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Americans eat out less as higher menu prices take a bite from restaurant visits
WI man sentenced for cutting off woman's pinky in 'ritualistic memorial'
Index funds always better than picking stocks, Warren Buffett says
Defying the odds: Minnesota woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
As new wood materials become stronger, 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel
Five Vancouver Canucks quarantined with mumps
How old are Minnesota cabin owners? The answer might surprise you
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
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
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
December 14, 2015
Man charged in connection with death of Starbuck student
ALEXANDRIA - A man has been charged in connection with the death of a Minnesota college student who disappeared this fall, her body later found...
December 14, 2015 - 2:19pm
Minnesota cuts back at less popular state parks
WILLMAR — Lucy Tokheim is not among those celebrating this December’s wimpy weather. She is an avid cross country skier waiting for snow...
December 14, 2015 - 12:30am
December 1, 2015
Starbuck student might have died from meth
The man who was last seen with Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck will be charged with gross misdemeanor charges for concealing the location of her...
December 1, 2015 - 11:18pm
Starbuck woman's cause of death ruled undetermined
ALEXANDRIA - The death of a college student who was found in a Douglas County field last month was from "undetermined causes," the Midwest Medical...
December 1, 2015 - 1:51pm
November 6, 2015
MnDOT’s 511 system adds real-time road condition cameras
WILLMAR — Cameras located on sections of state highways and interstates in rural Minnesota have been increased and improved to provide more real-time photos of road conditions. There are now 92 cameras in the Department of Transportation’s Road Weather Information Stations network,...
November 6, 2015 - 11:28pm
November 5, 2015
Records published Nov. 5
Here are the records for Nov. 5: Missing boy WILLMAR — A 5-year-old boy was apparently let off at the wrong school bus stop Tuesday and was briefly reported as missing. Police were notified Tuesday afternoon that the boy did not get off the bus near his home and that the bus...
November 5, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
Medical examiner confirms body found in field is that of missing Starbuck girl
The Midwest Medical Examiners Officer has confirmed that a body found Monday in an Orange Township corn field was that of Laura Ann Schwendemann,...
October 30, 2015 - 3:36pm
October 27, 2015
Human remains found in field near where student disappeared; ID is pending autopsy
ALEXANDRIA - Authorities say a farmer has found human remains that appear to be of a female about the same age as woman reported missing Oct...
October 27, 2015 - 12:07pm
October 26, 2015
Missing UM-Morris student last seen in Alexandria with man she knew
ALEXANDRIA — Investigators in the disappearance of 18-year-old Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck and Hancock say she was last seen with a male...
October 26, 2015 - 4:57pm
October 21, 2015
Car clues sought in missing person case
ALEXANDRIA — Investigators in the case of a missing woman say they do not believe she left the west-central Minnesota area voluntarily and are seeking information about a car that may be involved. Laura Schwendemann, 19, was last seen about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Holiday gas...
October 21, 2015 - 9:16pm
October 3, 2015
Coach feels compelled to share story of infant son killed by drunken driver
GRANITE FALLS — Brad Bigler is looking forward to his seventh season as head coach of the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball...
October 3, 2015 - 12:33am
August 20, 2015
A fair in Appleton
Shar Jorgenson of Starbuck presents her popular trunk and demo show “Quiltng from the Heartland” early Thursday afternoon at the Swift County...
August 20, 2015 - 11:38pm
March 25, 2015
Letter: Lessons from Humpty Dumpty
Many will remember the grade school rhyme we memorized as kids about an egg: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the King’s horses and all the King’s men Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again! I think our formerly great USA...
March 25, 2015 - 11:24am
February 26, 2015
Starbuck man now sentenced to 15 years for sexual assault after violating probation
GLENWOOD — A 36-year-old Starbuck man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Ryan Emmett Moore is classified as a Level 3 sex offender, the Department of Corrections’ classification for defendants deemed most likely...
February 26, 2015 - 11:15pm
February 23, 2015
House passes first part of child abuse law changes
ST. PAUL — The state House passed the first step of a child abuse prevention effort that began when a west-central Minnesota boy died after 15 reports that he was being mistreated. On a 130-0 Monday vote, the House approved legislation that would put into law the provision that...
February 23, 2015 - 11:50pm