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New London’s boutique boom: own continues to grow as a shopping destination as new shops open
Minn. chicken processor announces expansion
Best guess: Key March 31 USDA USDA generates even more interest
Mailbox explosion causes grass fire near Brainerd
After break: Battle over tax cuts awaits Minnesota Legislature
MLB: Boyer turns basement sessions into roster spot
NHL: Wild make Palmquist’s NHL dream come true
NBA: Timberwolves not big Jazz fans
Wild too much for Kings
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Brian Gene Baragar
Irene M. Hertling
Richard "Dick" Hoglund
James "Jim" H. Waage
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Hartog — Geske
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Editorial: Meeting IDs some Willmar objectives
Letter: ACGC’s four-day week
Letter: Support our Willmar schools
Letter: I’m proud of the Wllmar 5
November 21, 2012
Today's Tribune is full of Black Friday deals
Today's edition of the West Central Tribune is filled with all of the Black Friday advertisements, inserts and coupons that shoppers need for...
news / local / region
November 21, 2012 - 11:00am
November 6, 2012
Obama re-elected to 2nd term
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barack Obama has won re-election to a second term as president, beating back a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney. Obama prevailed despite a weak economy and high unemployment. "This happened because of you. Thank you" he tweeted to supporters" as he...
November 6, 2012 - 10:45pm
Willmar Ward 2 voters reelect Johnson
WILLMAR -- Ward 2 voters reelected incumbent Tim Johnson to a second four-year term on the Willmar City Council, defeating challenger Andrew Bjur in Tuesday's general election. Johnson received 1,091 votes and Bjur received 990 votes, according to unofficial returns. Among the three...
news / local
November 6, 2012 - 9:40pm
Update 9 p.m.: Peterson leading in early returns in 7th District over Byberg
At the time this story went to print Tuesday night, the race for Minnesota's 7th Congressional District seat was undecided between incumbent Democrat Collin Peterson, Republican challenger Lee Byberg and Independence Party candidate Adam Steele. The election was a rematch for Peterson...
November 6, 2012 - 9:14pm
Update 8:20 p.m.: No surprise as Klobuchar takes U.S. Senate victory
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar earned Minnesota's first 2012 election night win when news services declared her a re-election victor soon after the polls closed. The triumph over Republican Kurt Bills came as no surprise after she held huge leads in recent polls and...
November 6, 2012 - 8:11pm
September 4, 2012
Delbert Huber sentenced to 30 years for murder in rural Belgrade, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Delbert Huber was sentenced today to 30 years 7 months in prison for murdering Timothy Larson, 43, of Albertville. Huber, 82, of rural Paynesville pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month and admitted that he shot and killed Larson on Oct. 8, 2011, in rural Belgrade. Judge...
September 4, 2012 - 10:17am
August 3, 2012
Delbert Huber pleads guilty to second-degree murder
WILLMAR -- Delbert Huber pleaded guilty today to second-degree intentional murder in the Oct. 8, 2011, death of Timothy Larson at Larson's family farm in rural Belgrade. Huber, 82, of rural Paynesville admitted in court that he pointed a loaded rifle at Larson, 43, and pulled the...
August 3, 2012 - 11:51am
June 12, 2012
Developer pulls out of Lakeland Hotel project in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The developer of the proposed $3.6 million Lakeland Hotel redevelopment project in downtown Willmar has pulled out because of a funding...
news / local
June 12, 2012 - 5:26pm
May 10, 2012
Legislature approves stadium bill, sent to governor for signature
ST. PAUL - Lawmakers approved the final version of a Vikings stadium construction plan Thursday, sending it to the governor's desk for approval. The new stadium would make Minnesota "a better place to live," Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, said shortly after the House approved...
May 10, 2012 - 2:05pm
April 17, 2012
Bobcat to move Litchfield-based line to N.D., relocate another line to Litchfield
Bobcat Company announced Tuesday that the company will transfer its compact attachments line production from its Litchfield plant to a North Dakota facility and then will relocate its heavy equipment attachment operations from the Doosan equipment facility in North Carolina to Litchfield. Read...
news / business / region
April 17, 2012 - 10:27pm
April 15, 2012
West central Minnesota is under tornado watch until 11 p.m.
All of west central Minnesota is in a tornado watch until 11 p.m. tonight, according to the National Weather Service of Chanhassen. Several thunderstorms are expected to develop across southwest Minnesota this afternoon and spread northeast affecting much of east central and south...
April 15, 2012 - 4:31pm
Tornado sighted north of Ghent at 4:13 p.m., warning expired at 4:30 p.m.
The tornado warning for parts of Lyon County north of Marshall expired at 4:30 p.m. Tornado sighted north of Ghent, about 9 miles northwest of Marshall The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a tornado warning for north central Lyon County in southwest Minnesota...
April 15, 2012 - 4:23pm
April 12, 2012
No decision in District 17 Senate DFL endorsement, race heads to primary
After four ballots in District 17 Senate DFL race, no winner between Lyle Koenen and Larry Rice. Senate 17 DFL race headed for primary.
April 12, 2012 - 9:27pm
Koenen gains slightly over Rice in District 17 Senate DFL race
Lyle Koenen inches up to 85 votes with Larry Rice receiving 73 in third round of Senate District 17 DFL endorsement vote. No endorsement looking likely and this DFL race likely headed to primary.
April 12, 2012 - 9:02pm
April 6, 2012
Multiple departments are responding a major grass fire southeast of Sunburg
Update 12:45 p.m. Multiple fire departments are responding to a grass fire currently burning southeast of Sunburg. The fire is located along 210 Avenue North and west of Kandiyohi County Road 1. A farmer was observed attempting to create a fire break between the fire and a farm...
news / local
April 6, 2012 - 12:32pm