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Kansas man charged with killing Indian engineer in possible hate crime
White House blocks CNN, NY Times, Politico, others from press briefing
Klobuchar, Peterson go to bat for rural broadband
Woman pleads guilty in beheading death of Minn. man
Capitol Chatter: 2018 Minnesota governor race already crowded
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
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
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
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
January 30, 2017
Man airlifted after crash south of Litchfield
LITCHFIELD — A rural Hutchinson man is battling life-threatening injuries following a one-vehicle crash Saturday evening in Greenleaf Township,...
January 30, 2017 - 9:47am
December 22, 2016
Vehicle falls through Lake Wakanda ice
A 34-year-old Willmar man escaped unharmed from his vehicle Thursday morning after it fell through the ice on a rural Willmar lake.
December 22, 2016 - 11:24am
November 7, 2016
Man escapes from burning vehicle in rural Danube
DANUBE—A 65-year-old man escaped from his vehicle before it became fully engulfed in flames on a rural Renville County road Monday morning....
November 7, 2016 - 10:51am
Aug. 7: Single-vehicle crash closes Highway 12 in east Willmar, power out in parts of the city
A single-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 12 in east Willmar shut down traffic on Sunday evening.
August 7, 2016 - 8:49pm
May 10, 2016
Spicer man accused of careless driving in bicyclist's death to appear in court
WILLMAR — The Spicer man charged with careless driving in a July crash that resulted in the death of avid New London bicyclist Bruce “Leo” Kehrer-Schneider will appear at a court hearing Wednesday. Schneider, 62, was killed July 21 while biking westbound on Kandiyohi County...
May 10, 2016 - 12:24am
May 2, 2016
Spicer barber returns to work after recovering from being hit by vehicle
SPICER — If there had been a deputy on Kandiyohi County Road 10 early on the morning of April 25, Denny Dawson would have probably earned himself...
May 2, 2016 - 11:58pm
March 6, 2016
Keep vehicles off the ice, officials warn
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office are warning people of deteriorating ice conditions....
March 6, 2016 - 11:12pm
March 5, 2016
Train-vehicle deaths drop in 2015
ST. PAUL — The number of deaths from vehicle-train crashes in Minnesota continued a 45-year downward trend, according to a government study. The state transportation department said there were four deaths in crashes at public railroad crossings in the state in 2015, down from nine...
March 5, 2016 - 11:00am
February 25, 2016
Car crashes into building at Westview Village Apartments in Willmar
Updated 9 p.m. Feb. 25 WILLMAR — A Buick LeSabre crashed into a Willmar apartment building Thursday morning. The crash occurred just before...
February 25, 2016 - 10:54am
February 14, 2016
New London man, daughter injured after crash in Kandiyohi County
REGAL — A 37-year-old New London man and his 8-year-old daughter were injured in a crash just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday after the man swerved to miss a deer while driving westbound on Highway 55, according to the State Patrol. Jacob and Autumn Oeltjenbruns were transported to CentraCare...
February 14, 2016 - 5:26pm
January 26, 2016
Gunshots narrowly miss mom, teen in car
ST. PAUL -- Getting sick in the car is no one’s idea of a good time, but it may have saved the lives of an 18-year-old woman and her mother...
January 26, 2016 - 11:33pm
April 25, 2014
Vehicles damaged by fire at Ridgewater College overnight, suspicious cause
WILLMAR — Several vehicles, including a former Kandiyohi Area Transit bus, were damaged in a fire reported just before 1 a.m. this morning at Ridgewater College. According to Willmar Fire Chief Gary Hendrickson, firefighters were called to the college on a report of a bus and...
April 25, 2014 - 11:19am
September 24, 2013
3 survive violent crash in Rochester
ROCHESTER, Minn. - A Rochester man could face criminal charges in a high-speed crash that threw two passengers from his vehicle. Police say the 24-year driver was drinking before he lost control of his car at a high rate of speed, hit a tree and flipped the vehicle Sunday in Rochester....
September 24, 2013 - 9:00am
September 23, 2013
Homeless man found dead Sunday on Bemidji street
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 54-year-old Bemidji man was killed early Sunday morning when he was struck by a vehicle at the 800 block of Paul Bunyan Drive South, which runs between Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving. Police responded to the accident at 4:48 a.m. Sunday and found Andrew Willard...
September 23, 2013 - 10:53am
July 5, 2013
Toddler dies after being left in car in Ontario; grandmother charged
MILTON, Ontario — A grandmother is facing criminal charges in the death of an Ontario toddler left alone in a sweltering car. Leslie McDonald, 51, was charged today with criminal negligence in connection with the death of her grandson, Maximus Huyskens. Police say the boy...
July 5, 2013 - 12:23pm