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USDA expects corn and soybean production to set new record highs
Potential tragedy averted in shooting at Minnesota apartment
10-year-old boy dies in crash with 14-year-old driver
Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
Records published Aug. 25
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
Gary G. Glein
Carol J. Hansen
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
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
December 5, 2015
Warm the Children receives generous donation
WILLMAR — Hundreds of neighborhood children will be a bit warmer this winter due to the generous donations of area residents and organizations — including one extremely generous donation from an older gentleman who dropped off an envelope of $100 bills marked for Warm the Children,...
December 5, 2015 - 12:12am
October 14, 2015
Attorney general accuses Minnesota car donation charity of fraud
ST. PAUL (Forum News Service) — Minnesota’s attorney general accused the nation’s largest vehicle-donation charity on Wednesday of using...
October 14, 2015 - 11:37pm
October 5, 2015
Willmar Area Food Shelf names Ziehl executive director
WILLMAR — Alana Ziehl said her desire to “get back to the nonprofit world’’ and help people has led her to the Willmar Area Food Shelf...
October 5, 2015 - 12:34am
August 18, 2015
VanDerBill is United Way marketing director
WILLMAR — The United Way of West Central Minnesota announces that Brittany VanDerBill has accepted the position of marketing and resource development director as of Aug. 5. VanDerBill has a background in the insurance industry with more than five years of sales and marketing experience....
August 18, 2015 - 5:44pm
July 16, 2015
United Way funding campaign reaches 95 percent of goal
WILLMAR — United Way of West Central Minnesota is closing its 2014-15 fundraising campaign after reaching 95.1 percent of its goal. Donors contributed and pledged $856,059.69 toward a $900,000 goal, executive director James Miller announced in a news release on Wednesday. “Although...
July 16, 2015 - 12:32am
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