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Minnesotan Ellison’s DNC campaign falls short
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
Gymnastics: Schramm, Henjum in state All-Around top-20
Wrestling: 18 area grapplers win section titles
Twins linked to Dominican shortstop Marte
Minnesota United about to discover learning curve for MLS expansion teams
Wild's Chris Stewart: Loyalty and work ethic forged by family
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
October 21, 2016
Student's leg amputated after teacher slammed him to floor, lawyer says
COLUMBUS, Ga. — A 13-year-old boy's lower right leg was amputated after a teacher at a Columbus school slammed him to the floor three times, an attorney for the boy’s family said Friday. Seventh-grader Montravious Thomas was hurt last month when he tried to leave a schoolroom...
October 21, 2016 - 6:31pm
October 6, 2016
Updated: Minnesota boy killed trying to get on school bus is identified
Updated at 6:01 p.m. A 7-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle and killed while waiting for the school bus early Thursday morning 12 miles south...
October 6, 2016 - 6:03pm
September 12, 2016
U of M student survives fall from 5th floor balcony
MINNEAPOLIS — A 19-year-old student has survived a fall from a fifth-floor balcony near the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus....
September 12, 2016 - 2:05pm
July 20, 2016
Parent of Minnesota student who committed suicide files lawsuit against school district
A federal lawsuit filed by the parent of a Lincoln Park Middle School student alleges his son's 2015 suicide was the result of "severe and pervasive...
July 20, 2016 - 7:57am
April 30, 2016
Willmar students win Best in Show at regional art competition
WILLMAR — Huy Nguyen didn’t realize he had artistic talent until Willmar teacher Tonya Oie saw what he did in a painting class last year...
April 30, 2016 - 12:07am
Former Willmar teacher sentenced to prison in student sex case
WILLMAR — With his victim saying in a statement that “I did not ask to be broken,” a former high school teacher apologized for having sexual...
November 30, 2015 - 10:49pm
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 22, 2015
Former Willmar teacher pleads guilty to third-degree sexual conduct
WILLMAR — A former Willmar Senior High School teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010...
October 22, 2015 - 11:19pm
June 1, 2015
Montevideo student wins Red Wagon Award
MONTEVIDEO — Young, dependent children often ride in red wagons. Older, mature youth can win Red Wagon Awards.
June 1, 2015 - 12:53am
April 29, 2015
Nepali student seeks awareness, aid for earthquake-stricken home
WILLMAR — When he heard the news Saturday that an earthquake had devastated his home country of Nepal, Suchit Khadge immediately wanted to...
April 29, 2015 - 11:27pm
April 6, 2015
UND student’s cause of death remains unknown
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Investigators are still waiting on toxicology reports in the death of a UND student over the weekend, according to UND Police Department Sgt. Danny Weigel. Alex Davis, 22, of West St. Paul, Minnesota, was found unresponsive just before 9 a.m. Saturday in a home...
April 6, 2015 - 8:32pm
UND student from Minnesota found dead, no foul play suspected
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For his 18th birthday, Alex Davis went skydiving.
April 6, 2015 - 6:59am
March 30, 2015
March 30: Video shows missing U of M student going into Mississippi River
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jennifer Houle, the University of Minnesota student missing since early Friday, was caught on surveillance video going into the...
March 30, 2015 - 1:01pm
December 17, 2014
Teacher in sex case hires attorney
WILLMAR — Chad Jeffrey Akerson, the former Willmar Senior High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student, has hired a defense attorney and will make his next court appearance in January. Court documents show that Akerson’s attorney, Ryan Garry, made...
December 17, 2014 - 11:11pm
October 10, 2014
Death of NDSU student, Sartell native Bearson remains a mystery
MOORHEAD — The killing of an 18-year-old North Dakota State University student here nearly three weeks ago remains a mystery, police say. The investigation into the death of Thomas Bearson is “very active,” but officers have “no particular information on a motive or who’s...
October 10, 2014 - 11:43pm