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Driver needed to be extracted from crash that injured three near Detroit Lakes
Lykken named president of Jennie-O as Leitch takes new position with Hormel
What to know about the FCC's upcoming plan to undo its net neutrality rules
Trump administration to end provisional residency protection for 60,000 Haitians
Devils score goal in overtime to nip Wild
Howard, Hornets down Timberwolves
Vikings' Riley Reiff ready for return to Detroit
Gophers need to focus more on perimeter defense, coach says
Fleck, Gophers scrambling to fill QB void after Ohio prep star decommits
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Helen D. Johnson
Thomas "Tom" Rice
Shelby Kingman Jr.
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
October 25, 2017
Willmar Municipal Utilities contemplates rate increases
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has been discussing the possibility of raising rates in 2018 and 2019, as the costs...
October 25, 2017 - 6:54am
April 29, 2017
Benson could lose biomass power plant: Xcel seeks to purchase, close plant
BENSON — One of Benson's largest employers, and one of Swift County's largest tax-paying entities, is expected to be closed. Xcel Energy...
April 29, 2017 - 5:58am
January 20, 2017
Fed's Williams says need to raise rates before economy overshoots
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams on Friday repeated his view that the U.S. central bank needs...
January 20, 2017 - 10:12pm
September 21, 2016
Fed keeps rates steady, signals one hike by end of year
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday but strongly signaled it could still tighten monetary policy...
September 21, 2016 - 4:40pm
September 19, 2016
For Yellen, a September Fed surprise could close confidence gap
WASHINGTON — Market volatility is low, U.S. census data shows income gains have reached the middle class, and workers are clawing back...
September 19, 2016 - 2:07pm
Fed guessing game moves up a gear as Yellen takes stage
MADRID—Will they or won't they? The debate over whether the U.S. Federal Reserve is readying an interest rate hike will get its umpteenth...
August 19, 2016 - 11:18am
April 12, 2016
Sexually transmitted disease increases in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- The number of sexually transmitted diseases continues to rise in Minnesota as the diseases are becoming more difficult to treat....
April 12, 2016 - 5:30am
December 16, 2015
No increases in electric, heat or water for Willmar utility customers
WILLMAR — No increases in electric, water and district heating rates are expected in the 2016 budget approved by the Willmar Municipal Utilities...
December 16, 2015 - 10:16pm
Fire deaths in Minnesota highest in four years
ST. PAUL — Three deaths in three days have pushed fire fatalities in Minnesota to their highest level since 2011. Fifty-one people have died in fires in 2015 compared to 43 this time last year. With some of the most dangerous weeks ahead for residential blazes, the number of fire...
December 16, 2015 - 8:38pm
November 19, 2015
More children of color live in poverty than whites in Minnesota
WILLMAR — Minnesota was named the top state in the country for child well-being in July, but that lofty ranking doesn’t tell the full story...
November 19, 2015 - 11:09pm
October 1, 2015
Health insurance rate hikes upset officials
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who buy their own health insurance will pay more next year, in some cases a lot more. Officials of the state Commerce Department and the MNsure Web-based insurance sales site Thursday announced insurance rates for Minnesotans who buy their own policies will...
October 1, 2015 - 11:06pm
September 24, 2015
DWI fatalities, arrests continue downward trend
ST. PAUL — Drunken driving arrests and fatalities are continuing a five-year downward trend, said the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Thursday. The recently released Minnesota Impaired Driving Facts 2014 report shows impaired-related traffic fatalities dropped to 91 in 2014,...
September 24, 2015 - 10:55pm
June 16, 2015
Fire Marshal: Fireworks injured 70 last year
WILLMAR — The state tracks fireworks injuries such as the one last week during a fireworks display at KRA Raceway in Willmar, but a fireworks specialist said he thinks injuries are underreported. According to the state Department of Public Safety, a total of 70 fireworks injuries...
June 16, 2015 - 11:30pm
June 8, 2015
Willmar Utilities Commission OKs solar and wind payment rate
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has set a rate that will be paid to customers who generate more electricity from their solar and wind facilities than they buy from the city-owned utility. The commission on Monday approved paying an average retail utility energy...
June 8, 2015 - 11:20pm
June 4, 2015
Insurance companies seek big premium hikes
ST. PAUL — Proposals by some insurers for large health insurance premium increases upset key politicians. “The proposed rate increases from Minnesota’s health insurers are outrageous, given that our state’s health care costs have been increasing by only 3 percent,” Democratic...
June 4, 2015 - 11:17pm