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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
October 31, 2016
Local teams shine at Minnesota BEST competition
The Fifth annual Minnesota BEST Competition was held Friday and Saturday at New London-Spicer High School. ARCHER Robotics took first place. NLS Tool Cats took second second and MACCRAY Robotics took third place. The BEST Awards are given to the teams that best embody the concept...
October 31, 2016 - 12:26pm
November 5, 2015
Readers' Choice 2015 is now available: See who you voted #1
The West Central Tribune recently conducted an online contest in which we asked readers to vote for the best businesses and amenities across...
November 5, 2015 - 11:15am
January 14, 2014
Google gains entry to home and prized team with $3.2 billion cash purchase of Nest
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc took its biggest step to go deeper into consumers' homes, announcing a $3.2 billion deal to buy smart thermostat...
January 14, 2014 - 7:00am
June 17, 2013
Three area programs receive Women's Foundation grants
WILLMAR -- Three West Central Minnesota programs have been awarded multi-year grants from the Women's Foundation of Minnesota through its girlsBEST Fund. According to a news release from the Women's Foundation, Willmar Community Education and Recreation received a $15,000 grant to...
June 17, 2013 - 11:37pm
April 7, 2012
Editorial: Koenen is best for Dist. 20 Senate
Voters of Senate District 20 lost a true servant of the people recently when Sen. Gary Kubly died. On Tuesday, voters in this district will go to the polls in a special election to decide who will replace Kulby. The candidates on this special ballot are Leon Greenslit, Indpendence.-Olivia;...
April 7, 2012 - 12:00am
December 21, 2010
Illinois couple sentenced after defrauding Best Buy out of $32.8 million
MINNEAPOLIS -- An Illinois couple convicted of defrauding Best Buy out of more than $32.8 million and failing to pay taxes on their fraudulent gains has been sentenced. Prosecutors alleged that Russell and Abby Cole of Deerfield, Ill. systematically overbilled the Richfield-based...
December 21, 2010 - 9:34am
July 5, 2010
Cogelow's 'Betty's Spies' carving wins best of show
WILLMAR -- "Betty's Spies," a woodcarving of a diner scene by Fred Cogelow, has been honored as the best of show at the recent 44th annual International...
July 5, 2010 - 12:00am
June 16, 2010
Final-round voting starts in Best Fishing Photo Contest on Wctrib.com
Final-round voting has started in the Best Fishing Photo Contest on Wctrib.com. Go to our contest page, click on the Best Fishing Photo Contest...
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
Get your photo in the Best Fishing Photo Contest on Wctrib.com
It is entry time for your favorite fishing photos in our Best Fishing Photo Contest on Wctrib.com. Enter your favorite photos of your best fish,...
June 2, 2010 - 12:47am
May 26, 2010
Enter your photos in our Best Mom Photo Contest
You can win $250 in the Best Photo of Mom Contest hosted on Wctrib.com. Enter your favorite photos of your mother, grandmother or great grandmother....
May 26, 2010 - 1:45am
November 28, 2009
Early morning shoppers on the prowl for the best bargains
WILLMAR -- With a tough economy and fewer dollars to spend, shoppers were looking for bargains during the mad rush of Christmas shopping known...
November 28, 2009 - 12:00am
Local shoppers say they plan to find great deals and spend less money this year
Although stores in Willmar were full and busy on Black Friday, many shoppers who were waiting in line to get those one-day deals said they would spend less this year because of the economy. "Our family is no longer buying for each other, we're just buying for the kids who haven't...
November 28, 2009 - 12:00am
July 23, 2009
Commentary: Mother often does know best
The president is "not familiar" with the bill. No one can explain how it will work yet, as Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., told a contentious town meeting. There are various plans, and negotiations are still in the early stages. But whatever it is, we should be for it. Am I missing something? We're...
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
November 15, 2008
Attracting the crowds in tough economic times
For some families, Thanksgiving Day weekend may be more about holiday shopping than eating turkey.
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am