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year in review

December 31, 2017
Brad Dokken
Looking back on the year in the outdoors -- and ahead to 2018
December 31, 2017 - 6:00am
December 28, 2017
Sarah Block, Jasmine’s mother, addresses a group of search volunteers at Big Ole Central Park in Alexandria on the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 16. (Beth Leipholtz | Forum News Service
Commentary: A story for the ages: Minn. teen's escape from abductors a lesson in hope, awe
December 28, 2017 - 5:35pm
January 7, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo
Willmar received more than 10 inches of rain in less than 24 hours back on Aug. 11. Streets, basements and businesses were flooded.
2016 Year in Review: Other top stories
January 7, 2017 - 6:10am
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

Following word of her death, flowers and memorial items were left in front of Alayna Ertl's family home in Watkins.
2016 Year in Review: Tragedies involving children top regional news stories
January 7, 2017 - 6:07am
December 26, 2015
Avian influenza hit west central Minnesota’s poultry producers this year, like a tornado, leaving millions of dead turkeys and chickens, and financial hardships in its wake. (FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Year in Review: Avian flu tops the Tribune's biggest stories from 2015
December 26, 2015 - 6:00am
January 3, 2015
2014 Year in Review for West Central Minnesota
January 3, 2015 - 3:33am
Brandon Ferdig blogs at
New Plateaus blog: Looking back on top stories of 2012
January 3, 2013 - 9:05am
January 1, 2013
In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, is taken from the Centre County Courthouse by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, and a deputy, after being sentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison, effectively a life sentence, in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall. Associated Press.
Year in Review: Sad sagas throughout sport is story of 2012
January 1, 2013 - 11:53pm
This statue of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State campus was removed after an eight-month inquiry into child sex abuse allegations at the school. Associated Press.
Year in Review: Paterno, Miller are notable 2012 deaths in sports
January 1, 2013 - 11:49pm
December 30, 2012
Stories topping the news in 2012 in west central Minn.
December 30, 2012 - 12:00am