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Willmar school officials consider a change in start times next year
Highway 23 four-lane to be discussed at open house Tuesday in Hawick
Morris physician practicing under conditional license after unauthorized prescriptions, fraudulent billing discovered
Willmar native begins his work as first full-time chairman of Met Council
Records for Jan. 24
Patriots healthy heading into Super Bowl
Morris expected to leave Redskins, join Falcons
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Report: NFL will try new replay method
Patriots say they followed rules, accept no blame
Live blog: Golden Globe Awards tonight via Wctrib.com
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
Believe it or not: A tree felled in Madison, Minnesota, can land in Florida
After slogging through a mammoth roster of fabulous tunes, the Tribune’s musical misfits are back with their songs of the year list
Forum Communications names Ronquist publisher of Duluth News Tribune
In surprise move, Target to pull out of Canada
Lois Mae Harms
Iona M. Bulau
Lillian T. Meder
Huseby — Schwaegerl
Arends — Fettig
Tanico — Gunvalson
Brink — Kubesh
Stai — Schoer
Midwest Opinion: The nickname key: What’s best for UND?
Letter: Upper Midwest takes good care of veterans
Midwest Opinion: Affront to common sense to regulate Duluth’s seed library as dealer
Midwest Opinion: DNR finds retention alone can’t provide flood protection in Fargo-Moorhead
Letter: Why we must preserve the Martin Luther King holiday
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.
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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...
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May 16, 2013 - 6:48am
May 13, 2013
Update 10 p.m.: Two dead as tornado hits Oklahoma City metro (video)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs on Friday, killing a mother and baby and crumbling cars and tractor-trailers along a major interstate. The broad storm hit during the evening rush hour, causing havoc on Interstate...
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May 13, 2013 - 10:00am
February 11, 2013
Homes wrecked, dozen hurt in Mississippi tornado
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Residents shaken by a tornado that mangled homes in Mississippi were waking up Monday to a day of removing trees, patching roofs and giving thanks for their survival. More than a dozen in the state were injured. Daylight also offered emergency management...
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February 11, 2013 - 7:22am
December 25, 2012
Winter storms, tornado threats across the U.S. on Christmas Day
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Forecasts of snow, sleet and freezing rain threatened to complicate Christmas Day travel around the nation's midsection Tuesday as several Gulf Coast states braced for a chance of twisters and powerful thunderstorms. A blizzard watch was posted for parts of Indiana...
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December 25, 2012 - 7:54am
August 23, 2012
Willmar, Minn., author gets it right in first book
showcase / local / region
August 23, 2012 - 9:31am
May 22, 2012
Joplin, Mo., begins solemn day of remembering deadly tornado
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Joplin began a day of solemn remembrance today with a sunrise service to honor the hospital staff, emergency workers and other survivors who sprang into action when one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history carved through the city exactly one year ago. G...
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May 22, 2012 - 10:14am
May 1, 2012
Warning continued for Stearns Co. until 5:45 p.m., tornado sighted SW of Greenwald
A tornado warning has been issued for central Stearns County until 5:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. At 5:08 p.m., trained weather spotters reported a tornado 2 miles southwest of Greenwald or about 3 mile northeast of Elrosa A radar showed the...
May 1, 2012 - 5:12pm
Tornado warning issued for Stearns, tornado sighted northwest of Elrosa
A tornado warning remains in effect for northwestern Stearns County until 5:30 p.m. today. At 4:56 p.m., trained weather spotters reported a tornado located 6 miles of Elrosa moving east at 30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. Areas in the area include...
May 1, 2012 - 5:07pm
Weather Service has issued tornado watch for central, southern MN
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 10 p.m. today for southwestern, west central and central Minnesota. The area includes Worthington, Mankato, St. Cloud, Willmar, Alexandria and Fergus Falls in Minnesota, plus portions of eastern South Dakota...
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May 1, 2012 - 3:19pm
April 21, 2012
Send your weather photos to Wctrib.com
If you have weather photos from the thunderstorms or tornadoes that crossed west central Minnesota this afternoon, please forward ASAP your photos, location and your contact information to Wctrib.com at: email@example.com.
April 21, 2012 - 5:17pm
Tornado touches down east of Milan, barn and granaries damaged
Chippewa County law enforcement has reported that a tornado touched down about 3:11 p.m. today about 4 miles east of Milan. A barn and granaries were damaged. Several tornado warnings were issued for parts of Chippewa, Kandiyohi and Renville counties. Those tornado warnings have...
news / region
April 21, 2012 - 4:46pm
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