Weather Forecast


Deaths ruled homicides: Grandson of Paynesville couple arrested for murder


March 14, 2018
Willmar's Hannah Johnson shields the ball from DeLaSalle's Elaina Jones during the first half of Wednesday's Class AAA state quarterfinal game at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Jake Schultz / Tribuneplay button
Cards trick: Willmar comes back, downs DeLaSalle in OT at state
March 14, 2018 - 9:15pm
March 12, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon speaks to Ken Heitzman’s history class Friday morning at Willmar Senior High School. Students in the class were able to ask Secretary Simon about his experience in politics and how to become more involved as younger citizens.
Election security is top of mind for state Secretary of State
March 12, 2018 - 6:35am
March 1, 2018
Cael Carlson, middle, congratulates his brother Caden, left, on his win at 106 pounds in Class AAA quarterfinal against Albert Lea at the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.  Curt Hogg / Tribune
Photo Gallery: Willmar vs. Albert Lea state wrestling
March 1, 2018 - 12:13pm
February 23, 2018
Willmar's Bronwyn Tollefson competes in the beam on Friday during the Class A state meet. Curt Hogg / Tribuneplay button
Gymnastics: Willmar finishes in 6th place at state
February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
December 29, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Mary and Dave Baker lost their 25-year-old son, Dan Baker, to an opioid addiction in 2011. Dan became addicted to opioids after he was prescribed vicodin to treat a herniated disc. Dave Baker, a member of the state House of Representatives, turned his pain into passion and plans to offer legislation that could make Minnesota the first in the nation to require drug companies to pay a surcharge of one cent on each opioid pill sold.
Proposed legislation by Willmar's Rep. Baker could make drug companies pay to address addiction
December 29, 2017 - 6:22am
December 18, 2017
Rep. Tim Miller
State Rep. Tim Miller ends campaign for Congress, to run for re-election
December 18, 2017 - 12:03pm
December 13, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo 
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith holds the pheasant she shot while joining Rep. Collin Peterson during the 2016 Governor's Pheasant Opener hosted by Montevideo. Peterson applauded the appointment of Smith to the U.S. Senate representing Minnesota, crediting her with being "a good shot."
Smith praised by Minnesota delegation members
December 13, 2017 - 10:07pm
September 6, 2017
Dr. Stephen Park, a weight loss specalist, takes notes as he talks to Angle Lundsten in late August 2017 after she lost 15 pounds in the past month. Park was set up on the lower level of his rural Ely, Minn., home in lake and forest country. Lundsten was in a clinic near her Hayward, Wis., home. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural health: One way around health provider shortage is audio-video hookup
September 6, 2017 - 9:18pm
September 4, 2017
Fast-food workers strike in St. Paul for $15 minimum wage
September 4, 2017 - 9:52pm
September 1, 2017
A bright light illuminates the teeth of Estrella Paxtor Lopez as dental student Nick Schulte works on her in early August of 2017. Schulte and other University of Minnesota dental students work at Rice Regional Dental Clinic in Willmar, getting experience and learning about rural living. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural health: Dental students exposed to rural practice
September 1, 2017 - 9:31pm
Rural health: Health professional shortages force changes
September 1, 2017 - 9:28pm
August 23, 2017
A wooded area between Birch Avenue and Elmwood Drive, which is east of where Jasmine Block went missing, was searched Wednesday morning by a group of volunteers from fire departments around the county. Wade Lerfald with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office led the group. Celeste Edenloff | Forum News Serviceplay button
Searchers comb areas near trail for signs of missing Alexandria teen
August 23, 2017 - 9:50pm
August 3, 2017
U.S. Rep, Collin Peterson of Minnesota talks to a Farmfest visitor before a U.S. House Agriculture Committee listening session Thursday, Aug. 3. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota gives ideas for farm bill
August 3, 2017 - 10:32pm
August 1, 2017
Little Falls man dies in ATV crash
August 1, 2017 - 11:50am
Former Cottage Grove pastor sentenced in child porn case
August 1, 2017 - 10:31am