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Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shootings
Burglars swipe $30K in tools from Minnesota school’s auto shop, principal's car
Great Indoors: Basketball-themed cake adds fun to Final Four
'Housing first' solution helping homeless fight addiction, health issues
Reps. Cramer, Peterson appear split on Obamacare replacement
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
March 14, 2017
Bills aim to ease greater Minnesota's housing, homelessness struggles
ST. PAUL—Signs of homelessness in small Minnesota communities are not always as obvious as in bigger cities. While people without a roof...
March 14, 2017 - 5:55pm
February 22, 2017
Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
ST. PAUL — Cindy Woldstad lived in pain, then became hooked on opioid painkillers. While being treated in Hibbing, doctors only wanted...
February 22, 2017 - 11:25am
February 13, 2017
Minnesota offers website as centerpiece in effort to warn about opioid dangers
ST. PAUL—Educating the public about opioid drugs may be the best way to fight their dangers. That is what Minnesota Attorney General Lori...
February 13, 2017 - 6:51pm
February 2, 2017
Panel to examine Minnesota technology-citizen interaction
ST. PAUL—A new Minnesota House committee is tasked with what House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said is a "long range" vision for improving...
February 2, 2017 - 1:14pm
February 1, 2017
Baker chairs select committee on technology and responsive government
ST. PAUL — Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar will chair a newly-formed select committee designed to create easy-to-use technology to link the public with government. Speaker Kurt Daudt announced the formation of a Select Committee on Technology and Responsive Government Wednesday....
February 1, 2017 - 10:55pm
January 6, 2017
A happy birthday for the playground
WILLMAR — Turning 10 is a big deal but Lily Kallevig, a student at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, didn't asked for presents or a big party. "Instead...
January 6, 2017 - 7:27am
January 4, 2017
Dayton bonding includes youth psychiatric hospital in Willmar
WILLMAR — Money to build a new psychiatric hospital for youth in Willmar is included in Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed bonding bill. If approved,...
January 4, 2017 - 11:35pm
November 30, 2016
Willmar lawmaker says special session may be brewing
WILLMAR — Willmar lawmaker Dave Baker said he thinks a special legislative session could be held yet this year. Baker, a Republican who...
November 30, 2016 - 10:53pm
November 8, 2016
West Central Tribune endorsements for 2016
Here is a review of the West Central Tribune and Forum Communications election endorsements for 2016:
November 8, 2016 - 9:12am
November 7, 2016
Dave Baker letter: Let's work toward a unified community
This letter is in response to the West Central Tribune's editorial endorsement.for the District 17B seat. I wanted to thank the West Central...
November 7, 2016 - 6:01am
Karen Falk letter: Baker, Miller don't deserve endorsement
I don't understand why the West Central Tribune would endorse Tim Miller and Dave Baker. Andrew Falk and Mary Sawatzky repaid every penny of...
November 7, 2016 - 6:01am
Ben Hooper letter: Baker is great employer
It has been pretty frustrating reading comments on the opinion page in recent days to see how Dave Baker, my employer of 9 years, doesn't pay...
November 7, 2016 - 6:00am
November 6, 2016
Amy Haugen letter: Endorsing the GOP is endorsing failure
I don't agree with your recent endorsements of Dave Baker and Tim Miller over Mary Sawatzky and Andrew Falk. What's particularly baffling is...
November 6, 2016 - 10:01pm
November 5, 2016
Tony Skare letter: Baker says one thing but does another
This past March, I, in addition to many other constituents, traveled down to the Capitol to see our local legislators. When we were on our way...
November 5, 2016 - 10:10am
November 4, 2016
John W.C. Dahl letter: Baker's special-interest funding
At a recent forum, Dave Baker said, "When I see these huge amounts of money coming into the campaigns I am not happy about this at all." For...
November 4, 2016 - 9:44am