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How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Fire at California loft party kills 9, higher death toll feared
Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
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'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
February 12, 2010
Highway 212 schools tapping rivalries to aid Haiti
BUFFALO LAKE -- Rivalries run deep among the schools along U.S. Highway 212 in Renville County. A group of students is hoping to tap those competitive feelings for a cause: They are challenging the students and organizations in the Buffalo Lake-Hector, BOLD and Renville County West...
February 12, 2010 - 12:44am