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Driver dies after semi leaves I-94, strikes trees
Latin America's cities sweat over health risks from urban heat
Yellow Medicine County turns to 'traditional' justice
Thousands of sexual assault evidence kits across Minnesota sit untested
Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69
Cards wrestling headed to State
Boys Basketball: Dragons' upset bid falls short
Girls Basketball: Cards stretch win streak to seven
Sports Briefs: Warrant issued for Jets' Darrelle Revis on assault charges
Boys Basketball: Marshall blisters Willmar
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
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Lorraine "Lolly" Marlys Thompson
Daniel P. Schaefbauer
Gloria A. Schroeder
Dwaine B. Weber
Marlow W. Hanson
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
Growing Together: Steps you need to know when growing plants indoors
Fielding Questions: Finding recommended varieties requires shopping
Minnesota Opinion: Minn. Legislature should pass compromise Real ID bill
June 16, 2016
Vigil to be held at Willmar church for Florida shooting victims
WILLMAR — Willmar area residents will join together Sunday to hold a vigil for the Orlando, Florida, shooting victims. An outpouring of grief...
June 16, 2016 - 11:14pm
December 23, 2015
Help comes unexpectedly to two local victims of crime
He had struck her before, but this time the blow came as she was holding their new child. “My mom had always told me, and my dad too. If a man is going to hit you once, he will again,’’ the young mother said. She had secretly lined up an apartment in case the abuse continued....
December 23, 2015 - 10:46pm
April 10, 2015
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
April 10, 2015 - 4:00am
April 4, 2014
'Verbal altercation' may have led to Fort Hood rampage: Army
(Reuters) - The suspected gunman at Fort Hood in Texas argued heatedly with fellow soldiers before going on a shooting spree that left three dead and 16 injured at the expansive U.S. Army base, a military investigator said on Friday. The suspected shooter Ivan Lopez, a 34-year-old...
April 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
April 18, 2013
Obama to honor bombing victims in Boston
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is seeking to refocus a nervous nation's attention on those killed and gravely wounded in what he called...
April 18, 2013 - 8:10am
May 25, 2011
State Patrol releases names in Prinsburg crash
PRINSBURG -- A 55-year-old Bloomington man and a 22-year-old Iowa man have been identified as the two people killed in a fiery, head-on crash Sunday afternoon in Prinsburg. According to the State Patrol, David A. Lundgren was the driver of the 2005 Chevy Silverado that burst into...
May 25, 2011 - 5:03pm
August 31, 2010
Meeker County sheriff asks property owners to identify their stolen items
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Sheriff is asking victims of thefts in Meeker, Renville, Kandiyohi and Stearns counties to contact his office to identify their property that was stolen. Sheriff Jeff Norlin says that more than $50,000 worth of property and 44 victims have been identified...
August 31, 2010 - 12:00am
June 14, 2010
Commentary: Closure for a nightmare
Editor's note: This commentary was written by the victim of a sexual assault last year at Crow River Lutheran Church. She requested that her name not be published. The article you wrote put this case to an end to a bad experience. It was only not for me that the case went to court...
June 14, 2010 - 12:00am
March 25, 2010
Letter: An injustice to the victims
I am writing in regard to an article about Thomas Kremer published in the March 18 West Central Tribune. The title of the article was "Kandiyohi man faces felony charges for alleged molestation." The article went into very graphic and unnecessary details about the alleged molest...
March 25, 2010 - 12:00am
Cartoon by Chris Britt
August 25, 2009 - 12:00am
March 30, 2009
Commentary: O'Reilly at a benefit for rape
What's Bill O'Reilly doing at a benefit for rape victims and their families? Helping them raise money. Last time I checked, that's a good thing. I disagree with much of what Bill has to say on most subjects. I think he feels the same way about me. That's fine. But he happens to...
March 30, 2009 - 1:00am
January 6, 2009
Letter: Remembering the victims
Thank you to the Tribune and reporter Carolyn Lange for the excellent article on the victims of the July 11 twister. What an appropriate article to appear on the day of Christmas Eve. It was a stark reminder of the thousands of victims throughout the world who suffer the long-lasting...
January 6, 2009 - 12:00am
October 4, 2008
Shelter House marks 30 years of serving victims of domestic abuse
Battered women and their children have a friend in a program started 30 years ago in Willmar. The program, called Shelter House, provides safe shelter and advocates support for battered women and their children in Kandiyohi, Swift, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle and Renville counties. Shelter...
October 4, 2008 - 12:00am
Shelter House began as a volunteer network of safe houses
The Willmar Shelter House program began in 1978 as a volunteer network of privately owned safe houses, providing up to 48 hours of sheltered support for abused women and their children. The program acquired an older home near downtown.
October 4, 2008 - 12:00am