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With Dakota Access in limbo, more Bakken crude to move on trains
KMS Marching Saints perform today
Rep. Miller to conduct health insurance meeting Dec. 13 in Olivia
Merkel ally threatens Facebook with fines over online hate speech
Willmar council discusses whether adequate details shared on possible housing project
Cards 3-0 after victory over Dassel-Cokato
Cardinal girls can't hold off Northern Lakes
Gophers slip past New Jersey team to go to 8-1
Becker hands Card girls first loss
Spurs make it 13-0 on road, take down Wolves
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Ronald A. Olson
Luella O. Carlson
Janet L. Pearson
Marsall Kim Brinton
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 23, 2015
Museum expands hours for tree viewing
Theresa Berghius, left, a resident at Bethesda Pleasant View Memory Care Neighborhood, and Kendra Jo Krebsbach, the neighborhood’s nurse, decorate...
November 23, 2015 - 9:51pm
November 12, 2015
New London to kickoff the holiday shopping season with some Victorian Era flair
NEW LONDON — Shoppers and shopkeepers in New London will step back in time Saturday as the town takes a page out of “A Christmas Carol”...
November 12, 2015 - 11:00pm
December 29, 2014
Warm the Children campaign falls short of $37,000-goal
WILLMAR — The new year is upon us and contributions for the 2014 Warm the Children campaign are at just 76 percent of goal. Goal of this year’s drive is $37,000. Last year, the Warm the Children campaign helped to clothe 516 children from more than 200 families from throughout...
December 29, 2014 - 8:18pm
December 26, 2014
Deal-seekers stock up during post-Christmas sales
WILLMAR — Stores in Willmar were busy as usual the day after Christmas with people browsing clearance merchandise and returning gifts. Many...
December 26, 2014 - 8:06pm
December 25, 2014
A 30-year-old Grove City tradition
Jean Hanson checks the temperature of the roasted turkey (“176 degrees”) prior to carving it at the 30th annual Grove City Community Christmas Dinner, held at Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Patrick Ziems said invitations were sent to every household in the Grove City area with...
December 25, 2014 - 11:48pm
A white Christmas
Parker Orth, 5, still had hopes of a white Christmas Thursday morning as light snow fell in Atwater. Parker, the son of Troy and Shannon Orth of St. Cloud, and his siblings visited his grandparents in Atwater. More snow fell later in the day. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
December 25, 2014 - 11:34pm
December 24, 2014
Weather mild, a little snowy for Christmas
Weather for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is forecast to be a bit gloomy in west central Minnesota with a little snow. There’s a chance of freezing drizzle followed by fog on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day brings a chance of snow and sleet in the morning and a chance of...
December 24, 2014 - 12:30pm
December 23, 2014
It’s Christmas Eve, ya know
Vern and Mildred Buer follow the English translations in their program of the Norwegian-language service Tuesday evening at Calvary Lutheran...
December 23, 2014 - 10:16pm
Christmas shopping deadline looms
Kathy Dahlke of Raymond exits the Willmar Target Tuesday. Her Christmas shopping pretty much complete, she said. Inside the store, Jess Call,...
December 23, 2014 - 10:06pm
December 22, 2014
Willmar Area High School Band performs holiday concert
The Willmar Senior High School Varsity Band performs a “Sounds of Christmas” medley at the holiday band concert in the WSHS Theater Monday....
December 22, 2014 - 10:51pm
December 20, 2014
Editorial: A little bit of help goes a long way
As winter officially arrives Sunday, we head into the home stretch of the Christmas holiday season. It is also a critical point for the various organizations that depend upon giving. Part of the Christmas tradition is the simple of act giving to others, especially to those in need. Each...
December 20, 2014 - 8:00am
December 17, 2014
Sounds of the season
Willmar High School’s Cardinal Choir sings carols during the annual All-Service Clubs Christmas Luncheon Wednesday at the Willmar Conference...
December 17, 2014 - 11:14pm
December 15, 2014
New London warmth
Harold Young, far left, and the Jeremiah Dahl family enjoy hot cocoa Saturday evening in New London during Candlelight Christmas. Downtown merchants...
December 15, 2014 - 10:56pm
December 11, 2014
Holiday Express kicks off four-day tour in Lake Lillian
The Holiday Express 18-Wheeler and its cast of characters leaves Lake Lillian at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, the first of 28 area stops over four days...
December 11, 2014 - 11:26pm
Oh, Santa, for me?
Called by name, disbelieving Ben Rende, 3, approaches Santa Claus to receive his gift during Willmar’s Early Childhood Program at the Jefferson...
December 11, 2014 - 11:15pm