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Ex-teacher sentenced to prison in student sex case
First big snow storm of the season spreads across Upper Midwest
Ethanol use set to rise as EPA unveils biofuels targets
Ethanol supporters wanted higher mandates
Clara City gains its ‘anchor’
Men's Basketball: Gophers rally past Clemson
NHL: Recent slump has Yeo, Wild players on edge
NFL: Vikings' Zimmer will take wins over style points
College Football: Gophers could name new defensive coordinator soon
College Football: Gophers get a boost in bid for bowl game
'Happy Hollandaise' opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Willmar light display to be featured on ABC’s ‘Light Fight’
Charlie Sheen confirms he's HIV positive, says he was extorted to keep diagnosis quiet
Actor Charlie Sheen reportedly to announce he's HIV positive
Video: Willmar High School Musical ends four-day run with another sellout
Video: Rep. Dean Urdahl compelled to write
Video: Santa's Reindeer come to Belgrade on Saturday morning
Santjer — Hauge
Dunn — Johnson
Carroll — Fredman
LIVE IT!: Kandiyohi County focused on providing permanent homes for foster kids
LIVE IT!: After an extended period trying to adopt, rural Atwater couple seek another route
LIVE IT!: A how-to on planning the perfect family photo session
LIVE IT! For Raymond couple, parenthood once seemed a lost dream
LIVE IT!: Willmar woman knows both the loss and gain of adoption
Morris L. Swenson
Eric Dean Saunders
Editorial: A day to be thankful and reflect upon our blessings
Commentary: The discipline of gratitude
Editorial: Defeating ISIS will be a complicated task
Letter: God is the game-changer
Letter: An evening of diversity, inclusion
April 16, 2015
View our 2015 Focus project: A Day in the Life of west central Minnesota
Today the West Central Tribune published our 2015 Focus project: '"A Day in the Life." On Feb. 24, we invited Tribune readers, as well as...
News / local
April 16, 2015 - 10:34am
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
April 12, 2012 - 2:47pm