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'I'm nobody': 28 years ago, Charles Manson gave one of the most eerie on-camera responses of all time
Ambulance trips can leave you with surprising - and very expensive - bills
Man sentenced to 10 days in jail for Bemidji school bus crash
Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
Counterfeit opioid pills are tricking users - sometimes with lethal results
Wild's Jason Zucker is already down $17,600 -- and he's hoping for more
Pistons hang on for 100-97 win over Timberwolves
Local Roundup: Willmar's Schramm second in Class A 1-meter diving
NFL Roundup: Ravens hand Packers first shut out since 2006
NA3HL Hockey: WarHawks cut ties to Blaisuis
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Jimmy Fallon to host live Super Bowl edition of ‘The Tonight Show’ in Minneapolis
Garth Brooks lip-syncing controversy at the CMA Awards really hit a nerve
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Ruth A. Schmitt
LaVonne A. Welter
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
Letter: Do your part to keep roads safe
Letter: More truths are coming out
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
June 2, 2016
Man, 82, to pay four female family members $37,500 each in sexual abuse settlement
GLENWOOD — In a joint lawsuit settlement, four family members of an 82-year-old Starbuck man will receive a combined $150,000 from him as judgment for sexual abuse they say happened as long ago as 1973 and as recently as 2013. The personal injury lawsuit filed in March against Walter...
June 2, 2016 - 11:11pm
June 1, 2016
Two Minnesota men face criminal sexual conduct charges after responding to Craigslist ad
GLENWOOD — When 35-year-old Starbuck man Joshua Lee Walker allegedly responded to a Craigslist ad in October posted by a 14-year-old girl,...
June 1, 2016 - 9:53pm
May 5, 2016
Bill that would increase DWI punishment advances in Minnesota House
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House unanimously backed a bill Wednesday to increase punishment for drunken drivers charged with a vehicular homicide...
May 5, 2016 - 8:31am
April 19, 2016
West central Minn. employers to be honored for military support
WILLMAR — Best Buy of Willmar, Meeker County Community Homes of Litchfield and Starbuck Head Start WCMCA of Starbuck are among the area companies to be honored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Minnesota Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for...
April 19, 2016 - 8:16am
March 10, 2016
Starbuck man sentenced to a year in jail for dumping body of U of M student in cornfield
ALEXANDRIA - A 21-year-old Starbuck man was sentenced to one year in jail for interfering with the body of Laura Schwendemann, who was found...
March 10, 2016 - 3:27pm
December 14, 2015
Starbuck man charged in connection with death of U of M Morris 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 - 11:28pm
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