Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Man arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota, pleads guilty to killing woman in Michigan
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Vikings extend contract of head coach Mike Zimmer
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
February 29, 2016
Vision 2040 celebrates successes
Dozens of Willmar Lakes Area residents, business people and civic leaders gather at the Willmar Conference Center Monday for the Vision 2040...
February 29, 2016 - 11:08pm
January 23, 2016
Developer plans Sony-themed indoor amusement park, water park in Minnesota community
If a Wisconsin Dells resort and the Mall of America had a baby, it might look something like what's being proposed in the Minneapolis-area city...
January 23, 2016 - 9:59am
December 19, 2015
Dooley’s Petroleum proposes new office, maintenance facility in Willmar
WILLMAR — Dooley’s Petroleum Inc. is proposing to buy three lots and take an option on a fourth lot in the Willmar Industrial Park to develop a new corporate office building, shop and maintenance facility. Dan Selander of Dooley’s said the company will be relocating the Willmar...
December 19, 2015 - 12:17am
May 11, 2015
City of Willmar hopes preserving airport history leads to land release by FAA
WILLMAR — The city has taken steps to preserve the history of aviation in Willmar. A new kiosk dedicated to telling the story of the former...
May 11, 2015 - 12:14am
New owners plan to redevelop former furniture store in downtown Willmar
WILLMAR — The former Erickson Furniture building in downtown Willmar has a new owner. New Minnesota Realty, owned by Sahra Gure and Abdirizak...
February 11, 2015 - 11:19pm
November 27, 2014
Renville County launches study of OHV park that some neighbors oppose
OLIVIA — The opposing views were clear Tuesday as an effort was launched to develop an off-highway vehicle park in the Minnesota River Valley. “There...
November 27, 2014 - 11:11pm
October 24, 2014
Video to promote renovation of Willmar hub for local foods
WILLMAR — More than 60 beer aficionados, eatery patrons, lovers of locally grown food and others gathered for an outdoor video shoot at noon...
October 24, 2014 - 11:50pm
July 9, 2014
Habitat to demolish, rebuild at site of historic Spicer house in Willmar
WILLMAR — Officials of Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota announced this week that the affiliate has purchased the locally known...
July 9, 2014 - 11:28pm
Willmar City Council OKs action to clear land title dispute with Jennie-O
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store is disputing whether the city of Willmar has title to a piece of property included in two parcels the city wants to sell to Jennie-O for the company’s planned office expansion project. To help settle the dispute, the City Council passed a resolution...
July 9, 2014 - 11:26pm
June 20, 2014
Willmar City Council approves development agreement with Jennie-O Turkey Store for corporate office expansion
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council took action this week to formally approve the development agreement between the city and Jennie-O Turkey Store for the land transfer and tax increment financing agreement. Council approval authorizes Mayor Frank Yanish and City Administrator Charlene...
June 20, 2014 - 10:56pm
June 19, 2014
Southwest Initiative Foundation CEO resigns to take new post
HUTCHINSON — Longtime Southwest Initiative Foundation President/CEO Sherry Ristau has announced that she will be resigning from her position...
June 19, 2014 - 10:39pm
June 10, 2014
‘Historic 313’ building to be rehabbed for brewhouse, restaurant in downtown Willmar
WILLMAR — Liv Fuchs says she and her husband, Ryan, and her brother Stevin Carlson can’t wait to start brewing craft beer, and Mike Kinney...
June 10, 2014 - 11:12pm