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Minn. man dies during shipwreck dive in water off Split Rock Lighthouse
New round of Line 3 public hearings begins
Minnesotans seek Medicaid to continue
Longtime Worthington resident, facing deportation, asks community for help
Little Minnesota in World War II: Book honors brave men from smallest, rural towns
He was the only Steelers player to participate in national anthem. Now, he has NFL's highest-selling jersey.
NFL Sunday ratings fall after Trump's call for boycott of games
Local Roundup: Willmar volleyball wins invite
College Football: Ridgewater falls to DCB
Brian Murphy: Case Keenum's career day lets Vikings fans breathe easy
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
Printer Andy Kahmann of Montevideo named 2017 Prairie Disciple
Country Quilters show is this weekend in Willmar
'Almost Saved, But Lost' details snowstorm: New London native publishes book on 1873 blizzard that killed 12 people in Kandiyohi County
'Idiots' worth a visit at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Lila Violet Johnson
Willard Billy Etrheim
Virgil F. Scholl
PARENTING PERSPECTIVES: Our reporter is embedded deep in the War on Bedtime. Here's the latest from the front lines.
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
Conserving estate money no excuse for risking elder's health
Opinion: Alarm over decline in U.S. government spending for ag research
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
Jennie Mae Wubben
May 7, 2015
Willmar Regional Access Channels pulls 13th episode of ‘Kandi Rapper’ due to complaint
WILLMAR — A written complaint about threats and harassment led Willmar city officials to pull last week’s episode of a local man’s weekly...
May 7, 2015 - 11:46pm
March 23, 2014
Local government critic Bob Enos resigns from EDC Operations Board
WILLMAR— Local government critic Bob Enos has resigned from the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission’s Operations Board. Enos has criticized the EDC’s direction; the agency’s use of taxpayer funds and what he said are potential conflicts of...
March 23, 2014 - 11:29pm
October 16, 2013
Willmar Design Center recognized for achieving national Main Street accreditation
WILLMAR — The Willmar Design Center has received recognition for its downtown revitalization efforts by becoming Minnesota’s first nationally accredited Main Street program. “It’s a recognition that the Willmar Design Center is meeting this national standard of following...
October 16, 2013 - 11:26pm
October 25, 2012
Letter: If it is evil to be proactive for Willmar, so be it
In the Oct. 12 West Central Tribune editorial it states, "(Willmar City Councilman Ron) Christianson allegedly called one business leader 'evil' recently during a personal conversation with a third party." Well, I'm the one he labeled an evil person. If being proactive for the community...
October 25, 2012 - 7:00am
August 20, 2012
Willmar Design Center wins state preservation award
WILLMAR -- The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota has named the Willmar Design Center a preservation award winner for the center's work with improving downtown business facades through the Main Street Design Project. The project assisted 11 businesses. The downtown project was funded...
August 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 14, 2012
Community-owned grocery effort attracts interest from Japan
WILLMAR -- Willmar's attempt to organize a community-owned grocery store where locally grown foods are sold is attracting international attention. Later...
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
March 3, 2012
Willmar, Minn.'s Lakeland Hotel joins National Register of Historic Places
WILLMAR -- The 85-year-old Lakeland Hotel, the downtown home to traveling salesmen, lakes-area visitors and a variety of retail stores, has been...
March 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Design Center, city seek public comments to update downtown improvement plan
WILLMAR -- When Roy Stiff incorporated his KandiComp digital services company in 2004, he immediately wanted to move downtown. He got his chance...
December 3, 2011 - 12:00am
November 2, 2011
State nominates Lakeland Hotel building for National Historic Register
WILLMAR -- The Lakeland Hotel building in downtown Willmar has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by the Minnesota Historical Society's State Review Board. The Lakeland, constructed in 1927, was among 12 buildings from around the state that were nominated during...
November 2, 2011 - 2:31pm
July 29, 2010
City Council panel OKs grant application for Becker project
WILLMAR -- Willmar's proposed Becker Avenue redesign project is one of seven projects in Minnesota that will be seeking federal grants under...
July 29, 2010 - 12:00am
July 23, 2010
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
May 1, 2010
Willmar panel endorses proposed redesign concept for Becker Avenue
WILLMAR -- A redesign concept for Becker Avenue would provide a calmer and greener environment for downtown, according to supporters of a streetscape improvement proposal. The concept for a redesigned Becker Avenue from Sixth Street Southwest to First Street envisions creation of...
May 1, 2010 - 12:00am
April 26, 2010
Due to $5K grant, debit cards will be OK to use at Becker Market
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Design Center has received a $5,000 grant from the Willmar Area Community Foundation to buy an electronic benefits transfer machine that will let Becker Market shoppers pay for their purchases with their debit cards. The grant will be used to buy the machine...
April 26, 2010 - 12:00am
April 13, 2010
WILLMAR -- Mike Markiewicz has joined Rice Home Medical LLC as billing account representative at the Willmar location.
April 13, 2010 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Idea for a community-owned grocery store gathers momentum
WILLMAR -- Interest is sprouting in establishing a community-owned grocery store featuring locally produced food and possibly food delivery,...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am