Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Al Franken is back to joke writing with this sick burn on Ted Cruz
Their son died at Marine Corps boot camp. Now they have a message for other recruits.
Younger brother of Manchester bomber was 'planning to stage an attack' in Libya, authorities say
The White House plan to sell oil reserves could lessen U.S. debt. It could also lower prices.
Trump's deep budget cuts could cause a backlash in rural America
WCT Sports Show: BOLD, NLS among baseball hopefuls
Prep Softball: Becker's late run sinks Willmar
Prep Baseball: Falcons close with a gem
Prep Baseball: Cards dazzle in win over Rocori
Local Roundup: Willmar tennis duo take sub-section title
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Alpha G. Finden
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
October 25, 2010
Emmer uses sister's death as inspiration to seek office
ST. PAUL - Agonizing pain overwhelmed Tom Emmer's 38-year-old sister as she lie in bed, but she was too weak to get up. So Emmer moved her legs...
October 25, 2010 - 12:00am
October 24, 2010
Campaign Notebook: Tom Emmer
LITTLE FALLS -- They call it an RV, for recreational vehicle, but in this case it should be known as a CV, campaign vehicle. Wrapped in Emmer for governor signs, the 10-year-old rented motor home is a story of its own. Republican governor candidate Tom Emmer credits his wife, Jacquie,...
October 24, 2010 - 6:22pm
October 21, 2010
Horner says race for gov. now between him, Dayton
WILLMAR -- With a wave of campaign momentum on his side, Tom Horner said the race for governor is now between himself and Mark Dayton. During...
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
October 4, 2010
Questions aside, Dayton polls well; Biden to visit Minn. this week for speaking event, fund-raiser
ST. PAUL -- Questions about political poll accuracy are increasing this campaign season, but a couple of recent polls were good news for Minnesota Democratic governor candidate Mark Dayton. Still, Dayton said: "We always thought it would be close." The University of Minnesota Humphrey...
October 4, 2010 - 12:00am
September 30, 2010
Emmer downplays latest poll showing Dayton lead
Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer said he is not troubled by the latest poll that puts him 11 points behind his DFL opponent, Mark...
September 30, 2010 - 12:00am
September 29, 2010
Emmer rallies Republicans in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Rolling into town Wednesday morning on a tour bus that features a large photograph of himself, Tom Emmer led a rally in Willmar to...
September 29, 2010 - 2:06pm
Emmer holds rally today in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Tom Emmer, the Republican-endorsed candidate for governor, will be in Willmar this morning for a campaign rally. According to local party leaders, Emmer will make a stop at the Kandiyohi County Republican campaign headquarters, located at the former Wendy's restaurant,...
September 29, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Emmer outlines budget plan, includes local cuts
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
September 7, 2010
Governor's race tied; veterans may get increased assistance with college credits
ST. PAUL -- The headlines state the Minnesota governor's race is deadlocked between Republican Tom Emmer and Democrat Mark Dayton, but there is more to the story. As usual a couple of months before an election, there are plenty of undecided voters.
September 7, 2010 - 12:36am
September 4, 2010
On cold day at Minnesota State Fair, gov. debate gets a little heated
FALCON HEIGHTS -- The cold, windy Minnesota State Fair atmosphere sharply contrasted Friday with a heated governor candidate debate in which the three top contenders mixed it up like never before. The Minnesota Public Radio debate at the State Fair made it more obvious than ever...
September 4, 2010 - 12:00am
September 3, 2010
Son of gubernatorial candidate pays fines for underage drinking
ST. PAUL -- Alcohol use continues to be a Minnesota governor campaign issue with one of Tom Emmer's sons pleading guilty to underage drinking. Thomas Earl Emmer III, known as Tripp, was ticketed early July 10 in Douglas County and court records show he has paid the $100 fine, $75...
September 3, 2010 - 12:00am
August 30, 2010
Letter: Emmer, Peterson endorsement
At the state level, I dread the thought of taxes and spending getting out of control. I, also, don't wish to see the definition of marriage changing. The correct equation should remain indefinitely: Marriage equals one man plus one woman. I wholeheartedly endorse Thomas Emmer (Republican)...
August 30, 2010 - 12:00am
August 26, 2010
In the second of three debates, governor candidates offer varying building plans
BROOKLYN PARK -- Mark Dayton could see Minnesota borrowing $1 billion to build and repair facilities, Tom Horner sees something closer to $400...
August 26, 2010 - 12:00am
August 13, 2010
State's 3 major gubernatorial candidates seek end to negative campaign ads
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's three major governor candidates say they want privately funded negative advertisements to end, but television viewers...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
August 11, 2010
Tom Emmer coasts to win in GOP governor primary
ST. PAUL - State Rep. Tom Emmer has coasted to victory in Minnesota's Republican primary for governor. Emmer's win Tuesday never was in dou...
August 11, 2010 - 8:14am