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Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
'Our family is complete': Minnesota family reunited with dog who spent 10 days in ND cold
Willmar council unanimously OKs Rice Hospital lease to newly formed Carris Health
Essentia nurses' union challenges firings over mandatory flu shots
Former northern Minnesota cult leader has sentence reduced
Devils score goal in overtime to nip Wild
Howard, Hornets down Timberwolves
Vikings' Riley Reiff ready for return to Detroit
Gophers need to focus more on perimeter defense, coach says
Fleck, Gophers scrambling to fill QB void after Ohio prep star decommits
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Helen D. Johnson
Thomas "Tom" Rice
Shelby Kingman Jr.
Donald Schmitz Sr.
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
January 14, 2014
Winter weather advisory until 3 p.m., blowing snow reducing visibility
WILLMAR — A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 3 p.m. today for much of west central, central and southeastern Minnesota. The...
January 14, 2014 - 10:08am
December 24, 2013
Fagen Inc. is partner in wind project planned in S.D.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Basin Electric signed a power purchase agreement on Dec. 20 associated with the development of a new wind project to be developed in South Dakota, the Bismarck, N.D.-based electric transmission and generation cooperative announced on Monday. The project is co-owned...
December 24, 2013 - 5:26am
June 21, 2013
Keep eye to sky this evening in western and central Minn.
WILLMAR -- Several watches and warnings from the National Weather Service are in effect in the area this evening as a dangerous storm is moving east from South Dakota. Several counties in western Minnesota are in a severe storm warning until 5:30 p.m. currently. A tornado warning...
June 21, 2013 - 5:07pm
May 14, 2013
Red flag warning continues today for west central Minn.
Willmar and west central Minnesota remain in a National Weather Service-issued red flag warning this morning. As warm, dry air and gusty winds move into the area, temperatures are expected to reach into the mid-90s by the afternoon. Wind gusts could reach as high as 40 mph. Isolated...
May 14, 2013 - 9:23am
Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. (AP) -- It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring...
May 14, 2013 - 7:57am
February 19, 2013
Riding along on Hwy 23 on Tuesday morning (video)
Riding along on Hwy 23 on Tuesday morning.
February 19, 2013 - 1:29pm
February 18, 2013
Blizzard Monday results in wind, ice and zero visibility
WILLMAR — Powerful northwest winds roared into west central Minnesota on Monday, creating blizzard-like conditions that reduced visibility...
February 18, 2013 - 10:31pm
January 30, 2013
Dangerous wind chills coming tonight in Minn.
WILLMAR — A prolonged period of dangerous wind chills is expected tonight through Friday morning as a surge of arctic air spreads across the region throughout the day today, the National Weather Service says.
January 30, 2013 - 7:19am
January 19, 2013
Arctic cold front winds to hit west central Minn. this afternoon and evening
CHANHASSEN, Minn. - An Arctic air mass will push out of the Red River Valley region into central and southern Minnesota this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. This strong front will bring the coldest air of the season so far, with northwest winds in the wake of...
January 19, 2013 - 12:19pm
October 31, 2012
Crews verify, check turbine repairs
WILLMAR -- DeWind technicians were in Willmar Tuesday to verify and check repairs made last week to the south wind turbine tower owned by Willmar Municipal Utilities. Utilities General Manager Wesley Hompe said both the south tower and north tower should be back on line by the end...
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am
October 18, 2012
Strong winds again today in southwest Minnesota
WILLMAR -- Strong winds are continuing today across southwest Minnesota. The National Weather Service Twin Cities office in Chanhassen issued a wind advisory again today affecting Granite Falls and Redwood Falls in this region. Willmar is not in the advisory area, which runs south...
October 18, 2012 - 12:15pm
October 17, 2012
Wind advisory in effect today in southwestern Minnesota
WILLMAR -- A wind advisory is in effect in southwestern Minnesota this afternoon, including Granite Falls and Redwood Falls in this region. Willmar is not in the advisory, which affects areas south and west of a line from Montevideo to New Ulm to Fairmont. The National Weather Service...
October 17, 2012 - 12:07pm
October 15, 2012
Repairs set today for Willmar wind turbine
WILLMAR -- Repairs are slated to be made today to Willmar Municipal Utilities' north wind turbine after the turbine stopped turning Sunday due to a low oil indicator on the WinDrive, said Jon Folkedahl, supervisor of power production. Folkedahl said that technicians from turbine...
October 15, 2012 - 1:35pm
October 8, 2012
Olivia, Redwood Falls in today's red flag warning for central, southern Minn.
WILLMAR -- A red flag warning has been issued for southern and parts of central Minnesota -- including Olivia and Redwood Falls -- for low humidity and strong winds this afternoon. The National Weather Service Twin Cities office in Chanhassen says dangerous fire weather conditions...
October 8, 2012 - 12:42pm
October 4, 2012
Wind advisory in effect until 10 p.m. for central Minn.
WILLMAR -- Anyone who has stepped foot outside their home -- or merely stopped to listen -- already knows it's windy today in Minnesota. And it won't end soon. Strong winds are expected into the evening. The National Weather Service Twin Cities office in Chanhassen issued a wind...
October 4, 2012 - 10:07am