Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Searcher finds missing Raymond girl whose look on her face was priceless
S&F Furniture washed out by Willmar flood
Update 1:30 p.m. Sunday: Hunter finds missing Raymond girl
In historically rare move, Forum Communications Co. doesn't endorse Republican candidate for president
Agents justified in fatal shooting of MN sex offender, prosecutor says
Wentz, defense carry Eagles to win over Vikings
Boys soccer: Willmar to open state against Northfield
College Volleyball: No. 3 Ridgewater strong in Crossover
From ND to the pros, Carson Wentz wins over Philly
WNBA admits big L.A. basket shouldn't have counted
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Arlene D. Rudy
Mervin LeRoy Speckman "Doc"
Marlene M. Heipler
Kathleen H. Diederich
Election letter deadline
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Navarrette commentary: We are all now victims in election 2016
Myron Larson letter: Voters, you have other options
April 22, 2014
Liebl plans Thursday rally to kick off his campaign for Willmar mayor
WILLMAR — Zack Liebl of Willmar will hold a kickoff rally for his campaign to be mayor of Willmar at 5 p.m. Thursday at 414 Becker Ave. S.W. in downtown Willmar. Refreshments and games will be available at the rally, Liebl will speak and answer questions. Liebl had previously...
April 22, 2014 - 7:00am
December 24, 2013
Dayton campaign pays for travel on state plane
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton’s campaign paid for most of a flight on a state airplane to Bemidji and International Falls last year that took the governor and a campaign aide to two campaign events and one official meeting, his office reported on Monday.
December 24, 2013 - 6:48am
Democrats face property taxes as a campaign issue
ST. PAUL — Democrats for years blamed Republicans for forcing local governments to raise property taxes.
November 24, 2013 - 11:10pm
November 6, 2013
2013 will mark 20th year of Warm the Children campaign
WILLMAR — The West Central Tribune kicks off its 20th annual Warm the Children campaign this week. The campaign is designed to help provide warm winter clothing to area children. It is anticipated that up to 500 children across the region will receive warm winter clothing again...
November 6, 2013 - 11:53pm
August 21, 2013
Editorial: Video boosts 'Made in America' campaign
The "Made In America" effort got a new friend this week when ad guru Alex Bogusky issued a new video championing the cause. Bogusky, an ad agency legend, has created a video urging folks to just buy more American-made products, according to a USA Today report. He is hoping his video...
August 21, 2013 - 6:37am
July 1, 2013
Minnesota's political refund program back on books
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After a four-year hiatus, a program that gives a small refund to people who donate to political campaigns resumes in Minnesota. The political contribution refund is meant to incent small givers and to encourage candidates to agree to spending limits. Candidates...
July 1, 2013 - 9:52am
March 31, 2013
Minnesota Gov. Dayton lays foundation for another campaign
ST. PAUL — Two years as Minnesota’s governor hasn’t made Mark Dayton any more predictable after a long career marked by unexpected decisions and unorthodox moves. That tendency was on display in early March when Dayton ab-ruptly abandoned an am- bitious sales tax overhaul after...
March 31, 2013 - 11:11pm
March 25, 2013
Congressional ethics office investigating Bachmann
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Michele Bachmann and her short-lived campaign last year for the GOP presidential nomination are being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics. By Henry C. Jackson Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Michele Bachmann and her short-lived...
March 25, 2013 - 4:53pm
November 5, 2012
West central Minn. law officers cite 75 for no seat belt during Click It campaign
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement officers cited 75 people for seat belt violations during the extra Click It or Ticket enforcement patrols from Oct. 12 to 26 in Swift and Kandiyohi counties. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi County and Swift County...
November 5, 2012 - 1:33pm
October 29, 2012
Clinton plans Minnesota campaign stops
ST. PAUL -- Former President Bill Clinton plans campaign stops in Minnesota Tuesday after appearing in Fargo, N.D., tonight. President Barack Obama's campaign said details about Clinton's visit would be released later, but he is expected to be in the Twin Cities and Duluth. There...
October 29, 2012 - 11:28am
September 20, 2012
Pawlenty leaves Romney, lands lobbying gig
ST. PAUL -- Former Minnesota Gov.
September 20, 2012 - 10:59am
Editorial: YMCA's goal is a great plan to support
The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA has announced a $3 million capital campaign to expand its facility and programs. This is a worthy effort...
September 20, 2012 - 7:39am
September 18, 2012
Letter: No mudslinging by Vogel
They say negative campaign ads work... but in rural Minnesota, nobody likes it! A recent letter to the editor about our local campaigns said "let the mudslinging begin." I worked with Bruce Vogel on both of his runs for the House of Representatives, and I know Bruce is committed...
September 18, 2012 - 12:00am
August 21, 2012
Biden: 'Republican obstructionism slowed progress'
MINNEAPOLIS -- Vice President Joe Biden pounced on Republicans, with his main targets Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, during an early afternoon downtown Minneapolis rally. "Clearly, Republican obstructionism has slowed our progress but it has not stopped our progress," he declared during...
August 21, 2012 - 3:05pm
April 7, 2012
Why Willmar needs the 'iCardinal Campaign'
Education is "a changin." It is not a matter of "if" the tablets will appear in schools, but "when." This question for me was raised this past summer when I heard two college presidents speak on the concern of student "readiness" for college.
April 7, 2012 - 12:00am