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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
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
March 17, 2013
Renville Health Care expanding services and its hospitality focus
RENVILLE — With a waiting list that continues to grow, Renville Health Service in Renville has brought back four skilled nursing home beds, and will be adding four more on April 1. Cami Peterson-DeVries, administrator, said the facility was able to obtain state approval to return...
March 17, 2013 - 10:35pm
February 1, 2013
Worker dies in accident at beet co-op
RENVILLE — A 37-year employee of the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative died of injuries he suffered in a workplace accident at 2:50 p.m. Thursday at the plant in Renville. Erv Knuston, 60, of Sacred Heart, was struck by a payloader while outside in the pellet loading area,...
February 1, 2013 - 11:19pm
Man dies in accident at Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative
RENVILLE — A 60-year-old man died in an apparent workplace accident at the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday. The Renville County Sheriff’s office reported today that the victim was run over by a pay loader and died of his injuries. Visibility...
February 1, 2013 - 11:35am
December 18, 2012
Business Briefs for Dec. 18
Southern Minnesota Sugar reorganizes co-op board RENVILLE — The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative in Renville on Friday elected officers and reorganized its board of directors at its annual meeting. The members elected: Mark Arnold, of Holloway, chairman of the board of...
December 18, 2012 - 8:00am
November 29, 2012
Renville, Minn., author releases two new works
November 29, 2012 - 7:00am
November 7, 2012
County commission, contested SWCD races for west central Minn. counties
The following are unofficial election results for contested races only for county board posts in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State's website and are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. Terms on county boards are typically four years, but some districts...
November 7, 2012 - 9:39am
October 29, 2012
UPDATED: New Ulm, Minn., man identified as killed at Buffalo Lake elevator
OLIVIA -- The man who fell to his death Saturday morning at a grain elevator in Buffalo Lake is Andrew R. Burnet, 28, of New Ulm. According to Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable, Burnet fell some 60 feet from the elevator building around 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Ambulance crews attempted...
October 29, 2012 - 9:27am
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 16, 2012
Several manufacturers in region to open doors to public during Minn. Tour of Manufacturing
WILLMAR -- Minnesota manufacturing companies, including several in western and central Minnesota, are inviting the general public to tour their facilities next week during the Minnesota Tour of Manufacturing week. According to the state Department of Employment and Economic Development,...
October 16, 2012 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Morgan, Minn., man hurt in crash south of Renville, Minn.
RENVILLE -- A 34-year-old Morgan man was taken by Renville Ambulance Service to Renville County Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash around 6:10 a.m. Tuesday south of Renville. According to the Renville County Sheriff's Office, Mardi Lee Robben was...
October 10, 2012 - 1:33pm