Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
May 12, 2016
Life Link III earns reaccreditation
MINNEAPOLIS — Life Link III has been awarded reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems for both its rotor wing and fixed wing services. To earn accreditation, providers must meet strict guidelines and safety standards that address medical...
May 12, 2016 - 5:24am
October 16, 2014
‘It has no boundaries’: Hospital, ambulance ramp up travel history screening as part of Ebola readiness efforts
WILLMAR — As national fears escalate about the Ebola virus, Rice Memorial Hospital implemented new screening guidelines Wednesday to ensure...
October 16, 2014 - 11:14pm
April 14, 2014
Thunder prompts fire call: Lightning strike ignites house fire on Green Lake
SPICER — An early-morning lightning strike ignited a fire that caused extensive damage to a house overlooking Green Lake near the Green Lake...
April 14, 2014 - 12:21am
December 3, 2011
Stuff the Ambulance
December 3, 2011 - 12:00am
This is the records summary for Dec. 3, 2011. Thefts WILLMAR -- A student's backpack was stolen Thursday night or early Friday morning from a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of 16th Street Northeast. The incident was reported Friday morning to Willmar Police. The backpack apparently...
December 3, 2011 - 12:00am
Grant will pay for utility task vehicles for Willmar, Minn., fire, ambulance crews
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Ambulance Service and the Willmar Fire Department have for years each wanted a piece of equipment called a utility task...
October 3, 2011 - 12:00am
May 17, 2011
Update: Follow live blogging by ambulance crews on HealthBeat.Areavoices.com
Tribune Health Beat blogger Anne Polta is hosting a live guest-blogging event today about the everyday heroes of the Willmar Ambulance Service. Polta...
May 17, 2011 - 3:40pm
May 14, 2011
Willmar to host emergency preparedness conference
WILLMAR -- Willmar will be the host next week for the annual conference of the Southwest Emergency Preparedness Team. The conference will take place Wednesday through Friday at the Holiday Inn and Willmar Conference Center and will include Dr. Edward Ehlinger, commissioner of the...
May 14, 2011 - 12:00am
October 1, 2010
Update: Medical condition leads to SUV crash
GRANITE FALLS -- A Granite Falls couple escaped injury when a Ford Explorer crashed into their home around 7 a.m. Friday on Prentice Street along the Minnesota River. The driver of the vehicle, Bradley Raddatz, 45, of Wood Lake, was transported to the Granite Falls Hospital for non-life...
October 1, 2010 - 11:50am
SUV crashes into Granite Falls home
GRANITE FALLS -- A Granite Falls couple escaped injury when a Ford Explorer crashed into their home around 7 a.m. today on Prentice Street along...
October 1, 2010 - 10:19am
September 28, 2010
Local citizens honored during ceremony for doing the right thing
When the woman rushed frantically down her driveway, crying that her husband was pinned beneath his car, Keith Friesen didn't have to think twice....
September 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
Kandiyohi County OKs lease to city for ambulance space in rescue squad building
WILLMAR -- Although Kandiyohi County's new rescue squad building isn't even a year old, a $150,000 remodeling project is nearly complete to make room for the Willmar Ambulance Service. The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners approved a 10-year lease agreement Tuesday with the...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Bids OK'd for on-call ambulance quarters at rescue bldg.
WILLMAR -- The Rice Memorial Hospital board awarded $109,270 in construction bids Thursday, clearing the way to turn part of the rescue squad building into living quarters for on-call ambulance crews. The vote came at a special meeting of the board, which was followed by a closed...
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
April 7, 2010
Officials talk of a possible new home for Willmar Ambulance
WILLMAR -- Plans are moving ahead that would allow the Willmar Ambulance Service to move into Kandiyohi County's new rescue squad building on...
April 7, 2010 - 12:00am
February 23, 2010
Charge pending in Bemidji ambulance theft
BEMIDJI - Charges may be filed today against a man suspected of stealing an ambulance. According to a report from the Bemidji Police Department: An ambulance, from the Bemidji Ambulance Service, was found about 7:30 a.m. "smashed" against a utility pole on the 6000 block of Lavinia...
February 23, 2010 - 10:32am