Stories topping the news in 2012 in west central Minn.
The results of the November election were the No. 1 news story in the region, as voted by members of the Tribune news staff. Two Democrats now represent the Willmar area, following a statewide trend as the DFL Party will now hold the majority in the state House and Senate.
Drought was a big story nationwide, and its impacts were felt in west central Minnesota. The drought was voted the No. 2 story of the year.
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