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He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
Mylan offers discounts on EpiPen after Clinton criticism
Small town Maynard has big story to tell
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
August 17, 2016
Commentary: Flat-footed responses cripple both candidates
CHICAGO—If it seems that voting for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump constitutes a lesser-of-two-evils choice, one thing is clear: Never mind evil—neither has a lick of sense, if the ability to think on their feet is any indication. Exhibit A: Donald Trump went...
August 17, 2016 - 7:43am
August 12, 2016
Legislative candidates assess session during Kandiyohi County Fair forum
WILLMAR—Six candidates from three local legislative races shared their views on issues and participated in some mild political sparring during a forum Friday morning at the Kandiyohi County Fair. There are fewer than 90 days left before the general election Nov. 8 and local...
August 12, 2016 - 11:11pm
July 29, 2016
Clinton gets down to campaign business
By Amanda Becker PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took her newly energized White House bid on the road...
July 29, 2016 - 11:04pm
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