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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
May 22, 2013
Willmar, Minn., Civic Center manager receives state award
WILLMAR -- Civic Center Manager Kevin Madsen has received the Distinguished Service Award on behalf of the city of Willmar from Minnesota Day Activity Centers, an advocacy group for organizations that provide services to people with disabilities. The award was presented to Madsen...
May 22, 2013 - 5:22pm
May 10, 2013
Montevideo, Minn., flood work recognized nationally
MONTEVIDEO -- More than a decade of work by the city of Montevideo to reduce the risk of harm from flooding has brought national attention to...
May 10, 2013 - 7:57pm
May 5, 2013
St. Paul science teacher named Minn. Teacher of the Year
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul science teacher has been named Minnesota's Teacher of the Year for 2013. Megan Olivia Hall teaches grades 7-12 at the Open World Learning Community in St. Paul. She was presented with the award Sunday. Hall had once planned...
May 5, 2013 - 4:11pm
March 27, 2013
Top honor for New London, Minn., fire official
WILLMAR — Deputy State Fire Marshal and Investigator John Steinbach has been named the 2012 fire investigator of the year by the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators. The award will be presented to Steinbach today at the association’s conference...
March 27, 2013 - 11:34pm
October 1, 2012
Local foundation to honor New London , Minn., couple
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Area Community Foundation will present the 2012 Award in Philanthropy to Dr. Roger and Kay Strand of New London during...
October 1, 2012 - 12:00am
August 25, 2012
New London, Minn., couple to receive philanthropy award
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Area Community Foundation announces Dr.
August 25, 2012 - 12:00am
August 21, 2012
Business Award: Haug Kubota LLC of Willmar, Minn.
Kubota Tractor Corporation recently recognized local Kubota dealer Haug Kubota LLC of Willmar with the company's prestigious President's Kaizen Award for outstanding performance as a dealership in 2011.
August 21, 2012 - 12:00am
June 2, 2012
KYLE ATHMANN - BOLD 10 letters Football: Athmann lettered and started three years and was an all-conference selection two years for the Warriors....
June 2, 2012 - 12:00am
April 23, 2012
Willmar, Minn., couple honored for hospice volunteering
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital volunteers Christa and David Rivers of Willmar have received the 2012 Spirit of Advocacy award from Aging Services of Minnesota, one of the highest honors awarded to individuals in Minnesota who advocate on behalf of older adults. The award was presented...
April 23, 2012 - 7:30am
April 21, 2012
Coon Rapids, Minn., woman, Willmar, Minn., girl to be honored for saving girl's older sister
WILLMAR -- It's every parent's worst nightmare: Receiving the news that your 6-year-old child has been pulled, unconscious, from the bottom of...
April 21, 2012 - 12:00am
February 6, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Chamber of Commerce receives state award
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has been named Outstanding Chamber of the Year by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives, the professional association for local chambers of commerce in Minnesota. The award is based on performance in several categories,...
February 6, 2012 - 12:28pm
January 27, 2012
West Central Tribune spotlighted by Minn. Newspaper Association
WILLMAR -- The West Central Tribune received two honors Thursday in the Better Newspaper Contest of the Minnesota Newspaper Association. The newspaper received second in the General News category in the dailies over 10,000 division.
January 27, 2012 - 12:00am
January 22, 2012
State award honors Litchfield ACMC for diabetes care
January 22, 2012 - 12:00am
December 27, 2011
Renville County recognizes Deputy Sam Olson as first recipient of Chris Domeier Community Oriented Policing Award
OLIVIA -- Sheriff's Deputy Sam Olson has no hesitation when he's asked what he likes most about his job. "Putting on the uniform,'' said Olson. "I...
December 27, 2011 - 6:06pm
June 21, 2011
Previous female winners of the Hengstler-Ranweiler Award
Here are the past female winners of Hengstler-Ranweiler Award: Past Female Winners 1979 -- Linda Richards, Buffalo Lake 1980 -- Kris Hanson, Granite Falls 1981 -- Bonnie Henrickson, Willmar 1982 -- Kay Konerza, Lester Prairie 1983 -- Ann Meyer, Sauk Centre 1984 -- Diane DeRoo,...
June 21, 2011 - 8:55am