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Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
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Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
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Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
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July 1, 2011
Line of thunderstorms could rumble through west central Minnesota this afternoon
WILLMAR -- Residents in West Central Minnesota should pay attention to the potential for thunderstorms later today, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. An approaching front is expected to trigger storms along a line east of Little Falls to Redwood Falls, most...
July 1, 2011 - 10:11am
May 21, 2011
Real backlash: Invasive species
WILLMAR - A cool, wet fishing opener hasn't dampened the enthusiasm of anglers with the Little Crow Anglers or the West Central Bassmasters. The...
May 21, 2011 - 8:00am
May 5, 2011
West Central Tribune launches a new mobile site: mobile.wctrib.com
WILLMAR - The West Central Tribune is rolling out a new Wctrib.com mobile site this week and users of an iPhone, iTouch, iPad or Android device...
May 5, 2011 - 10:06am
April 19, 2011
Rain to turn into snow tonight in west central Minnesota
Rain is expected to change into snow across southern Minnesota this morning and then spread northward into central Minnesota this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. One to 3 inches of snow accumulation tonight is forecast for west central and central Minnesota. More...
April 19, 2011 - 9:56am
April 15, 2011
What Spring? Willmar likely to see snow tonight
WILLMAR -- Spring, what spring? Snow is in the forecast with the possibility of one to three inches of accumulation in some parts of west central Minnesota by Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. Rain is expected to begin this evening and turn...
April 15, 2011 - 10:56am
April 9, 2011
Rain and thunderstorms possible tonight in west central Minnesota
A low pressure system will bring showers and thunderstorms to much of west central Minnesota this afternoon and into Sunday. The thunderstorms could drop locally higher amounts of rainfall, especially Saturday evening through Sunday. A few of these storms could produce some large...
April 9, 2011 - 11:54am
April 1, 2011
Winter is not done, Snow expected Sunday night
While area rivers continue to flood, snow and rain could be headed for west central Minnesota this weekend. According to the National Weather Service, a low pressure system could move out of the Rockies and produce a few inches of snow over parts of central Minnesota and west central...
April 1, 2011 - 10:46am
March 17, 2011
Editorial: Regions continue population declines
March 17, 2011 - 8:29am
March 8, 2011
Letter: Editorial's criticism was unfair
I think it would be wise for the West Central Tribune to make contact with the city government before spouting their opinions about what they should do with regards to the old airport property. In their March 5 editorial, the Tribune says some true and good things in the first four...
March 8, 2011 - 12:00am
February 26, 2011
No course change likely in northern pike management
SPICER -- It's no secret that slot limits on the harvest of northern pike in designated lakes aren't very popular with spear fishermen and women. But spear fishermen will likely have to continue living with them on most of the lakes where the special regulations currently exist,...
February 26, 2011 - 12:00am
January 18, 2011
Weather outlook includes severe wind chills this morning and later in week
A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for most of west central and southwest Minnesota. Wind chill values between 20 and 30 below are being observed across portions of west central and southwest Minnesota this morning. Winds should gradually subside today and temperatures will...
January 18, 2011 - 9:43am
January 15, 2011
Editorial: Christianson proposal is simply bad public policy
City Councilman Ron Christianson's suggestion Monday that the city of Willmar cease publishing public notices in its official newspaper and replace them with other methods was ill-advised for open government purposes but also is not legal under Minnesota law. Once again, Christianson...
January 15, 2011 - 9:55am
January 13, 2011
Central Lakes drubs Ridgewater men
WILLMAR -- Central Lakes showed Ridgewater why it's the No. 4-ranked team in NJCAA Division III men's basketball Wednesday, pasting the Warriors...
January 13, 2011 - 12:00am
Ridgewater Lady Warriors rout Central Lakes
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater's pressure was consistent and constant as the Lady Warriors won their first MCAC Southern Division women's basketball game...
January 13, 2011 - 12:00am
January 2, 2011
Wind chill advisory issued for west central Minn. until 9 a.m. Sunday, blizzard warning expired
A wind chill advisory is in effect for much of the western half of Minnesota through 9 a.m. Sunday. Near blizzard conditions in west central Minnesota continue to subside as dangerous wind chills develop, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. The blizzard warning...
January 2, 2011 - 12:32am