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Records published Feb. 24
Slowing the water remains Hawk Creek challenge
Low turkey prices hurt Jennie-O profits
'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
February 18, 2017
Letter: A hero on an icy lake
On Sunday afternoon I was driving on Long Lake to go fishing when my car broke through the ice. The right front wheel went first and was quickly...
February 18, 2017 - 12:00am
January 22, 2017
Two people rescued from Alexandria area lake after utility vehicle falls through ice
ALEXANDRIA—A 4-year-old girl and a 34-year-old man were rescued from Lake Ida about 10 miles north of Alexandria after the Arctic Cat...
January 22, 2017 - 9:18am
December 27, 2016
Anglers rescued from Lake Superior ice floe
ASHLAND, Wis.—Ten anglers were rescued Monday morning on the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin after the ice they were...
December 27, 2016 - 8:32am
September 9, 2016
Minnesota rescue workers respond to report of man buried in box
CROSBY—Rescuers were called to save a man trapped in a trench at a construction site late Thursday night in Crosby after receiving a 911 call...
September 9, 2016 - 1:03pm
July 27, 2016
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
A juvenile bald eagle in need of rescue was found in a somewhat distressing situation July 6 at the lake home of Arne Brekke on Island Lake north...
July 27, 2016 - 4:19pm
June 29, 2016
UPDATE: Two boys drown in Willmar's Foot Lake
WILLMAR -- Two Somali-American boys drowned in the waters of Willmar’s Foot Lake Tuesday. Their bodies were found by a water search team...
June 29, 2016 - 12:13am
June 28, 2016
Police ask for public's help locating missing Willmar boys
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Police Department is actively searching for two missing 10-year-old Willmar boys, last seen on the dock by the northwest...
June 28, 2016 - 11:44pm
June 22, 2016
Video captures dramatic efforts to save man in river from a 20-foot drop
HUDSON, Wis. – A video provides a close look at a dramatic rescue made last week to save a young man stranded on rushing Willow River waters....
June 22, 2016 - 4:36pm
May 2, 2016
Deputies rescue five young men from sinking boat on Lake Carlos
Douglas County sheriff's deputies helped rescue five young men after their boat sank on Lake Carlos late Saturday night. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a boater on Lake Carlos at 12:17 a.m. on Sunday reporting a boat sunk near the mouth of the Long...
May 2, 2016 - 9:48am
April 7, 2016
Pudge the rescue pigeon makes a Minnesota family his own
Stories of rescue dogs and cats aren’t too hard to find, but rarely does one hear a heartwarming tale of a rescue pigeon. For Detroit Lakes...
April 7, 2016 - 12:08pm
March 19, 2016
During Monday meeting, city to recognize Willmar teen for lifesaving action
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council, along with the Willmar Police Department, will be recognize 17-year-old Nicholas Stien of Willmar at the Monday meeting. Stien will receive a Citizen Life-Saving Award for his actions earlier this year when he helped save the life of his neighbor....
March 19, 2016 - 12:01am
March 4, 2016
Willmar firefighters rescue man from slippery roof
The Willmar Fire Department was called to Nelson International on East Highway 12 around 10:45 a.m. Friday to rescue a worker stranded on the...
March 4, 2016 - 11:40pm
Willmar Fire Department rescues man stranded on roof
Mike McDowell of Kandiyohi was installing a vent on a garage roof Friday in the back lot at Nelson International on East Highway 12 in Willmar,...
March 4, 2016 - 2:57pm
February 20, 2016
Text message saves life of Minnesota woman trapped upside down in overturned car
ST. HILAIRE, Minn.—Texting and driving can be deadly, but Minnesota state troopers said a cellphone saved a Thief River Falls woman's life...
February 20, 2016 - 10:35am
December 14, 2015
50 anglers rescued in northern Minnesota after ice breaks from shore
RED LAKE - Nearly 50 people had to be taken off Upper Red Lake on Monday after several sheets of ice broke up on the big lake, stranding them with their ice houses. Everyone is now off the lake, according the Beltrami County Emergency Management office. The fish houses are located...
December 14, 2015 - 2:22pm