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Minnesota United stadium construction on track for spring 2019 opening
Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom
Man injured in shooting at Fergus Falls apartment
Sen. Dan Schoen, Rep. Tony Cornish to resign amid sexual harassment allegations
Light rail stop in downtown Minneapolis to stop two days before Super Bowl
Injury woes challenge UMD hockey
Red-hot Murphy helps Gophers rout Alabama A&M to go 5-0
Michael Jordan turning into Vikings fan
Two Gopher offensive linemen questionable for Saturday
Local Roundup: Garberding hat trick helps Willmar win season-opener
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
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
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
Shelby T. Kingman Jr.
Roland H. Severson
Helen D. Johnson
Harvey B. Beavers
Verna C. B. Gomer
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!
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Emma Anne Williams
November 3, 2017
First trū Shrimp hatchery to be in Luverne
BALATON, Minn. — Less than five months after The trū Shrimp Co. announced plans to build its first shrimp harbor in Luverne’s industrial...
November 3, 2017 - 11:40pm
July 24, 2017
Woman dies after being pulled from St. Croix River
OSCEOLA, Wis. — A 40-year-old Minnesota woman has died after being pulled from the St. Croix River near Osceola this weekend. Staci Marie Meehan,...
July 24, 2017 - 12:07pm
March 15, 2017
Shrimpin' ain't easy: Proposed seafood facilities seek state aid to open in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — A southwestern Minnesota company is fishing for state aid to open two indoor shrimp farms. Michael Ziebell, president of trū...
March 15, 2017 - 6:23pm
February 26, 2017
Major shrimp growing, processing operation to begin in Minnesota
BALATON, Minn. — Luverne is among two southwest Minnesota communities tapped to possibly become home to the state's first commercial-scale...
February 26, 2017 - 10:39pm
January 31, 2017
Atwater man injured in U.S. Highway 12 crash with semi
WILLMAR — A truck crashed broadside into a semi Tuesday on U.S. Highway 12 in Willmar, sending a 40-year-old Atwater man to Rice Memorial Hospital....
January 31, 2017 - 4:13pm
May 18, 2016
Judge sentences Balaton man to life times two for murder of elderly couple
WORTHINGTON — A judge Monday handed a Balaton man two life prison sentences, plus an additional 15 years in prison, for the April 2015 murders...
May 18, 2016 - 12:13am
March 17, 2016
Man convicted in Granite Falls shooting pleads guilty in separate murder case
MARSHALL — A 21-year-old Balaton man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing a couple last year at their Lyon County farm home.
March 17, 2016 - 7:29pm
January 18, 2016
Media coverage, prominence of victims lead to change of venue for Balaton man’s trial
MARSHALL — The Lyon County murder trial of a 20-year-old Balaton man previously convicted in connection with a Granite Falls shooting has been moved to southern Minnesota due to the publicity surrounding the case and the prominence of the victims. Derek Michael Hexum was charged...
January 18, 2016 - 11:31pm
September 30, 2015
Video: What's new down on the farm? How about shrimp!
Shrimp farming on the prairie? Why not? Down in Balaton, south of Marshall, the “shrimp boats are coming.” Tru Shrimp Systems reports on its website that it has accelerated commercialization of Tidal Basin technology and a state-of-the-art shrimp research center. The first round...
September 30, 2015 - 9:51am
May 4, 2015
Hexum charged in murder of Balaton couple
MARSHALL — A 20-year-old Balaton man tied to the shooting of Daniel Scheff in July near Granite Falls is now alleged to have murdered two people last week in their Balaton home. Derek Michael Hexum is alleged to have killed James Donald Hively, 75, and Catherine Agnes Hively, 71,...
May 4, 2015 - 11:58pm
October 28, 2014
Hexum pleads guilty
GRANITE FALLS — Derek Hexum said that did not know that his brother Devin carried a handgun when they met Daniel Scheff in downtown Granite Falls and drove him out of town toward Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort on the night of July 18. Nor did he know that sometime later, Scheff,...
October 28, 2014 - 12:06am
October 8, 2014
Alleged accomplice in shooting waives hearing, seeks speedy trial
MONTEVIDEO — Derek Hexum, 19, of Balaton, on Wednesday waived his right to challenge whether there is probable cause for a felony charge of aiding an offender to avoid arrest and instead asked for a speedy trial in the case stemming from a shooting outside Granite Falls. The felony...
October 8, 2014 - 11:52pm