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Officials release names of three people killed in plane crash outside of Thief River Falls, Minn.
For many teenagers, getting drunk is not on the bucket list
Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL, Curry
U.S. bombers, fighters, stage show of force off North Korean coast
Activists tie themselves to Enbridge property in Bemidji
Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs look to end Vikings' 1,000-yard receiver drought
Mauer, with glittering numbers, plans to play every day
Prep Football: BOLD big on 'D'
Prep Football: Cards bring the heat
Prep Football: ACGC grinds down Osakis
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
Printer Andy Kahmann of Montevideo named 2017 Prairie Disciple
Country Quilters show is this weekend in Willmar
'Almost Saved, But Lost' details snowstorm: New London native publishes book on 1873 blizzard that killed 12 people in Kandiyohi County
'Idiots' worth a visit at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
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
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
Conserving estate money no excuse for risking elder's health
Opinion: Alarm over decline in U.S. government spending for ag research
Tribune Editorial: TIF proposal for First Street South block is a good idea for Willmar
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
Jennie Mae Wubben
June 5, 2016
Legislative races fill an election gap
MINNEAPOLIS — This year presents a rare opportunity for Minnesotans to focus on legislative races, and who controls the Legislature. “That’s...
June 5, 2016 - 11:33pm
April 28, 2016
State reaches 100th traffic death of the year
WILLMAR — At least 100 people have died in traffic crashes on Minnesota roads so far this year, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said...
April 28, 2016 - 11:42pm
April 18, 2016
Commentary: Keeping Minnesota competitive
As the new president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, a top personal priority has been to hit the road. For six months, I’ve been crisscrossing...
April 18, 2016 - 8:53am
March 15, 2016
Dayton lays out budget change proposals
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton proposes increasing budgets for items ranging from pre-kindergarten programs to broadband to security...
March 15, 2016 - 8:26pm
March 13, 2016
Boys state basketball: CMCS manhandles Red Lake, takes third place
ST. PAUL — A disappointing loss the day before had no lingering effects for the Central Minnesota Christian School boys basketball team, which closed its season in grand fashion Saturday. Behind 31 points from Taylor Slagter and a dominant defensive performance, the Bluejays routed...
March 13, 2016 - 11:53pm
January 14, 2016
Minnesota announces new student loan refinancing program
ST. PAUL -- The Dayton administration and legislators announced a new loan refinancing program Thursday to help Minnesotans tackle their student loan debt. An estimated 500,000 Minnesotans carrying large amounts of student loan debt could potentially save tens of thousands of dollars....
January 14, 2016 - 8:57pm
November 20, 2015
Two dogs killed by law enforcement after attacking students, staff at Montevideo Middle School
MONTEVIDEO -- Law enforcement officers shot two dogs Friday morning after they attacked students and staff at the Montevideo Middle School. The Montevideo Police Department and the Chippewa Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of two pit bulls loose at the school. According...
November 20, 2015 - 12:09pm
November 19, 2015
Speed limits to increase on some area highways
WILLMAR, Minn. – The speed limit will be increasing from 55 mph to 60 mph next week on several west central Minnesota highways.The Minnesota Department of Transportation is scheduled to install new speed limit signs Monday and Tuesday, weather permitting. The areas with increased...
November 19, 2015 - 4:42pm
October 9, 2015
Economic tipping point triggers prison campaign
APPLETON — At a time when most agricultural counties were adding jobs, Swift County saw its unemployment rate pop up to 8.3 percent, the highest in the state. This was in June, when county officials also learned about a proposal by the Minnesota Department of Corrections asking...
October 9, 2015 - 10:10pm
October 5, 2015
Convoy, deployment ceremony planned Thursday for Willmar's Guard unit
WILLMAR — Members of the 682nd Engineering Battalion based in Willmar will be leaving later this month for a nine-month deployment to Kuwa...
October 5, 2015 - 12:36am
July 30, 2015
Minnesota releases student test scores in math, reading and science
WILLMAR — Test scores from state tests taking in math, reading and science last spring were released today. The state Department of Education released scores for the 2015 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments at midnight. Results for schools in Kandiyohi County indicate...
July 30, 2015 - 7:54am
June 26, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage nationwide
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph...
June 26, 2015 - 9:51am
June 12, 2015
Johnson to chair U of M Board of Regents
WILLMAR — The Rev. Dean Johnson of Willmar has been elected chairman of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. Johnson was elected to the two-year term Friday morning. His term will begin on July 1. Johnson has been a regent since 2007 and was recently elected to a...
June 12, 2015 - 3:25pm
May 28, 2015
Pre-K education remains at heart of budget impasse
ST. PAUL — An early-learning center visit Thursday reinforced the Republican House speaker’s resolve to offer scholarships for pre-kindergarten...
May 28, 2015 - 11:29pm
May 15, 2015
Minnesota leaders OK budget framework
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative leaders emerged after days of budget negotiations Friday night with an agreement, but they could provide few details. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said they have an overall budget agreement, but...
May 15, 2015 - 7:44pm