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Saving Rick's place: Friends rally to help keep Willmar man in his home
Chris Wallace to Reince Priebus: 'You Don't Get to Tell Us What to Do'
Box Office: 'Lego Batman' flies high over 'Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight'
Five injured in Pope County head-on crash with ambulance
Restarting out of bankruptcy, company revives former MN mining operation
Local Roundup: WarHawks drop second straight at New Ulm
Four Cards off to state
Prep Wrestling: Willmar wins fourth-straight section crown
Zucker and linemates lead Wild past Predators
Berrios more comfortable, feels command improving
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Winifred E. O'Leary
Ronnie D. Clark
Donna M. Goff
Marlyn K. Sandry
Arlene L. Mortenson
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
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
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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
Willmar School Board to meet Monday
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the boardroom on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The meeting will be a workshop meeting, at which the board will discuss items on the agenda but not take any formal...
January 20, 2017 - 10:13pm
January 19, 2017
Cold shooting night dooms NLS
NEW LONDON — A tough shooting night spelled defeat for the New London-Spicer girls basketball team on Thursday. Unofficially, the Wildcats...
January 19, 2017 - 11:41pm
January 17, 2017
Canby holds off Saints down stretch
KERKHOVEN — Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg's boys basketball team couldn't overcome a fast-paced Canby offense that used a hot-shooting hand...
January 17, 2017 - 11:29pm
January 11, 2017
Woman pleads guilty in fiery April crash that killed Litchfield woman
LITCHFIELD — A woman has pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide and operation charges related to a fiery April crash that killed...
January 11, 2017 - 11:03pm