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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
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
September 30, 2013
Electronic monitoring can offer less restrictive, cheaper alternative to juvenile placement
WILLMAR — An ankle bracelet that detects where a person is at a given time and alerts authorities when the person isn’t home when...
September 30, 2013 - 5:12am
Tooth Fairy inflation: Price of a tooth nears $4
NEW YORK (AP) -- Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change.
August 30, 2013 - 8:36am
July 22, 2013
'Alarming' rise in children injured by falling TVs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Falling televisions sent nearly 200,000 U.S. children to the emergency room over 20 years and the injury rate has climbed substantially for these sometimes deadly accidents, a study found.
July 22, 2013 - 11:06am
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 22, 2013
Parents face the toughest of decisions when tornadoes bear down
MOORE, Okla. — With an ominous storm approaching, the Moore Public School District flashed a text alert to parents: “We are currently holding all students until the current storm danger is over. Students are being released to parents only at this time.” Parents had a gut-wrenching...
May 22, 2013 - 11:32pm
Update: 1 child dead, 1 missing in St. Paul park landslide
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A child on a school field trip was killed and another remained unaccounted after a gravel slide Wednesday in a park...
May 22, 2013 - 3:24pm
April 3, 2013
Mental health care impacts even the very young child
It’s a safe bet that the mental image most people have of mental illness doesn’t include a third-grader or a baby. But identifying and...
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
March 21, 2013
Influential pediatricians group backs gay marriage
CHICAGO (AP) -- The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being. By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- The nation's...
March 21, 2013 - 7:19am
January 14, 2013
Palace: Prince William and Kate's baby due in July
LONDON (AP) -- The former Kate Middleton is due to give birth to her first baby in July, and her health is improving after a bout of severe morning sickness, palace officials said Monday. The child of Kate and Prince William will be third in line to the British throne. The 31-year-old...
January 14, 2013 - 7:20am
January 9, 2013
Let's Talk Kids blog: Raising happy, healthy children starts at home
By Candi Walz Http://letstalkkids.areavoices.com
January 9, 2013 - 8:55am
January 8, 2013
Warning to inspect Fisher-Price infant sleepers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is warning consumers to inspect Fisher-Price Newborn Rock `N Play Sleepers due to risk of exposure to mold for infants who use them. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that its warning applies to 800,000 infant recliner seats, called...
January 8, 2013 - 12:02pm
December 22, 2012
Letter: Schools make kids special
On Friday morning my first-grader was loaded down with things to carry into school so I helped her out and walked in with her. I was so moved to hear and see what was in store for the early arrivers to school. I felt so very blessed to see the festive Christmas hats and sweaters...
December 22, 2012 - 12:00am
December 16, 2012
Warm the Children at just 64 percent of goal
WILLMAR — Contributions for the 2012 Warm the Children campaign are at about 64 percent of goal with just over one week to go until Christmas. Goal of this year’s drive is $40,000. Last year, the Warm the Children campaign took in $37,305, falling just short of a goal of $40,000....
December 16, 2012 - 11:51pm
December 15, 2012
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey: Just Because
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey: Just Because
December 15, 2012 - 7:49am
November 24, 2012
Warm the Children campaign looks to reach $40,000 goal
WILLMAR -- The West Central Tribune kicks off its 19th annual Warm the Children campaign this week. The 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 warm winter clothing again this...
November 24, 2012 - 12:00am