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Passport services return to Willmar after a 3.5-year hiatus
Utilities work continues in Kandiyohi
Willmar wind turbines will be stopped periodically for repairs
Willmar and Kandiyohi County reinstate canine law enforcement
Keeping the vision alive
Prep volleyball: Grussing shows up, Cards’ playoffs begin
Prep football roundup: Jaguars edge HBC 21-20
World Series: Giants get to Shields to take Game 1
Prep football: Montevideo falls in Section 6AAA
Prep football: Cards over and out
Couch culture: New exhibit in Willmar looks at human interaction through passive relaxation
Rose Ensemble in Willmar, Minn., Friday
Opening our eyes on the prairie
Festivities surrounding Meander Weekend set in western Minnesota
Women in business section out now
Roland 'Stub' Johnson
Ruby V. Tjernagel
Patricia Ann Paananen
Hund — Hagemeyer
Drange — Sparks
Muench — Johnson
Juris — Dean
Enter your photo in our Signs of Fall contest
Editorial: Agreement is historic in nature and healing
Has governor’s race turned to Minnesota nasty?
Editorial: Deserved honors for helping people
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
Letter: Be fair about negative ads
November 7, 2012
Swift County voters approve measures to appoint auditor and recorder; similar measure fails in neighboring Pope County
BENSON - Swift County voters approved two measures Tuesday that will allow the County Commissioners to appoint an auditor and recorder. In the past voters elected people to those positions. The vote on measure one to appoint an auditor was approved on a vote of 2,732 to 2,215. The...
November 7, 2012 - 8:52am
Incumbents re-elected to Grove City council
GROVE CITY - Voters in Grove City returned the incumbents to their seats, despite a race that generated a full slate of candidates. Mayor Melissa Drange received 187 votes, defeating challengers Michael Bredeson, a former mayor and former city councilman, who received 82 votes, and...
November 7, 2012 - 8:20am
November 2, 2012
Swift County voters to decide future of auditor and recorder positions
BENSON -- Swift County voters will decide Tuesday whether the county auditor and recorder should remain elected offices or be appointed positions hired by the County Board. There are two separate questions on the ballot in Swift County that seek voters' approval to appoint, rather...
November 2, 2012 - 12:00am
October 28, 2012
Worker dies in fall from Buffalo Lake, Minn., grain elevator
OLIVIA -- A 28-year-old worker fell to his death Saturday morning from the grain elevator in Buffalo Lake. The Renville County Sheriff's Office said it received several 911 calls at 10:48 a.m. Saturday that a worker had fallen some 60 feet from the elevator building. Ambulance crews...
October 28, 2012 - 3:23pm
October 19, 2012
Rain means end of burning ban in Renville County
OLIVIA - The burning that had been in place since the beginning of the month has been lifted in Renville County. Sheriff Scott Hable said because the area received "some much-needed rainfall and with the vast majority of harvest complete" the burning conditions in Renville County...
October 19, 2012 - 11:42am
October 4, 2012
Trailer breaks and spills sugar beets onto highway, damages vehicles
OLIVIA - A semi trailer with a full load of sugar beets malfunctioned this morning and beets spilled onto state Highway 212 just west of Olivia in Renville County. Two vehicles were damaged by the beets but no one was injured. According to the State Patrol the incident happened...
October 4, 2012 - 2:48pm
Dawson, Minn., receives $1.2 million grant today for industrial park project
DAWSON - The city of Dawson got a big shot in the arm today when it was awarded a $1.2 million federal grant that will be used to expand its industrial park. Representatives from the U.S.
October 4, 2012 - 2:11pm
May 18, 2012
UPDATE: Missing Clontarf, Minn., woman found, suspect still on the run
GLENWOOD -- The rural Clontarf woman sought by law enforcement has been found, but the man suspected of abducting her has not been located. According...
May 18, 2012 - 8:45am
October 30, 2011
Possible remains of human body found in woods near Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS -- Authorities in Yellow Medicine County are investigating if the remains of a body found in the woods this weekend near Granite Falls could be human. Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten said a rural Granite Falls resident, who had been in the woods near his...
October 30, 2011 - 9:23pm
October 27, 2011
Canby teen in farm accident has died
CANBY -- The teenager airlifted to Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., has died as a result of the injuries sustained in a farm accident Saturday. According to Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten, Alexander Brouwer, 16, of rural Canby apparently fell into a grain...
October 27, 2011 - 9:46am
October 10, 2011
Caution urged on roads during fall harvest
ST. PAUL -- Recent traffic accidents involving farm equipment, including one fatal crash, have prompted the Minnesota Department of Transportation to remind motorists to be aware of large farm equipment on the roads during harvest season. "Harvest season is in full swing and farmers...
October 10, 2011 - 1:53pm
September 23, 2011
Natural gas outage affects 3,600 customers from Benson to Morris, Minn.
MINNEAPOLIS -- CenterPoint Energy is responding tonight to a natural gas outage affecting approximately 3,600 customers in the Cyrus area. The outage includes the towns of Benson, Hancock and Morris. Crews are expected to work throughout the evening and weekend to restore service. The...
September 23, 2011 - 5:49pm
Sleepy Eye woman injured in Yellow Medicine County roll-over
CANBY -- A Sleepy Eye woman was injured late last night in a one-vehicle roll-over accident in about six miles west of Canby in Yellow Medicine County. According to the State Patrol, Lauri Braulick, 51, was driving east on state Highway 68 at 11:30 p.m. when the 2006 Buick Rainier...
September 23, 2011 - 2:17pm
Wctrib.com readers today will need to verify their registration information
Wctrib.com readers will need to re-verify their registration information on on our Web site. When a reader clicks on their first article today, they will see an email verification message. Users will be prompted to verify their account information one time on the screen before receiving...
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August 23, 2011 - 9:27am
June 10, 2011
Sheriff identifies Renville woman killed in accident
OLIVIA --The name of the victim in a fatal car accident that happened yesterday near Danube has been released. The Renville County Sheriff's Department said today that Michele Belton, 39, of Renville, was killed Thursday morning when her vehicle went into the ditch and rolled on...
June 10, 2011 - 11:46am