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Minnesota United stadium construction on track for spring 2019 opening
Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom
Man injured in shooting at Fergus Falls apartment
Sen. Dan Schoen, Rep. Tony Cornish to resign amid sexual harassment allegations
Light rail stop in downtown Minneapolis to stop two days before Super Bowl
Michael Jordan turning into Vikings fan
Two Gopher offensive linemen questionable for Saturday
Local Roundup: Garberding hat trick helps Willmar win season-opener
Wild send rookies Joel Eriksson Ek, Luke Kunin to minors
Injuries force Gophers to shuffle receivers for Wisconsin game
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Shelby T. Kingman Jr.
Roland H. Severson
Helen D. Johnson
Harvey B. Beavers
Verna C. B. Gomer
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
June 15, 2013
Editorial: Mayor Yanish is not being open with Willmar about his Secret 8 meetings
Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish, the business man who campaigned in 2010 on the need for more city government transparency, apparently does not believe...
June 15, 2013 - 11:00am
December 3, 2012
Letter: The importance of diversity
Mind my frustrations, everybody, but I moved to Willmar in 2004 when this city was experiencing a huge growth economically and socially, especially with the growing number of people coming to Willmar from different countries.
December 3, 2012 - 8:34am
October 30, 2012
Letter: Willmar has progress
In the midst of what some refer to as negative publicity I want to say "thank you" to the West Central Tribune for the almost complete coverage of city affairs. Viewing matters from my perspective, I urge Willmarites to look at the facts and you will be able to feel better.
October 30, 2012 - 1:49am
October 2, 2012
New London, Minn., teen gets probation for stealing church chalice, garage burglary
WILLMAR -- Darien Cole Frank, 19, of New London, was sentenced Monday to 20 years of probation and 365 days in jail on a first-degree burglary charge for burglarizing a garage in Willmar in June and on gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor receiving stolen property charges for possessing...
October 2, 2012 - 12:00am
August 16, 2012
Video: Frank Lake Covenant Church moves to new home
August 16, 2012 - 6:26pm
August 15, 2012
Making the big move: Frank Lake Covenant Church travels
MURDOCK -- By 8 a.m. Tuesday the Thein Moving Co.
August 15, 2012 - 12:43am
August 14, 2012
Frank Lake Church begins journey this morning near Mudock, Minn.
August 14, 2012 - 9:40am
July 30, 2012
A fond farewell
A crowd gathers Sunday for a farewell service to the Frank Lake Covenant Church in rural Murdock. The church building was sold in May to Kathy...
July 30, 2012 - 12:00am
July 23, 2012
Farewell service set for rural Murdock, Minn., church headed for new home
MURDOCK -- When Kathy Weckwerth looks at the Frank Lake Covenant Church, she looks past the peeling exterior paint and the stained glass windows...
July 23, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Home of rural Swedish Covenant faith listed for sale
MURDOCK -- Sitting at the antique kitchen table in her equally old rural Murdock farm house, Marie Johnson listens intently to the Swedish church...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
January 3, 2012
HomeTown Bank promotes Orth, Frank
OLIVIA -- HomeTown Bank announces that Donald Orth has been promoted to senior vice president-marketing for HomeTown Bank and Jeremy Frank has been promoted to Olivia branch manager. Orth will work with all HomeTown Bank branches to improve marketing techniques and programs, provide...
January 3, 2012 - 12:00am
December 22, 2011
Editorial: Willmar, Minn., city, utilities officials should follow the rules
Mayor Frank Yanish and most of the Willmar City Council Monday night voiced their support of the Municipal Utilities Commission concerning the organization's operations and pending investigation of General Manager Bruce Gomm for "activities disruptive to utility operations." They...
December 22, 2011 - 7:29am
March 8, 2011
Letter: Editorial's criticism was unfair
I think it would be wise for the West Central Tribune to make contact with the city government before spouting their opinions about what they should do with regards to the old airport property. In their March 5 editorial, the Tribune says some true and good things in the first four...
March 8, 2011 - 12:00am
November 24, 2010
Accidents NEW LONDON -- A semi carrying a load of lumber overturned Monday morning on state Highway 23 north of New London. The driver, Philip Waldner, 32, of Willow Lake, S.D., was not injured in the 11:35 a.m. accident. The New London Fire Department responded to the scene because...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 2, 2010
Willmar: Frank Yanish wins Willmar mayor race, defeats incumbent Les Heitke
Challenger Frank Yanish has defeated incumbent Les Heitke in the Willmar mayor race, according to unofficial city results. Willmar votes show...
November 2, 2010 - 10:03pm