Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Lawmakers hear local concerns about rising health insurance costs
Records published Oct. 21
Man sentenced to prison for threatening family with gun
Advice to health plan buyers: Shop early, seek tax credits
'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
WCT daily schedule
Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
Send your story to the Tribune's Reader News
Arnold "Arnie" Muench
Alveda B. Myhre
Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
January 8, 2013
US roasts to hottest year on record by landslide
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012. A brutal combination of a widespread drought and a mostly absent winter pushed the average annual U.S. temperature last year up to 55.32 degrees Fahrenheit, the government announced Tuesday. That's a full degree...
January 8, 2013 - 12:55pm
December 3, 2012
Witnesses to climate change coming to Willmar, Minn., for forum Tuesday night
December 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 2, 2012
Letter: It's the environment
Hallelujah! Somebody else is awake! Thank you, Richard C. Lindahl of Spicer, for pointing out that, as stewards of God's great creation, we have been miserable failures, even though we've improved some, and Republicans couldn't care less. In truth, environmental issues have not even...
November 2, 2012 - 10:20am
December 21, 2011
Letter: The global warming hysteria
Thank you for enlightening story, "Cold winter ahead for upper Midwest" in the Dec. 17 paper and the prediction that the oncoming winter season "may go down as one of the coldest winters in the past 30, 40 years." Really? How is this remotely possible with all the "global warming"...
December 21, 2011 - 12:00am
March 3, 2011
Rep. Peterson is one of two Dems joining GOP fight to block EPA climate rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two senior Democrats are joining a Republican effort in the House to block the Environmental Protection Agency from reducing...
March 3, 2011 - 12:09pm
January 8, 2011
MONTEVIDEO -- There's still time and all the incentives in the world to do something about climate change before Minnesotans, as one wag put...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
December 6, 2010
High court will review climate change lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a new case about climate change, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal from electric utilities that are trying to short-circuit an effort by states to force cuts in power plant emissions. The court agreed Monday to consider ending a federal lawsuit by eight...
December 6, 2010 - 12:09pm
October 16, 2010
October climate trends reveal need to delay fall nitrogen application
ST. PAUL -- October is an important month from an agricultural standpoint. Crop harvesting, crop drying, tillage and soil testing are among the...
October 16, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2010
Long hot summer of fire and floods fit climate predictions
NEW YORK -- Floods, fires, melting ice and feverish heat: From smoke-choked Moscow to water-soaked Pakistan and the High Arctic, the planet seems to be having a midsummer breakdown.
August 12, 2010 - 12:37pm
July 6, 2010
Cap and trade could benefit agriculture if it has role in shaping climate legislation
WILLMAR -- Climate change legislation could offer economic benefits to farmers, if they have a role in shaping it. That's the gist of a study...
July 6, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2010
Letter: Dishonesty in science
This is in response to the June 12 letter to the editor titled "Our mistrust of scientists." The author says: "It is distressing that many climate-change denial columns feature words such as 'hoax,' 'fraud,' even 'criminal.' A calm discussion of facts is impossible where there is...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 12, 2010
Letter: Our mistrust of scientists
A column by Cal Thomas in the June 3 West Central Tribune addresses the "false doctrine of global warming." It is a fairly lengthy column, and he cites many indications that this "doctrine" is dying. On the other side, a major report was released on May 19 by our National Academies...
June 12, 2010 - 12:00am
March 6, 2010
Plan for spring flood uncertainties
ST. PAUL -- A combination of climate features -- including a wet fall season and heavy, wet snowfalls all winter -- have elevated the risk of spring flooding on many Minnesota watersheds. One obvious consequence of spring flooding in western and southern Minnesota counties would be...
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am
January 30, 2010
Letter: Climate and the human factor
Mankind does have a part in global warming and climate change. Crude oil, natural gas and coal-fossil fuels -- is stored energy from the sun.
January 30, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Decision time looming for state's CRP lands
MONTEVIDEO -- No matter if you look at it from the barrel of a shotgun, through your favorite bird-watching binoculars or a laboratory microscope,...
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am