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Monday, February 18, 2019
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President Donald Trump on Monday hurled sharp criticism at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, accusing him of engaging in "illegal and treasonous" activity.

The president trained his ire on Rosenstein...

Monday, February 18, 2019
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Gary Jacobs looks out over the Rio Grande from the deck of the clubhouse at a public golf course in Webb County, Texas. It's a sunny morning, quiet except for...

Mauricio Vidaurri, an inspector for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, poses for a photograph at the remains of a house on his family's land in Laredo, Texas, on Feb. 17, 2019. Bloomberg photo by Matthew Busch.
A fence marks the perimeter of the Max Mandel Municipal Golf Course, with the Rio Grande in the background, in Laredo, Texas, on Feb. 17, 2019. Bloomberg photo by Matthew Busch.
Monday, February 18, 2019
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C., said Sunday that his panel will investigate former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe's claim that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein raised the...

Former FBI official Andrew McCabe.  Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu
Monday, February 18, 2019
West Central Tribune

Update Noon:

The U.S. Highway 12 detour near the Willmar Municipal Utilities building in downtown Willmar due to a water main break has been clear.

Atemporary line has been installed...

The northbound lane of U.S. Highway 12 near the Willmar Municipal Utilities building in Willmar is closed Monday morning due to a broken water main in the area. Repair work is expected to begin about noon after all utilities are located prior to digging begins.
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A front loader help clear water and snow along U.S. Highway 12 near the Willmar Municipal Utilities building following a water main break Monday morning.
Tribune photo / Erica Dischino
Monday, February 18, 2019
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WASHINGTON - When President Donald Trump declared a national emergency at the southern border Friday, he stood in the Rose Garden and spoke in hyperbole. The United States was dealing...

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Bloomberg photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick.
Monday, February 18, 2019
West Central Tribune

WILLMAR While most of the power Willmar Municipal Utilities' 9,646 electrical customers use is purchased from other sources through long-term power purchasing contracts, the city does still produce power,...

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The Willmar turbines are picture in this Tribune file photo. The severe cold weather in January interupted energy production for two days during the productive month.
Monday, February 18, 2019
West Central Tribune

This is the records summary for Feb. 18

Crashes

REDWOOD FALLS No injuries were reported when a car with a 19-year-old driver and four teenage passengers...

Monday, February 18, 2019
West Central Tribune

Pauline Billigmeier, 94, of Bird Island. Service 11 a.m. Feb. 18 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bird Island. Dirks-Blem Funeral Home, Olivia.

Clariette M. Carlson, 85, of Willmar. Service 1...

Monday, February 18, 2019
West Central Tribune

WILLMAR - Partnerships were the theme as Minnesota Ducks Unlimited gathered last weekend in Willmar for its 37th annual state convention.

From the remarks of the new commissioner of the...

Tribune file photo / Scott Glup (right) visits with Alan Olson about conservation practices that the landowner implemented on his land north of Willmar in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in this Tribune file photo from September 2015.
Tom Cherveny Tribune / Ducks Unlimited of Minnesota recognized Scott Glup with its 2018 Minnesota Conservation Partner of the Year Award at its state convention last weekend in Willmar. Glup, holding the award, is the project leader for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service district in Litchfield. John Lindstrom, DU biologist, is at his right.
Tribune file photo / Scott Glup is known for his passion for conservation work. His career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service includes work in five different states.
Monday, February 18, 2019
West Central Tribune

WILLMAR - Sarah Strommen wants to bring more people to the table and of course, the outdoors as well.

Strommen, the newly appointed commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural...

Sarah Stommen, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.