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Public’s help sought after semi strikes man who jumped off I-94 bridge in Minn.
Prosecutors describe 'lives snuffed out' at Aaron Hernandez trial
USA TODAY content added to the West Central Tribune
Minn. man rescued from skid loader submerged in manure pit
New Trump travel order expected in coming days, Pence says
Golf's governing bodies propose 'fundamental' rule changes
Girls Basketball: Tigers come back to down Lakers
Prep Basketball: NLS advances to 3AA North title game
Girls basketball: Cards get back on track, advance against Rocori
Wild hope mumps just bump in road
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Lois G. Beckstrand
Keith A. Kleinsasser
Chester Arthur Schroer
World of Wine: A journey in wine appreciation
Lost Italian: Have a Lenten fish fry Italian style
Dr. Fox: Pet dogs in public demonstrations
Parenting Perspective: Lessons in parenting a toddler come from the bigliest of places
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
October 14, 2010
Officials with Willmar Municipal Utilities may consider increasing city's water rates
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission is looking at the possibility of increasing water rates. The commission on Tuesday received a timeline from General Manager Bruce Gomm leading to implementing new rates on Jan.
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
October 12, 2010
Letter: A commitment to baseball
It is nice to see all of the acknowledgements of the success of the tournament at the nice city-owned ball facilities. It should be noted that the games are played on Baker Diamond, not in a stadium.
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
August 27, 2010
This year's Minnesota State Fair festivities begin with a greeting from Spicer's mayor
When the Minnesota State Fair opened Thursday with a flag-raising ceremony and National Anthem, it was Spicer Mayor Denny Baker who gave the...
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
June 21, 2010
Letter: Frank Yanish for mayor
With the November general elections rapidly approaching, I'd like to offer a few words of support for mayoral candidate Frank Yanish, who's running in opposition to our present mayor, Les Heitke, who has filed for re-election.. As Yanish stated in an article in the Tribune on May...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
May 27, 2010
Letter: Our wasteful spending
Yes, Lee Paulson, I, like most patriotic Americans, will also be observing Memorial Day as a day of remembrance. And yes, I also don't like paying taxes, but that has been part of our culture since Biblical times. Even "Hagar the Horrible" didn't like paying taxes, but taxes are a...
May 27, 2010 - 12:00am
Plastic recycling expanding
The whipped topping containers, ice cream pails and yogurt, cottage cheese and margarine tubs that have been crowding kitchen cupboards -- and...
March 27, 2010 - 1:48pm
March 15, 2010
Requirement for hazardous waste could be harming the environment
WILLMAR -- A state system meant to track minimal quantities of hazardous materials that businesses bring to disposal facilities could be backfiring...
March 15, 2010 - 12:00am
February 19, 2010
Hotel Atwater renovation gets preliminary approval from council
ATWATER -- In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Atwater City Council agreed to seek bids to renovate the historic Hotel Atwater for use as a city hall, police department and library. A final vote on whether or not to actually proceed with the project will depend on how expensive the...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
February 8, 2010
Atwater moves up date for decision on Hotel Atwater
ATWATER -- Faced with a sooner-than-expected grant application deadline, the Atwater City Council has agreed to accelerate the pace for deciding whether or not to proceed with a $632,000 renovation of the historic Hotel Atwater. A community meeting to gain public input and direction...
February 8, 2010 - 12:00am
February 4, 2010
ACGC boss: 'Small cuts are not cutting it',' district explores the option of a 4-day week to save cash,
ATWATER -- Sherri Broderius carries a manila envelope with the words "4 Day Week" printed in bold letters on the front. Inside the envelope...
February 4, 2010 - 12:00am
January 30, 2010
Letter: Supporting free enterprise
I'd like to take this opportunity to respond to Warren Crackel's letter to the editor that appeared in the Jan. 27 edition of the Tribune. His lead-in suggests the Republicans are playing a "dangerous game" by threatening to thwart President Obama and his Mafia-inspired cohorts from...
January 30, 2010 - 12:00am
January 25, 2010
Decision expected in April on renovation of Hotel Atwater
ATWATER -- A virtual walk-through of what the historic Hotel Atwater could look like after $632,000 worth of renovations shows how the town's...
January 25, 2010 - 12:00am
January 11, 2010
Baker to serve as board chairman for Great Minnesota Get-Together
SPICER -- Mention the word "fair," and Denny Baker's eyes light up. It doesn't matter if it's one of the 38 county fairs he's visited or the...
January 11, 2010 - 12:00am
December 19, 2009
Letter: Dilemma on 41st Avenue
Apparently, the disappointment over the decision to close the access to westbound traffic at the intersection of Highway 71 and 41st Avenue hasn't gone away. I stopped by to visit a friend who owns a business on 41st Avenue, who also rents a building across the street to my daughter...
December 19, 2009 - 12:00am
December 2, 2009
Recommendation for City Council to delay penalties for Green Mill's liquor violations
WILLMAR -- Representatives of Willmar's Green Mill Restaurant are asking the City Council to delay civil penalties for serving alcohol to a minor...
December 2, 2009 - 12:00am