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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
April 29, 2015
Nepali student seeks awareness, aid for earthquake-stricken home
WILLMAR — When he heard the news Saturday that an earthquake had devastated his home country of Nepal, Suchit Khadge immediately wanted to...
April 29, 2015 - 11:27pm
Bethesda construction continues
The silt fences are up and heavy equipment is crawling around on the site of new construction at Bethesda Pleasant View in Willmar. With the...
April 29, 2015 - 6:52am
December 11, 2014
Barn Theatre seeks funds for renovation
WILLMAR — The Barn Theatre announced Thursday the community theater will launch a $989,000 capital campaign to renovate and remodel the current...
December 11, 2014 - 11:18pm
November 28, 2014
Rice Health Foundation raises record amount with annual gala
WILLMAR — The Rice Health Foundation set a record this month at its annual holiday gala, raising $342,000 to support services and patient care at Rice Memorial Hospital. The amount is the most ever for the yearly fundraiser, said Shirley Carter, executive director of the Rice Health...
November 28, 2014 - 11:43pm
April 17, 2014
Incumbents Peterson, Cramer start 2014 with fundraising edge
WASHINGTON — U.S. Reps. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota and Collin Peterson of Minnesota started 2014 with big fundraising advantages over their challengers in the November election.
April 17, 2014 - 4:00am
November 24, 2012
Letter: A bad way to raise funds?
I saw by the West Central Tribune that a recent United Way fundraiser event by Bremer Bank featured an eating contest. While I am for fundraising, I am against eating contests! This is gluttony! There must be a better way to raise funds without stuffing our faces. Kent Syverson ...
November 24, 2012 - 12:54am
May 19, 2012
Willmar's iPad fundraising campaign has Monday open house
WILLMAR -- The iCardinals Campaign raising funds from the community to provide individual Apple iPad tablet computers for students at Willmar Senior High will have an informational open house from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Willmar Senior High Theater. The meeting is open to the public. The...
May 19, 2012 - 12:00am
January 30, 2012
'Dancing With Our Stars' coming in March in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Six local couples are donning ballroom finery and showing off their dance moves at an upcoming benefit for the Willmar Community Senior...
January 30, 2012 - 12:00am
October 5, 2010
Foundation considering ways to raise more money for schools
WILLMAR -- Lackluster fundraising and growing needs have members of the Willmar Public Schools Foundation Board looking for ways to turn things around. At the beginning of its meeting Monday, the foundation board re-ceived a report sh-owing it had in the area of $21,000 available...
October 5, 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
March 12, 2010
United Way, struggling to hit its target, issues a plea for donations
WILLMAR -- With only two weeks to go until its annual community review, the United Way of West Central Minnesota is more than 25 percent short of its fund-raising goal. The regional United Way put out an urgent plea this week for people to dig into their pockets and give, so all...
March 12, 2010 - 12:00am
July 23, 2009
Annual Kandiyohi County Relay for Life scheduled Friday
WILLMAR -- Every Tuesday during the past school year, the teachers on Willmar Junior High School's two teams for the Kandiyohi County Relay for Life would bring in bars, cupcakes, zucchini bread and other goodies. For 25 cents, co-workers could help themselves to treats and know...
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
April 18, 2009
United Way reaches 99 percent
WILLMAR -- In spite of a challenging year for raising money, the United Way of West Central Minnesota has reached 99.7 percent of its campaign...
April 18, 2009 - 12:00am
February 3, 2009
United Way expands its service area; now regional organization
WILLMAR -- In a move aimed at better reflecting the people and the towns it serves, the United Way of Kandiyohi County has become the United Way of West Central Minnesota. The expansion and the name change became official this week. The transition process -- forging new relationships...
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am