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Willmar man involved in new medical transportation business
Records published Oct. 25
Authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Former Watson mayor pleads guilty to burglary
Landfill fees to change Jan. 1
WCT 2016 Prep Volleyball Pairings
Roundup: YME opens 3A playoffs with straight-set win
Wild coach loves new Parise line
Zimmer says he has faith, but not proof yet of top team
NLS Football Preview: NLS, Melrose going in different directions
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
David O. Johnson
Kathleen H. Diederich
Donna G. R. Gilman
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
Estrich commentary: Trump is the uncontrollable man
May 5, 2015
MnDOT to host open house on U.S. Highway 12 construction from Atwater to Litchfield
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages the public to attend an open house informational meeting regarding construction on U.S. Highway 12 from Atwater to Litchfield, which includes a detour. According to a news release from MnDOT, the meeting will be from...
May 5, 2015 - 9:26pm
April 14, 2015
Letter: Support healthy lifestyles
I want to thank Rep. Dave Baker, Rep. Tim Miller and Sen. Lyle Koenen for taking time out of their busy schedules to discuss the need to support measures that will increase active living and physical activity among Minnesota's youth, thereby helping to combat childhood obesity....
April 14, 2015 - 5:35am
April 1, 2015
Grass fires reported in Willmar area, red flag warning issued
WILLMAR — Strong winds and low humidity have caused a number of grass fires this week in Kandiyohi County, and have also caused the National...
April 1, 2015 - 11:27pm
March 25, 2015
Letter: Don’t rush to judgment
I almost have to laugh while reading all the vituperative remarks directed at the Willmar City Council members who voted to terminate the city administrator’s employment contract. Such righteous indignation is — apparently — much more justified, wielded by “concerned citizens,”...
March 25, 2015 - 11:26am
March 11, 2015
Letter: A better way of learning
As my daughter struggled to fit into the mold of traditional public school, she was led to believe that she just couldn’t cut it. She struggled to understand and her grades reflected that. This doesn’t do much to build confidence or self-esteem. Since starting at DREAM Technical...
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
March 10, 2015
Letter: Our high-paid commissioners
Alec Olson asked in his Feb. 16 letter in the West Central Tribune if the highest paid commissioner in state government would be overpaid at $154,992; this question followed his suggestion that said commissioner (or commissioners) could double their salaries elsewhere. This begs...
March 10, 2015 - 12:00am
February 28, 2015
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
GROVE CITY — Students in the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District will be starting school before Labor Day this fall, it was decided at Monday’s school board meeting. The ACGC School Board voted unanimously during the meeting to approve a calendar that includes the earlier...
February 28, 2015 - 9:06am
February 24, 2015
Records published Feb. 25
The following contains the records summary for Feb. 25. Theft ATWATER — It was reported at 3:33 p.m. Monday that fishing gear was stolen from a fish house on Diamond Lake. District Court Kandiyohi County WILLMAR — An 18-year-old Clara City man alleged to have started two...
February 24, 2015 - 11:17pm
February 13, 2015
Solar energy: A new farm crop from proposed Aurora project
PAYNESVILLE — Dale Haglund has no doubt that a 13-acre swath of land on his Brooten racehorse farm would be put to better use as a solar farm...
February 13, 2015 - 11:59pm
December 25, 2014
A white Christmas
Parker Orth, 5, still had hopes of a white Christmas Thursday morning as light snow fell in Atwater. Parker, the son of Troy and Shannon Orth of St. Cloud, and his siblings visited his grandparents in Atwater. More snow fell later in the day. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
December 25, 2014 - 11:34pm
December 2, 2014
Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office honors two quick-thinking men who saved a fellow diner at a café this fall
WILLMAR — Two friends out for breakfast at the same restaurant where a man collapsed were described as “miracles” by the man’s wife. On...
December 2, 2014 - 11:08pm
November 12, 2014
Recount: Two votes separate Atwater City Council candidates
ATWATER — A recount of ballots cast in the Atwater City Council race will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at the City Hall. Councilman Gary Tagtow, who lost his seat on the council in a three-way race, requested the recount. Two votes separated Tagtow from Councilman Pat Wortham. Because...
November 12, 2014 - 11:20pm
November 5, 2014
Six towns give Sunday liquor a thumbs-up
WILLMAR –– It may be easier to get a drink on Sundays in a half-dozen west central Minnesota cities. Voters in Maynard, Regal, Atwater,...
November 5, 2014 - 11:38pm
October 31, 2014
Records published Nov. 1
Two flown to St. Cloud after crashing into tree NEW LONDON — Two people were flown via helicopter to St. Cloud Hospital after sustaining...
October 31, 2014 - 11:06pm
Man airlifted for injuries sustained in Atwater crash
ATWATER-- A Kerkhoven man was airlifted to the hospital for injuries he sustained in a collision between a semitrailer and passenger vehicle Wednesday afternoon in Atwater. Jonathan Bode, 19, of Atwater was reportedly driving eastbound around noon in a 1999 Oldsmobile on Kandiyohi...
October 31, 2014 - 4:29pm