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October 27, 2017
Glen Jacobsen
Home power producer catches a tax break: State to recalculate sales tax
October 27, 2017 - 7:22pm
September 25, 2017
Carolyn Lange / TribuneThe Belgrade Fire Department worked to remove an uprooted tree that had fallen on a house after a powerful storm ripped through the area early Wednesday morning.The National Weather Service said meteorologists are on the scene to determine if the damage was caused by straight line winds or a tornado.
Early morning storm packs a punch: Farms, trees, city streets, power lines and a house of worship are damaged
September 25, 2017 - 8:08am
September 20, 2017
Storm uproots trees and downs power lines in west central Minnesota
September 20, 2017 - 1:54pm
July 8, 2017
Tribune file photo
Public invited to see solar and wind projects
July 8, 2017 - 11:41am
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Tipped scaffolding rested against the building Wednesday at the Lakeland Elementary school in Willmar. The Scaffolding fell around 2:50 p.m. Tuesday due to high winds, which  reached 50 miles per hour. Double J Concrete and Masonry will fix the scaffold once the wind danger subsides.play button
Wind causes scaffolding to tip at Willmar school construction site
March 8, 2017 - 1:46pm
March 6, 2017
Hang onto your hats: Wind warnings in place through Tuesday night
March 6, 2017 - 12:02pm
February 12, 2017
Jeff Thornton, a truck driver for Global Specialized Services, inspects a 25,000 lb. wind turbine blade that is offloaded at a rail yard north of Grand Forks to be shipped by rail to Kansas. Dozens of blades are awaiting to be shipped by railcars to customers hoping to build wind farms.   photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Heraldplay button
Blown away: Wind energy sector turns into largest renewable resource in U.S., sees massive expansion in North Dakota
February 12, 2017 - 8:34am
December 26, 2016
A colorful map from the National Weather Service shows extreme weather conditions that continue to persist throughout the southern half of Minnesota. Willmar, and most of southern Minnesota in the tan-colored area, is under a wind advisory expected to expire at 3 p.m. Monday. Southeastern Minnesota towns in the gold-colored area like Marshall and Worthington are under a high wind warning.
Strong winds, icy roads cripple holiday travel plans
December 26, 2016 - 11:33am
November 15, 2016
Billings County Commissioners Joseph Kessel, Jim Arthaud ad Mike Kasian listen to public comment during a special meeting for a proposed wind farm in Billings County. (Forum News Service photo by Kalsey Stults)
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
November 15, 2016 - 7:50pm
August 11, 2016
Mud boots were popular footwear Thursday at the Kandiyohi County Fair, where heavy rains Wednesday night turned the Willmar fairgrounds into a muddy mess. Paris Lozano, left, and Alex Suchy, both 15-years-old from New London, were at the fair tending to Suchy's 4-H and FFA animals. (Carolyn Lange / Tribune)
Despite rain and mud, most county fair activities on schedule
August 11, 2016 - 11:45pm
July 9, 2016
Meeting Tuesday will provide advice about storm-damaged crops
July 9, 2016 - 12:28am
July 8, 2016
Meeting Tuesday will provide advice about storm-damaged crops
July 8, 2016 - 8:19am
May 3, 2016
Wildfires flare in Minnesota with dry, windy conditions
May 3, 2016 - 9:23pm
December 25, 2015
Heavy snow and winds could hit west central Minnesota tonight
December 25, 2015 - 8:31am
October 12, 2015
City crews worked to remove a fallen tree Monday morning on the 100 block of Minnesota Avenue Southwest in Willmar. A major branch from a tree was blown down by high winds Monday morning and fell onto a parked car on the street. Much of west central Minnesota remains under a high wind warning until 6 p.m. Monday night.play button
Video: High wind warning through 6 p.m. tonight
October 12, 2015 - 10:15am