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UPDATE: Records published March 4
Program chips away social boundaries
Blasts, smoke and blood: Scenes of horror recalled at Boston trial
U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge
U.S. ambassador to South Korea slashed in face
Boys basketball: CMCS to play for trip to state tonight
Girls basketball: Cardinals get quarterfinal win
Boys basketball: ACGC beats Springfield 63-61 in final seconds
Women's basketball: Gophers’ center Zahui B. thrives in leadership role
Boys basketball: Dutchmen down Sauk Centre
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Myra O. Scheltens
Birdie L. Swenson
Margit O. Erickson
John G. Holland
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: Distracted driving is a risk that does kill
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
February 25, 2015
Michael Swanson cuts pizza at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday at Casey’s General Store on 19th Avenue in Willmar. He was photographed as part of the West Central Tribune’s Day in the Life project. The Tribune staff thanks everyone who participated and contributed to the special section, Focus,...
news / local
February 25, 2015 - 12:06am
February 23, 2015
Celebrate, contribute to a day in the life project today until midnight
Today is the day. The West Central Tribune wants to hear from you. You are invited to share your photos, videos and text to document a day in the life for residents of west central Minnesota for an entire 24-hour period. It’s all part of our annual Focus edition, scheduled to...
news / region
February 23, 2015 - 11:45pm
February 22, 2015
A day in the life begins Tuesday
The West Central Tribune wants to hear from you. On Tuesday, newspaper staff will spend an entire 24-hour period compiling photos, videos and text to document a day in the lives of residents of west central Minnesota. It’s all part of our annual Focus edition, which is scheduled...
news / local
February 22, 2015 - 11:11pm
February 19, 2015
West Central Tribune seeks volunteers
The West Central Tribune wants to hear from you. On Tuesday, newspaper staff will spend an entire 24-hour period compiling photos, videos and text to document a day in the life for residents of west central Minnesota. It’s all part of our annual Focus edition, scheduled to publish...
news / local
February 19, 2015 - 11:24pm
April 4, 2013
Focus 2013: Rising to the Challenge
Government/Health/Education The New Normal: Calling on local governments to innovate Changing economy drives counties to change how they do business Getting out of the silos: Kandiyohi County to implement new organizational structure Greater Minnesota could find its voice through...
April 4, 2013 - 9:27am
Editorial: Region is meeting many new challenges
West central Minnesota has undergone many changes over the past two centuries and continues to evolve now in the second decade of this century. Everyone faces the challenges of change within our communities, our businesses and our governments. West central Minnesota continues to meet...
opinion / editorials
April 4, 2013 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
Commentary: Obama has to keep the focus on bad alternative
opinion / commentary
June 18, 2012 - 12:00am
April 12, 2012
Clara City: Hinterland opens the prairie to new possibilities
Just over eight years ago, Karin and Ron Koenen and their sons decided to grow their traditional corn and soybean farm in a way entirely new to the Chippewa County prairie. They planted cold-hardy grape hybrids developed by the University of Minnesota in a vineyard on their working...
April 12, 2012 - 3:18pm
Spicer: Glacial Ridge shows good things come to those who wait
Kandiyohi County was one of the last in the state to go "wet," holding off until 1966 before it would allow the sale of intoxicating beverages. Good things come to those who wait. Kandiyohi County is now home to an award-winning winery of its own. Glacial Ridge Winery is one of...
April 12, 2012 - 3:10pm
Benson: Benson Bakery takes pride in delivering local products to schools
The Benson Bakery may look like a small business, but Toby Johannessen and his staff can bake hundreds of dozens of whole grain rolls in a single day. They had an order like that not too long ago, when the Willmar, New London-Spicer and Montevideo school lunch programs asked for...
April 12, 2012 - 3:04pm
Watson: Dry Weather Creek ... by the numbers
1910 the year Albert Angrimson began farming in Chippewa County 1917 Agnes & Edward Erickson took over the farm and a tornado whisked the barn away 1918 built a new barn 2003 Mark & Cindy Lange launched Dry Weather Creek 2009 Eric Lange took over
April 12, 2012 - 2:59pm
Watson: Dry Weather Creek mills its own
When Albert Angrimson began farming this land in western Chippewa County in 1910, just about every community had its own mill to grind wheat to flour. Today, the mill is on the farm and it is the fourth generation of the family responsible for raising the wheat. Just like more than...
April 12, 2012 - 2:53pm
Willmar: Jennie-O ... by the numbers
40 million+ - number of birds processed per year 1.3 billion - the pounds of live weight turkeys processed annually 75 - percent of all turkey burgers sold in grocery stores are Jennie-O turkey burgers 40 - percent of all grocery stores carry the Jennie-O label in their deli case...
April 12, 2012 - 2:51pm
Willmar: At Jennie-O, a commitment to turkey, quality, innovation
The turkey burgers were on the grill. The cameras were ready to roll. In case the crowd wasn't large enough, Jennie-O Turkey Store had hired some actors to help film its new television ad, set outside a California taco shop and touting the taste of lower-calorie, lower-fat burgers...
April 12, 2012 - 2:47pm
Willmar: The Original Mr. B Chocolatier... by the numbers
5 - number of machines from Belgium that melt and temper the chocolate 10 - different kinds of caramel used in Mr. B's chocolates 75 - different kinds of chocolates sold at Mr. B's 90 - pounds of chocolate that Mr. B's makes per day 800 - the amount of cupcakes that Mr. B's can...
April 12, 2012 - 2:44pm