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Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
Sen. Franken mocks Donald Trump in opening night DNC remarks
Sanders wows delegates on first night of DNC convention
Crowds gather at Jennie-O Turkey Store anniversary celebration
Records published July 26
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
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
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
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
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Commentary: 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
November 6, 2012
Willmar Ward 2 voters reelect Johnson
WILLMAR -- Ward 2 voters reelected incumbent Tim Johnson to a second four-year term on the Willmar City Council, defeating challenger Andrew Bjur in Tuesday's general election. Johnson received 1,091 votes and Bjur received 990 votes, according to unofficial returns. Among the three...
November 6, 2012 - 9:40pm
November 5, 2012
UDPATE: Meeker County officials ID woman killed in crash north of Grove City
GROVE CITY -- Meeker County officials have identified Andrea Lee Diaz, 22, of Willmar, as the woman killed in a one-vehicle rollover crash around 3 a.m. Sunday about 7 miles north of Grove City. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Diaz was ejected from the 2002 Lincoln...
November 5, 2012 - 11:01am
November 3, 2012
Letter: Our city is functional
A very functional Willmar City Council: as in, having a practical application, or serving a useful purpose. A recent review of all City Council motions and resolutions, from Jan. 1, 2012, through Oct. 15, 2012, reveal some interesting facts. The review revealed that 206 motions...
November 3, 2012 - 12:30am
City Council to meet Monday
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W. The council will hold a hearing at 7:02 p.m. on an ordinance to amend the City Charter and will hold a hearing at 7:05 p.m. on an order assessing the $10,557...
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Ballot for Grove City council includes city clerk
GROVE CITY -- There will be five names on the ballot for city council in Grove City, but one of those candidates said she won't serve if elected. Melissa Bergstrom had filed to run for a seat on the City Council, but in the meantime she was hired as the new city clerk for Grove City. She...
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 2, 2012
Train cars derail southwest of Clara City, Minn., BNSF cleaning up
CLARA CITY -- BNSF Railway officials are cleaning up the scene of a train car derailment that happened Thursday southwest of Clara City. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, deputies and Clara City Police officers responded to a call of a possible train derailment at...
November 2, 2012 - 1:01pm
November 1, 2012
Rural Grove City, Minn., house burns, cause undetermined
GROVE CITY -- The cause of a fire that burned a rural Grove City residence Wednesday afternoon is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal's Office. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the Grove City Fire Department was dispatched...
November 1, 2012 - 9:25am
October 31, 2012
Letter: Kudos to city leaders
Strong critics usually have an agenda we may not be able to discern, so as they say, "Buyer beware." Political life has become a matter of priorities and staying focused. All good-sounding ideas can't be funded, so there are winners and losers. You know, just like at home. Those...
October 31, 2012 - 9:05am
October 30, 2012
Man shoots self in Kerkhoven, Minn., park, case under investigation
KERKHOVEN -- A 21-year-old Willmar man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound that happened Sunday evening in a Kerkhoven park. According to a news release from Swift County Sheriff John Holtz, Jordan Pierce shot himself in...
October 30, 2012 - 1:36pm
October 29, 2012
Letter: Some advice for city leaders
We have a great city in Willmar! The people and business community of Willmar have worked together to grow our community to where it is today. We are not done. We need to continue our work on economic development and job creation diligently.
October 29, 2012 - 11:15am
Ward 4 candidates offer their pitch in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Jim Dokken says he's running for re-election to the Willmar City Council to be a voice for the citizens of Ward 4, to provide efficient...
October 29, 2012 - 12:00am
October 27, 2012
Letter: Willmar needs a Civility Pledge
The West Central Tribune is doing a great service to our community by shining a light on our City Council's performance.
October 27, 2012 - 12:34am
October 25, 2012
Letter: If it is evil to be proactive for Willmar, so be it
In the Oct. 12 West Central Tribune editorial it states, "(Willmar City Councilman Ron) Christianson allegedly called one business leader 'evil' recently during a personal conversation with a third party." Well, I'm the one he labeled an evil person. If being proactive for the community...
October 25, 2012 - 7:00am
October 24, 2012
Meeker Co., Minn., sheriff seeking information on portable meth lab
GROVE CITY -- The Meeker County Sheriff is seeking information from citizens about an apparent portable methamphetamine lab found Tuesday just east of Grove City. According to Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a deputy responded around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a suspicious package located...
October 24, 2012 - 10:17am
October 15, 2012
City Council candidates to participate in LWV forum Tuesday in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday for candidates for Willmar City Council. The public is invited to attend the forum, which will be at the Municipal Utilities Building in Willmar. The forum will also be televised on WRAC-8 and simulcast...
October 15, 2012 - 12:00am