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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
WCT daily schedule
Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Alveda B. Myhre
Lorraine M. Essler
Arnold "Arnie" Muench
Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
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April 1, 2010
Fuel efficiency rules aimed at advanced vehicles
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is setting tough gas mileage standards for new cars and trucks, spurring the next generation of fuel-sipping gas-electric hybrids, efficient engines and electric cars. The heads of the Transportation Department and the Environmental Protection...
April 1, 2010 - 9:30am
January 28, 2010
Ford earns $2.7B in 2009, first profit in 4 years
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford, the only U.S. automaker to avoid bankruptcy court, clawed its way to a $2.7 billion profit in 2009 and expects to stay in the black in 2010. It was the automaker's first annual profit in four years. Ford's full-year revenue of $118.3 billion fell nearly...
January 28, 2010 - 8:28am
January 12, 2010
U.S. grants $187M for fuel efficiency research
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration announced on Monday funding for nine projects designed to significantly increase fuel efficiency in heavy trucks and passenger vehicles, with more than half the money coming from the $787 billion stimulus package. Energy Secretary Steven...
January 12, 2010 - 7:45am
January 11, 2010
Smaller, electric cars reign at Detroit auto show
DETROIT (AP) -- Electric, hybrid and small cars will grab center stage at the Detroit auto show this week, as the industry adapts to a world reshaped by the Great Recession and environmental worries. The event will demonstrate just how automakers are responding to this new reality....
January 11, 2010 - 8:09am
October 10, 2009
Newly-improved Auto Tour re-opens in Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge
ODESSA -- Whether hunkered down in duck blinds or busting trails through tall grass, hunters know that autumn is the greatest of seasons to enjoy...
October 10, 2009 - 12:00am
September 12, 2009
Provinzino takes Late Model prize at KRA
WILLMAR -- The KRA Speedway wrapped up its summer schedule on Thursday with the Late Model Special. Jeff Provinzino of Hibbing took first in the 18-car feature. Josh Dragt of Willmar won the Hobby Stock feature. The Fall Festival is scheduled for Sept. 25-26. LATE MODEL -- Feature:...
September 12, 2009 - 12:00am
August 25, 2009
William Dowdell of Willmar wins Auto Racing Challenge for Sharpie 500 race
William Dowdell of Willmar is the local winner of the Wctrib.com's Auto Racing Challenge in the Sharpie 500 held Aug.
August 25, 2009 - 12:00pm
August 21, 2009
David Becker of Spicer wins Wctrib.com's Auto Racing Challenge on the Carfax 400
David Becker of Spicer is the local winner of the Wctrib.com's Auto Racing Challenge on the Carfax 400 held Aug. 16 at Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. Becker won the Auto Racing Challenge with 722 points.
August 21, 2009 - 12:00am
August 14, 2009
August 14, 2009 - 12:00am
August 13, 2009
Thursday's Area Schedule
Auto Racing KRA Speedway, 6:30 p.m.
August 13, 2009 - 12:01am
Super Stock Special tonight at Speedway
The KRA Speedway, at the fairgrounds in Willmar, will feature the Super Stocks today racing for an added purse. Racing starts at 6:30 p.m. Track regulars ranking in the Wissota national points top 10 are Don Eischens of Richmond (3), Zach Schultz of Grove City (9) and Jon Stepan...
August 13, 2009 - 12:00am
August 7, 2009
Cain wins Modified Special at KRA Speedway
WILLMAR -- Pole setter Dave Cain won the Modified Special on Wednesday night during the Kandiyohi County Fair. There was no question the Corcoran racer had a fast car. The 2C car ran away to win the third of four preliminary heat races. He collected a $1,500 first prize. Behind...
August 7, 2009 - 12:00am
August 6, 2009
A ride down memory lane
WILLMAR -- The drivers of powerful stock cars, like the rest of us, had a first set of wheels, too. It allowed us to cruise town, get to the...
August 6, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
KRA Speedway Modified Special opens fair grandstand
The KRA Speedway moves to Wednesday night this week to open the Kandiyohi County Fair grandstand shows at 6:30 p.m. in Willmar. The Modified Special is expected to draw from 20-25 of the top drivers in Wissota. The annual Demo Derby is both Thursday and Saturday and the Tractor...
August 4, 2009 - 12:00am
July 31, 2009
Oodles of customers, but piles of paperwork bog down 'cash for clunkers'
Just a week after regulations for the federal Cash for Clunkers program were set last Friday, Mike Macik of Olivia Chrysler Center has reported the heaviest traffic he has ever seen. That's great, he said, but he has his concerns. Not one of the eight deals he's made under the program...
July 31, 2009 - 12:00am