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Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
AgweekTV: Sweet crops
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
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
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 24, 2013
Agralite Electric Cooperative working to restore power to customers
Agralite Electric Cooperative continues to work on restoring power to co-op members after Friday storms in the area. The main concentration...
June 24, 2013 - 12:20pm
May 20, 2013
State lauds C.A.R.E. safety program
WILLMAR — A local program that specializes in helping people with mental illness overcome addiction has been recognized by the Minnesota Safety Council with a Governor’s Safety Award. The Willmar Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise program received an Outstanding...
May 20, 2013 - 8:22pm
Still time to apply for energy assistance, deadline is May 31
ST. PAUL — The deadline to apply for help from the low-income Energy Assistance Program is May 31. According to a release from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, grant funds are still available to help pay heating bills for low-income Minnesotans — especially seniors,...
May 20, 2013 - 1:47pm
April 28, 2013
Twilight' actor part of Red Lake youth conference
RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — The Red Lake Tribal Council is hosting its annual Youth Leadership Conference this week — and it will feature an appearance...
April 28, 2013 - 5:00am
April 22, 2013
Willmar Salvation Army mobile canteen headed to Fargo
WILLMAR — The Salvation Army Mobile Emergency Disaster Canteen located in Willmar, MN has been deployed today to go to Fargo, N.D., in support of disaster relief efforts in that area. The canteen left Willmar this morning and was to arrive in Fargo later today. The National Weather...
April 22, 2013 - 2:05pm
April 3, 2013
Bill could ease way for counties to appoint officials
A bill is being debated in the Minnesota Legislature this year that could make it easier for counties to initiate action to appoint elected officials....
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
March 18, 2013
Mill City Summer Opera returns to Minneapolis, Minn., in July
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Opera buffs will have a chance to hear Rossini's popular comedy, “The Barber of Seville,” in the ruins of a Minneapolis mill this summer. The Mill City Summer Opera returns with its second season production this July. The five performances will take place...
March 18, 2013 - 12:05pm
March 2, 2013
9 area wrestlers in finals tonight
ST. PAUL – Nine West Central Tribune area wrestlers are going for a state title tonight at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. In Class A at 126 pounds, senior Tyler Tenson of Benson faces Quinten Berres, a sophomore from Kimball Area. In Class A at 145 pounds, junior Larry Bomstad...
March 2, 2013 - 5:09pm
February 22, 2013
Utah trooper accused of making bogus DUI arrests
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- During her 10 years as a Utah state trooper, Lisa Steed built a reputation as an officer with a knack for nabbing drunken motorists in a state with a long tradition of teetotaling and some of the nation's strictest liquor laws. Steed used the uncanny talent...
February 22, 2013 - 7:56am
January 10, 2013
Freezing rain advisory issued for Thursday, Friday; temperatures to fall over weekend
Some parts of the West Central Tribune’s coverage area are expected to receive freezing rain Thursday evening and Friday morning, then to experience a drastic drop in temperatures and wind chills. A freezing rain advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday...
January 10, 2013 - 2:22pm
December 3, 2012
Pedestrian struck, killed by cab in St. Cloud
December 3, 2012 - 11:15am
November 27, 2012
Gas Affordability Program helps qualifying CenterPoint customers pay bills
MINNEAPOLIS -- CenterPoint Energy customers who qualified for and received funds during the 2012-2013 heating season under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program can apply for additional funds through CenterPoint Energy's Gas Affordability Program. GAP helps customers pay...
November 27, 2012 - 12:54pm
Man shoots self in home of his ex in Red Lake Falls, Minn.
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. -- A Red Lake Falls man is dead after forcing his way into an ex-girlfriend's home and apparently shooting himself, according to police. Deputies from the Red Lake County Sheriff's Office found Kevin Salveson, 53, deceased in the home of Heather Altendorf, 38,...
November 27, 2012 - 7:55am
November 23, 2012
Temperatures turn abruptly chilly across Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS - After balmy weather for most of Thanksgiving day, parts of Minnesota are seeing temperatures drop as much as 30 degrees. A KSTP-TV report ( http://bit.ly/QduY55) says temperatures that started in the 60s Thursday dipped into the 30s by late afternoon. Rain, sleet and...
November 23, 2012 - 10:05am
Thanksgiving Day blaze in Bemidji, Minn., causes estimated $410K in damages
BEMIDJI - A fire Thanksgiving morning caused an estimated $410,000 in damages as crews from around the region spent nearly eight hours battling the blaze at the Birchwood Color Center on the north edge of Bemidji. The fire, reported at 10:49 a.m.
November 23, 2012 - 7:44am