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Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Man arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota, pleads guilty to killing woman in Michigan
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Vikings extend contract of head coach Mike Zimmer
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
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
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
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
June 10, 2016
Dayton calls for bipartisan compromise on bonding bill that includes Moorhead projects
MOORHEAD -- Gov. Mark Dayton is calling for a bipartisan effort to craft a bonding bill that could be passed in a special session later this...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
May 2, 2016
Willmar police cite more than 100 in distracted driving campaign
WILLMAR — Perched in the back of city buses, Willmar police officers went above and beyond — quite literally — to catch distracted drivers in mid-April. The elevation from the buses gave officers increased visibility to see distracted drivers and stop them in their tracks. It...
May 2, 2016 - 9:37pm
April 13, 2016
Minnesota law enforcement agencies try to change ‘culture’ of texting and driving
ST. PAUL — Just as the “culture” of driving while intoxicated has changed, Lt. Tiffani Nielson of the Minnesota State Patrol also would...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Rep. Peterson has the same candidate choices as us
When U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, who represents the 7th district announced he would vote for Bernie Sanders if he attended the Democratic National Convention as a superdelegate, he caught some flack. Peterson may be a Democrat, but he is known as one of those “Blue Dog”...
April 6, 2016 - 3:00am
April 5, 2016
Commentary: Can’t we do better?
Occasionally I am asked if I ever considered running for political office. My response: “I did once, but I took two aspirin, lay down for a...
April 5, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Cruz, fresh off Utah win, appeals for unity, gets Bush support
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz showed some fight on Wednesday after his win in Utah despite front-runner Donald Trump's victory in Arizona, giving hope to establishment Republicans who fear Trump will ruin the party in the race for the White...
March 23, 2016 - 9:17am
March 21, 2016
Editorial: The 2016 race remains wild and unpredictable
The political smoke of 2016 has cleared after Super Tuesday III as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump surged toward their delegate goals for their respective party nominations. Donald Trump thumped Marco Rubio in the Florida Republican primary, forcing the U.S. senator to withdraw shortly...
March 21, 2016 - 10:22am
March 16, 2016
Expect extra DWI patrols this weekend in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — Extra DWI patrols will police Kandiyohi County roads over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi...
March 16, 2016 - 11:07pm
January 31, 2016
Obama drew the largest crowd to Twin Cities for a presidential race
ST. PAUL — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign rally Tuesday night at RiverCentre in downtown St. Paul drew about 14,500 people — a formidable turnout for a candidate who hasn’t yet won his party’s nomination. But the Twin Cities have seen plenty of other sizable campaign rallies...
January 31, 2016 - 8:02pm
November 23, 2015
2015 Warm the Children campaign is underway
WILLMAR — The West Central Tribune has kicked off its 22nd annual Warm the Children campaign. This campaign is designed to help provide warm...
November 23, 2015 - 12:46pm
August 19, 2015
Kandiyohi, Swift counties to increase patrol for drunk drivers
WILLMAR — As summer winds down, law enforcement will ramp up patrol in search of drunken drivers starting Saturday, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. Both Kandiyohi and Swift counties will participate in the statewide effort, which will last...
August 19, 2015 - 8:45pm
July 9, 2015
Beware of speed traps on highways through July 26
MINNETONKA — Less than 30 seconds after parking his squad car on the side of Interstate 494 on Thursday afternoon, traffic officer Mason Barland...
July 9, 2015 - 11:25pm
June 4, 2015
Campaign yields dozens of seat belt citations
WILLMAR — While recent surveys show about nine in 10 Willmar motorists wear seat belts, local law enforcement issued dozens of warnings and citations during enhancement enforcement last month to encourage more locals to buckle up. During the Toward Zero Death enhanced seat belt...
June 4, 2015 - 11:15pm
January 20, 2015
‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’
Cheryl and Brad Schmidt sing Tuesday at the Barn Theatre in Willmar during a fundraiser for the community theater. As of Tuesday, the Barn Capital...
January 20, 2015 - 11:45pm
December 19, 2014
Facing a handful of choices: Community-Owned Grocery weighs options after capital campaign falls short
WILLMAR — Board members of the Willmar Community-Owned Grocery are weighing their options after a campaign to help capitalize the start-up...
December 19, 2014 - 11:00pm