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May 24, 2019
Some 6,500 surveys were sent to NLS residents at the end of April to gauge views on funding priorities and what programs they would be willing to see cut or reduced if an operating levy is not approved. The surveys, which can be completed either online or in paper form, are due Wednesday.  (Tribune photo)
Survey due Wednesday will provide information for NLS budget process
16 hours 48 min ago
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Graduates hang out backstage before commencement begins Thursday at the Willmar Education and Arts Center in Willmar. The Willmar Public Schools ceremony included graduates of the Willmar Area Learning Center, Prairie Lakes Education Center and Lake Park School.
A record 40 students graduate from Willmar Area Learning Center
May 24, 2019 - 5:18am
Tribune file photo

The Willmar City Council will discuss the Springsted compensation study in depth at the July 29 retreat.
Union reps ask Willmar council to act now on wages
May 24, 2019 - 4:50am
May 22, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Lake Lillian Assistant Fire Chief Josh Gilberts uses a fire hose to put out a house fire Wednesday afternoon in rural Lake Lillian. The two residents were not home at the time of the fire. The cause of the blaze is button
Fire destroys home in rural Lake Lillian
May 22, 2019 - 3:24pm
Carolyn Lange / Tribune 

New London-Spicer Superintendent Paul Carlson, left, will retire at the end of June. Incoming superintendent Bill Adams will take over the post July button
Transition at the top: NLS prepares to say farewell to Carlson and welcome new superintendent
May 22, 2019 - 6:28am
May 21, 2019


REnville County MN custody mug
Charges won't be dismissed in Renville County farmsite death
May 21, 2019 - 8:39pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune
A tulip rests in the sun.
Spring scenes: It took a while getting here, but spring has arrived
May 21, 2019 - 1:20pm
May 20, 2019

The National Flood Insurance Program rate map has small areas in Willmar listed as high-risk area for flooding, most of them along the lakes. The Willmar City Council has started the process to have the city participate in the program.
Willmar moves toward joining National Flood Insurance Program
May 20, 2019 - 9:20pm
May 18, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

New London Mayor Bill Gossman, left, and Janne Gossman prepare to leave Friday evening for the seventh annual Mayors Bike Ride in New London. Mayors from Willmar, Spicer and New London led a bike ride in their respective areas and a celebration in downtown Willmar capped the event.
Mayors Bike Ride in Willmar, Spicer and New London
May 18, 2019 - 9:30am
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 12, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Ed Oestreich, left, buys fishing bait from Troy Haverly at Pete’s Surplus Store before heading to Lake Andrew Saturday morning for the fishing opener.
Cold water temperatures put a chill on fishing opener
May 12, 2019 - 7:08pm
May 11, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune
A fisherman casts a line at Nest Lake Saturday morning during the 2019 fishing season opener in Spicer.
Fishing opener: Testing the waters at Nest Lake near Spicer
May 11, 2019 - 1:25pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune
The Minnesota Department of Transportation closed Highway 67 east of the entrance to the Upper Sioux Agency State Park in late March due to the fissures that expanded.
Slow-motion landslide could prove costly for road southeast of Granite Falls
May 11, 2019 - 7:04am
May 9, 2019
Young Artists' orchestra concert is Saturday in Willmar
May 9, 2019 - 9:06am
May 8, 2019
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Mateo Mackbee
Model Citizen chef from New London competes in Sprout Kitchen Stadium
May 8, 2019 - 2:00pm