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Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Discipline key to farmers' financial success
Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Enid Evangeline Martell Olson
Cheryl (Cheri) Rae Downs Holgerson
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
March 12, 2012
Wedding on ice: Willmar, Minn., couple exchange vows during curling-themed ceremony
WILLMAR -- They say that the couple who laughs together, stays together. If that's true, then Susie Dunlap and Randy Czarnetzki should have a...
March 12, 2012 - 8:00am
March 3, 2012
Churches reach congregations in new ways in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR - The church is an age-old institution with strong roots in traditional practices. Perhaps because of its ancient origins, many people...
March 3, 2012 - 8:00am
February 18, 2012
Facebook postings help Willmar, Minn., police solve thefts captured on security cameras
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Police Department is crediting Facebook with helping police identify and arrest two suspects this week in a pair of recent thefts. The tactic proved so successful that police are considering using Facebook more often to help locate suspects whose images are...
February 18, 2012 - 8:56am
January 17, 2012
Areavoices.com: Reaching a news source against all odds
One of the most basic and useful tools at a reporter's desk is a phone book. Or at least it used to be. More people are giving up their land...
January 17, 2012 - 8:41am
January 5, 2012
Local couple plans to have curling-themed wedding
Susie Dunlap and Randy Czarnetzki would be the first to call their upcoming March wedding "a crazy idea." In fact, that's exactly what they do...
January 5, 2012 - 3:06pm
December 22, 2011
Yellow Medicine County homesteader in remote Alaska turns to Facebook in emergency
FAIRBANKS, ALASKA -- A Yellow Medicine County native who lives in a remote and roadless area north of Fairbanks, Alaska, turned to social media...
December 22, 2011 - 4:15pm
September 10, 2011
Facebook readers share 9/11 memories
Readers of the West Central Tribune's page on Facebook were asked to relay their memories of 9/11 and how it affected them. We have listed their comments here: Annette Aaker: It was scary. My brother was supposed to fly to New York that day but his boss rerouted to San Francisco....
September 10, 2011 - 12:00am
May 3, 2011
West Central Tribune's Facebook followers share views on Osama's death
WILLMAR -- About midnight Sunday, the Tribune asked its followers on Facebook for comments on the death of Osama bin Laden. Seventeen people clicked the "Like" button on the initial link posted on the page. It told the story of the raid on bin Laden's compound in an affluent town...
May 3, 2011 - 9:00am
April 21, 2011
Mpls woman made Eden Valley-Watkins "dead people" post
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County investigators have interviewed the Minneapolis woman allegedly responsible for posting "I see dead people" with a photo of Eden Valley-Watkins High School on her Facebook page. School officials put the three district schools on lockdown Wednesday after...
April 21, 2011 - 9:14am
February 26, 2011
ACGC students hear about risks of using social media: Message to teachers
GROVE CITY -- Unlike footprints in the snow that are quickly blown away in the wind, the digital footprints people leave behind when they post...
February 26, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Join the Tribune on Facebook
WILLMAR -- If you have something to say about local news, state politics or sports, the West Central Tribune wants to hear from you. In addition to the traditional letters to the editor and the AreaVoices.com link on the website, the Tribune has a page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westcentraltribune. The...
January 5, 2011 - 10:19am
December 1, 2010
Old man winter makes a cameo appearance
The snow and sleet in this week's storm should be over, but the bluster appears to be sticking around. The National Weather Service has predicted...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
October 19, 2010
Tech: Facebook apps reportedly transmitted personal info
NEW YORK -- The latest Facebook privacy fiasco shows that the world's largest online social hub is having a hard time putting this thorny issue behind it even as it continues to attract users and become indispensible to many of them. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that several...
October 19, 2010 - 7:42am
June 22, 2010
Employers consider policies for social networking
FARGO, N.D. -- Jeff DeLoss, a business analyst at Noridian Administrative Services in Fargo, N.D., can't log on to Facebook at his work computer. Company policy does not allow access to social networking sites on company time. "I guess I don't mind it," he said about the policy,...
June 22, 2010 - 12:00am
Navigating Facebook in the workplace
WILLMAR -- If your boss ever catches you updating your Facebook status or posting a tweet from your work computer, you probably won't be fired...
June 22, 2010 - 12:00am