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U.S. Supreme Court to hear sex offender social media ban case
White House urges ban on non-compete agreements for many workers
Surveys show change in public opinion of police
Minnesota Court of Appeals affirms Meeker County criminal sexual conduct conviction
Willmar man changes plea after Minn. Supreme Court ruling
WCT Sports Show: Section volleyball preview
WCT Sports Show: Section playoffs roundup
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Melissa Heen Peterson
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Aaron Abrahamson letter: Don't blame Baker for MNsure
Gail Guptill letter: Send Baker back to St. Paul
Harrop commentary: Bill Clinton did not call Obamacare 'Crazy'
Estrich Commentary: Election landslide? Not so fast
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Minnesota man accused in 5-year-old girl's death indicted by grand jury
September 20, 2016
Driver safety games come with a sobering point
WILLMAR — Cellphone in hand, Kandiyohi County Commissioner Roger Imdieke attempted to steer a pedal cart through a row of traffic cones...
September 20, 2016 - 6:14pm
September 2, 2016
DWI arrests generally decreasing in Minnesota
WILLMAR—Alcohol-related crashes, fatalities and injuries cost Kandiyohi County an estimated $1.8 million last year. That's according...
September 2, 2016 - 9:33am
March 26, 2016
Crash on Willmar's First Street forces detour
A two-car crash, shortly before 11:30 a.m. Saturday, snarled traffic at one of Willmar's busiest intersections. Southbound traffic on First Street...
March 26, 2016 - 12:30pm
March 19, 2016
Records published March 19
This is the records summary for March 19. Crashes Snowy weather apparently contributed to several crashes Friday morning. Two men from Massachusetts were injured in a crash about 8:35 a.m. on state Highway 9 in Swift County. According to the State Patrol, a vehicle driven by Jeffrey...
March 19, 2016 - 12:00am
January 13, 2016
Injuries reported after crash on U.S. Highway 12 near Willmar
A Chrysler minivan and a semi hauling poultry feed were involved in two-vehicle crash shortly after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection...
January 13, 2016 - 10:31am
December 9, 2015
Slide Show: Crash at busy Willmar intersection
A three-vehicle accident at one of Willmar's busiest intersections around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday resulted in minor injuries and led to detouring...
December 9, 2015 - 6:12pm
Slide Show: crash at busy intersection
Willmar police reported "minor injuries" resulting from a 3-vehicle accident at the intersection of 1st Street SW and 19th Avenue around 4:30...
December 9, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Recent fatal crashes involving farm trucks put focus on road safety during harvest
FARGO, North Dakota – A pair of recent crashes involving farm trucks in northern Minnesota counties left two men dead and two men injured,...
October 7, 2015 - 9:34am
September 28, 2015
Video: One airlifted from scene of Priam crash
WILLMAR – An accident north of Priam, reported about 10:30 a.m. Monday, resulted in the driver being airlifted from the scene. A black Chevrolet...
September 28, 2015 - 12:33pm
July 24, 2015
Alcohol, inexperience and lack of life jackets common trends in boating incidents
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Boating accidents and fatalities in Minnesota have remained steady over the last several years, most of which could have...
July 24, 2015 - 12:05am
Summer brings spike in local traffic deaths
WILLMAR — It has been a deadly summer on Minnesota roads. Since July 12, the West Central Tribune has reported eight traffic fatalities in seven separate crashes in west central Minnesota. Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Troy Christianson works in District 2300 in the southwestern...
July 24, 2015 - 12:01am
December 16, 2014
Icy conditions cause crashes in western Minnesota
WILLMAR — Icy conditions made for hazardous travel on roads in western Minnesota early this week, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. As...
December 16, 2014 - 10:58pm
October 6, 2014
Briefly in the news
Police identify body pulled from the Red River MOORHEAD — The identity of a man found dead in the Red River on Sept. 29 eluded Moorhead detectives for a week. But on Monday, police sought the public’s help, and within three hours they learned the man’s name thanks to tipsters. Although...
October 6, 2014 - 11:08pm
January 5, 2014
Icy roads cited in man’s death, numerous crashes
WILLMAR — Ice on roadways contributed to numerous spinouts, rollovers and crashes over the weekend including a fatality Saturday afternoon...
January 5, 2014 - 10:16pm
July 9, 2013
So far this year, 26 motorcyclists killed on state roadways
ST. PAUL -- The three motorcyclists killed on July 4 in two crashes, plus two more fatalities Monday in Crow Wing County, have pushed the number of motorcyclist deaths to 26 so far this year. According to the state Department of Public Safety's Motorcycle Safety Center, 26 riders...
July 9, 2013 - 11:20pm