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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 23, 2017
Smoke in the air ...
ST. LEO - Joe Blastick is looking to put more smoke up in the air, all for what it makes possible on the ground. Better habitat. Blastick is...
April 23, 2017 - 4:36pm
April 1, 2017
Hop on and celebrate biking
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo The Willmar Bikes group is kicking off 30 Days of Biking today in Willmar with rides across the city each...
April 1, 2017 - 6:56am
March 4, 2017
Number of U.S. farms declined by 8,000 in 2016
The latest annual report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that the number of farms in the United States declined by 8,000 in...
March 4, 2017 - 10:31am
March 3, 2017
Boys Basketball:Willmar falls to Sartell
WILLMAR — Noah Slagter scored 34 points but ultimately his Willmar Cardinals were unable to overcome a 19-point halftime deficit in Friday night's 76-70 loss to Sartell. The Sabres got things going early with a 42-23 halftime lead and the Cardinals tried to flip the script in...
March 3, 2017 - 10:47pm
February 15, 2017
MACCRAY board seeks to end divide
CLARA CITY — A divided MACCRAY School Board is looking for ways to unify after voters in the Feb. 7 referendum rejected a $38.8 million bond issue that would have created a single campus for the district. "People are asking: What now? What are we going to do now? Until we can...
February 15, 2017 - 7:21am
February 12, 2017
Man escapes as vehicle breaks through ice on Long Lake north of Willmar
WILLMAR — Gayne Stone's plans for ice fishing on Sunday evening came to an abrupt end when he discovered just how quickly ice conditions...
February 12, 2017 - 7:58pm
February 6, 2017
MACCRAY decides $38.8 M bond referendum today
CLARA CITY - Voters in the MACCRAY School District are going to the polls today to decide the fate of a $38.8 million bond referendum. Polls are open from 2 to 8 p.m. and located at the school sites in the communities of Clara City, Maynard and Raymond.
February 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
February 3, 2017
Send your story to the Tribune's Reader News
The West Central Tribune is seeking content for Reader News. The content of Reader News, scheduled to run every Monday, will consist solely of stories and/or photos contributed by Tribune readers. This content will feature news about the people and organizations of west central...
February 3, 2017 - 3:44pm
February 1, 2017
Baker chairs select committee on technology and responsive government
ST. PAUL — Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar will chair a newly-formed select committee designed to create easy-to-use technology to link the public with government. Speaker Kurt Daudt announced the formation of a Select Committee on Technology and Responsive Government Wednesday....
February 1, 2017 - 10:55pm
January 31, 2017
Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline easement 'imminent'
WASHINGTON — Approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline easement to cross Lake Oahe is "imminent," members of North Dakota's Congressional...
January 31, 2017 - 10:50pm
January 24, 2017
Dayton proposes 'public option' for health insurance
ST. PAUL—A new form of health insurance could be available next year to Minnesotans in the individual health insurance market if a proposal...
January 24, 2017 - 10:45pm
Around our region published Jan. 25
Spicer Winterfest SPICER — Winterfest 2017 continues through Feb. 12 in Spicer with complete details available on the website, www.spicermn.com....
January 24, 2017 - 10:35pm
Convictions published Jan. 25
The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony Onesimo Juarez Jr., 59, Willmar, fifth-degree assault, July 26. Robert Craig Starz, 66, Richmond, theft by swindle,...
January 24, 2017 - 10:31pm
January 23, 2017
Avian influenza still casts economic shadow in Renville
RENVILLE — Avian influenza struck the Rembrandt Enterprises barns in Renville in May 2015, forcing the company to depopulate 2 million birds from the egg-laying operation. It began restocking its barns on the eastern edge of Renville in February 2016. As it approaches the one-year...
January 23, 2017 - 6:42am
January 20, 2017
District 16 legislators hopeful for bonding, transportation
GRANITE FALLS — Two area legislators said the new session is off to a "fast and furious start,'' and so were the issues on Friday as they...
January 20, 2017 - 10:17pm