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Rep. Collin Peterson to announce Monday whether he’ll seek re-election
Video: Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held in Benson
Hearing Tuesday on appointing or electing Kandiyohi County officers
Judge orders change, Minn. sex offender program remains same
Collin Peterson to announce Monday whether he’ll seek re-election
Boys Basketball: BBE rallies in 2nd half to win Class A title
NLS girls get No. 3 seed, play Esko Wednesday 8 p.m.
College Baseball: Ridgewater nearly beats top-ranked Iowa Western
Men's basketball: Badgers knock Gophers out of tournament
Girls basketball: NLS tops Sauk in OT to earn spot at state
Willmar, Minn., native rolls out second book in series; third book in the works
Music Matters: West Central Tribune music aficionados take a look at the songs of 2013
Cardettes Dance Show is tonight at Kennedy Elementary in Willmar, Minn.
Willmar, Minn., Middle School stage production 'Alice in Wonderland Jr.' opens run tonight
Harold Ramis remembered as 'Buddha of Comedy'
Target warns data breach could hurt future profit
Quiznos files for bankruptcy protection
J.C. Penney turnaround faces big test with home goods relaunch
GM ratchets up truck discounts as U.S. sales skid
U.S. auto sales beat expectations, setting up strong March
‘Chairs Gone Wild’ hits Spicer, Minn.
Bach — Smith
Mark your picks in our March Fever Upfront Picks contest
AG Church opens Kidsworld to public in Willmar, Minn.
W.C. Minn. YES! students enjoy ground-floor look at emerging economy based on passive solar technology (with video)
Louis Ronald Steffens
Robert "Bob" Terhell
Editorial: Dayton’s reasoning wrong on this issue
Letter: Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Letter: Recycle at school sports events
Letter: Misconceptions about wolves
Letter: Conventional wisdom vs. truth
February 24, 2014
Letter: Still noisy in the quiet zone
Opinion Letters, I don’t understand why the “quiet zone” on 16th Street and Trott Avenue Southwest can’t be quiet. It’s been at least six months since the railroad crossing has been done and the trains still blow their horns on that crossing. I have seen the Quiet Zone...
opinion / letters
February 24, 2014 - 4:00am
August 19, 2013
City to close 19th Street Northwest for rail crossing work
WILLMAR — The City of Willmar announced today that 19th Street Northwest between West Trunk Highway 12 to north of the BNSF railroad tracks will be closed starting at 7 a.m. Thursday through 5 p.m. Friday this week for rail crossing improvements. Traffic will not be allowed through...
August 19, 2013 - 1:44pm
November 7, 2012
Railroad crossing work postponed
WILLMAR -- Improvements that had been expected this week at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway crossing at 10th Street Northwest between Pacific Avenue and Atlantic Avenue have been postponed until next week. Willmar city officials said the improvements are now anticipated...
news / local
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
November 3, 2012
10th Street N.W. to close for BNSF crossing work
WILLMAR -- Tenth Street Northwest between Pacific Avenue and Atlantic Avenue will temporarily close Monday to Thursday for railroad crossing improvements by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Willmar city officials said. The city anticipates 10th Street Northwest will be open...
news / local
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2010
BNSF: Permit needed for sidewalk that's been there 50 years
ATWATER -- A well-used sidewalk that has crossed the railroad tracks in Atwater for more than 50 years could be ripped up unless the city applies...
news / local
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 30, 2010
Letter: RR crossing is dangerous
I am writing this letter to inform the city of Willmar, the railroad, and pedestrians trying to use the railroad crossing of 10th St. N.W. by Perkins Lumber yard. The crossing is very dangerous due to large spaces between the ties and where the tar meets. The sidewalk has huge gaps...
opinion / letters
March 30, 2010 - 12:00am
August 5, 2009
Railroad crossing work Monday will close Hwy. 12
WILLMAR -- U.S. Highway 12 west of Willmar will be closed Monday and traffic will be detoured for three days next week for replacement of a railroad crossing, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. Traffic on Highway 12 will be detoured on County Road 5, state...
news / local
August 5, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Railroad crossing work Monday will close Highway 12
WILLMAR -- U.S. Highway 12 west of Willmar will be closed Monday for three days next week and traffic will be detoured for replacement of a railroad crossing, the District 8 Office in Willmar of the Minnesota Department of Transportation announces today. Traffic on Highway 12 will...
August 4, 2009 - 3:52pm
March 20, 2009
3 accidents in 18 months lead to action at Pennock crossing
PENNOCK -- In the past 18 months, there have been three car-train collisions at a railroad crossing in Pennock. A resolution signed Tuesday by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners to participate in financing to install crossing arms could prevent more accidents from happening...
news / local / region
March 20, 2009 - 12:00am
January 2, 2009
Snow plow, sugar beet truck collide near BNSF train crossing in rural Breckenridge
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. - A collision between a snow plow and a sugar beet truck this morning has stopped train traffic south of here. The State Patrol and the Wilkin County Sheriff's Department responded to the crash that occurred around 5:15 a.m.
news / state
January 2, 2009 - 6:00am