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Volunteers reopen channel linking Norway, Games lakes in west...

SUNBURG, Minn. — When you no longer have faith that you can move the bog, turn the job over to 10 farmhands.

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2018-06-23 19:22:29

Two Braves earn All-WCC honors in baseball

Those were the exact same records the Braves had in 2017. The only two wins for the Braves came against Montevideo during a 7-6, walkoff win in Montevideo, and an 11-9 victory at Morris Area in the regular-season finale. The Braves were 0-13 before picking up their first victory this season.

SWIFT COUNTY MONITOR - 2018-06-22 13:20:00

Residents seek to revive Willmar/Foot Lakes Association

Tom Cherveny / Tribune Sidney Paulson and her boxer, Allie, relax Wednesday along the Robbins Island Park trail on Foot Lake. The lake and park are popular destinations, and the city of Willmar wants to work together with lake residents to improve water quality.

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-06-23 10:45:00

Getting ready for the parade

Blankets were laid out Friday on the boulevard in front of the Kandiyohi County Courthouse to secure coveted spots along the Willmar Fest parade route. The Grand Day Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.WILLMAR -- Blankets were laid out Friday on the boulevard in front of the Kandiyohi County Courth

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-06-22 20:38:39

Willmar lays groundwork for return of recreation department

Rand Middleton / Tribune file photo Kylie Nelson, 6, right, swings at Gesch Park in southeast Willmar in this 2016 file photo as Benjamin Johnson, 7, waits his turn. The Willmar City Council has OK'd hiring two new positions, including a project manager who will provide administration of all park ma

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-06-23 13:49:00

Law Enforcement Blotter: June 21

Suspicious activity, vehicle heading west toward Garfield, five to six teenage boys driving erratically, threw a liquor bottle out of the window.Property damage crash, trailer carrying a cow flipped over, cow escaped and is now walking on the road, Garfield.Property damage crash, report of crash tha

ECHO PRESS - 2018-06-22 16:29:50

Juvenile Charged With Arson In Historic Melrose Church Fire

On the afternoon of March 11, 2016, a deacon returning from errands first saw the flames at the 120-year-old St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose.


Kaffe Fest exhibit runs through June

Erica Dischino / Tribune A Kaffe Fest/Willmar Fests exhibit by the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, including photos and memorabilia, is on display at the North American State Bank in Willmar through June 30.

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-06-23 14:15:00

Authorities searching for missing Chokio teen

16-year-old female runaway, Julia Rose Gocha, has been living in the City of Chokio. She is a white female, approximately 5 feet, 2 inches tall, and weighs approximately 140 pounds.Courtesy: Stevens County Sheriff's Department


Morrison County Sheriff Warns Residents of Armed and Dangerous Suspect in Little Falls

June 21, 2018 05:39 PMAuthorities in Morrison County are asking residents near the fairgrounds area in Little Falls to shelter in place and be on the lookout for a suspect considered armed and dangerous.In a Facebook post, the sheriff's office described the suspect as a white male wearing an aqua/gr


Juvenile charged in Melrose church arson

A juvenile, 13 at the time, has been charged with Arson in the First Degree for the fire ofSt. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. The fire was reported by a 911 phone call in the early morning of March 11, 2016. The caller reported heavy smoke coming from the rear of the church. The Melrose Police D


Volunteers reopen channel linking Norway, Games lakes

Submitted After cutting a part of the bog between Norway and Games lakes into pieces, Kevin Lundberg and his crew of 10 farm workers used towing straps and steel hooks they built on their own to pull the segments to the southwest corner of Norway Lake, where they are staked. They will be placed on s

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-06-22 03:29:09

Teen arrested for burning down Melrose church

On March 11, 2016, the Stearns County Communications Center received a 911 phone call at 4:43 p.m. reporting heavy smoke coming from the rear of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. A second caller reported flames coming from the same area. The Melrose Police Department, Melrose Fire Department an


Sheriff's Office declares no wake zone on Cottonwood Lake - News and Sports from Windom, MN and surrounding areas

Effective immediately, the Cottonwood County Sheriff's Office has declared a "Slow/No Wake Zone" for Cottonwood Lake within 300 feet of shore.Cottonwood Lake has risen seven inches and is likely to continue to rise, the Sheriff's Department announced today.They have made the declaration in hopes of


In the Know: Hanging up on robocalls

I've been pretty tired of them for some time. And now that they have upped their technology, the companies that make those calls can make it look like they are calling from a local number, which makes it more likely that you will answer them.


Juvenile charged in 2016 church arson in Melrose, Minn.

MELROSE, Minn. (KMSP)- More than two years after an act of arson significantly damaged St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose, Minnesota, authorities announced they have charged a juvenile suspect. The juvenile was 13 years old at the time of the fire.


County to sell parcel near Lake Le Homme Dieu

At its regular meeting Tuesday, June 19, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved selling the 4.18 acres of land, which is north of Pike Road and East of County Road 120.According to Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow, who brought the action forward at the meeting, county will n

ECHO PRESS - 2018-06-22 13:59:00

Drumming to build community: Drum circle offered at Willmar Fests...

Erica Dischino / Tribune Darlene Schroeder, left, and Deq Mohamed play drums in a drumming circle offered Thursday evening by Community Rhythms during the Willmar Jaycees Block Party.

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-06-22 12:13:00

Willmar man pleads guilty in child molestation

Deangelo Maurice Monette, 34, will plead guilty to one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. The other three charges, all first-degree, will be dismissed.


Law Enforcement Blotter: June 18

Traffic hazard, tree in roadway, blocking northbound lane.Conservation-fish, comp reported fish guts in ditch, he would like it taken care of, Garfield.Assist other agency, aggressive pitbull keeps running up to people walking by, owner of dog given warning.Suspicious activity, comp found a trailer