Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
Finance Committee will ask City Council to approve surveying local citizens about concerns as city looks to balance budget
The Finance Committee is recommending the City Council ask citizens to rank the city's 10 most important programs or activities. Their comments...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 22, 2010
City officials rule mobile home issue needs more discussion
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council unanimously defeated a motion Monday night to declare two abandoned mobile homes unsafe in violation of city exterior storage and exterior maintenance ordinances. Instead, the council voted 8-0 to return the concept of removing unsafe mobile homes...
June 22, 2010 - 12:00am
June 18, 2010
City officials may turn to public regarding '11 budget
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council members might consider taking comments from local citizens into account as officials and Mayor Les Heitke begin...
June 18, 2010 - 12:00am
June 15, 2010
Co. says no to justice; lake-home residents frustrated
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners may have just turned one of the state's more liberal supreme court justices into a cynic. In a...
June 15, 2010 - 12:00am
June 7, 2010
H-R male nominee: Matt Anderson of Dawson-Boyd
MATT ANDERSON Dawson-Boyd 15 letters FOOTBALL: Led the area in rushing his senior year with 1,700 yards and 28 touchdowns. The four-time letterwinner and starter was all-conference three times and All-Area team twice. He rushed for 4,706 yards and 58 touchdowns in his career. Also...
June 7, 2010 - 12:00am
June 3, 2010
No opponent means some down time for regional GOP House official
STARBUCK --- Paul Anderson is hoping to get his RV off the farm yard this summer. Two years ago, when the Republican state representative from rural Starbuck was campaigning hard during his first attempt to win a seat in the Minnesota House, there was no time to go camping. But...
June 3, 2010 - 12:00am
May 21, 2010
AP Source: Kelliher picks Gunyou as running mate
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher reached outside her party to tap former Republican administration appointee John Gunyou as her running mate, The Associated Press learned Friday. The AP confirmed the selection with a person with direct...
May 21, 2010 - 11:12am
May 18, 2010
Anderson-Erickson Memorial Golf Outing is June 18
The Willmar Cardinal Pride's Anderson-Erickson Memorial Golf Outing is scheduled to be held June 18 at Eagle Creek Golf Club. Four-person teams can register at 11 a.m. the day of the event, which has a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Registration includes green fees, a cart, buffet dinner...
May 18, 2010 - 12:00am
May 1, 2010
Willmar panel endorses proposed redesign concept for Becker Avenue
WILLMAR -- A redesign concept for Becker Avenue would provide a calmer and greener environment for downtown, according to supporters of a streetscape improvement proposal. The concept for a redesigned Becker Avenue from Sixth Street Southwest to First Street envisions creation of...
May 1, 2010 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
Pat Anderson wins Republican endorsement for state auditor
MINNEAPOLIS - Pat Anderson won Republican Party backing early today to return to her old job as Minnesota state auditor. "Right now, every penny...
April 30, 2010 - 9:28am
April 23, 2010
Starbuck Republican is so far unopposed in House 13A race
STARBUCK -- Rep.
April 23, 2010 - 12:00am
April 14, 2010
City officials find ways to cover more than $300K reductions
WILLMAR -- City officials say they've found the revenue they need to cover both a $286,032 reduction in this year's Local Government Aid and an unexpected $32,000 reduction in this year's property tax levy. The combined $318,032 loss will be covered with $320,269 in revenue from...
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 2, 2010
Agreement reached on repayment for land at old airport
WILLMAR -- The city of Willmar and the state of Minnesota have reached an agreement for the city to repay state money used to acquire about 700 acres of land for the old airport. State law requires a municipality to repay the State Airports Fund if any airport land acquired with...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
February 23, 2010
Anderson, Kimball receive DFL nods in 18, 18B
COKATO -- Darrin Anderson, who is running for the Minnesota House in District 18B, received the DFL endorsement Sunday in Cokato. Also Sunday, Hal Kimball of Cokato received the DFL nod for Senate District 18. Anderson, a resident of Litchfield, teaches social studies in the Willmar...
February 23, 2010 - 12:00am
February 22, 2010
District 18B DFL endorses Darrin Anderson
COKATO -- Darrin Anderson, who is running for the Minnesota House in District 18B, received the DFL endorsement Sunday in Cokato. Anderson, a resident of Litchfield, teaches social studies in the Willmar School District and is also an adjunct professor at St. Cloud State University....
February 22, 2010 - 4:52pm