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U.S. Supreme Court to hear sex offender social media ban case
White House urges ban on non-compete agreements for many workers
Surveys show change in public opinion of police
Minnesota Court of Appeals affirms Meeker County criminal sexual conduct conviction
Willmar man changes plea after Minn. Supreme Court ruling
WCT Sports Show: Section volleyball preview
WCT Sports Show: Section playoffs roundup
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
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
Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd
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
Melissa Heen Peterson
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Aaron Abrahamson letter: Don't blame Baker for MNsure
Gail Guptill letter: Send Baker back to St. Paul
Harrop commentary: Bill Clinton did not call Obamacare 'Crazy'
Estrich Commentary: Election landslide? Not so fast
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Minnesota man accused in 5-year-old girl's death indicted by grand jury
December 23, 2010
Update: U.S. Terrorism Task Force makes arrest in Yellow Medicine County
Update 5 p.m.
December 23, 2010 - 5:11am
Meeker Co. receives early Christmas present in form of grant money
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County got an early visit from Santa Claus. Highway Engineer Ron Mortensen on Tuesday told the county commissioners the county will receive $291,000 from an additional federal grant for a two-year project to grade and overlay a 2.8-mile section of Highway 27...
December 23, 2010 - 12:00am
December 15, 2010
Work slows on Highway 23 bypass near Paynesville
WILLMAR -- Construction work on the new Highway 23 bypass project in Paynesville has slowed down for the winter. Grading operations and bridge...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
December 14, 2010
No contract settlements in Swift County
BENSON -- Contract negotiations are continuing in Swift County between union employees and the county commissioners. So far there's been no agreements reached with any of the unions representing county employees. The county is currently offering a "slight increase" in salaries in...
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
New solar-powered lights flash speed warning by ACGC
GROVE CITY -- New signs with solar powered flashing beacons have been installed on state Highway 4 near the Atwater-Cosmos- Grove City High School in Grove City. The signs identify a school speed limit of 35 miles per hour within the school zone when the beacon lights are flashing,...
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
Meeker Co. ratifies final employee contracts
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County has finished its union negotiations with employees, agreeing to a zero increase in salary for the next two years. The contracts for the highway department, jailers, dispatchers and assistant county attorney were approved Thursday by the Meeker County Board...
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
November 26, 2010
Willmar School Board discusses regional cooperation possibilities
WILLMAR -- Area school districts might be able to improve efficiency and even increase opportunities for their students in the future, but there's a possibility that emotional ties to local districts could get in the way of it. The Willmar School Board discussed an ongoing study...
November 26, 2010 - 12:00am
November 24, 2010
Reward offered in theft of semi trailer from Renville County
OLIVIA - A reward is being offered for information in the theft of a semi trailer and its cargo that was stolen earlier this month near Olivia. The Renville County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a black tandem axle flatbed trailer with a hoist. The trailer and its...
November 24, 2010 - 5:36pm
November 9, 2010
Teen critically injured in Stearns County crash
MELROSE - A one-vehicle crash near Melrose early this morning critically injured a teen from Elbow Lake. Matthew Coleman, 19, was injured shortly after 1 a.m. on Interstate 94 in Stearns County.
November 9, 2010 - 8:03am
November 2, 2010
Reporter votes again in Minnesota for first time after living in Florida and abroad
Tribune multimedia reporter Jannet Walsh votes for the first time in her home state of Minnesota after living many years in Florida and abro...
November 2, 2010 - 10:16pm
November 1, 2010
Crash kills one near Clara City
CLARA CITY -- One person was killed and two were injured in an accident last night near Clara City. The name of the deceased has not been released. The two-vehicle head-on crash happened at 6:40 p.m.
November 1, 2010 - 7:52am
October 30, 2010
Friday night accident injures one in Chippewa County
WATSON -- A South Dakota man was injured last night when the vehicle he was driving crossed the center line and struck a semi. The accident happened around 6 p.m.
October 30, 2010 - 9:06am
October 22, 2010
MnDOT announces $50M flood mitigation initiative Program not part of recent legislation
ST.PAUL -- A $50 million flood mitigation program will help fund highway im-provement projects over the next five years that will make state roadways more resistant to future flood damage. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the state allocation, coupled with...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
October 21, 2010
$50 million flood mitigation program will help state highways
ST.PAUL - A $50 million flood mitigation program will help fund highway improvement projects over the next five years that will make state roadways more resistant to future flood damage.
October 21, 2010 - 9:23am
October 15, 2010
Anderson campaigns despite the safety of his House seat
STARBUCK -- As Paul Anderson sat in his grain truck in Benson this week waiting to dump a load of corn, he a little left out of the flurry of...
October 15, 2010 - 12:00am