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U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons
Trump again vows to bring back U.S. jobs, but offers few details
Wisconsin's capital city settles police shooting of unarmed teen for $3.35 million
S&P 500 inches up after Trump jobs pledge
Internet poker company founder pleads not guilty to U.S. charges
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher admits to vomiting nearly every time before taking the mound
Remembering the "Miracle on Ice" game 37 years later
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Red-hot Gophers upset No. 24 Maryland, win 6th straight
Local Roundup: Warrior teams win two on Wednesday
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
Roger "Billy" Schlueter
Donald "Donnie" Clausen
Gladys M. Torbenson
Donna M. Goff
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
October 31, 2012
Clinton, Ryan in contrasting appearances
MINNEAPOLIS -- The favorite old standby delivered a 38-minute speech. The young up-and-comer's speech was shorter than three minutes. The veteran...
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
Vogel cites successes
WILLMAR -- With only limited support from the state party in 2010, Bruce Vogel of rural Willmar upset a heavily favored incumbent to become the...
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
October 26, 2012
Minnesota man free again after 27 drunken driving convictions
NEW YORK MILLS - People here know Danny Bettcher for all the wrong reasons. Many also know the number: He's had 27 convictions for drinking...
October 26, 2012 - 9:31am
October 24, 2012
Granite Falls, Minn., man killed in Highway 212 crash
GRANITE FALLS -- An 80-year-old Granite Falls man died as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday along U.S. Highway 212 west of Granite Falls. According to the State Patrol, Roger O. Tjosvold was driving a 2010 Chrysler van and turned left...
October 24, 2012 - 8:50am
October 22, 2012
Minnesota seat belt compliance climbs, southwest region still lags behind
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's new seat belt compliance rate is 93.6 percent, marking another increase in belt use which has resulted in fewer unbelted deaths, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety.
October 22, 2012 - 10:47am
Rural Dassel, Minn., summer home burns, cause under investigation
DASSEL -- The cause of a fire that burned a summer home Sunday evening in rural Dassel is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, the State Fire Marshal, and the Dassel Fire Department. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, a neighbor to the David and...
October 22, 2012 - 9:28am
October 19, 2012
Minnesota Fire marshal urges residents to take online safety challenge
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
October 18, 2012
Secretary of State says nearly 71,000 absentee ballots already cast in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced today in a news release that more than 140,000 Minnesota voters have requested absentee ballots. Of the ballots requested, 70,899 have already been returned by the voter and accepted. The absentee ballot period ends Nov. 5. "The...
October 18, 2012 - 3:20pm
October 17, 2012
N.D. deputy resigns after arrest for Minn. break-in
GRAND FORKS, N.D.
October 17, 2012 - 7:32am
October 16, 2012
UPDATE: Belgrade, Minn., man killed in semi-bicycle crash south of Belgrade
BELGRADE -- The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the bicyclist killed in a crash early this morning on U.S. Highway 71 south of Belgrade. The...
October 16, 2012 - 10:47am
October 13, 2012
Lawmakers must fill in blanks if Minnesotans OK voter identification
ST. PAUL -- Both sides in Minnesota's voter photo identification debate try to paint pictures about how life would look if the requirement passes...
October 13, 2012 - 12:00am
A look at voter ID issues
ST. PAUL -- Here are some issues related to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Minnesota voters to produce photographic identification before casting ballots. Process: The Minnesota Constitution is amended when the Legislature passes a proposed amendment and a...
October 13, 2012 - 12:00am
October 12, 2012
Advance voter registration deadline is Tuesday in Minn.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Secretary of State Mark Ritchie today reminded Minnesotans that they only have until end of business Tuesday to register to vote in advance of the Nov.
October 12, 2012 - 1:58pm
Deputy arrested in Crookston, Minn., break-in
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A deputy with the Walsh County (N.D.) Sheriff's Department is in custody after being arrested in connection with a break-in at a Crookston convenience store. Adam Koenig, 22, of Park River, N.D., was arrested by police on charges of burglary and damage to property...
October 12, 2012 - 1:42pm
October 4, 2012
GOP senators accuse Ritchie of misleading Minnesotans about amendment
ST. PAUL -- Two Republican state senators today filed paperwork alleging Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has misled Minnesotans about a proposed constitutional amendment to require voters to show photographic identification. Sens.
October 4, 2012 - 11:57am