Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Emergency landing made in Minnesota after passenger tries to open jet door
Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Man, 73, found alive after floating for 12 hours in lake
Stop signs: Why they're placed where they are
Records published Aug. 30
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
aquatic invasive species
August 12, 2016
Kandiyohi County, DNR ramping up aquatic invasive species fight
SPICER - A third watercraft decontamination unit is on its way to Kandiyohi County, and more watercraft inspectors too. There will be more frequent...
August 12, 2016 - 10:06pm
August 10, 2016
Starry stonewort infestation confirmed in second Minnesota lake
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's second known infestation of starry stonewort, an invasive form of macro algae, has been confirmed by the Minnesota...
August 10, 2016 - 1:09pm
August 5, 2016
Zebra mussels infest Lake Florida
SPICER—Zebra mussels now infest a second, popular recreational lake in Kandiyohi County. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
August 5, 2016 - 7:34pm
July 25, 2016
Lake Osakis latest Minnesota lake to be hit with zebra mussels
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed zebra mussels in Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties, as well as in northwestern...
July 25, 2016 - 9:41pm
July 6, 2016
Letter: Saving a lake, one clam at a time
I recently spent another wonderful weekend on the north shore of Green Lake. As is usually the case with Green Lake, the water is clear, and the sandy beach on the north shore extends past our dock. How strange this year to see black clumps of zebra mussel-encrusted rocks and clams...
July 6, 2016 - 2:00am
December 21, 2015
Kandiyohi County efforts against aquatic invasive species receive boost from $118,000 grant
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County’s effort to combat aquatic invasive species received a significant boost last week: a $118,000 two-year grant...
December 21, 2015 - 12:03am
December 18, 2015
DNR seeking watercraft inspection interns for 2016 season
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking intern watercraft inspectors for the 2016 boating season. Inspectors are stationed at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels....
December 18, 2015 - 12:01am
County to adjust AIS plan
WILLMAR — New additions to Kandiyohi County’s aquatic invasive species plan call for establishing a permanent decontamination station next...
September 18, 2015 - 12:07am
August 30, 2015
Starry stonewort makes first Minnesota appearances in Lake Koronis, Mud Lake
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced the first confirmed case of the aquatic invasive species starry stonewort in Minnesota...
August 30, 2015 - 9:36pm
August 4, 2015
Zebra mussels infest first Meeker County Lake
HUTCHINSON – Two popular Meeker County lakes now join the growing list of lakes in Minnesota infested by zebra mussels. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Tuesday that zebra mussels have been found in Lake Stella. It is now designated as an infested lake. The...
August 4, 2015 - 11:00pm
June 24, 2015
VIDEO: I-LIDS device records boaters, spouts reminders of aquatic invasive species rules
SPICER — After catching a few nice northerns Tuesday on Lake Florida, Roger Sweep pulled his boat out of the lake and then pulled the plug...
June 24, 2015 - 11:48pm
May 30, 2015
AIS boat inspections launched for season in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR –– Kandiyohi County’s aquatic invasive species inspection program was launched on Memorial Day weekend with about 300 boats inspected. One...
May 30, 2015 - 12:46am
April 27, 2015
Kandiyohi County hosts Aquatic Invasive Species kickoff
NEW LONDON — Information about new programs to address aquatic invasive species in Kandiyohi County — and an appearance by a zebra mussel...
April 27, 2015 - 11:31pm
April 4, 2015
Kandiyohi County wins grant funds to develop 'AIS Hunter' app
WILLMAR –– The support of local online voters in a competitive BoatUS Foundation grant contest has made Kandiyohi County a winner. The county’s...
April 4, 2015 - 1:17am
January 30, 2015
Minnesota DNR suspends invasive species training program
ST. PAUL — A requirement that Minnesota boaters receive training and place decals on their trailers is being postponed while legislators consider changing the program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday. A law passed in 2012 requires people pulling...
January 30, 2015 - 7:00am