airport on its way to Bismarck just before 3:30 p.m....
June 9, 2016 - 10:07pm
May 24, 2015
Plane crashes and sinks in Lake Minnewaska
GLENWOOD -- A pilot and a passenger of a small float plane escaped serious injury Friday afternoon during an emergency landing on Lake Minnewaska near Glenwood. According to a press release from the Pope County Sheriff’s Office the two men -- Skipper Cook, 53, of Eden Prairie...
May 24, 2015 - 12:22pm
March 31, 2015
Video: With pilot out of options, plane grazes car during emergency landing on Hawley area highway
HAWLEY, Minn. - Authorities are on the scene of a downed plane that grazed a car headed east on Highway 10 west of here before landing on the...
March 31, 2015 - 4:02pm
March 29, 2015
Plane crash kills two near airport
PINE RIVER — Two people are dead after a small passenger plane crashed in a field south of the Pine River Regional Airport Friday night, the...
March 29, 2015 - 10:58pm
March 5, 2015
Updated 11 p.m.: Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles
By Dan Whitcomb and Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film star Harrison Ford was injured on Thursday when the "Star Wars" actor crashed...
March 5, 2015 - 6:06pm
Texas plane crash kills Bill Graves, Willmar Domino’s franchise owner
ARGYLE, Texas -- William “Bill’’ Graves, 52, a Domino’s Pizza franchisee owner of 94 stores in nine states, including a store in Willmar,...
February 5, 2015 - 9:05am
Young girl 'remarkable' in finding help after fatal Kentucky plane crash
(Reuters) - Authorities on Sunday praised a seven-year-old girl who ventured through dark woods for help after surviving a plane crash that killed her parents, a sister and a cousin on Friday in rural western Kentucky. “She is one remarkable young lady,” Heidi Moats, an investigator...
January 5, 2015 - 3:00am
August 20, 2014
Crop dusting plane crashes Tuesday near Kerkhoven
A crop dusting plane crash landed Tuesday afternoon in a corn field southeast of Kerkhoven, according to Swift County Sheriff’s Office. Investigation of the scene showed that Douglas Jackson, 54, of Benson, was spraying a soybean field about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday when he hit a guide...
August 20, 2014 - 11:45am
January 16, 2014
Legislative auditor scolds Dayton: Auditor: Dayton violated law by taking campaign aide on plane
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton broke the law when he took a campaign aide with him on a 2012 state airplane trip, the legislative auditor...
January 16, 2014 - 10:27pm
February 21, 2013
One dead in plane crash in central Minn.
By Wendy Reuer The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. – One person is dead after a small plane crashed in a rural area near here Wednesday evening. Spokesman Tony Molinaro, of the Federal Aviation Administration Great Lakes Region, which is based in Chicago, said the...
February 21, 2013 - 8:42am
August 14, 2012
Pilot walks away after crop dusting plane crash west of Hanley Falls in Yellow Medicine County
GRANITE FALLS - A crop dusting pilot was treated and released after his airplane crashed in a corn field west of Hanley Falls in eastern Yellow Medicine County at 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Sheriff Bill Flaten. Pilot Bryce Orwick, 47, of Clara City, was able to walk away...
August 14, 2012 - 9:55pm
August 2, 2012
Canadian pilot lands plane on Meeker County, Minn., highway
LITCHFIELD -- A Canadian pilot safely landed his Cessna 172 on state Highway 24 in Meeker County Tuesday evening, then fixed an engine problem and flew on his way. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a 911 call reported that an airplane had landed...
August 2, 2012 - 12:00am
April 17, 2012
Clara City, Minn., man was pilot of crashed ultra-light plane
BUNDE -- The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the pilot of an ultra-light aircraft that crashed Saturday afternoon near Bunde. The pilot was Boyd Folkerts, who was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. According to...
April 17, 2012 - 12:00am
April 16, 2012
UPDATE: Clara City, Minn., man was pilot of crashed ultra-light plane
BUNDE -- The Chippewa County Sheriff's office has released the name of the pilot of an ultra-light aircraft that crash Saturday afternoon near Bunde. The pilot was Boyd Folkerts, who was taken to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. According to the...
April 16, 2012 - 11:14am