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Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
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
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Lorraine M. Essler
Martha G. Reigstad
Celeste S. Danielson
Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
Corrine Nelson letter: Help the U.S. rise from its decay
Tomi Pirrotta letter: Why this voter is with Dave
Jim Van Der Pol letter: Falk supports public education
Mark McNally letter: Westrom is a friend of education
Report: AT&T reaches deal to buy Time Warner for more than $80 billion
October 21, 2016
An Epic journey
When you ask Daryl Ingalsbe why he loves aviation, his response is invariably succinct. "It's the world's greatest geography lesson. Period,"...
21 hours 17 min ago
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