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Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
County proposes new traffic option for wye corridor
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
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
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
December 4, 2013
West central Minn. schools closing early due to winter storm
WILLMAR — A number of area school districts will be closing early, according to the KWLM Operation Snow Desk. As of 11:35 a.m., the following school districts had announced they would close at 1 p.m.: Clarkfield Area Charter School, Dawson-Boyd, Echo Charter School, Lac...
December 4, 2013 - 11:58am
Roads already slick with more snow and wind on tap for today
WILLMAR – Wet, compacted snow is making roads in west central Minnesota slick this morning with more snow and high winds expected later today as the region remains under a winter storm warning. Although snowfall was light overnight, the inch or so of wet snow that did fall made...
December 4, 2013 - 8:38am
December 3, 2013
Winter storm forecast to bring 6-9 inches, snarl travel by Wednesday
WILLMAR -- Welcome to winter in Minnesota. Travel will become difficult tonight and dangerous on Wednesday, the National Weather Service warns, as a winter storm is forecast to bring from 6 to 9 inches of snow to central Minnesota. The Weather Service says near blizzard conditions...
December 3, 2013 - 6:59am
December 2, 2013
Willmar, west central Minn. in storm watch starting Tuesday night
WILLMAR -- Central and northern Minnesota will likely see the heaviest snow accumulation Tuesday and Wednesday, but Willmar and the rest of west central Minnesota are in a winter storm watch starting Tuesday evening. The National Weather Service says significant snowfall is possible,...
December 2, 2013 - 7:34pm
November 27, 2013
Heavy rain, snow in eastern U.S. could foil Thanksgiving travel
(Reuters) - A wintry blast of heavy rain, wind and snow across the eastern United States could disrupt plans on Wednesday for millions of people traveling ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. No widespread flight cancellations were reported, but planes headed to New York's LaGuardia...
November 27, 2013 - 9:13am
November 26, 2013
Winter storm lashes eastern U.S., threatens Thanksgiving travel
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful winter storm dumped heavy rain and snow over much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, threatening to snarl travel plans for millions over the busy Thanksgiving holiday, forecasters said.
November 26, 2013 - 3:43pm
November 25, 2013
Wild winter this year? Not likely, NOAA forecasts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The weather forecast for this winter is mostly a shrug of the shoulders. For most of the nation, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predicts equal chances for unusual warmth, cold, snow, rain and even average weather. That's because of an absence...
November 25, 2013 - 10:45am
November 18, 2013
Philippines' Aquino 'tempted to despair' at typhoon toll
MANILA (Reuters) - The United Nations expressed fear on Monday that some Philippine islands hit by a giant typhoon have not been reached 10 days after disaster struck and President Benigno Aquino said the scale of suffering "tempted him to despair".
November 18, 2013 - 7:10am
November 17, 2013
Much of the Midwest hit by tornadoes, major storms
CHICAGO — Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities while sending people to their basements for shelter and even prompting officials at Soldier Field in Chicago to evacuate the stands...
November 17, 2013 - 11:21pm
November 13, 2013
Desperate Philippine typhoon survivors loot, dig up water pipes
TACLOBAN, Philippines (Reuters) - Desperation gripped Philippine islands devastated by Typhoon Haiyan as looting turned deadly on Wednesday and survivors panicked over shortages of food, water and medicine, some digging up underground water pipes and smashing them open.
November 13, 2013 - 7:54am
November 11, 2013
Philippine typhoon survivors beg for help as rescuers struggle
TACLOBAN, Philippines (Reuters) - Dazed survivors begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday after a super typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 in the central Philippines.
November 11, 2013 - 12:52pm
November 6, 2013
Send your snow photos to the Tribune
The west central Minnesota area saw its first snow of the season Tuesday. If you have photos of the first snowfall, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org...
November 6, 2013 - 9:00am
November 5, 2013
Concerns rise for farmers as weather and economic issues impacting the ag sector
MINNEAPOLIS — Farmers face unpredictability, whether the topic is the weather or economics. In the weather, farmers are going to be forced...
November 5, 2013 - 11:55pm
November 4, 2013
Winter may be here early for residents in some parts of the region
ST. PAUL — The season’s first significant snowfall for most Minnesotans could bring more than half a foot in some places by Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm advisory for a broad swath of the state. The weather service predicts moderate to...
November 4, 2013 - 11:16pm
Winter storm watch issued for parts of state Tuesday
Parts of west central Minnesota may see some snow late Tuesday afternoon as a low pressure system tracks northeast into Wisconsin. The National Weather Service says there is a 30 percent chance of rain Monday afternoon in the Willmar area, with rain and snow developing late Tuesday...
November 4, 2013 - 10:22am