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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
March 12, 2012
United Way of West Central Minn. has record amount of funding requests
WILLMAR -- When community review panels for the United Way of West Central Minnesota sit down later this month to evaluate funding applications, they'll be working with a record number of requests. The agency has received 57 applications totaling $764,415 for its 2012-13 funding...
March 12, 2012 - 12:00am
November 28, 2011
Warm the Children reaches quarter of goal
WILLMAR -- Contributions are starting to come in for the 2011 Warm the Children campaign. Goal of this year's drive is $40,000. Last year, the Warm the Children campaign took in $40,012, exceeding a goal of $39,000. The donations received helped to clothe 453 children throughout...
November 28, 2011 - 12:00am
May 4, 2011
Letter: Charity's work should go on
I was sorry to see that Jerene Mortenson, mother of Greg Mortenson, was canceled as our speaker for the mayor's prayer breakfast. I respect the mayor's decision to cancel, but I don't agree with it. We would have benefited from hearing about that "Fourth Cup of Tea," and perhaps...
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Generosity shines right through
An annual choir of bell ringers began making music weeks ago in Kandiyohi County, the steady tinkle of their bells bringing the jingle of coins...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
October 14, 2010
United Way already at 34 percent of its $915K goal
WILLMAR -- Barely a month into its official 2010 campaign, the United Way of West Central Minnesota has already reached 34 percent of its goal of raising $915,000 for programs that meet regional community needs. "We're seeing a good response. It's encouraging and hopeful," said Stacey...
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
June 10, 2010
Rice Memorial Hospital renews its bill-collection policy with AG office
WILLMAR -- An agreement to abide by reasonable and civil bill-collection policies has been renewed between Rice Memorial Hospital and the Minnesota Attorney General's office. Board members of the city-owned hospital reviewed the agreement at their meeting Wednesday. Rice is in compliance...
June 10, 2010 - 12:00am
April 3, 2010
Rice sees tripling of need for charity care
WILLMAR -- Charity care provided at Rice Memorial Hospital nearly tripled last year and will continue to rise this year as well, hospital officials said Friday. "It's just a sign of what's going on with the economy," said Bill Fenske, chief financial officer at Rice. According to...
April 3, 2010 - 12:00am
March 12, 2010
United Way, struggling to hit its target, issues a plea for donations
WILLMAR -- With only two weeks to go until its annual community review, the United Way of West Central Minnesota is more than 25 percent short of its fund-raising goal. The regional United Way put out an urgent plea this week for people to dig into their pockets and give, so all...
March 12, 2010 - 12:00am
December 14, 2009
Letter: A lesson in helping others
It was actually nice to read a good story in the West Central Tribune on Dec. 7. It is nice to know that there are good Samaritans in our surrounding community that were willing to help out Norman Rohner with his harvest during his time of illness.
December 14, 2009 - 12:00am
April 18, 2009
United Way reaches 99 percent
WILLMAR -- In spite of a challenging year for raising money, the United Way of West Central Minnesota has reached 99.7 percent of its campaign...
April 18, 2009 - 12:00am
March 5, 2009
Cushman Rice trust fund to seek reclassification in effort to remove restrictions on how funding can be distributed
WILLMAR -- Trustees for the Cushman Rice fund will petition the court to revise the fund's legal status, a move that will eliminate restrictions on how the money is distributed. This course of action was approved Wednesday by the finance committee of the Rice Memorial Hospital board....
March 5, 2009 - 12:00am
Wal-Mart Foundation awards more than $40K in local grants
WILLMAR -- Just in time for the holidays, more than $40,000 in grant money for local nonprofit organizations and projects was announced Thursday by the Wal-Mart Foundation. The grant awards will support projects ranging from a literacy initiative at the ACGC Schools to the Willmar...
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am