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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
July 6, 2016
Letter: Saving a lake, one clam at a time
I recently spent another wonderful weekend on the north shore of Green Lake. As is usually the case with Green Lake, the water is clear, and the sandy beach on the north shore extends past our dock. How strange this year to see black clumps of zebra mussel-encrusted rocks and clams...
July 6, 2016 - 2:00am
June 23, 2016
Spicer Graffiti: 'I was a Teenage Carhop'
Featured in Saturday's West Central Tribune Extra section will be an article and photos on a Spicer landmark. Norm and Alice Melges opened Mel's...
June 23, 2016 - 10:08am
June 21, 2016
Snowbirds flock to Willmar
Ann Patrick and Terry Dinderman of the Orange Grove RV Park Picnic Group from Edinburg, Texas, wave Tuesday as they leave a public dock to cruise...
June 21, 2016 - 11:37pm
A rallying voice for local lakes steps back from the podium
A familiar voice on behalf of the lakes of Kandiyohi County is stepping back from the podium he has used for the cause. Terry Frazee, executive...
June 21, 2016 - 1:28pm
June 17, 2016
Zebra mussels continue explosive growth in Green Lake
SPICER — Zebra mussels are likely to continue their explosive growth in Green Lake this summer, but it remains impossible to know what their...
June 17, 2016 - 2:27pm
June 5, 2016
Willmar group wants to build a destination playground on Robbins Island
WILLMAR — A group of community members feel the time is right to try and build a destination playground at Robbins Island Park in Willmar,...
June 5, 2016 - 11:39pm
May 27, 2016
Let's catch some fish on Green Lake
Let's Go Fishing takes area elementary students fishing on Green Lake each May. These Kennedy fourth-graders got there chance on a splendid Thursday...
May 27, 2016 - 6:15am
April 15, 2016
Zebra mussels popping up in the thousands on Green Lake
SPICER - The zebra mussel invasion is full-blown on Green Lake. At 4 Seasons Lawn & Beach Service, owner Chris Pientka said that he first...
April 15, 2016 - 10:46am
March 21, 2016
A chilly way to ring in spring
Despite there still being ice on some parts of the lake, five area men to take to the gelid waters of Green Lake on Saturday for some wakesurfing...
March 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
March 17, 2016
Lake ice piles up in Spicer
It is just one more crazy event to occur on the lake this winter, such as water skiing on Christmas Day. Driven by a westerly breeze, mounds...
March 17, 2016 - 7:43pm
Mounds of cubed ice rumble to Green Lake's shore
Mounds of cubed ice piled up Wednesday along the east shore of Green Lake. One lake resident said the ice crackled and popped as it barged to...
March 17, 2016 - 1:12pm
February 18, 2016
Murderer challenges court’s denial of appeals
For nearly 20 years, Thomas Rhodes, 56, has maintained his innocence in the 1996 Green Lake boating death of his wife, Jane Rhodes. During a nighttime jet-powered boat ride, according to the prosecution’s evidence, Rhodes choked his wife, threw her from the boat and then struck...
February 18, 2016 - 12:15am
January 2, 2016
Video: Winter Yacht Racers travel from afar for Spicer's "Good Ice"
Some traveled from as far as New England, lower Michigan, Chicago and central Wisconsin to race on the slickest ice in the hemisphere this weekend...
January 2, 2016 - 4:46pm
January 1, 2016
Video: Green Lake to host iceboat Regatta this weekend
SPICER - Good things come to those who wait, and in this case, that means good ice and the men and women who love to race iceboats on it. Some...
January 1, 2016 - 12:00am
December 26, 2015
Video: No ice fishing, let’s water ski
Christmas Day, around noon, 2015, Green Lake, Spicer, Minnesota, 45th Parallel, water temperature 33 degrees, air temperature 30 degrees (feels...
December 26, 2015 - 12:00am