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Contract awarded for Peach Creek diversion
Veteran’s issues topic for town hall meeting Tuesday in Willmar
Watkins man charged with beating woman with baseball bat
Citizens’ group asks Benson Schools to reconsider decision to close pool
City takes over fuel sales at Willmar Airport
NWL Baseball: Bucks score four in 10th to best Stingers
Heat was on for Foot Lake 4
WNBA: Sparks put emphatic end to Lynx’ record win streak
Area Baseball: SH/M Legion splits two games at tourney
MLB: Yankees hand Twins 50th loss
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Review: Hats off to 'Mary Poppins'
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
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
Perry H. Smith
Larry D. Ellingson
Lois (Rheingans) Aasland
Edgar B. Zimmerman
Orrian W. Syverson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
December 3, 2012
A few sights and sounds from the pioneer Christmas at the Forest City Stockade.
News / region
December 3, 2012 - 12:00am
December 2, 2012
Video: Forest City Stockade Pioneer Christmas
The Forest City Stockade holds their 17th annual Pioneer Christmas which featured sleigh rides, pioneer crafts, ornament making and live mus...
December 2, 2012 - 6:20pm
November 30, 2012
Sweet Conclusions blog: The meaning of Advent
November 30, 2012 - 8:49am
November 18, 2012
Video: Willmar Holidaze Parade
The 10th annual Holidaze Parade is held on Saturday night in downtown Willmar.
November 18, 2012 - 5:36pm
January 9, 2012
Picking up the Christmas trees in Willmar, Minn.
News / local
January 9, 2012 - 12:00am
December 27, 2011
Areavoices.com: Holiday traditions should continue all year long
We've made it! Christmas is behind us, and we hope you were able to spend at least some of yesterday relaxing in your PJ's. It is a great time...
December 27, 2011 - 8:40am
December 25, 2011
Areavoices.com: 'Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus'
I'm sure you have heard the line from the famous editorial, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," but what is the story behind it? To read...
December 25, 2011 - 12:09am
December 24, 2011
Editorial: Merry Christmas everyone
West central Minnesota is patiently waiting for a white Christmas this year. We likely will have to wait a little longer for the good blanket of snow to fall across the region. Christmas remains a time of celebration. It is time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the son of God....
December 24, 2011 - 6:35am
Areavoices.com: Seeing Christmas through others' eyes
Let's go back to my year in China for a moment. In fact, let's turn it back exactly one year. I was walking into my adult English class with...
December 24, 2011 - 12:43am
December 23, 2011
Areavoices.com: Santa has elves, we have each other
I like the marketing campaign Target has used this season - Santa has elves; you have Target. It is one of my favorite holiday marketing campaigns...
December 23, 2011 - 1:10pm
Areavoices.com: Remember to give thanks this Christmas
It's been a rich Advent for me, an Advent that will end very soon now as we make way for the illuminating Christ. To read the rest of this story...
December 23, 2011 - 9:03am
December 21, 2011
Commentary: A Christmas of choices
Right around now is when people start fretting over creches in the public square and arguing as to whether publicly funded Christmas symbols violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment. And right about now is also when certain Jewish groups begin insisting that the answer...
opinion / commentary
December 21, 2011 - 12:00am
December 19, 2011
Olivia businesses use holiday season to say thanks
OLIVIA -- This marks the 20th anniversary of a unique holiday tradition offered by Olivia businesses. Along with the usual holiday events and...
News / region / Business
December 19, 2011 - 5:04pm
December 13, 2011
Areavoices.com: Have yourself a stylin' little Christmas
Here in the West Central Tribune newsroom we're armed and ready for the holiday season: We've just been issued the official Associated Press...
December 13, 2011 - 8:25am
December 12, 2011
All welcome to join Christmas bird count
WILLMAR -- Area birders and others who enjoy the outdoors are welcome to participate in the National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count in the Willmar area. Local birders have set Saturday, Dec. 17 as the date for the 2011 count. Local birders have been conducting the...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am