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Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Santa comes early to Jefferson
Solar garden planned north of Brainerd
Google meets renewable energy goal for global operations
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
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
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 3, 2012
Willmar woman faces drug sale charges for alleged sale of 200-plus pills in Olivia
OLIVIA -- Susan Marie Erickson, 46, of Willmar, pleaded not guilty Friday to first- and second-degree drug sale charges for allegedly selling...
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 7, 2012
Maintenance work continues on First Street Bridge in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Motorists driving over Willmar's First Street Bridge have been dealing with two fewer lanes to use since Monday. That situation could...
June 7, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Willmar, Minn., hit-and-run driver caught, facing multiple charges
WILLMAR -- A 48-year-old Willmar man has been identified as the driver of a vehicle that fled the scene of a motor vehicle crash around 4:45 p.m. Monday at First Street and Becker Avenue. According to Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt, the potential charges against the man, whose name...
May 30, 2012 - 4:58pm
May 29, 2012
Willmar, Minn., FIRST Robotics team builds basket-shooting robot
For six weeks, the 15 members of the Willmar FIRST Robotics team used a box of parts and a challenge to develop a robot that can play basketball. Their...
May 29, 2012 - 12:00am
April 12, 2012
Litchfield: First District Association...by the numbers
8 feet - height of fence that surrounds all of First District 9 - number of Minnesota dairy cooperatives that are part of First District 91 - years First District has been in business 140 - number of employees at First District in Litchfield 1,100 - number of voting member units...
April 12, 2012 - 2:28pm
Litchfield: First District looks to an increasingly global future
First District Association in Litchfield has come a long way in its 91-year history. But that's not to say it comes from humble beginnings. When...
April 12, 2012 - 2:25pm
July 21, 2011
Man injured after series of car crashes along First Street in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- A 50-year-old Willmar man was injured in the final crash in a series of motor vehicle accidents that happened between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to a news release from Willmar Police Sgt. Daniel Erickson, Jeffrey James Tyler was taken by ambulance from the...
July 21, 2011 - 8:56am
June 10, 2011
Letter: Don't delay teacher contracts
The governor was a no-show at Monday's meeting on education funding, rejected the Republicans' offer of $110 million, and "insists that Republicans find $1.8 billion in new revenue, such as his plan to increase taxes" as reported in Thursday's West Central Tribune. Looming right around...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
May 16, 2011
Child causes distracted-driving crash Sunday evening
WILLMAR -- A small child attempting to climb out of their car seat distracted the driver of a vehicle that left First Street and crashed into a fire hydrant, gas main and building Sunday evening. According to a news release from Willmar Police Chief David Wyffels, officers investigated...
May 16, 2011 - 12:19pm
May 10, 2011
Backyard first kiss video goes viral
It is just two kids sitting in the backyard as mom captures the first kiss moment on video. Now it has gone viral across the Internet. The two...
May 10, 2011 - 10:28am
November 13, 2010
First snowfall falls in region, one foot of snow hits southern Minnesota
Update 2:30 p.m.
November 13, 2010 - 2:35pm
November 1, 2010
November 1, 2010 - 12:00am
September 8, 2010
Local students return to school fresh from their summer break
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 31, 2010
UPDATE: First Street has reopened
WILLMAR -- First Street in Willmar reopened to traffic around 1:45 p.m.
August 31, 2010 - 3:36pm
Gas leak closes part of First Street in Willmar
WILLMAR - First Street has been closed to traffic for several blocks because of a natural gas leak at a construction site. The road was shut...
August 31, 2010 - 12:16pm