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Embattled Minn. health exchange chief resigns
City Council gives conditional approval to KEC liquor license
Positive review for Kandiyohi County Administrator
Willmar’s Council reviews ordinance prohibiting parking in front yards
Lure of work in oil fields might impact the cost of construction for Minnesota
Girls Hockey: Willmar rallies to snap Mankato West's win streak
Boys Hockey: Sauk Rapids scores with 5 seconds left to beat Cardinals
Boys Basketball: Benson slips past BOLD in key WCS battle
Girls Basketball: Cardinals throttle Brainerd
Wild cool off Canucks in shootout
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
Rebranding, renovation gives Rice Home Medical a whole new look
General Motors to invest $1.3 billion in five U.S. plants
Snowstorm unlikely to hurt holiday sales, analysts say
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
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April 16, 2012
Unconfirmed tornadoes in Minnesota; no injuries or major damage
MINNEAPOLIS -- Warm, humid weekend weather gave way to rain and snow in Minnesota Monday. The fast-moving storm Sunday produced several unconfirmed tornadoes in south and south-central Minnesota, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. The Star Tribune says two tornado touchdowns...
news / state
April 16, 2012 - 7:30am
April 15, 2012
Tornado warning until 6:15 p.m. for parts of McLeod and Sibley counties
A tornado warning remains in effect for south central McLeod and north central Sibley counties until 6:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities. At 5:43 p.m., NWS radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. This dangerous storm...
April 15, 2012 - 5:47pm
Tornado warning issued for eastern Renville County until 5:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities has issued a tornado warning for eastern Renville County and northwestern Sibley County until 5:30 p.m. At 4:49 p.m., radar indicated a storm capable of producing a tornado. The most dangerous part of the storm was 6 miles north of...
April 15, 2012 - 5:00pm
West central Minnesota is under tornado watch until 11 p.m.
All of west central Minnesota is in a tornado watch until 11 p.m. tonight, according to the National Weather Service of Chanhassen. Several thunderstorms are expected to develop across southwest Minnesota this afternoon and spread northeast affecting much of east central and south...
April 15, 2012 - 4:31pm
Tornado sighted north of Ghent at 4:13 p.m., warning expired at 4:30 p.m.
The tornado warning for parts of Lyon County north of Marshall expired at 4:30 p.m. Tornado sighted north of Ghent, about 9 miles northwest of Marshall The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a tornado warning for north central Lyon County in southwest Minnesota...
April 15, 2012 - 4:23pm
Storms bear down on Midwest, tornadoes hit multiple states
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Tornadoes were spotted across the Midwest and Plains on Saturday as an outbreak of unusually strong weather struck, and...
April 15, 2012 - 6:51am
April 13, 2012
Severe weather awareness week starts Monday, includes tornado drills (video)
ST. PAUL -- With a tornado already reported in the state this year, Minnesotans are again reminded about the dangers of spring and summer storms. Severe Weather Awareness week in Minnesota, which kicks off Monday, is a time for families, schools and businesses to learn about weather...
April 13, 2012 - 10:07am
March 4, 2012
Stories of survival emerge from tornado victims in Kentucky and Indiana
EAST BERNSTADT, Ky. (AP) -- The stories from tornado survivors across the South and Midwest were remarkable: schoolchildren took cover under...
news / nation
March 4, 2012 - 6:36am
August 1, 2011
Sirens sounded due to public reported tornado touchdown in northwest Willmar area
Kandiyohi County Dispatch has issued an advisory that they did sound the sirens in Willmar at about 9:30 a.m. this morning. Law enforcement received a report of a funnel touchdown in the area of northwest Willmar. Local weather spotters are attempting to confirm a tornado touch...
news / local
August 1, 2011 - 9:40am
July 26, 2011
Dangerous thunderstorms to develop in Dakotas and move across Minn. tonight
Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop in the Dakotas this afternoon and head east into western Minnesota during the evening. While there is a much better threat for tornadoes, hail, and wind in the Dakotas, the threat for damaging winds will continue well into Minnesota as...
July 26, 2011 - 3:43pm
July 12, 2011
Most of west central Minn. escapes storm damage Sunday
WILLMAR -- Severe thunderstorms ripped Minnesota Sunday night but most of this region appeared to escape major damage. Sauk Centre took the brunt of the hit with 80 mph straight-line winds that tore down numerous trees and power lines through much of the town. The National Weather...
news / local / region
July 12, 2011 - 12:00am
July 10, 2011
Tornado sirens sounded by mistake this afternoon in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR -- Tornado sirens were activated by mistake this afternoon in Kandiyohi County. The sirens started blarring about 6:15 p.m., which usually means conditions are ripe for a potential tornado Several minutes late, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department said the sirens were...
July 10, 2011 - 6:26pm
July 1, 2011
Tornado warning issued for south central Renville and northeastern Redwood counties until 5 p.m.
A tornado warning remains in effect for south central Renville and northeastern Redwood Counties until 5 p.m. At 4:40 p.m., a trained weather spotters reported a tornado. This tornado was located near Seaforth or 9 miles west of Redwood Falls moving east at 60 mpg.
July 1, 2011 - 4:50pm
June 11, 2011
Tribune reporter helps clean up former neighborhood ravaged by tornado
I grew up during the 1950s and '60s in the Camden area of North Minneapolis and moved away in 1968 after high school.
news / extra
June 11, 2011 - 12:00am
10 years after tornado struck Benson
BENSON -- Kayla Williams' first job ended in a real disaster. A tornado destroyed her place of employment. Ten years later, Williams said she is happy to be back at work for her first employer, this time at the "new" Ahrndt 'U' Hungry restaurant in Benson. Williams is serving...
June 11, 2011 - 12:00am