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Willmar superintendent interviews set today, local candidate withdraws

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WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will spend today interviewing three candidates for district superintendent. The fourth finalist - Cheryl Nash, the district’s director of teaching and learning - withdrew ...

'No credible sightings' of Waffle House shooting suspect as manhunt continues, police say

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Police continued their intensive search Monday, April 23, for the 29-year-old suspected of opening fire at a Tennessee Waffle House and killing four people one day earlier. The Metro Nashville ...

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gives birth to a baby boy

File photo of Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Kena Betancur/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
LONDON - Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby boy on Monday morning, April 23, at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's hospital, the same place where ...

New London woman seriously injured in car crash

MONTICELLO – Rachel Elizabeth Helland, 21, of New London reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries in a car crash at 12:04 p.m. Sunday on westbound I-94, one mile east of Monticello. According ...

Americans waste about a quarter of the food they buy, and the environmental consequences are staggering

Food in the garbage. USDA photo via Flickr.
The mass quantities of food Americans waste every year has staggering environmental consequences, according to a study published Wednesday, April 18. "Our data suggest that the average person in the ...

Rep. Steve Scalise discharged from hospital after 'successful' surgery

Rep. Steve Scalise. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten
WASHINGTON - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was discharged from a Washington hospital Saturday after undergoing surgery related to the gunshot wound he suffered 10 months ago. "Congressman Steve ...

Focus 2018: Spotlight on Nonprofits

The Focus 2018: "Spotlight on Nonprofits" edition is now online. This year's annual Focus edition highlights nonprofit organizations across the region.
Sharon Bomstad

Sharon Bomstad is the features editor at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn., and is the editor of the newspaper's Live it! Magazine. She has been an employee of the West Central Tribune for more than 35 years.

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Barbara Bush honored by friends and family at private funeral in Houston

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush places his hand on the coffin of his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush, during her funeral service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, April 21, 2018. Four of the United States’ five living former presidents were expected to gather at the church to remember the life, legacy and trademark pearls of Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92. (David J. Phillip/Pool via The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
More than a thousand guests attended a private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush Saturday, including four former presidents and three former first ladies, as well as the current ...

Lancaster man dies in pickup crash

LANCASTER, Minn. — A 34-year-old Lancaster man died in a one-vehicle crash in the early morning hours Saturday. A news release from the Minnesota State Patrol said Adam Thomas Norskog ...

International inspectors enter Douma, site of alleged Syrian chemical attack

In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, a Tomahawk missile is fired from the USS Monterey, deployed in the Persian Gulf, early on the morning of April 14, 2018. The United States and European allies launched overnight airstrikes against Syrian research, storage and military targets to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack. (Lt. j.g. Matthew Daniels/U.S. Navy via The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
BEIRUT - Weapons inspectors on Saturday entered the Syrian city of Douma, where a suspected poison gas attack two weeks earlier killed at least 43 people and prompted U.S.-led airstrikes ...


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