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Crosby City Council members want embattled mayor to resign after arrest on four felonies
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Man agrees to $2 million settlement after St. Paul police biting, kicking incident
Minn. man convicted of attempted murder loses appeal centering on photo ID
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
ND native who once made 2,750 free throws in a row dies at 94
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Keith L. Sorenson
Doris I. Rasmusson
Cleo J. Holtberg
David "Doc" Halliday
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Dave & Vivian Swanson
February 14, 2012
Color Me Green blog: Love the planet this Valentine's Day
February 14, 2012 - 8:47am
January 12, 2012
Grant awarded for children's mental health services in west central Minn.
A new grant initiative will help make mental health services more readily available to young children and their families in greater Minnesota. The $450,000 grant, awarded to Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, was announced today. Through...
January 12, 2012 - 2:14pm
January 3, 2012
Areavoices.com: Good teenagers are parented
I have two teenagers - the girl and the boy. They are a year and two weeks apart (that's another blog for another day), and I love them. No -...
January 3, 2012 - 9:09am
December 30, 2011
Warm the Children at just 83 percent of goal
WILLMAR -- The 2011 Warm the Children campaign is at just 83 percent of its goal of $40,000 with only days until the year draws to a close. A total of 493 donations have been received during the 2011 campaign. To date, donations total just $33,357. Shopping has been completed with...
December 30, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2011
Santa and Mrs. Claus 'assistants' in Willmar, Minn., area enjoy playing the role
At this time of year, Santa is undoubtedly working around the clock at the North Pole, checking his "naughty or nice" list one last time and...
December 24, 2011 - 12:34am
December 17, 2011
Warm the Children at 67 percent of goal
WILLMAR -- With just over a week to go until Christmas, the West Central Tribune's 2011 Warm the Children campaign is at only 67 percent of its holiday goal. Goal of this year's drive is $40,000. A total of 387 donations have been received during the 2011 campaign. To date, donations...
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
Minnesota Medical Association issues advisory on chickenpox parties
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Medical Association issued a strongly worded statement this week about "chickenpox parties," or playdates organized by parents to purposely expose their children to chickenpox in hopes of acquiring "natural" immunity by getting the disease. The so-called...
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
December 8, 2011
Renville, Minn., woman pens 19 books in five years
You might think that a life change such as moving from the Hawaiian island of Maui to a Renville County farm place would be all it takes to explain...
December 8, 2011 - 8:48am
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
November 23, 2011
Minn. DNR warns parents: Keep children off thin ice
WILLMAR -- In the light of a near tragedy in Anoka County this weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding parents to caution their children to stay off ponds, streams and other water bodies that now have a thin coating of ice. Sunday afternoon, an eight-year-old...
November 23, 2011 - 9:45am
May 5, 2011
More Kandiyohi County kids placed out-of-home in 2010
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County spent $1.6 million last year to put children in a variety of out-of-home placement settings, like foster care and group homes, when they could no longer live with their parents. The expense was a significant portion of the approximately $2 million budget...
May 5, 2011 - 12:00am
April 29, 2011
Letter: The failure of parenting
Why are people so aghast at the results of bullying? We, the adults, are the ones at fault. Do we teach respect and consideration of others? Do we give our children a strong foundation in the Christian faith that will give them something to hang on to when the dark days come? And...
April 29, 2011 - 12:00am
January 10, 2011
Warm the Children just shy of 2010 goal
WILLMAR -- One week into the new year, the 2010 Warm the Children campaign is just short of its goal of $39,000. Donations to-date total $38,892 from upwards of 510 individual donations, including some 73 anonymous donations.
January 10, 2011 - 12:00am
December 18, 2010
Warm the Children at only 72 percent of goal
WILLMAR -- With less than a week to Christmas, the annual Warm the Children campaign is at only 72 percent of its 2010 goal of $39,000. As the colder temperatures and snowfall have set in, the Warm the Children campaign coordinators have been busy arranging shopping for children...
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
December 15, 2010
This is the records summary for Dec. 15. Theft WILLMAR -- The theft of cash was reported around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Willmar Senior High School 2701 30th St. N.E. Man arrested in Litchfield, wanted in two states LITCHFIELD -- A 27-year-old man was arrested on multiple warrants...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am