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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
July 13, 2015
Officials ID victim of deadly motorcycle crash
ATWATER — A 72-year-old Grove City man has been identified as the motorcyclist who died in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Sunday morning in Atwater. Larry Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s...
July 13, 2015 - 10:54pm
Grove City man identified as victim of deadly motorcycle crash
ATWATER – A 72-year-old Grove City man has been identified as the motorcyclist who died in a single vehicle motorcycle crash Sunday morning. Larry Johnson was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s...
July 13, 2015 - 3:54pm
June 26, 2015
ACGC junior, senior high students to start 15 minutes earlier
GROVE CITY — Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City junior and senior high students will start their school day 15 minutes earlier next year, a decision made Monday by the ACGC School Board to provide the older students with more instruction time. The school board voted 6-1 to change morning...
June 26, 2015 - 12:09am
June 14, 2015
All in the family
ATWATER — One cannot drive too far in rural Minnesota without spotting a little white church. They’re everywhere. To non-members, they probably...
June 14, 2015 - 11:53pm
Atwater’s new playground
Volunteers assemble new playground equipment Saturday at Centennial Park in Atwater. Over 35 volunteers worked three hours under the direction...
June 14, 2015 - 11:32pm
May 25, 2015
Quilt of Valor
World War II combat medic Glenn Stranberg, 97, of Atwater, was presented with a Quilt of Valor Sunday at Bethesda Pleasant View, where he is...
May 25, 2015 - 11:42pm
Video: WWII Medic, from Atwater, receives Quilt of Valor
World War II combat medic Glenn Stranberg, 97, of Atwater, served in both the Pacific and European Theaters from 1943-45. On Memorial Day weekend, he was presented with a Quilt of Valor by Gayle Liebe. The Sunday ceremony was held at Bethesda Pleasantview, where Glenn is a resident....
May 25, 2015 - 8:16am
May 20, 2015
Ex group home employee allegedly steals from clients
WILLMAR — A former caretaker at multiple local group homes faces charges of financial exploitation of vulnerable adults for allegedly stealing more than $8,400 from developmentally disabled clients. Carrie Sue Wadsworth, 35, of Willmar, made her first appearance Wednesday on two...
May 20, 2015 - 11:33pm
May 19, 2015
Two from Whitcomb Brothers Grain attend conference
ATWATER — Ricky Whitcomb and Rachel Whitcomb of Whitcomb Brothers Grain Systems Inc. in Atwater recently attended the Global Industries 2015 National and International Sales Conference in Amelia Island, Florida. They joined 540 other attendees at this biannual incentive trip that...
May 19, 2015 - 5:09pm
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