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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
May 13, 2016
Kandiyohi County to get angel investor group
WILLMAR — An angel investment fund that could provide crucial capital to launch or expand Kandiyohi County businesses is in the works. It’s...
May 13, 2016 - 8:28am
April 12, 2016
Minnesota House plan would move $2 million in bird flu money to disaster fund
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House agriculture finance chairman wants to move nearly $2 million out of a fund set up to fight bird flu last year. Chairman Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, offered a plan under consideration so the money could be used for other agriculture disasters. “Right...
April 12, 2016 - 11:30pm
May 18, 2014
Demand for Rice trust fund grants still strong
WILLMAR — The need for Rice trust funds to help pay the bill for needy patients at Rice Memorial Hospital continues to outpace the money available. According to an annual report presented this month to the hospital board’s finance committee, the Rice trust awarded $53,000 in...
May 18, 2014 - 11:09pm
August 17, 2012
Disaster funds include individual, business aid
ST. PAUL -- Individuals and small businesses recovering from summer storms would share in a disaster recovery bill lawmakers are discussing. The...
August 17, 2012 - 12:00am
March 2, 2012
Letter: Golden Oval saga continues
Remember Midwest Investors of Renville? That became Golden Oval Eggs, which morphed into The New Midwest Company. I've tried to forget, but a trustee service company keeps sending me letters, with ever more depressing news. A very brief history. In 1994 farmers invested in a new...
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am
February 23, 2012
Letter: Misuse of the legacy fund
I applaud the West Central Tribune in its recent editorial on the misuse of legacy funds by the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton. I first learned about this tragic abuse of power by our elected officials in an article written by Doug Smith in the Star Tribune. His information...
February 23, 2012 - 12:00am
January 18, 2012
Fund to help slain woman's child, fiancé established at Bremer Bank in Willmar
WILLMAR -- A fund has been established to remember Vinessa Lozano and to assist her surviving 18-month-old son, Carson, and the child's father,...
January 18, 2012 - 4:37pm
April 14, 2011
Tribune editorial: Let's use Legacy fund for invasive fight
Minnesota is facing a growing threat of invasive species, which is a major threat to the Land of 10,000 Lakes. As Tribune has said before, the threat of invasive species to Minnesota waters -- lakes, rivers and streams -- is serious. This threat includes zebra mussels, Asian carp,...
April 14, 2011 - 12:00am
February 26, 2011
DNR seeks license fee hike to stop downward funding slide
SPICER -- It will cost more to put walleyes in the boat or pheasants and ducks in the bag, if the state Legislature approves license fee increases...
February 26, 2011 - 12:00am
November 2, 2010
Website helps families see if they qualify for assistance
WILLMAR -- Forty percent of Minnesota families that would be eligible for food support have not applied for it. Seventy percent of those eligible for energy assistance aren't receiving it. One-fifth of eligible families aren't claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or Working Family...
November 2, 2010 - 12:00am
September 18, 2010
Integration effort recognized in annual Kids Count report
WILLMAR -- The West Central Integration Collaborative has been recognized for its work to help young people choose healthier lifestyles. The collaborative is listed among the "Stars of the State" in the 2010 Kids Count Data Book from the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota. The...
September 18, 2010 - 12:00am
September 14, 2010
Women's Fund looks to improve life for women, girls across area
WILLMAR -- When organizers with the Women's Fund of the Willmar Area Community Foundation were looking at how to allot grant money this past year, one program that caught their attention was Kitchen Kamp, an initiative by the Heartland Community Action Agency to help teenaged mothers...
September 14, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2010
Social Security next victim of no compromise?
WASHINGTON -- Prospects are bleak for fixing Social Security's financial problems as the government retirement insurance program celebrates its 75th anniversary this week. Many Democrats adamantly oppose any cut in benefits to reduce cost and some won't accept a gradual increase...
August 12, 2010 - 12:00am
June 21, 2010
Volunteer efforts are now underway in Wadena, Minn.; relief fund set up at bank
WADENA, Minn. - Volunteer efforts for tornado cleanup in Wadena started this morning as the city looks to rebound from a devastating twister last Thursday. All volunteers wishing to help with the cleanup are asked to arrive and park in the parking lot for the former Pamida, along...
June 21, 2010 - 11:10am
June 7, 2010
Rice trust fund issued $88,000 in grants last year for more than 100 individual applicants
WILLMAR -- The need for Rice trust fund grants to help eligible patients pay their hospital bills continues to outstrip the amount of money available. Last year the 78-year-old fund issued $88,000 worth of grants on behalf of 106 individual applicants. So far during 2010, the Rice...
June 7, 2010 - 12:00am