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Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
Spicer has seen the light
Minnesota's Ellison would resign from U.S. House if he wins Democratic post
Trump says 'nothing funny' about 'Saturday Night Live' mockery
Trump inauguration protest groups demand access to Washington sites
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
February 24, 2016
Southwest Minnesota: Land of impaired waters
WORTHINGTON — When Gov. Mark Dayton took the stage at the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s annual convention last month, it was within hours of his announcement that vegetation buffers would not be required on private ditches. The decision, he said, was necessary to get support...
February 24, 2016 - 11:34pm
January 25, 2016
10 winter health hazards — and 10 solutions
ST. PAUL — Suppose there were an evil curse that made you get sick, drink more, gain weight, sleep less, become depressed and die from a heart attack. In Minnesota, it’s known as “winter.”
January 25, 2016 - 12:12am
January 18, 2016
Willmar Fire Chief warns of carbon monoxide dangers
WILLMAR — It is called the “silent killer” and, in 2014, carbon monoxide poisoning killed 14 people in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota...
January 18, 2016 - 10:53pm
January 13, 2016
Willmar citizens raise concerns about safety of children, seniors when going to library
WILLMAR — Residents concerned about the safety of children and other pedestrians crossing Fifth Street Southwest between the Willmar Public Library and the municipal parking lot attended Tuesday’s Public Works and Public Safety Committee meeting to ask for something to be done....
January 13, 2016 - 11:46pm
January 12, 2016
Safety issues bolster Benson’s case for improving rail crossings
BENSON — Just over a year ago, the Minnesota Department of Transportation completed a study of railroad crossings, ranking the risk of accidents...
January 12, 2016 - 11:36pm
January 7, 2016
Benson offers look at railroad crossing plans
BENSON — Benson residents will have their opportunity to weigh in on proposals to improve safety at the three downtown crossings of the Burlington...
January 7, 2016 - 11:30pm
December 17, 2015
Officials caution Minnesotans to check ice conditions before venturing on lakes
BEMIDJI -- Officials are urging anglers to check ice conditions before setting foot or tire on frozen lakes, after nearly 50 people were rescued...
December 17, 2015 - 6:00am
December 15, 2015
Kandiyohi County proposes safety features for BNSF bypass
WILLMAR — A new plan emerged this week to improve safety and traffic flow at the south end of the proposed railroad bypass west of Willmar....
December 15, 2015 - 11:47pm
December 10, 2015
DNR warns of thin ice on lakes
ST. PAUL-- With daytime temperatures still climbing above freezing even in the northern parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to stay clear of early ice, use extreme caution when recreating on dangerously cold water and...
December 10, 2015 - 11:05pm
West central Minnesota anglers wait for ice
WILLMAR — Last year ice anglers enjoyed one of the earliest and best early season fishing that many could recall. This year, many are still...
December 10, 2015 - 12:03am
November 14, 2015
Gov. Dayton asks for extension for REAL ID compliance
ST. PAUL — Come 2016, Minnesotans may be unable to board commercial aircraft with their state-issued identification.
November 14, 2015 - 12:12am
November 5, 2015
BNSF Railway helped lead fight to delay train safety technology
WASHINGTON — When an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia in May, killing eight people and injuring scores more, the railroad industry’s...
November 5, 2015 - 12:02pm
October 24, 2015
State honors area law enforcement agencies for outreach
WILLMAR — For their efforts to help drive down the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths, the Appleton Police Department and Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office were recently recognized by Minnesota’s Toward Zero Deaths initiative. The two departments were among eight...
October 24, 2015 - 12:04am
October 22, 2015
Council OKs plan to remove, repair and monitor playground equipment
WILLMAR — The city continues its effort to address playground equipment safety issues. The Willmar City Council last month ordered the removal of 43 (19 percent) of the 280 playground units in the 28 parks that were rated the most hazardous by city certified playground safety inspectors...
October 22, 2015 - 11:04pm
Survey finds increase in drivers not stopping for school bus stop arms
ST. PAUL — A survey by the Minnesota State Patrol has found children are increasingly being put at risk as they enter and exit school buses by motorists who fail to yield to stop arms. The one-day study conducted in April showed a 65 percent increase in stop arm violations compared...
October 22, 2015 - 10:46pm