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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
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