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Minnesota congressman pressed about Trump at spirited but mostly civil town hall forum
Man charged with third-degree murder in Moorhead meth overdose death
GOP increases moves to boost punishment for highway protests
Suburban Twin Cities nightclub shut down in wake of shooting where 5 injured
Murdock teens injured in Benson crash
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
Twins' Sano working to put down roots at third base
Santana on track to start season opener
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
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
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Roger "Billy" Schlueter
Donald "Donnie" Clausen
Gladys M. Torbenson
Donna M. Goff
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
June 27, 2013
Perry, Texas GOP revive abortion limits fight
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to address a national convention of anti-abortion activists Thursday little more than a day after a special legislative session failed to approve sweeping restrictions to make abortion all but impossible for many women in the sta...
June 27, 2013 - 6:57am
June 26, 2013
Texas abortion bill falls after challenge
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Despite barely beating a midnight deadline, hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one...
June 26, 2013 - 7:03am
June 24, 2013
Supreme Court return Texas race-based plan to lower court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has sent a Texas case on race-based college admissions back to a lower court for another look. The court's 7-1 decision Monday leaves unsettled many of the basic questions about the continued use of race as a factor in college admissions. Justice...
June 24, 2013 - 9:36am
May 23, 2013
Gomez pleads in stranger rape case, fighting extradition to Texas in murder case
WILLMAR -- Esequiel Gomez Jr., 21, of Texas, pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for sexually assaulting a teenage girl last summer near the footbridge over the railroad tracks in Willmar. Assistant County Attorney Dain Olson noted...
May 23, 2013 - 11:13pm
May 16, 2013
Officials: Texas tornado likely had 200 mph winds
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) -- Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. Emergency responders were still searching for missing people Thursday afternoon.
May 16, 2013 - 1:08pm
At least 6 confirmed dead in Texas tornadoes
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) -- A rash of tornados whirled through small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds homeless. The violent spring storm threw trailers onto cars, blew windows from houses and scattered bodies far...
May 16, 2013 - 6:48am
May 15, 2013
Texas firefighters focused concern on toxic gases
WEST, Texas (AP) -- When they saw 30-foot flames licking the sky inside a massive fertilizer plant, firefighters in this tiny Texas town rushed to evacuate nearby buildings and raced to spray water on tanks of chemicals, hoping to prevent a catastrophe.
May 15, 2013 - 7:08am
May 10, 2013
Texas launches criminal probe into plant explosion
WACO, Texas (AP) — Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion...
May 10, 2013 - 4:48pm
April 26, 2013
Accidental outlaw Willie Nelson celebrates 80th
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- America loves its outlaws, and few are as admired and lionized as Willie Nelson. By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer...
April 26, 2013 - 11:03am
April 19, 2013
DPS: 12 bodies recovered after Texas plant blast
WEST, Texas (AP) — A Texas law enforcement official says 12 bodies have been recovered following a massive explosion that leveled a fertilizer plant. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jason Reyes said Friday that about 200 people were injured in the explosion at facility Wednesday...
April 19, 2013 - 8:52am
West residents honor lost, but Texas blast toll unknown
WEST, Texas (AP) -- The neighborhood surrounding a Texas fertilizer plant that erupted in a thunderous explosion is gone, and the residents here...
April 19, 2013 - 6:47am
April 18, 2013
Fertilizer plant explosion devastates West, Texas, multiple deaths (video, photos)
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed...
April 18, 2013 - 6:30am
April 17, 2013
Texas fertilizer plant blast injures dozens
WEST, Texas (AP) — An explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco Wednesday night injured dozens of people and sent flames shooting high into the night sky, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and causing major damage to surrounding buildings. The blast at West Fertilizer in West,...
April 17, 2013 - 11:12pm
April 11, 2013
2 killed, dozens injured in bus crash near Dallas
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- At least two people were killed and about three dozen were hospitalized after a charter bus careened off a Texas highway...
April 11, 2013 - 1:20pm
April 1, 2013
Texas DA's killing puts other prosecutors on alert
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) -- After one of his assistant prosecutors was gunned down in January, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland carried a gun everywhere, even when walking the dog. By NOMAAN MERCHANT and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) -- After one...
April 1, 2013 - 8:34am