delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:48:00 +0000 Morning Jolt: New lead about missing airplane Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:48:46 +0000 In the news

Officials are now looking into the possibility that the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 did fly for hours after it dropped off radar, as U.S. officials have said, and that it was headed toward the Andaman Islands, CNN reported. Officials think the plane might have been hijacked and that whoever was flying the plane was following [...]]]> Worry over Prairie Plan eased at YMC Board Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:27:26 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor Follow us on Twitter at @AdTribNews


Back in January an article in the Advocate Tribune detailing the state of Minnesota’s Prairie Conservation Plan was reported by Yellow Medicine County Board members to have drawn a strong reaction from some landowners fearful that the state’s 25-year, $3.6 billion plan to acquire and protect 2.2 million acres of contiguous native and restored [...]]]>
UMNRV Wild Turkey Fed. chapter the tops Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:23:27 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor Follow us on Twitter at @AdTribNews


The Upper Minnesota River alley Chapter of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation (NWTF) is going strong. But it could be stronger if there were more land available for hunting.
Nearly 250 Minnesota River Valley hunting enthusiasts gathered for the 17th annual Hunting and Heritage dinner at the Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort to take part in a [...]]]>
Artist wanted for May art show Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:20:48 +0000 Follow us on Twitter at @AdTribNews


The Granite Area Arts Council will host their sixth annual Art Expo on Sunday, May 4, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort Conference Center.  
The event is open to the public and will be marketed through email, Facebook, flyers and through advertising in local print media. It will be held in conjunction with [...]]]>
Today in the News: Judge says dads don't have legal right to be at their child's birth Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 News to know

In a groundbreaking case, a New Jersey judge ruled today that fathers don't have a legal right to be in the delivery room at the birth of their child. The ruling stemmed from a case in which a couple broke up, and the mom-to-be didn't want the dad in the delivery room. He sued, and the case wound up before Superior Court Judge Sohail Mohammed. [...]]]> Farmer's Cooperative Elevator has rosy year Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:15:00 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor YME to seek referendum to fund facility, safety and technology initiatives Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:05:09 +0000 Ethan Groothuis Staff Writer Former GF Chamber Director, Zempel, now on 93.9 KKRC radio Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:08:22 +0000 Follow us on Twitter at @AdTribNews


Montevideo radio station F.M. 93.9 Kool Gold KKRC has a brand new voice in the mornings and it so happens that she hails from Granite Falls. "Valley Voices News From Granite Falls with Nicole" features former Granite Falls Chamber Director Nicole Zempel as the station’s morning announcer with news and events in Granite Falls and surrounding area [...]]]>
Today in the News: Teen who sued parents is now back at home Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Quote of note

"This is a private matter. It should never have been brought to the court's attention. It should have never been brought to the public." - Lawyer Angelo Sarno. Sarno is the new lawyer of the parents of an 18-year-old girl who sued her parents, seeking $654 a week for living and schooling costs. Rachel Canning, however, is now [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Jerry Sandusky's wife says he's innocent of child molesting Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:55:24 +0000 In the news

The wife of former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky spoke out on her husband's conviction today on "Today Show." Dottie Sandusky said, "He is innocent" and claimed money convinced people to lie against Jerry Sandusky. The 70-year-old is serving a 30- to 60-year prison [...]]]> Today in the News: New clues about missing Malaysia Airlines plane Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 News to know

A Malaysian Air Force official told CNN today that the missing airplane was hundreds of miles off course and flying in the wrong direction when it dropped off the radar. The plane was flying west instead of northeast, officials said, and it had stopped sending information. Officials now are looking into the possibility of a power failure or [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Missing flight 'not a terrorist incident' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:04:11 +0000 In the news

The head of Interpol said today that the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight "was not a terrorist incident," according to CNN. Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said that the two passengers who were traveling with stolen passports do not appear to be linked to any terrorists organizations, and that one of the men was trying to [...]]]> Today in the News: Officials ID man who bought tickets with stolen passports for Malaysian flight Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 News to know

According to a report from USA Today, officials have identified a man who bought two tickets on the missing Malaysian flight using stolen passports. Thai police said Kazem Ali of Iran bought the tickets for two friends who were trying to get home to Europe. The final destination on the tickets itinerary were for Europe, officials said. [...]]]> On Technology: Crummy cell pictures Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:46:50 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now Downside: Tablet and cell cams still produce lower-quality images than stand-alone cameras. It's all in the sensor that records the shot. There's not a lot of room or power in a handheld. For sharpness and depth of color, they cannot beat the competition.
I spent a Saturday trying to improve my Samsung tablet photos. Here's what [...]]]>
Morning Jolt: Search continues for missing flight Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:29:35 +0000 In the news

There's still no sign of the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing Saturday. Dozens of planes and ships from eight nations are combing the seas for signs of the airplane, but officials have yet to come up with anything. "For the aircraft to go missing just like that ... as far as we are concerned, we are equally puzzled as well," said Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director general of the Malaysian civil aviation department, CNN reported.

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In January and February 2014, the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council awarded $118,426 in grants to 26 organizations in the region. Awards per program were as follows: $60,360 in Art Projects (providing up to $5,000 to produce or present a community-serving art project), $18,452 in Arts Legacy Projects (providing up to $20,000 to produce or present high [...]]]>
New Ecumen Regional Director of Home Care, Hospice And Adult Day Services to visit Clarkfield Care Center Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:49:43 +0000 Follow us on Twitter at @AdTribNews


Ecumen, which operates the Clarkfield Care Center and Clarkfield Home Care and Assisted Living for the city of Clarkfield, has hired a new regional director of home care, hospice and adult day services who will be visiting Clarkfield next week.
Terry Mahar, a healthcare executive with more than 34 years of experience, has been named to the [...]]]>
Isfeld seeking assistance on Berge donor project Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:43:37 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor Follow us on Twitter at @AdTribNews


Individuals interested in taking part in a community artistic endeavor and learning a new craft all the while are invited to team up with local artist Tamara Isfeld in the creation of community mosaic that will recognize donor contributions toward the rehabilitation of the K.K. Berge building.
Funded by the Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization [...]]]>
Cases of frozen pipes increasing in Clarkfield and Granite Falls Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:44:02 +0000 Ethan Groothuis Staff Writer Tom Gillaspy to talk demographic trends and impacts at Bootlegger's March 20 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:35:49 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:48:00 +0000