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Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
February 21, 2014
Renville County towns open doors to 134 stranded motorists
OLIVIA — Communities in Renville County hosted 134 motorists stranded by last night’s winter storm after motel rooms had filled. The National...
February 21, 2014 - 10:59pm
Renville County communities open doors to 134 stranded motorists
OLIVIA — Communities in Renville County hosted 134 motorists stranded by last night’s winter storm after motel rooms had filled. The...
February 21, 2014 - 11:10am
Tribune delivery delayed in some towns due to blizzard conditions
Delivery of the West Central Tribune this morning has been delayed in some areas due to the blizzard conditions. Tribune subscribers will have late delivery this morning in the towns of Bird Island, Olivia, Hector, Cosmos, Blomkest, Lake Lillian, Renville and Prinsburg. The...
February 21, 2014 - 9:10am
February 20, 2014
TC & W rejects latest SW Metro freight reroute proposal
GLENCOE — The Twin Cities & Western is rejecting the latest proposal for relocating freight service to accommodate a light rail system in the southwest metropolitan area. The railroad described the route proposal by Transystems as “neither efficient, safe nor cost effective...
February 20, 2014 - 1:07pm
December 1, 2013
KAT takes transit in new direction
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi Area Transit is moving in a new direction — literally and figuratively. KAT is currently working with Meeker County to establish a shared route between Litchfield and Willmar and they are working with the Renville County transit system on a proposed merger...
December 1, 2013 - 11:13pm
October 31, 2013
MinAqua pulls the plug after continual lean years
RENVILLE — Having operated at a loss for the past few years, MinAqua Fisheries Inc. of Renville has filed for bankruptcy protection and ceased operations, according to the attorney assigned the case. Attorney Brian Leonard, of Minneapolis, said he is now actively searching for...
October 31, 2013 - 11:32pm
Wet autumn, freezing conditions take toll on sugar beet harvest
RENVILLE — A wet autumn and freezing conditions have taken a toll on this this year’s sugar beet harvest Sugar beet growers in...
October 31, 2013 - 10:01am
October 30, 2013
Prosecutors reject Dikken plea
GRANITE FALLS — Prosecutors refused to hear Andrew Joseph Dikken’s offer to plead guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of...
October 30, 2013 - 11:27pm
September 23, 2013
Rural Renville, Minn. man killed in farm accident
RENVILLE — A 58-year-old rural Renville man was killed Sunday afternoon in a farm-related accident south of Renville. According to a news release from Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable, Jeffrey H. Muetzel, of rural Renville, was under the corn head of a combine making repairs...
September 23, 2013 - 3:05pm
September 19, 2013
Dikken held on $3 million bail
GRANITE FALLS — District Judge Thomas Van Hon set bail at $3 million and would allow no conditions for Andrew Dikken’s release at a lesser...
September 19, 2013 - 11:04pm
September 18, 2013
Formal charges, court appearance pending for suspect in Granite Falls double homicide
GRANITE FALLS - A court appearance for the suspect in a double homicide in Granite Falls was pending on Wednesday morning. Court administration...
September 18, 2013 - 11:10am
September 9, 2013
Several area schools close early today because of heat
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools will dismiss students two hours early today, due to the anticipated extreme heat and humidity. In addition, after school activities and athletic events have been cancelled. BOLD and Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart schools will also be closing...
September 9, 2013 - 12:19pm
August 26, 2013
Weather Service warns oppressive heat to peak in region today
WILLMAR — The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued an excessive heat advisory for the region today. It warns that dangerously hot conditions will persist through Tuesday. The temperature is expected to reach 96 degrees in Willmar this afternoon. High humidity...
August 26, 2013 - 11:28am
May 21, 2013
Renville, Minn., sugar co-op reports improving water quality compliance
OLIVIA -- The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative met all of its water quality requirements while processing a record sugar beet crop in 2013. Louis Knieper, manager of environmental affairs, told the Renville County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that the sugar cooperative...
May 21, 2013 - 7:02pm
May 6, 2013
Strong farm economy keeps Renville, Minn., manufacturer on the grow
RENVILLE -- Foreign competition. This American manufacturer says bring it on. "That's where we get competitive,'' said Matt Clemens, manager...
May 6, 2013 - 5:24pm