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Meet David Meade, the 'Christian numerologist' whose biblical doomsday claim has some nervously eyeing Sept. 23
Trump announces new economic sanctions on North Korea over nuclear program
She was walking her therapy dog. Ten feet away, a hunter took aim.
Neighbors yell 'he can't hear you' before Oklahoma City officer fatally shoots deaf man
Hurricane Maria churns through Caribbean as ravaged Puerto Rico takes stock of an 'island destroyed'
FANTASY FORECAST: Are Siemian, Hunt for real?
Richter, a small town Minn. kid, recounts crazy day he committed to Gophers football program
Here's how Target Field becomes a football stadium
College Volleyball: Warriors efficient in victory
Prep Sports: Six to be inducted into Cardinal Pride Hall of Fame
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
'It's important to stand up to bullies': Actress Rebel Wilson wins record amount in defamation case
In loss for Netflix, 'Star Wars' and Marvel films will move to Disney's new streaming service
Printer Andy Kahmann of Montevideo named 2017 Prairie Disciple
Country Quilters show is this weekend in Willmar
'Almost Saved, But Lost' details snowstorm: New London native publishes book on 1873 blizzard that killed 12 people in Kandiyohi County
'Idiots' worth a visit at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Annabelle E. Kern
Deloris J. Celander
Lori A. Trebesch
Mary Ellen Zachman
GREAT INDOORS: Oozing with fall flavors, spiced rum adds richness to pumpkin cobbler
Letter: Clinton uranium story is false
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
September 15, 2017
Editorial: Proposed city budget makes vital investments
The proposed 2018 city of Willmar budget from Mayor Marv Calvin is another step in moving this city in a proactive and focused direction; rather...
September 15, 2017 - 10:30am
September 7, 2017
American Opinion: President Trump's heartless DACA decision
September 7, 2017 - 6:58am
September 2, 2017
Editorial: It's school time, drive careful and safely
It is the traditional end of summer and the start of school is already here for some or about to begin Tuesday. This change of season brings old dangers as youngsters begin the new school year and will walk or ride the bus to school. It is time for drivers and children to pay...
September 2, 2017 - 5:00am
August 25, 2017
Guest editorial: Slow mail costs money
By Matthew Paxton IV Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday. A lot happens in the mail, and a lot goes wrong when it is late....
August 25, 2017 - 10:20pm
August 23, 2017
American Opinion: Trump's military self-correction
August 23, 2017 - 9:46pm
August 16, 2017
Editorial: Without your newspaper, here is what you would have missed this year
If the West As you may have already noticed, the front page of the West Central Tribune is blank today. The West Central Tribune, along with...
August 16, 2017 - 12:00am
August 12, 2017
Editorial: Rockin' Robbins hits a great groove in summer of 2017
The Rockin' Robbins summer concert series produced by Willmar Rotary rocked it out of the park this summer. If you did not attend one of the...
August 12, 2017 - 10:20am
July 18, 2017
American Opinion: We're seeing a promising decline in teen smoking
July 18, 2017 - 1:00am
July 10, 2017
Midwest Opinion: Amazing that body cams still aren't everywhere
Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty earlier this month, a year after he shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a northern Twin Cities suburb. Video from the victim's girlfriend — captured as life slipped out of Castile moments after the...
July 10, 2017 - 2:56am
July 1, 2017
Editorial: Trump's Twitter trades are hurting his presidency
Despite occupying the most powerful office in the world, Donald Trump continues to attack his critics, often displaying and highlighting his...
July 1, 2017 - 5:45am
June 24, 2017
Editorial: Willmar Fests highlight by Destination Playground
It's Willmar Fests time in our fair city and it is truly time to play. For more than seven decades, our city celebration known now as Willmar...
June 24, 2017 - 9:23am
June 7, 2017
Editorial: Time to sign up for broadband at connectctc.com
Home and business internet users in rural Kandiyohi County now have a significant opportunity to address their critical need for high-speed broadband access. As Kandiyohi County Commissioners said this week: "The clock is ticking."
June 7, 2017 - 10:29pm
June 3, 2017
Editorial: Minnesota constitutional question likely headed for the courtroom
After a 75-hour special session and several sleepless nights, the Minnesota Legislature wrapped up multiple bills May 26 to pass the state's $36 billion budget. The Republican majority, the DFL minority and Gov. Mark Dayton had finally found the necessary compromises to complete...
June 3, 2017 - 5:50am
May 27, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Not much to brag about in 2017
Proclamations of great achievement started pumping out of St. Paul early Tuesday, not long after the clock ran out on Minnesota's latest lawmaking...
May 27, 2017 - 5:12am
May 26, 2017
Editiorial: Remembrance and safety are key for this weekend
Friday is the start of the traditional Memorial Day holiday weekend. It is always a memorable weekend for families and communities. The key...
May 26, 2017 - 7:32am