Weather Forecast


Schools closed, difficult travel in west central Minn.

Minnesota Department of Transportation plows move onto Minnesota Highway 23 in Spicer. There was only light rain mist in the air as the plows began preparing for the snowstorm expected to hit the area overnight and into today. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

WILLMAR - Willmar Public Schools and Ridgewater College are closed today, as are most schools in west central Minnesota.

Light snow is still falling in Willmar and the region, and travel is difficult as some highways have yet to be plowed.

The National Weather Service is reporting 4.5 inches of snow in Willmar and 6 inches in Litchfield. A report from Redwood Falls shows 1.7 inches.