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February 8, 2019
The Minnesota National Guard used special equipment to rescue 8 motorists who were stranded in a blizzard Thursday evening and early Friday morning in Renville County. They were brought to the armory in Olivia.
National Guard rescued 8 people stranded in Renville County blizzard
February 8, 2019 - 6:59am
January 25, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 
Nathan Blad, CEO of the Renville County Hospital and Clinics, announced plans by the county-owned health system to consider strategic alliances or partnerships with a larger health care system or systems. The announcement was made Thursday during a press conference.
Renville County Hospital to explore partnerships
January 25, 2019 - 3:26pm
January 10, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo

A report recommends an estimated $668,000 in improvements to meet security needs in the 1902 Renville County Courthouse in Olivia. The County Board of Commissioners has informally agreed to delay decisions on upgrades until March. That gives project architects and the newly appointed judge serving the county more time to review the options.
Renville County delays decisions on courthouse security work
January 10, 2019 - 5:34am
January 2, 2019
Laurence Stratton
Governor appoints Laurence Stratton as district judge in Renville County
January 2, 2019 - 2:49pm
December 31, 2018
Tribune file photo
No travel advised Monday morning in parts of west central Minn.
December 31, 2018 - 7:41am
Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo

Costs to repair Renville County Ditch 66 have topped $1 million, according to information presented to the Renville County Ditch Authority on Wednesday. The ditch is shown just downstream of Olivia in this file photo from earlier this year.
Costs to repair Renville County ditch top $1 million
December 31, 2018 - 6:03am
December 28, 2018
Damon Wiederhoft
Prison sentence ordered for Hector man who grabbed wheel, caused crash
December 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Olivia trail initiatives move forward with grant funds
December 28, 2018 - 6:57am
December 13, 2018
Olivia man sentenced for assault
December 13, 2018 - 9:00am
December 12, 2018
John Bergstrom
DNA, Facebook tie suspect to burglary, authorities charge
December 12, 2018 - 5:03am
November 27, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A mural such as this one on Fourth Avenue Southwest in downtown Willmar could be one type of project that Willmar and Olivia expect to pursue after both communities were selected to join the Artists on Main Street program. The two-year program provides funds, training and resources to help create art-based physical, economic and social solutions for downtowns.
Willmar, Olivia look to brighten up downtowns with the arts
November 27, 2018 - 6:04am
November 24, 2018
Farmland values 'flat' in Renville County: Market remains soft
November 24, 2018 - 4:53pm

Reports indicate an “epidemic” in increased tobacco use by youth. Due, in part, to many e-cigarette and vaping brands such as JUUL are marketed to young people with a wide variety of sweet and candy-flavored products.  See
Sarah Johnson / Pixaby
Vaping, e-cigs use growing among Renville County youth
November 24, 2018 - 9:36am
November 21, 2018
Tom Cherveny / Tribune
A new report recommends an estimated $693,000 in improvements to meet security needs in the 1902 Renville County Courthouse. The historic structure is considered one of the most ornate of Minnesota's turn-of-the-century courthouses.
Renville County Courthouse security needs could top $693,000
November 21, 2018 - 6:28am
November 13, 2018
Renville County revises urban expansion zone
November 13, 2018 - 6:25pm