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Melania Trump will be back in spotlight, apparently to her surprise
Records published Oct. 28
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
New London cyclist's life remembered in court; driver in accident sentenced
Hacked emails show Clinton aides surprised at 2015 email revelations
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
April 14, 2016
A Day in the Life 2: The West Central Tribune's annual Focus edition is available online now
On February 24th, and for the second year in a row, we invited Tribune readers, as well as our co-workers, to join our news staff in documenting...
April 14, 2016 - 3:00am
February 19, 2016
A Day in the Life 2: The West Central Tribune logs 24 hours in west central Minnesota today
The West Central Tribune wants to hear from you. Today, newspaper staffers will once again spend an entire 24-hour period compiling photos, videos...
February 19, 2016 - 2:24pm
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
April 4, 2013 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
Commentary: Obama has to keep the focus on bad alternative
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