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Students at the Montevideo High School are filling 20,000 sandbags Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in preparation of the community’s flood fight. The sandbags will be used to build up the levee along the Minnesota River where waters are projected to reach major flood stage by week’s end. 
Tom Cherveny / Tribune photo
West central Minnesota flooding 2019 photo gallery
10 hours 17 min ago
March 25, 2019
Photo courtesy of Dawson Police Department / Chief Andrew Stock
An area 1 mile east of Dawson is flooded over right up to the railroad crossing as of 6 p.m. Monday as waters from the Lac qui Parle River continue to rise.
Rising waters closing roads, raising concerns in western Minnesota
March 25, 2019 - 7:12pm
Susan Lunneborg / Tribune

Ice and debris float down the Minnesota River at Montevideo on Sunday afternoon below the U.S. Highway 212 bridge . The river was predicted to top flood stage of 14 feet overnight. Major flooding at 17.5 feet and above is expected sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday.
River expected to crest this coming weekend in Montevideo, Granite Falls
March 25, 2019 - 6:35am
March 21, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo

Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital CEO Brian Lovdahl, shown here in a file photo, told the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that as of Aug. 1, the system will be known as Chippewa County Montevideo Health. The County Board and the Montevideo City Council each approved new bylaws this week for the health system jointly owned by the city and county.
New identity coming for Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital
March 21, 2019 - 10:31am
March 7, 2019
Tribune file photo

The National Weather Service on Thursday warned there is an increased risk for spring flooding in the Minnesota River basin. There is a greater than 50 percent probability that the Minnesota River could reach major flood stage, including in Montevideo. This file photo from April 7, 2011, shows waters over a roadway between Granite Falls and Montevideo.
Weather service warns of increased flood risk along Minnsota River
March 7, 2019 - 9:11pm
February 21, 2019
Montevideo's Jasmyn Kronback drives for two of her 20 points against Paynesville in a Section 3AA-North playoff game on Thursday in Montevideo. Tom Larson / Tribune
Prep Basketball: Montevideo downs Paynesville in 3AA-North opener
February 21, 2019 - 11:24pm
Joshua A. Nerison
Montevideo burglar sentenced to a year in jail
February 21, 2019 - 8:00am
February 12, 2019
Sports Briefs: Area dancers punch state tickets
February 12, 2019 - 4:00am
February 10, 2019
Matthew Fragodt, of Montevideo, with his prize-winning 2.03-pound crappie Saturday at the sixth annual Ice Castle Classic fishing tournament on Lac qui Parle Lake in west central Minnesota.
Two-pound plus crappie wins $10,000 for angler in Ice Castle Classic on Lac qui Parle Lake
February 10, 2019 - 4:48pm
January 11, 2019
Tribune file photo

Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital is seeing progress in efforts to rework its relationships with the city and county and its employees. CEO Brian Lovdahl is shown speaking at a strategic planning session in 2018.
Taking steps on new path
January 11, 2019 - 9:00am
January 10, 2019
Adam Christopher, who recently tendered his resignation as Montevideo Police Chief
Second review recommends no charges against Montevideo police chief
January 10, 2019 - 5:48pm
January 9, 2019
Tribune file photo/ Supporters of the Montevideo Veterans Home waited in a cold November rain to show their support to members of the senate capital investment committee in 2015.
Tribune Editorial: No time to second guess veterans home funding
January 9, 2019 - 4:29pm
Montevideo Police Department photo

The Montevideo Police Department is investigating a series of burglaries involving large amounts of stolen property. Police are reaching out to the public for help identifying the owners of the property.
Stolen property recovered in series of Montevideo-area burglaries
January 9, 2019 - 2:24pm
January 7, 2019
Montevideo police chief resigns
January 7, 2019 - 8:20pm
December 31, 2018
Tribune file photo
No travel advised Monday morning in parts of west central Minn.
December 31, 2018 - 7:41am