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At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
'I just share from my heart': A sister speaks out against drunken driving
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
Ivanka Trump becomes unpaid White House employee
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Vikings S Smith undergoes ankle surgery
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
July 19, 2012
Updated: Native Americans to celebrate white bison born on Conn. farm (video)
July 19, 2012 - 10:15am
March 18, 2012
Man arrested after fleeing police from Carver, Renville and Sibley counties
HECTOR -- An armed suspect is in the Renville County Jail pending charges stemming from a domestic incident that began in Carver County and led to a pursuit late Friday afternoon by multiple law enforcement agencies. According to a news release from Hector Police Chief Patrick Callahan,...
March 18, 2012 - 2:05pm
December 21, 2011
Buffalo Lake, Minn., mayor goes before Renville Co. Board over taxing issue
OLIVIA -- Buffalo Lake has made steady progress toward removing those properties that were damaged by the tornadoes that swept through town in June of 2003 and left blighted and neglected in their wake. Some of the last properties to be cleared may prove to be the most costly. Joyce...
December 21, 2011 - 12:00am
December 20, 2011
Buffalo Lake faces taxing dilemma with blight
OLIVIA -- Buffalo Lake has made steady progress towards removing those properties that were damaged by the tornadoes that swept through town in June of 2003, and left blighted and neglected in their wake. Some of the last properties to be cleared may prove to be the most costly. Joyce...
December 20, 2011 - 4:46pm
November 9, 2011
Central Minn.'s Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart elects school board members
WILLMAR -- Voters in the Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart School District elected three members, Allen W. Schmidt, Lisa M. Taylor and Laura Girodat, to their school board in Tuesday's election. According to unofficial results provided by the district, incumbent Schmidt received 140 votes,...
November 9, 2011 - 12:21pm
October 25, 2010
Bird Island student sings national anthem without a hitch at President Obama visit
BIRD ISLAND -- Eleven year-old McKaia Ryberg handled her brush with fame without missing a note and it may only be the start. A video featuring...
October 25, 2010 - 12:59pm
October 22, 2010
Area student to sing during Obama visit
BUFFALO LAKE -- An 11-year-old, sixth-grade student at St. Mary's Elementary School in Bird Island has been invited to sing the national anthem...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
October 21, 2010
St. Mary's sixth grader to sing anthem for Obama visit
BUFFALO LAKE -- An 11-year-old, sixth grade student at St. Mary's Elementary School in Bird Island has been invited to sing the national anthem...
October 21, 2010 - 12:15pm
October 13, 2010
CAPX line expansion on the fast track, YM board told
GRANITE FALLS -- A new and larger power line could be humming with wind-generated electricity through west central Minnesota in 2015. Permits...
October 13, 2010 - 12:00am
June 28, 2010
Buffalo Lake, Hector police release burglary video, seek info
WEB hector burglaries RENVILLE -- The Buffalo Lake and Hector police departments are investigating burglaries that have occurred at liquor establishments in their respective cities. On Wednesday, an unknown person entered the Buffalo Lake Liquor Store and took an undisclosed amount...
June 28, 2010 - 3:37pm
April 7, 2010
Minnesota Energy says it plans to close ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake; 20 will lose their jobs
BUFFALO LAKE -- The Minnesota Energy ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake is closing, putting 20 people out of work. The decision to suspend ethanol production was a difficult and painful one, but necessary, according to Randy Byro, chairman of the board for the farmer-owned ethanol plant...
April 7, 2010 - 12:00am
April 6, 2010
Letter: Thanks for the memories
I would like to thank the Willmar West Central Tribune for all the great reporters and coverage you had as our Lady Mustangs Buffalo Lake-Hector girls had a great run in basketball. I had to go out of my way to get the Willmar paper, but it was worth it. Awesome state basketball...
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am
March 19, 2010
Goodhue ends BLH's season
MINNEAPOLIS -- It was an historic day for the communities of Buffalo Lake and Hector, which sent its first team ever to a state basketball tournament. "They'll...
March 19, 2010 - 12:00am
March 18, 2010
BL-Hector ready for first trip to Big Dance
In the past, talking about Buffalo Lake-Hector and the girls state basketball tournament in the same sentence is like putting ketchup on peas. It just isn't something that ever comes up in a conversation. Until now. The Mustangs have put Buffalo Lake and Hector on the girls' hoops map...
March 18, 2010 - 12:00am
Nothing foreign about basketball to BLH's Mikkola
When Buffalo Lake-Hector students heard the school was getting a female foreign exchange student/athlete from Finland this year, they probably...
March 18, 2010 - 12:00am