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Death toll rises to 22 from blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
1 killed, another injured after van collides with semi
Dayton, GOP cut last-minute budget deal to set up special session Tuesday
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
April 20, 2015
Lots of support for Montevideo's Bring It Home project to provide weekend meals
MONTEVIDEO — Six-year-old Emmary Birhanzl heard the call for volunteers at church and insisted on helping out. Emmary and her sister Kory,...
April 20, 2015 - 12:10am
February 28, 2015
Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
WILLMAR — A chili fest and cook-off early next week will mark the start of the Willmar Area Food Shelf’s annual month-long fundraiser to...
February 28, 2015 - 7:00am
December 29, 2014
Warm the Children campaign falls short of $37,000-goal
WILLMAR — The new year is upon us and contributions for the 2014 Warm the Children campaign are at just 76 percent of goal. Goal of this year’s drive is $37,000. Last year, the Warm the Children campaign helped to clothe 516 children from more than 200 families from throughout...
December 29, 2014 - 8:18pm
December 12, 2014
Donations to Warm the Children so far total 45 percent of 2014 goal
WILLMAR — Donations for the 2014 Warm the Children campaign are at about 45 percent of goal, with less than two weeks to Christmas. Goal of this year’s drive is $37,000. Last year, the Warm the Children campaign helped to clothe 516 children from more than 200 families from throughout...
December 12, 2014 - 10:13pm
December 1, 2014
Warm the Children campaign underway for 2014
WILLMAR — The West Central Tribune has kicked off its 21st annual Warm the Children campaign. This campaign is designed to help provide warm...
December 1, 2014 - 11:00am
November 28, 2014
Rice Health Foundation raises record amount with annual gala
WILLMAR — The Rice Health Foundation set a record this month at its annual holiday gala, raising $342,000 to support services and patient care at Rice Memorial Hospital. The amount is the most ever for the yearly fundraiser, said Shirley Carter, executive director of the Rice Health...
November 28, 2014 - 11:43pm
Warm the Children campaign gets underway for 2014
WILLMAR — The West Central Tribune has kicked off its 21st annual Warm the Children campaign. This campaign is designed to help provide warm winter clothing to area children. It is expected that up to 500 children across the region will receive clothing again this year, through...
November 28, 2014 - 11:37pm
November 14, 2014
Nearly 100 families receive free computers in Willmar giveaway
WILLMAR — When she found out her family would be receiving a free computer, Tonya Summerlet sat with her daughters and the tears flowed. The...
November 14, 2014 - 11:28pm
August 18, 2014
Foundations get record donations
WILLMAR — The Willmar Area Community Foundation and Central Minnesota Community Foundation, its parent organization, announce the organizations have received a record $18.2 million in gifts in the first six months of its fiscal year to push total assets over $100 million for the...
August 18, 2014 - 11:23pm
June 23, 2014
United Way of West Central Minnesota, Home to Home seek donations of household goods
WILLMAR — United Way of West Central Minnesota and the Home to Home Project are working together to distribute household essentials to area families whose property was damaged by flooding in their homes.
June 23, 2014 - 11:03pm
May 26, 2014
Willmar Community Foundation OKs funding for area nonprofits
WILLMAR — The Willmar Area Community Foundation has awarded $51,000 to support the programming and growth of nonprofits in Kandiyohi County. The largest grant of $20,000 will support Community Basics Inc., a local nonprofit known for its weekly community distribution of groceries...
May 26, 2014 - 11:01pm
December 8, 2013
Warm the Children just past halfway point
WILLMAR — Donations are just past the halfway point for the 2013 Warm the Children campaign, with only three weeks until Christmas. Goal of this year’s drive is $40,000. Last year, the Warm the Children campaign took in $37,885, falling short of a goal of $40,000. The donations...
December 8, 2013 - 10:48pm
November 2, 2013
Salvation Army in Willmar taking applications for holiday aid
WILLMAR — The Salvation Army in Willmar will be taking applications for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance for two weeks. They will be open from 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4 p.m. the weeks of Nov. 4-9 and Dec. 2-6. Applicants must apply in person at The Salvation Army office...
November 2, 2013 - 12:08pm
September 30, 2013
Willmar Area Community Foundation to honor Smiths, Bremer Bank
WILLMAR — The Willmar Area Community Foundation will present two awards during the foundation’s 15th annual dinner event Thursday....
September 30, 2013 - 6:07am
September 25, 2013
U.S. charity gives away $625,000 in 'genius' grants with no strings attached
(Reuters) - A writer of fantasy books set in swamps of Florida and a primary care doctor in New Jersey are among 24 of America's most creative and original thinkers who will each get $625,000 "genius" grants this year, a U.S. non-profit said on Wednesday.
September 25, 2013 - 7:24am