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Grand jury indicts Allwine on first-degree murder
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
Pipeline opponents vow fight as Trump approves Keystone XL
GOP scrambling for health bill votes after ultimatum from Trump
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
May 2, 2014
Letter: Move to North Korea
If Lee Paulson needs his life to be so heavily regulated maybe he should move to North Korea. In that country every aspect of your life is regulated. And if you don’t like their regulations, they have ways of dealing with people who don’t like their regulations. Earl Peders...
May 2, 2014 - 12:00am
April 25, 2014
Age-related dementia will be the focus of workshops next week in Renville and Willmar
WILLMAR — The journey through age-related dementia is different for everyone, but Renita Thonvold and Mary Laib see one thing in common: Almost everyone benefits from gaining practical tools and information. “It’s very difficult to do a job if we don’t have the tools or the...
April 25, 2014 - 11:15pm
April 16, 2014
Granite Falls man injured when semi, school bus collide near Renville
RENVILLE -- A Granite Falls man was injured Wednesday evening when a semi and a school bus collided on U.S. Highway 212 east of Renville. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that David R. Littlecreek-Wilbanks, 50, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to RC Hospital...
April 16, 2014 - 11:52pm
April 10, 2014
Remember to obtain permits for open burning
As the danger of wild fires increase, area residents are reminded that permits are required for open burning and those permits have limitations, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. An open burning permit is required for any fire larger than 3 feet in diameter...
April 10, 2014 - 11:24pm
Be safe, be legal: Permits required for open burning
NEW ULM - As the danger of wild fires increase, area residents are reminded that permits are required for open burning and those permits have limitations, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. An open burning permit is required for any fire larger than...
April 10, 2014 - 2:36pm
March 2, 2014
6-year-old to open big event: Ella Gustafson to speak at Jam the Gym
BIRD ISLAND — There’s nothing unusual about calling on someone taking on big challenges to say a few words of inspiration at the start of...
March 2, 2014 - 10:34pm
February 24, 2014
TC&W Railroad rejects latest metro reroute
GLENCOE — The Twin Cities & Western Railroad 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...
February 24, 2014 - 8:21pm
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