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Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Angel investor group to focus on agriculture development in Kandiyohi County
Study looking at economic feasibility for whitewater park in Granite Falls
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Herr Trumpf, how horrifying
December 3, 2011
Badgers, Spartans ready for rematch
By Michael Marot AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- When Mark Dantonio took the Michigan State job in 2007, he had a simple plan -- follow Wisconsin. He...
December 3, 2011 - 12:48am
November 25, 2011
Body of missing woman found near Ortonville
ORTONVILLE -- Authorities uncovered the body of a missing woman Thursday in a freshly dug area near Ortonville. Renata Fernandez-Ramon was identified Friday by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner, where the body was transported after being recovered by the state Bureau of Criminal...
November 25, 2011 - 7:58pm
November 22, 2011
Get your big newspaper at midnight tonight at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Super shoppers eager to get the Black Friday advertising inserts in the Wednesday West Central Tribune can purchase a copy of the...
November 22, 2011 - 9:19am
November 2, 2011
College Football: PSU's start, reeling Badgers highlight Big Ten surprises
By Genaro C.
November 2, 2011 - 12:03am
October 10, 2011
Minnesota steamrolled by Boilermakers, 45-17
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Akeem Shavers caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Purdue beat Minnesota 45-17 on Saturday. Caleb TerBush completed 14 of 21 passes for 140 yards and a score and O.J. Ross caught five passes for 63 yards and a TD for the Boilermakers...
October 10, 2011 - 12:00am
October 3, 2011
Defenseless Gophers mauled by Wolverines
By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Denard Robinson gave his feet a break and put his arm to work. Robinson threw for two scores...
October 3, 2011 - 12:13am
Gophers open Jerry Kill era at Trojans' Coliseum
By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES -- If Jerry Kill could have picked the time and place for his Minnesota coaching debut, he wouldn't...
September 3, 2011 - 1:28am
July 29, 2011
Big Ten celebrates change in football
By Ralph D. Russo, AP College Football Writer CHICAGO -- The Big Ten gathered in its Midwestern hub city to usher in -- and celebrate -- a new era in one of college football's most tradition-rich conferences. The league has a new format, with two divisions and a championship game,...
July 29, 2011 - 12:00am
July 25, 2011
56-year-old Annandale, Minn., man drowns in Big Swan Lake
KINGSTON -- A 56-year-old Annandale man was pronounced dead after his body was found floating around noon Sunday near Big Swan Lake on the county line between Meeker and Wright counties. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Patrick Lynch had been fishing...
July 25, 2011 - 9:07am
July 12, 2011
Willmar, Minn., Municipal Utilities' Big Stone II payments reduced
WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities' monthly principal and interest payments toward the planning process for the cancelled Big Stone II project have been reduced. The utility received a $50,464 refund from a fund balance and will use the refund to reduce the remaining monthly...
July 12, 2011 - 12:00am
May 21, 2011
'Sensations' shows the way to Minnesota destinations
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY -- A television program that motivates viewers to explore the great outdoors found right outside their front doors is about...
May 21, 2011 - 8:31am
May 14, 2011
Pioneer TV to feature four Minnesota River state parks
APPLETON -- Pioneer Public Television is offering viewers a guided tour of four state parks on the Minnesota River. The locally produced "Our State Parks: Minnesota River Sensations'' will feature Big Stone Lake, Lac qui Parle, Upper Sioux Agency and Fort Ridgely state parks. A...
May 14, 2011 - 7:56am
March 22, 2011
Big Ten on ice may be coming soon
By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS -- Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin: This is the Big...
March 22, 2011 - 12:00am
February 1, 2011
MnDOT advises no unnecessary travel in southwestern Minnesota this evening
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises no unnecessary travel in southwestern Minnesota due to blowing snow, heavy drifting and reduced visibility. As of 4 p.m. today, travel conditions in the following counties are considered hazardous with extremely cold wind...
February 1, 2011 - 4:35pm
November 6, 2010
How 'bout them deer?
WILLMAR -- Less corn and more deer add up to great prospects for deer hunters taking to the field for the opening of the 2010 firearm season today. "We expect it to be a bigger harvest," said Jeff Miller, assistant wildlife manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
November 6, 2010 - 12:00am