delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:26:17 +0000 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 Morning Jolt: U.S. adds 175,000 jobs in February Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:00:01 +0000 In the news

The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February, more than was expected, according to the Department of Labor. The numbers top January's as well. The unemployment rate in February was 6.7 percent.

Happening today

The big movies opening this weekend are "300: Rise of an Empire," an R action movie that is a sequel [...]]]> Today in the News: House approves $1B in aid for Ukraine Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Quote of note

"We must remember that the purpose of our pressure on Russia is not simply to punish aggression — and certainly it is not to escalate the confrontation — but instead to move (President Vladimir) Putin toward a resolution that protects the territorial integrity of Ukraine." - Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., who co-sponsored a resolution [...]]]> Clarkfield woman pleads guilty to child endangerment Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:23:01 +0000 Ethan Groothuis Staff Writer Follow us on Twitter at @AdTribNews


Kelly Anderson-Person pleaded guilty to child endangerment for an incident in August when she pulled out a gun and attempted suicide while being interviewed by law officers and holding her then-nine-month-old daughter in her lap.
The 34-year-old of Hendricks, formerly of Clarkfield, pleaded guilty at a hearing on Tuesday at the Yellow Medicine [...]]]>
'Bumper year' expectations at SpecSys Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:19:10 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor Greg Zyla: Designer and performance cars, and cartoon characters Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:16:16 +0000 By Greg Zyla More Content Now Varvatos, by the way, is the noted menswear American contemporary fashion designer who not only lends his name to the 300H, he OKs and designs the numerous style accompaniments and special touches. The result is hands down one of the best-looking cars on the road today.
As for using designer names for cars, [...]]]>
Minnesota West '300 Bldg.' meeting Thurs., March 13 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:15:18 +0000 The ‘300 Building’ previously housed the auto body program before it was discontinued this [...]]]> Silvio Calabi: Toyota 4Runner is the world’s 44 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:13:37 +0000 By Silvio Calabi More Content Now It was sometimes true too, mostly because a lot of cars weren't that sophisticated back then either. Now, though, as far as cars have come in 25 [...]]]> Yellow Medicine County would save $200,000 with bond refinance Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:11:57 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor Greg Zyla: The AMC French connection Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:09:10 +0000 By Greg Zyla More Content Now I want to also say that AMC was once a partner with Renault before it was sold to Chrysler. Some of the Renault cars were good, others not so good. Just wanted to write you a letter letting [...]]]> delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:26:17 +0000