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Rep. Collin Peterson to announce Monday whether he’ll seek re-election
Collin Peterson to announce Monday whether he’ll seek re-election
CenterPoint Energy urges customers to be on alert for potential scam
Funeral for ACGC senior is Tuesday at school; Dawson-Boyd senior to be laid to rest today
City of Willmar land transfer to Jennie-O to require hearing
Men's basketball: Badgers knock Gophers out of tournament
College Baseball: Ridgewater nearly beats top-ranked Iowa Western
Girls basketball: NLS tops Sauk in OT to earn spot at state
Twins extend contract for closer Perkins
Bobcats take out Timberwolves
Willmar, Minn., native rolls out second book in series; third book in the works
Music Matters: West Central Tribune music aficionados take a look at the songs of 2013
Cardettes Dance Show is tonight at Kennedy Elementary in Willmar, Minn.
Willmar, Minn., Middle School stage production 'Alice in Wonderland Jr.' opens run tonight
Harold Ramis remembered as 'Buddha of Comedy'
Target warns data breach could hurt future profit
Quiznos files for bankruptcy protection
J.C. Penney turnaround faces big test with home goods relaunch
GM ratchets up truck discounts as U.S. sales skid
U.S. auto sales beat expectations, setting up strong March
‘Chairs Gone Wild’ hits Spicer, Minn.
Bach — Smith
AG Church opens Kidsworld to public in Willmar, Minn.
W.C. Minn. YES! students enjoy ground-floor look at emerging economy based on passive solar technology (with video)
Mix it up with some quinoa
Louis Ronald Steffens
Robert "Bob" Terhell
Editorial: Dayton’s reasoning wrong on this issue
Letter: Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Letter: Recycle at school sports events
Letter: Misconceptions about wolves
Letter: Conventional wisdom vs. truth
October 2, 2012
Letter: Don't forget the 2011 showdown
They hope that you have forgotten all about it because they are up for election in November. Although most states had budgetary problems during the Great Recession, Minnesota was the only state that shut down. It was the longest shutdown in state history and the longest shutdown...
opinion / letters
October 2, 2012 - 10:00am
April 12, 2012
Willmar, Minn., hospital reports 6% profit in '11 but seeing gains erode this year
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital had the best financial performance in 2011 in at least five years, earning a 6 percent overall return on total revenue of more than $100 million. That translates into a $6 million profit that can be plowed back into services, improvements and new...
news / local
April 12, 2012 - 12:00am
USDA: MN 2011 corn yield was 156 bushels per acre, beans at 38.5 bushels
WILLMAR -- As expected, USDA's crop production report finds that farmers in Minnesota harvested lower yields for corn and soybeans in 2011. According to the report, which was released this morning, Minnesota averaged 156 bushels of corn per acre in 2011, well behind the 177 bushels...
January 12, 2012 - 9:49am
December 31, 2011
Year in Review: Top news stories of 2011 in Willmar, Minn., region
While a number of stories played a part in shaping the region during 2011, the No. 1 news story of the year is the alleged murder of an Albertville man in rural Belgrade. Two rural Paynesville men are in the Kandiyohi County Jail in Willmar pending further court appearances/rullings. ...
news / extra / local / region
December 31, 2011 - 12:30am
March 9, 2011
Montevideo City Council approves raising levees
MONTEVIDEO -- City Council members in Montevideo are preparing the city for floodwaters expected to reach or exceed last year's levels. Council members took action at their meeting Monday to authorize Mayor Debra Lee Fader and City Manager Steve Jones to sign contracts with the U.S....
news / region
March 9, 2011 - 10:00am
Benson OKs $125,000 for sandbags to protect flood-vulnerable homes on Chippewa River in west central Minnesota
BENSON -- Benson City Council members are hopeful that the city can continue a five-decade-long run without serious flooding along the Chippewa...
news / region
March 9, 2011 - 9:00am
January 18, 2011
Probability of significant Red River flooding rises
FARGO - The Red River at Fargo has a 20 percent chance of surpassing the record crest set in 2009 and a 50 percent chance of beating last year's...
news / state
January 18, 2011 - 10:14am
December 14, 2010
Board votes to increase levy by 1.4% to fund the '11-12 year
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board has approved a 2011 school property tax levy of $6.9 million, an increase of 1.4 percent over the property tax levy paid this year. The board voted at its meeting Monday night to approve the levy.
news / local / education
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
December 2, 2010
State budget deficit grows, but local governments spared cuts for this month
ST. PAUL - Minnesota cities and schools will not need to help plug a state budget gap this month, but the state faces a major budget deficit as lawmakers prepare to decide on spending and revenue for the next two years. State finance officials today released a budget forecast showing...
news / state
December 2, 2010 - 1:30pm
July 29, 2010
Editorial: Budgets in 2011 will have some challenges
The city of Willmar and other cities and towns in west central Minnesota are facing a challenging budget issue in the coming year. Willmar sought some public feedback recently with a survey on setting budget priorities for the 2011 budget.
opinion / editorials
July 29, 2010 - 12:00am
February 22, 2010
Pawlenty: Decision in 2011
news / state / nation
February 22, 2010 - 12:00am