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U.S. payrolls rise solidly; jobless rate falls to nine-year low
EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
Billionaire: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
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'
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
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Helen W. Olson
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
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
Willmar man charged in connection with downtown home burglary
WILLMAR — A man was just going to sleep in his downtown Willmar home the night of Nov. 16 when he says he heard a rattle. Then a thud....
15 hours 6 min ago
October 27, 2016
Minnesota woman who didn’t trust banks loses $224K in life savings in home burglary
ST. PAUL - Phuong Dinh moved across the world to Minnesota two decades ago with her 12-year-old daughter, in search of a better life. She’s...
October 27, 2016 - 8:03am
October 24, 2016
Former Watson mayor pleads guilty to burglary
MONTEVIDEO — Described at the time as believing the city had "a conspiracy going against him," the former mayor of Watson pleaded guilty...
October 24, 2016 - 7:47pm
Minnesota potato salad thief pleads guilty
FERGUS FALLS - A 32-year-old Fergus Falls man has pleaded guilty to breaking into a Fergus Falls home, sleeping on a spare bed and stealing potato...
October 24, 2016 - 4:16pm
August 15, 2016
Aug. 15: Trio, including security guard, face charges in thefts from three mall stores in Willmar
WILLMAR—A Kandi Mall security guard and two others are facing multiple charges in the alleged theft of nearly $8,000 worth of mall merchandise...
August 15, 2016 - 12:16am
July 19, 2016
One arrested after Montevideo armed burglary
MONTEVIDEO -- A man has been booked in the Chippewa County Jail following a Monday night armed burglary at a Montevideo home, Sergeant Jeff Eickhoff...
July 19, 2016 - 1:43pm
Willmar police ask for help identifying church burglary suspect
WILLMAR -- Nearly $7,500 worth of property was stolen last week from a Willmar Assembly of God church storage shed on Abbot Drive, and the Willmar...
July 19, 2016 - 12:32pm
February 9, 2016
Records published Feb. 9
This is the records summary for Feb. 9. Accident WILLMAR — A two-car crash left one driver with injuries Friday afternoon. A Ford Taurus rear-ended a Chevy Trailblazer just after 3 p.m. at the intersection of Willmar Avenue and 11th Street Southwest. The police report listed the...
February 9, 2016 - 12:00am
February 1, 2016
Records published Feb. 1
This is the records summary for Feb. 1: Burglary WILLMAR — A burglary was reported at 7:13 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Trott Avenue Southeast. No further information was available. Records and Convictions are published by the West Central Tribune as part of its obligation...
February 1, 2016 - 12:00am
January 25, 2016
Minnesota man faces burglary, firearm charges
The 20-year-old suspect in a series of summer garage and vehicle break-ins in Raymond pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges of first-degree burglary and possessing a firearm without a permit. Donquarius Malik Woods, of Minneapolis, remains in custody at Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting...
January 25, 2016 - 11:10pm
January 7, 2016
Willmar man comes home to burglar, pulls gun
WILLMAR — A Willmar man drew a firearm on an alleged burglar he found in his living room Monday. The homeowner had just returned to the 1000 block of Eighth Street Southwest in Willmar when he noticed items moved in his garage and kitchen. Upon entering his living room, he saw...
January 7, 2016 - 11:18pm
December 15, 2015
Records published Dec. 15
This is the records summary for Dec. 15. Stop arm violation WILLMAR — A Willmar Bus Service driver reported a stop arm violation to Willmar police Monday morning. The reported violation occurred in the 800 block of Willmar Avenue Southeast. Theft WILLMAR — A large tote of clothing,...
December 15, 2015 - 12:00am
November 28, 2015
Records published Nov. 28
This is the records summary for Nov. 28. Fire destroys two sheds DARWIN — Firefighters with the Dassel and Lichfield Departments along with the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office responded at 5:24 p.m. Thursday to a fire that destroyed two sheds on the 1200 block of West Currant...
November 28, 2015 - 12:00am
August 10, 2015
‘Ghost hunter’ enters plea agreement
LITCHFIELD — The last of the three alleged “ghost hunters” charged with breaking into the historic Ness Church this May in Litchfield pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of criminal damage to property. Todd Everett Suurmeyer, 23, of Brandon, South Dakota, pleaded guilty to the...
August 10, 2015 - 11:25pm
May 7, 2015
Man gets four years in prison for burglary
MONTEVIDEO — A 37-year-old Montevideo man was sentenced Thursday to more than four years of prison for breaking into a home and assaulting a sleeping couple. Kelly Lee Trotter was sentenced Thursday in Chippewa County District Court to 52 months in prison on a felony charge of...
May 7, 2015 - 11:20pm