Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Minnesota moose herd stable but still down
North Dakota considers creating Department of Environmental Quality
Multiple searches, tips fail to find missing northern Minnesota 13-year-old
Minnesota police sergeant loses job, put on probation for sex with 17-year-old
Catch and release returning to Mille Lacs for open water season
Wild score 12 seconds into overtime to beat Kings
Girls Basketball: Small stature, big talent
Trade energizes Wild as they aim for playoffs
Competing Twins outfielders once had mentor-pupil relationship
Wild's Parise, Pominville sidelined with mumps
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Marvin C. Woehler
Grace E. Peterson
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
OPINION: Property rights measure would have been positive move for ND agriculture
Column: What's a family farm?
Column: The power of noticing can save lives
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
March 23, 2014
Republicans endorse Miller for District 17A
BENSON — Republicans in Minnesota House District 17A have endorsed Tim Miller of Prinsburg to challenge incumbent Rep. Andrew Falk, DFL-Murdock., in this November’s general election. Miller was endorsed on the first ballot with just over 60 percent of the vote of the 70 delegates...
March 23, 2014 - 11:43pm
February 3, 2014
Retired MACCRAY teacher seeks GOP nod for District 17A
CLARA CITY –– Gary Nelson, a retired teacher and high school coach from Clara City, announced Monday he is seeking the Republican endorsement for the District 17A House seat. Nelson is the second GOP candidate to announce his candidacy for the office, which is currently held...
February 3, 2014 - 11:21pm
Retired MACCRAY teacher seeks GOP nod for District 17A
CLARA CITY –– Gary Nelson, a retired, longtime teacher and coach at MACCRAY High School, said today he will seek the Republican endorsement...
February 3, 2014 - 1:00pm
May 9, 2013
Gay marriage in Minn.: Falk will vote yes; Sawatzky will vote no
ST. PAUL – Rep. Andrew Falk, a DFLer from Murdock, said in a statement emailed Wednesday night that he intends to vote in favor of a House...
May 9, 2013 - 9:38am
November 3, 2012
Editorial: Our picks for the Legislature - Gimse, Falk, Sawatszky, and Urdahl
Redistricting in 2012 brought some incumbents together and new challengers in legislative races across west central Minnesota. Here are our endorsements in a number of those races. Senate 17: This race pairs two incumbents: Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, and Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara...
November 3, 2012 - 2:06am
October 31, 2012
Letter: District 17 need a good team
The new legislative District 17 (Kandiyohi, Renville, Chippewa and Swift counties) has the opportunity on Nov. 6 to elect an experienced and energetic team to represent them in St. Paul. The team is headed up by Sen. Lyle Koenen who has more than nine years of experience in the House...
October 31, 2012 - 8:30am
October 29, 2012
Letter: The Falks are hunters
I am disappointed with Gregg Kulberg's misrepresentation of our family and specifically my grandson, Andrew Falk, about hunting. The Falks have always been avid hunters and everyone in our neighborhood knows us for that. I just felt I had to set the record straight. I'm 91 years...
October 29, 2012 - 8:53am
Letter: Protect our right to vote
I've always been proud of the fact that Minnesota has one of the highest voter turnouts, if not the highest, in our nation. That's why it is so disappointing that the Republican-majority Legislature decided to disenfranchise and discriminate against everyday Minnesota citizens in...
October 29, 2012 - 12:52am
October 23, 2012
Minn. House District 17A candidates see government differently
Two-term, DFL incumbent Andrew Falk of Murdock and Tim Miller, his Republican opponent from Prinsburg making his first bid for state office,...
October 23, 2012 - 12:00am
February 29, 2012
Falk announces bid for new MN House 17A seat
WILLMAR - Rep.
February 29, 2012 - 2:57pm
Koenen will seek District 17 Senate seat in western Minn.
WILLMAR - Rep. Lyle Koenen, of Clara City, said today he will seek DFL endorsement for the Senate District 17 seat. If he receives the endorsement...
February 29, 2012 - 11:24am
February 27, 2012
Miller will run for GOP endorsement in new 17A district
PRINSBURG - A Prinsburg man is the first to announce his candidacy for the House of Representatives for the new District 17A seat. Tim Miller...
February 27, 2012 - 3:12pm
July 30, 2011
Area lawmakers get lots of comments
WILLMAR -- Area lawmakers have received varied reactions from constituents to the $35.7 billion budget deal reached by the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton that ended the state shutdown last week. "I have received a lot of comments: keep up the good work; you didn't raise taxes,''...
July 30, 2011 - 12:00am
February 12, 2011
Every day is Valentine's Day for two Willmar men who care for wives with health challenges
'You need something deeper to carry you through' For Charlie Nelson and Richard Falk, both of Willmar, every day is Valentine's Day when it...
February 12, 2011 - 8:00am
January 4, 2011
Diversification allows regional family seed company to continue to see growth
MURDOCK -- The farm fields north of Murdock lie fallow and snow-covered, but the winter scene is anything but quiet. There's a drum beat of hammers at the Falk Seed Farm, where a warehouse and adjoining loading dock are under construction. By spring, the site, which is about the...
January 4, 2011 - 12:00am