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West Central Tribune
Records published Oct. 26
Trump comes out ahead in Willmar High School mock election
Safety coalition rewards drivers for buckling up
County Board candidates square off at forum
Renville County parks to close to motor vehicles in winter
Four-goal period sparks Wild to rout of Bruins
Ness runs wild in NLS victory
Prahl helps Dragons overcome Holdingford
Kluber, Indians blank Cubs in World Series opener
Cardinals preparing for stingy Northfield defense
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
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
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
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Aldean "Swede" Carlson
John G. Schmidt
Dale Richard Johnson
Harold E. Lee
Steven G. Smith
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Schwantes is the right choice for Willmar's Ward 1 seat
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
MACCRAY submits single-campus proposal to state
July 3, 2012
Letter: Don't like taxes? Try anarchy
I guess a lot of people are upset by the latest Supreme Court ruling on health care. So much so that many have said they were going to leave this country. Well, OK, go.
July 3, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2011
Letter: Charity's work should go on
I was sorry to see that Jerene Mortenson, mother of Greg Mortenson, was canceled as our speaker for the mayor's prayer breakfast. I respect the mayor's decision to cancel, but I don't agree with it. We would have benefited from hearing about that "Fourth Cup of Tea," and perhaps...
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
May 27, 2010
Boaters encouraged to congregate elsewhere on Green Lake
SPICER -- Boaters who like to congregate in large numbers at sandy, shallow spots on Green Lake are being asked to spread out this year. A committee...
May 27, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
County, seeing the value in the work produced, picks up much larger tab for its sentence to serve program
WILLMAR -- A popular corrections program that puts offenders to work on community cleanup projects is going to cost Kandiyohi County more money...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
February 3, 2010
Willmar man faces three charges for hitting blind man with vehicle
WILLMAR -- Gary Lee Mattson, 56, of Willmar, has been cited with three misdemeanor charges for allegedly running his vehicle over a blind man...
February 3, 2010 - 12:01am
Misdemeanor charges documents for Gary Lee Mattson
To read the misdemeanor charges documents for Gary Lee Mattson, click on the PDF link below.
February 3, 2010 - 12:00am
January 18, 2010
When it comes to atrazine, farmers deserve a science-driven review
During the past half-century, atrazine has become one of the most widely used herbicides in Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest. Unfortunately, it is also top of the list in another category: It is the most commonly detected pesticide in our state's surface and groundwater. Atrazine...
January 18, 2010 - 12:00am
October 2, 2009
Courtesy is required on Green Lake, not another ordinance
SPICER -- An education about being respectful -- and not a new ordinance -- will be pursued next year in an attempt to curb what some perceive as rude behavior on Green Lake. "When we say educating, we mean everybody. Lakeshore owners and lake users both," said Kandiyohi County Commissioner...
October 2, 2009 - 12:00am
August 3, 2009
Wanted man caught after miles-long chase, crash in Benson
BENSON -- A 36-year-old Moundsview man was arrested without incident Friday afternoon after leading Swift County lawmen and State Troopers on a miles-long high-speed chase. According to Benson Police Chief Jim Crace, Dennis Wayne Aasen was found hiding in a parked vehicle and was...
August 3, 2009 - 9:20am
February 25, 2009
Blomkest man faces another drug charge for meth sales
WILLMAR -- A rural Blomkest man made his first appearance Tuesday on another first-degree drug sale charge for selling 15.6 grams of methamphetamine to an informant for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force last fall. David Dennis Jacobson, 48, now faces six felonies, including charges of first-degree...
February 25, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 31
n Kevin Ray Wertz, 20, of Willmar, was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison, which was stayed, a $1,000 fine and three years of probation on a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation for choking a woman with his hands while the two were arguing. He was also ordered...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
Court upholds hot-mix permit
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County has won a civil lawsuit filed by New London Township residents concerning a permit for an asphalt hot-mix plant. In...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
Spicer woman pleads to lower charge in meth investigation
WILLMAR -- A 34-year-old Spicer woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to an amended drug charge. As part of a plea agreement, Tamara Lynn Olson pleaded guilty to a third-degree controlled substance crime and five additional drug charges against her will be dismissed. She must testify against...
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 8
Dennis Omar Dubon-Ramirez, 23, of Willmar, made his first appearance Tuesday on felony charges of aggravated forgery and a gross misdemeanor for giving a false name to a peace officer. Unconditional bail was set at $25,000 with conditional bail at $7,500. His next court date is Jan....
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
Some seeing red over the Green Acres preservation regulations
WILLMAR -- County assessors and farmers have been stewing about how to handle revisions to the state's Green Acres land preservation program. A last-minute legislative change made this spring is creating extra work for assessors and has the potential to cost farmers more money in...
December 8, 2008 - 12:00am