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U.S. jobless claims decline from five-month high
CIA: Russia intervened to help Trump win
Wall Street again marks new highs in post-election run
Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Enid Evangeline Martell Olson
Cheryl (Cheri) Rae Downs Holgerson
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
July 29, 2013
6 tips to being a smart donor
There are over 1 million charities and foundations in the United States, more than double the number of organizations from just 15 years ago....
July 29, 2013 - 4:52am
July 5, 2013
Bicycles taken from program that gives them away to needy kids
WILLMAR -- A dozen bicycles ready to be given to needy children were removed this week from the warming shed in Lincoln Park. The bikes belonged...
July 5, 2013 - 5:12am
May 29, 2013
ACM to market e-games at statewide meetings
WILLMAR -- Allied Charities of Minnesota is hosting regional informational meetings in June to discuss electronic gaming and opportunities for local charities. A meeting will be held in Willmar from 5 to 8 p.m. June 18 at the American Legion, 220 19th Ave. S.W. A light meal and beverages...
May 29, 2013 - 6:02pm
May 6, 2013
Local food shelf exceeds food goal, misses cash goal during March campaign
WILLMAR — The 31st annual Minnesota FoodShare campaign in March to raise cash and food to feed needy individuals and families had mixed...
May 6, 2013 - 4:39am
March 26, 2013
Hormel CEO making donation for military families
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of Austin-based Hormel Foods is presenting a $50,000 donation to a home for families of patients at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Hormel CEO Jeffrey Ettinger will visit the Minneapolis Fisher House on Tuesday to present the contribution, along with...
March 26, 2013 - 6:29am