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Ruptured gas line closes highways in Benson

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, sections of U.S. Highway 12 West and state Highway 29 South are currently closed.The gas company, fire department and emergency services are on site.The roads will remain closed until they are safe for traffic, according to MnDOT.For real-time

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-14 20:13:23

Willmar man sent to prison for multiple offenses

WILLMAR — Rufujio Kooky Schorn, 22, of Willmar, was sentenced Tuesday to 23 months in prison for a felony charge of making threats of violence in a March incident when he injured a police officer's thumb while being arrested and threatened to take a police officer's gun and shoot him.

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-15 11:11:00

Politicians on the stump in Montevideo

The political season, much like the weather, has been heating up ahead of the Aug. 14 primary election.

MONTENEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 00:00:00

Update: Benson voters approve $26 million school bond

Unofficial election returns indicate there were 1,356 yes votes cast and 620 no votes.About 69 percent of voters supported the project compared to about 31 percent that voted against it.Superintendent Dennis Laumeyer said approval of the project is a “testament to the time and energy” of the 45-memb

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-15 05:23:39

Swift County Fair in Appleton

Tickets: $2/person at the gate, $2/car to park, free gate for 12 and under. Season pass for $10 for 1 car and 1 person.

WILLMARRADIO.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Sheriff's Report 8-16-18 | Jackson County Pilot

Aug. 6A deputy towed a vehicle in Jackson from a city street that was previously cited for a parking-over-24-hours violation and still hadn’t been moved.Aug. 7A deputy responded to a report of a train derailment reported by Union Pacific at the Cargill/Miloma elevator. Four cars loaded with corn der

JACKSON COUNTY PILOT - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Small Town Wood Lake Continues ‘Mini World Fair’ Tradition

About 350 people live in Wood Lake, Minn. But during the third week of August, thousands more come to town. And there is a good reason why.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-08-15 14:00:47

Minnesota man faces 18 drug possession charges

GILLETTE (WNE) — A man pulled over for speeding on Highway 50 on Aug. now faces 18 counts of possession — with almost as many variety of drugs as the number of charges against him.Clay J. Plemmons, 30, of Montevideo, Minnesota, is charged with 14 felony counts of possession and four misdemeanor coun


MACCRAY to decide $56M in bond requests at three locations

On a unanimous vote Monday, MACCRAY School Board members agreed to put general bond issues totaling $56,130,000 on the ballot for the general election on Nov. 6.Voters will decide three bond requests.A $48,150,000 bonding request would fund the major share of work being proposed at all three sites.

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-14 16:37:51

Benson voters approve $26 million school bond

Unofficial election returns indicate there were 1,356 yes votes cast and 620 no votes.About 69 percent of voters supported the project compared to about 31 percent that voted against it.The plan includes demolishing 112,000 square feet of existing space, building 55,000 square feet of new space and

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-15 04:39:36

Milking cows on an industrial scale arrives in western Minnesota, and some farmers shudder

MURDOCK, Minn.– The milking carousel at the Louriston Dairy turns 22 hours a day and milks more cows in half an hour than most dairies do all day.Cows step onto the slow-moving merry-go-round in single file. A worker sprays disinfectant on each cow’s udder, another wipes the teats clean with a paper


Work begins Monday on Highway 23 project in New London-Spicer area

(Spicer MN- The Highway 23 project from Willmar to New London is scheduled to begin Monday, August 13, 2018. Americans with Disabilities (ADA) improvements will be made in downtown Spicer from Manitoba Street to Lake Avenue. During this time sidewalks will be closed and rerouted. ADA improvements (A


Cows, goats and tigers! Oh my!

WILLMAR — Among the cows, goats, rabbits and poultry out at the 2018 Kandiyohi County Fair was an unlikely animal, one found more often in the forests of India than on the shores of a Minnesota lake.


Stingers win North, home field edge

The win was Willmar's fifth straight and secured the North Division second-half championship and the No. 1 seed in the North playoffs.The Stingers play host to No. 4-seed Mankato in a one-game playoff at 7:05 p.m. Monday at Bill Taunton Stadium. A win would pit the Stingers against the winner of the


‘Faith, family, football’

“We found three words really connected with them: faith, family and football,”said Jaen Weilage, as she introduced the Pedersons for the audience.


Willmar clinches top seed in Northwoods playoffs

Willmar will host fourth-seed Mankato today, while Bismarck hosts Duluth, Madison hosts Fond du Lac and Kenosha hosts Kalamazoo.


Minnesota woman shot twice in back as she fled before former...

MONTEVIDEO, Minn.—The Montevideo Police Department has essentially wrapped up its investigation into a shooting and suicide, according to Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher.


Man identified in fatal Codington County crash

Robert Gerriets, 39, died after his 2012 Chevy Cruze went into the median and crashed into a pillar on I-29, about 13 miles north of Watertown, South Dakota Highway Patrol spokesman Tony Mangan said.


Veterans home on pace to raise pledged funds in Montevideo

MONTEVIDEO — Like running in a marathon, supporters of a veterans nursing home in Montevideo kept a steady campaign alive for 11 years, rallying volunteers and making numerous trips to the State Capitol to testify.


Willmar man allegedly threatens father's landlord with shotg...

Luis Rand Dominguez, Willmar, is charged with second-degree assault, threats of violence and owning/possessing/operating a short-barreled shotgun stemming from the Aug. 4 incident at an apartment building in Willmar.He appeared on the charges Tuesday in Kandiyohi County District Court. Bail was set