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October 20, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton makes a point during a Tuesday, Oct.17, 2017, news conference in St. Paul in which he answered questions of a variety of topics. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Dayton fields variety of questions
22 hours 23 min ago
October 19, 2017
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Wetter, colder winter predicted for Minnesota, North Dakota by National Weather Service
October 19, 2017 - 2:32pm
March 20, 2017
Woman rescued after falling through ice on Mary Lake, northwest of Willmar
March 20, 2017 - 5:59pm
March 12, 2017
The National Weather Service advised Minnesota drivers to be cautious while driving Sunday afternoon as a significant snowfall was expected. This still photo from a Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow camera shows snow accumulating around 2 p.m. in Willmar.
Caution advised as winter storm moves into west central Minnesota
March 12, 2017 - 2:54pm
February 18, 2017
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
December 22, 2016
Conor Reed, 7, right, his mother Mary Slinden, of Willmar, decorate prayer sticks Wednesday night as part of the winter solstice program at Sibley State Park near New London. (Carolyn Lange / Tribune)
Celebrating the solstice: Sibley State Park program held on longest night of year
December 22, 2016 - 9:24am
December 15, 2016
The sun sets so early and rises late so even though it’s cold out, you can get out early in the evening with your family and stargaze, King says. Special to The Forum
Merry and bright: Mark the calendar for winter solstice and starry nights
December 15, 2016 - 5:51am
November 22, 2016
As shown on this map from the National Weather Service, most of central Minnesota is under a Winter Weather advisory that began Tuesday morning and will last through Wednesday at 6 a.m.
Snow and freezing rain expected to continue through holiday weekend
November 22, 2016 - 1:54pm
Update: Some schools closed; others delayed because of icy roads
November 22, 2016 - 6:24am
November 16, 2016
Nov. 16: Winter looks to be headed to western Minnesota
November 16, 2016 - 8:45pm
March 6, 2016
Marc Lenz of Willmar hauls his ice fishing gear Sunday on Foot Lake in Willmar. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff is requesting people not drive vehicles on the lake ice, as the warmer weather is causing the ice to melt. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Keep vehicles off the ice, officials warn
March 6, 2016 - 11:12pm
March 4, 2016
The Willmar Fire Department’s ladder truck is called to Nelson International on East Highway 12 around 10:45 a.m. Friday to rescue a worker stranded on the roof of an outbuilding. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
Willmar firefighters rescue man from slippery roof
March 4, 2016 - 11:40pm
February 18, 2016
A thin sheet of ice on Lake Superior piles up on shore at daybreak Saturday, gilded by the light of the rising sun. "As far as my eyes could see, the massive sheet of ice was slowly gliding toward shore like a big conveyor belt. It stacked thousands of plate-glass-like shards of ice as it hit the rocky shoreline right in front of me," photographer Dawn LaPointe wrote. (Photo by Dawn LaPointe | Radiant Spirit Gallery)play button
Video of ice stacking on Lake Superior draws millions of viewers
February 18, 2016 - 4:45pm
Jason Dougherty paints temporary lettering for the one-month old Historic 313 Hub Winter Market Wednesday on a window of the downtown Willmar building. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Preparing for the Winter Market
February 18, 2016 - 12:05am
February 16, 2016
Ben Hannig, 4, flies down the sliding hill at Ridgewater College in Willmar on Presidents Day with the temperature soaring to 37 degrees on a calm day.  (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
For sledders, Ridgewater hill a local fave
February 16, 2016 - 12:00am