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April 24, 2017
Jorge Valdiviezo attempts to ride Bailey Pro Rodeo's High Maintenance during the fourth round of the Built Ford Tough series PBR World Finals. Andy Watson / Special to Forum News Service
Pro rodeo's rags-to-riches bull proving hard to ride
April 24, 2017 - 9:30am
January 15, 2017
Milan, Minn., professional rodeo cowboy J.D. Struxness during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December 2016. Photo by Ric Andersen.
Determined cowboy
January 15, 2017 - 11:19pm
December 13, 2016
Tanner Aus
Struxness, Aus win big at National Finals Rodeo
December 13, 2016 - 12:04am
December 6, 2016
J.D. Struxness
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
December 6, 2016 - 8:51pm
October 28, 2016
Jody Bombeck, of Willmar, carries the American flag at the Pine City rodeo held over the Labor Day weekend. It’s just one of the responsibilities Bombeck has while serving as Miss Rodeo Minnesota. Next month she leaves for Las Vegas to compete in the Miss Rodeo America pageant.

State rodeo queen from Willmar prepares for national event
October 28, 2016 - 5:30am
June 21, 2016
Appleton native and Lac qui Parle Valley graduate J.D. Struxness, right, competes in steer wrestling during the weeklong College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. Struxness won the national championship wrestling four steers in a combined 18.1 seconds, one second better than his Northwestern Oklahoma State University teammate Jacob Eldred, of State Center, Iowa. Photo by Dan Hubbell.
Appleton native is top bulldogger in nation
June 21, 2016 - 11:58pm
January 12, 2016
Jody Bombeck, of Willmar, poses with Kenny Wetzel, of rural Spicer, who hand-made chaps Bombeck will wear during official rodeo appearances during her one-year reign as Miss Rodeo Minnesota. She will leave today for the National Western Stock Show in Denver. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)
Willmar woman leaves today for first public appearance as Miss Rodeo Minnesota
January 12, 2016 - 11:41pm
Brett Stall has been competing for years and said his body hurts but it comes with the territory and is used to pushing through the pain and jumping on the next bull. He claimed more than $25,000 in prize money this week at the Wrangler National Rodeo in Las Vegas. (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL | JOSH HOLMBERG)
Two Minnesota cowboys leave mark on National Rodeo
December 12, 2015 - 8:48am
December 8, 2015
Tanner Aus' showing at the national rodeo netted him more than $20,000. (PRCA photo by Greg Westfall, Courtesy of the PRCA)
Granite Falls cowboy claims $20,000 prize at National Finals Rodeo' session
December 8, 2015 - 2:47pm
September 24, 2014
Rodeo Museum honors Clara City native
September 24, 2014 - 11:09pm
August 8, 2014
The Insider: Missouri cowboy wins bull riding at fair
August 8, 2014 - 11:48pm
August 12, 2013
This photo provided by Jameson Hsieh shows a clown wearing a mask intended to look like President Obama at the Missouri State Fair. The announcer asked the crowd if anyone wanted to see “Obama run down by a bull,” according to a spectator. “So then everybody screamed. ... They just went wild,” said Perry Beam, who attended the rodeo at the State Fair in Sedalia on Saturday Aug. 10, 2013. State Fair officials apologized calling the display inappropriate and disrespectful. (AP Photo/Jameson Hsieh)
Attorney: Rodeo association president had no role in clown's anti-Obama act (video links)
August 12, 2013 - 12:37pm
August 8, 2013
Rodeo bull escapes at Minn. county fair, injures bystanders
August 8, 2013 - 9:56am
September 21, 2009
Blake Vagle, 7, of New London takes a ride on a sheep Saturday at the Lucky Buck 7 ranch near New London during the mutton busting competition. Ranch team competitions, children's games and a petting zoo were all part of the rodeo. Proceeds from the rodeo will go to purchase a new bus for GlenOaks Senior Care Campus. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Mutton busting
September 21, 2009 - 12:00am
June 26, 2009
Nicole Knutson, 5, hangs on Thursday for a winning time while Bob Richter watches during the Mutton Bustin' competition preceding the opening night of professional Stampede Rodeo competition at the Lee Mar Arena in Granite Falls. The PRCA-sanctioned rodeo continues tonight and Saturday. Other activities, to include a parade and fireworks, are scheduled throughout the weekend. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
That's how you claim the top prize
June 26, 2009 - 12:00am