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Records published Dec. 5
DNR invites public input on Fort Ridgely State Park draft plan amendment
Package thieves beware: Residents have their eyes (and cameras) on you
Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Dragons place third at own invite
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
Card gymnast place third at Becker
Gophers accept bid to Holiday Bowl in San Diego Dec. 27
Slagter paces Cards at Monticello invite
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Dorothy M. Peterson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 7, 2012
Former police chief elected to Atwater city council
ATWATER -- Atwater City Councilman Shane Hagstrom and former Atwater Police Chief Reed Schmit were elected to the Atwater City Council from a field of five candidates. In unofficial results, Hagstrom was the top vote-getter with 280 votes. Schmidt garnered the next highest total...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
Turnout heavy in Minnesota
Minnesotans may disagree about a pair of proposed constitutional amendments and may not see eye to eye on candidates, but they agree on one thing: They want their voices heard. Big voter turnout was reported in much of the state, despite cloudy, damp, chilly weather. Secretary of...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
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