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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
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
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
November 23, 2015
2015 Warm the Children campaign is underway
WILLMAR — The West Central Tribune has kicked off its 22nd annual Warm the Children campaign. This campaign is designed to help provide warm...
November 23, 2015 - 12:46pm
October 17, 2015
Letter: Why not do more for the homeless?
I’m again impressed with the wealth of some people in the Willmar area. I read of the couple offering a half million dollars for the Rice Rehab Center. Will I soon be reading of the wealthy people of Willmar area pledging, say, even half this amount for construction of housing...
October 17, 2015 - 1:00am
Willmar Area Food Shelf participates in annual FoodShare campaign
WILLMAR — The Willmar Area Food Shelf hopes to raise $200,000 and 50,000 pounds of food during the 2014 Minnesota FoodShare campaign in March. Upcoming fundraisers include Radio For Relief, a food and cash donation event sponsored by eight Willmar radio stations from 6 to...
March 17, 2014 - 5:30am
December 20, 2013
Salvation Army donations being doubled
ROSEVILLE — Today and Saturday, all donations made to The Salvation Army in Minnesota will be doubled. The largest two-day matching gift in...
December 20, 2013 - 12:03am
July 9, 2013
Red Cross issues emergency appeal for blood donations
ST. PAUL -- The American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and donate blood this month. Nationally, blood donations through the Red Cross were down by about 10 percent during June. Donations also lagged through...
July 9, 2013 - 11:25pm
July 5, 2013
Bicycles taken from program that gives them away to needy kids
WILLMAR -- A dozen bicycles ready to be given to needy children were removed this week from the warming shed in Lincoln Park. The bikes belonged...
July 5, 2013 - 5:12am
April 1, 2013
Judge to appoint receiver for Minn. officer’s fund
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — A Stearns County judge will appoint a receiver to determine how much money has been donated to the family of a slain police officer, and how the money should be divided. Cold Spring Officer Thomas Decker was killed in November. His widow and his ex-wife...
April 1, 2013 - 2:15pm
March 21, 2013
Willmar, Minn., volunteers examine United Way distributions
WILLMAR — More than 50 community members volunteered their time Thursday to help decide how donations to the local United Way will be distributed...
March 21, 2013 - 11:44pm
December 8, 2012
Letter: Keep your donations local
First I want to thank all of you that donate to any nonprofit organization. The giving of a contribution and/or your valuable time is precious to all those who are on the receiving end. I understand the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber has adopted a logo of “Buy Local First.” I...
December 8, 2012 - 12:00am
October 1, 2012
Ridgewater College auto programs need more cars
WILLMAR -- In order to learn how to fix car engines, transmissions, bodies and bumpers, the students at Ridgewater College's auto repair programs...
October 1, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
Willmar Food Shelf receives record donations during annual food drive
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Area Food Shelf finished its annual food drive last week with a record number of donations. The Food Shelf received 69,238 pounds of food and raised $103,976 in cash donations through the food drive, part of the statewide Minnesota FoodShare campaign. "We...
April 10, 2012 - 10:14am
Bella Project gearing up to help Willmar, Minn., girls afford the prom
WILLMAR -- Attending a high school prom can be an expensive project. A dress, shoes and accessories add up fast. Hair and nails add another...
March 10, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
Jennie-O Turkey Store offers up to $50,000 in matching funds for iPad project
WILLMAR -- Jennie-O Turkey Store has announced that it will provide up to $50,000 in matching funds for contributions to the Willmar School District's effort to provide iPads to all juniors and seniors next fall. Jennie-O's pledge is to match all donations made by Sept. 1 this year,...
February 22, 2012 - 2:52pm
December 6, 2011
Willmar, Minn., School Foundation helps fund TV system for Middle School, activity fees
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Public Schools Foundation will help fund a portion of a new TV monitor system at Willmar Middle School. On Monday, the foundation's board also approved funding for the Child Guide Program and agreed to pay a portion of the activity fees for four high school...
December 6, 2011 - 12:00am
August 20, 2010
Shareholders urge Target to look at political giving
MINNEAPOLIS - A few Target Corp. and Best Buy Co. institutional shareholders weighed in Thursday on the flap over the companies' political donations in Minnesota, urging the boards of both retailers to increase their oversight of campaign contributions. Walden Asset Management and...
August 20, 2010 - 8:11am