Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
High powered antidote to tough times arrives
Records published Sept. 28
Swift County hires interim administrator
Sacred Heart man sentenced for killing puppy
Mealworms found in school fundraiser candy bars
Ryder Cup: Hazeltine pedigree planned from the start
Facing former coach an intriguing subplot to Gophers' Big Ten opener
Volleyball: Willmar eases past Alexandria
Royals outlast Twins in 11 innings
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
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
Helen M. Miller
William "Bill" D. Latham
Donald R. Holmgren
Cal Thomas: It's time for Trump
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Froma Harrop: Can Califorinia help lower drug prices?
George Will: A Republican worth voting for
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
September 24, 2016
Records summary for Sept. 24
Arrest WILLMAR—Following a traffic stop Friday morning, a 23-year-old man was arrested on two counts of third-degree DWI, possession of...
September 24, 2016 - 12:00am
September 8, 2016
Art show reception Saturday in Atwater
ATWATER—An opening reception for the art show "Marjorie Nilssen: New Paintings from the Art Students League of New York" will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Strong Garage, 105 Fourth St. W., Atwater. An artist's talk will begin at 3 p.m. New York style cheesecake and coffee...
September 8, 2016 - 8:30pm
August 17, 2016
Letter: A show of typical liberal intolerance
I thoroughly enjoyed Earl Pederson's assessment of John H. Burns's Public Forum rant. Figures that don't match a bonafide source—like the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program for 2014 that Pederson mentioned —- or numbers from a newspaper source, in this case the liberal...
August 17, 2016 - 7:41am
August 15, 2016
Atwater family escapes serious injury in Sunday night crash
ATWATER -- Five members of an Atwater family escaped serious injuries when their vehicle was rear-ended in an accident Sunday night on state...
August 15, 2016 - 9:35am
August 8, 2016
Aurora solar project by the numbers
The $290 million Aurora solar project will be the largest utility-scale solar project in Minnesota. The project includes solar farms at 16 sites in Minnesota including locations near Paynesville and Atwater. The 477,000 solar photovoltaic panels erected on the farms will produce a...
August 8, 2016 - 11:00pm
July 26, 2016
Gallery: Atwater hosts circus for twin shows
The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus returned to Atwater on Tuesday for two evening shows and the West Central Tribune got a behind-the-scenes...
July 26, 2016 - 3:04pm
July 12, 2016
Dollar General to open in Atwater
ATWATER—Discount retailer Dollar General is opening a new store July 16 in Atwater. Dollar General said it traditionally hires 6 to 10 people at its stores, depending on need. A grand opening celebration will start at 8 a.m. July 16 at the new location at 603 Pleasant Ave. W....
July 12, 2016 - 1:17pm
July 6, 2016
Letter: Freedom of speech for the NRA
In the Midwest Opinion section of the June 22 edition of the West Central Tribune, the Forum of Fargo/Moorhead refers to the leaders of the NRA as goons, and the members in general as gullible. I assume the statement was an opinion rather than a statement of fact, but it seems to...
July 6, 2016 - 2:00am
June 19, 2016
Atwater Festival Days makes a spash
Saturday featured a 12-team Sand Volleyball Tournament that turned into a match of splash ball following another downpour Friday. Baseball tournaments...
June 19, 2016 - 9:14am
June 17, 2016
Law enforcement identify Atwater man who died in lawn mower accident
ATWATER -- Authorities have identified the 79-year-old Atwater man who died just before noon Thursday after his riding lawn mower tipped over...
June 17, 2016 - 9:49am
June 8, 2016
UPDATE: Three injured when car catches fire in crash with semi near Atwater
Updated: 4:30 p.m. ATWATER -- Three people in a car suffered serious injuries Tuesday afternoon when the car caught fire after it rear-ended...
June 8, 2016 - 7:59am
June 7, 2016
Atwater stamp collector wins medals at world show
ATWATER — Competing in the big leagues of international stamp collecting proved to be a positive, award-winning experience for an Atwater man....
June 7, 2016 - 11:17pm
Car catches on fire after rear ending semi on U.S. Highway 12 in Atwater
A car and a semi crashed late Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 12 in Atwater. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2007 Internation Semi/Trailer combination was headed westbound on Highway 12 when it stopped to make a left turn into Bushmills Ethanol Plan. A 1999 Ford Escort...
June 7, 2016 - 9:59pm
June 3, 2016
Adopt-a-drain to help keep lakes clean
SPICER — A grant to help curb excessive algae growth and maintain area water quality is helping launch a project dubbed “Adopt-a-Drain.”...
June 3, 2016 - 11:43pm
June 1, 2016
Records published June1
This is the records summary for June 1. Apparent robbery WILLMAR -- Upon arrival at her home on the 1600 block of Minnesota Avenue Southwest in Willmar, a woman found her bedroom window screen on the ground outside, and multiple Play Station games and liquor bottles missing, she told...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am