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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
The Lynx look for one more win for the WNBA crown
WCT Sports Show: Cardinal boys soccer team onto state
Indians blank Jays to book trip to World Series
Prep Football: KMS stuns Browerville on the road
Vikings' Sam Bradford returns to Philadelphia to face Carson Wentz
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
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October 11, 2016
SOLD! Changing the world one ballroom at a time
After adeptly stepping through the livestock ring in their cowboy boots, Glen Fladeboe and his sister Kristine Fladeboe Duininck launch into...
October 11, 2016 - 1:04pm
August 5, 2016
Car run offers a glimpse into another time
NEW LONDON - If you spend some time outside in central Minnesota next week, you might think you've been transported back in time. Pre-1920's...
August 5, 2016 - 2:00pm
June 23, 2016
Spicer Graffiti: 'I was a Teenage Carhop'
Featured in Saturday's West Central Tribune Extra section will be an article and photos on a Spicer landmark. Norm and Alice Melges opened Mel's...
June 23, 2016 - 10:08am
June 3, 2016
Lake Lillian company celebrates a century of business and looks ahead to the next century
A family-owned business with 100 years under its belt is preparing for the next century. Hanson Silo Company, a fourth-generation business in...
June 3, 2016 - 10:00pm
February 27, 2016
Willmar salvage man's snowmobile collection is one for the ages
The glacial mid-February current makes the building feel as if its interior is infinitely on the wrong side of the sun. Harlan Rohner, however,...
February 27, 2016 - 8:00am
December 26, 2015
Year in Review: Avian flu tops the Tribune's biggest stories from 2015
WILLMAR - Like a tornado that suddenly swoops down from the sky and doesn’t leave for months, the avian influenza hit west central Minnesota’s...
December 26, 2015 - 6:00am
December 5, 2015
Willmar native looks back at a century-plus of life
The year is 1914. Woodrow Wilson is president. German planes bomb England in the infancy of World War I. Babe Ruth debuts as a rookie pitcher...
December 5, 2015 - 8:00am
November 7, 2015
Food swap means area moms don’t have to sacrifice supper time on busy nights
A 2013 Gallup poll revealed 47 percent of Americans with children ages 18 or younger don’t consistently dine together. Those polled cited time...
November 7, 2015 - 8:00am
October 10, 2015
With a sense of community pride, Willmar woman spends hours daily picking up trash
She’s dressed in purple and blue, a flimsy ball cap sitting loosely atop her short hair, the thick rubber souls and discolored laces of her...
October 10, 2015 - 6:00am
October 3, 2015
Adult coloring club in Willmar offers women a unique place to escape the monotony of life
When Laura Deleski sought a new hobby, she chose one most people likely haven’t thought much about since the days of their youth: coloring. Once...
October 3, 2015 - 6:00am
September 26, 2015
90-year-old hobbyist hopes next generation gets the apple-growing bug
The summertime goodness of apples squeezed into a golden nectar could be the secret to Wally Gustafson’s long, healthy life. At 90 years of...
September 26, 2015 - 8:00am
September 12, 2015
Fire sculpture: New London, Minn., art project will be unveiled Sept. 19
Working along the shores of the North Fork of the Crow River, just downstream from the Mill Pond Dam in New London, three experienced potters...
September 12, 2015 - 5:48am
Mill Stone Mosaic: Honoring history, the natural environment and the community of New London, Minn.
The original grist mill that ground wheat into flour at New London’s mill decades ago was much smaller and ordinary looking than the colorful...
September 12, 2015 - 5:00am
August 29, 2015
With deal in place, Starlite Drive-In in Litchfield doesn't appear to be going anywhere
There was a period in the 1950s and ’60s in pastoral America when the drive-in theater was a magnetic scene. Artists renderings online and...
August 29, 2015 - 6:00am
August 22, 2015
Decade of dominance may soon come to pass for talented female BMX racer
It’s overcast, the air thick and close, the friable track thirsting for the forecast rain. Kaitlyn Anfinson pulls into a nearby lot in a silver...
August 22, 2015 - 5:00am