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Granite Falls

May 17, 2019
Photo courtesy of Jeff Mills

Jerry Ostensoe, left, performs with the Strollers, including Richard Handeen, center, and "Pistol" Pete DenBlaker at the former J.B. Yates in this 2015 photo.
Reaching a high note on the prairie: CD's release is bittersweet for western Minnesota musician
May 17, 2019 - 10:12pm
May 11, 2019
Tom Cherveny Tribune/ A fissure caused by underground movement has forced the closure of Highway 67 between the main entrance to the Upper Sioux Agency State Park and the road leading to its campground on the Yellow Medicine River.
Spring setbacks: River parks face big tasks as floodwaters recede along Minnesota River
May 11, 2019 - 2:35pm
May 1, 2019
A springtime tradition continues in Granite Falls, where the Wednesday night opening of the downtown popcorn stand marked the start of its 100th year. Now operated by the Granite Falls Kiwanis, it originally opened Aug. 1, 1919.  (Tom Cherveny / Tribune)
Tradition continues: Popcorn stand opens for 100th season in downtown Granite Falls
May 1, 2019 - 7:48pm
April 25, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

Leslie Bergquist is among a growing number of Minnesotans who have discovered the hobby of producing maple syrup can be enjoyed in an urban setting. He's shown checking a tree tapped at his home in a residential area on the east side of Granite Falls.
Urban maple tappers, like this Granite Falls couple, gain new view of the world
April 25, 2019 - 6:05pm
April 23, 2019
Jennifer Lynn Mead
Woman sentenced to probation in Granite Falls stabbing
April 23, 2019 - 6:31am
April 16, 2019
Marlow Labatte
Appeals court affirms YM County convictions, sentences of 44 years for Labatte
April 16, 2019 - 6:46am
April 15, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

The Minnesota River has been on a steady decline since its crest on March 30 in Montevideo, but remains at flood stage. A rural property along the flooded Carlton Lake downstream of Montevideo is shown in this April 6 photo.
Minnesota River to start rising mid-week
April 15, 2019 - 9:09pm
April 12, 2019
Some West Central Tribune carrier delivery is delayed Friday due to road conditions
April 12, 2019 - 8:00am
April 11, 2019
Three injured on icy roads in Renville County
April 11, 2019 - 7:14am
April 5, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

The Bluenose Gopher Public House opened its doors in February in Granite Falls. Formed as a cooperative, it offers a rotating selection of craft beers and wines produced in Minnesota.
It's cheers to native son Volstead: Bluenose Gopher celebrates as cooperative public house in Granite Falls
April 5, 2019 - 7:00am
April 3, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

The Minnesota River is beginning to recede, but as shown here on Wednesday, remains at flood stage in Montevideo's Lagoon Park. The river has dropped from its crest of 21.29 feet to 19.5 feet. It's projected to fall to 18 feet early next week, after which sewer service could be restored in affected areas.
Minnesota River continues gradual decline this week
April 3, 2019 - 10:09pm
March 31, 2019
Susan Lunneborg / Tribune
Waters following a glacial overflow channel outside of Granite Falls Friday have temporarily made an island of the Rock supper club on the outskirts of Granite Falls.
River communities hopeful: Water levels projected to drop ever so-slowly in week ahead
March 31, 2019 - 3:36pm
March 30, 2019
Tom Cherveny Tribune/ The Minnesota River crested in Granite Falls early Saturday morning at 893.42 feet, the seventh highest crest recorded.
River crests in Montevideo, Granite Falls
March 30, 2019 - 7:11pm
March 29, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune
Waters following a glacial overflow channel outside of Granite Falls have temporarily made an island of the Rock supper club on the outskirts of Granite Falls. play button
Minnesota River reaching its crest in Montevideo
March 29, 2019 - 7:12pm
Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's office Chief Deputy Wayne DeBlieck holds two-year-old Terelee Wilson. The officer helped bring her and her family members to safety when floodwaters rose faster than expected Thursday morning on a township road downstream of Granite Falls.
Calm rescue keeps panic at bay in Granite Falls
March 29, 2019 - 7:09pm