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Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
'Our family is complete': Minnesota family reunited with dog who spent 10 days in ND cold
Willmar council unanimously OKs Rice Hospital lease to newly formed Carris Health
Essentia nurses' union challenges firings over mandatory flu shots
Former northern Minnesota cult leader has sentence reduced
Devils score goal in overtime to nip Wild
Howard, Hornets down Timberwolves
Vikings' Riley Reiff ready for return to Detroit
Gophers need to focus more on perimeter defense, coach says
Fleck, Gophers scrambling to fill QB void after Ohio prep star decommits
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Helen D. Johnson
Thomas "Tom" Rice
Shelby Kingman Jr.
Donald Schmitz Sr.
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
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Emma Anne Williams
June 5, 2014
Seifert stops in Willmar
WILLMAR — There are four Republican candidates running for governor but so far only one has made a campaign stop in Willmar following the GOP’s...
June 5, 2014 - 12:07am
June 4, 2014
Seifert makes campaign stop in Willmar
WILLMAR –– There are four Republican candidates running for governor but so far only one has made a campaign stop in Willmar following the...
June 4, 2014 - 2:58pm
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