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The Spicer Ice Castle was built last weekend in preparation for Spicer Winterfest, which kicks off in earnest this weekend. A lighting ceremony at the castle is set for Saturday evening, followed by celebratory fireworks.
Fire and fun on ice: 2019 Spicer Winterfest kicks off this weekend
45 min 37 sec ago
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Swift County Commissioner Joe Fox said this week he is still wavering on an estimated $17.8 million expansion of the courthouse campus in Benson. The major portion of the project would replace the current jail and law enforcement center.
Swift County faces unpopular choice
2 hours 29 min ago
Records published Jan. 17, 2019
3 hours 18 min ago
An exhibit demonstrating the physical properties of durum plants afflicted with fusarium (right) as well as unaffected durum is on display at the 2017 Best of the Best of Wheat and Soybean Research event on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service
Funding for the future: Checkoff groups continue to fund ag research
4 hours 3 min ago
Funeral service listing published Jan. 17, 2019
4 hours 33 min ago
January 16, 2019
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady prepares for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers in an AFC Divisional playoff football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Greg M. Cooper / USA TODAY Sports
NFL Playoffs: Patriots dialed in for Chiefs, AFC title game
10 hours 34 min ago
Ridgewater's Rodney Lubin breaks towards the basket in Wednesday's game against Riverland at Ridgewater College in Willmar. No information about the game was provided. Jake Schultz / Tribune
Local Roundup: Fighting penalty costs WarHawks a win
10 hours 38 min ago
Illinois Fighting Illini guard Andres Feliz (10) shoots against Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Isaiah Washington (11) during the first half Wednesday, Jan. 16, at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. Mike Granse / USA TODAY Sports
Dosunmu, Illinois cruise past Minnesota
11 hours 22 min ago
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Janek Banken, 10, left, puts on another balancing wire while Jyeshtha Verma, 9, and Jaitvik Verma, 5, watch Wednesday during Board Game Afternoon at the Willmar Public Library. The trio were playing the game Suspend.
Game on! Board Game Afternoon at Willmar Public Library
11 hours 30 min ago
U.S. Census Bureau photo

The 2020 United States census will begin in spring 2020, but the Complete Count Committee in Willmar has already started working to make sure the community is ready.
Willmar committee gets early start on census planning
11 hours 31 min ago
Minnesota Twins pitcher Stephen Gonsalves hands an autographed card to Andrew Borstad, of Willmar, during Wednesday's Twins Winter Caravan stop at the Willmar Community Center. Joe Brown / Tribune
Twins Caravan: Talking baseball ... and gingerbread houses
11 hours 49 min ago
St. Paul cop indicted over dog bite during arrest
12 hours 53 min ago
Bemidji State senior Jay Dickman will play in his third Hockey Day Minnesota this weekend. The forward played in the 2007 and 2009 events for St. Paul Johnson. (Jillian Gandsey | Forum News Service)
Hockey Day veterans: Outdoor hockey is nothing new to BSU’s Dickman, Muck
14 hours 2 min ago
Minnesota lawmakers trade ideas, jabs on health care costs
14 hours 16 min ago
Former Minneapolis rabbi sentenced after being caught in child-sex sting
14 hours 27 min ago