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Easy winter means more money for county work
USDA expects more soybeans, small-market crops to be planted this spring
Former Willmar mayor Richard Hoglund dies
Tot dies weeks after falling through ice
State job vacancies soar to highest level since 2001
Tom Powers: Vikings’ draft options remain wide open
Area golf courses in full swing
NHL: Wild determined to not slow down
MLB: For Twins’ Milone, it’s a start
College softball: Ridgewater splits twin bill
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Irene M. Hertling
Richard "Dick" Hoglund
Larry G. Woltjer
Post — Veldkamp
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Letter: Willmar school issues
Letter: Veterans, you are needed
Commentary: Harry Reid vs. the Smooth Deal
Commentary: Disability services in critical need of funding
December 17, 2011
Holiday Gift Guide for folks in Willmar and West Central Minnesota
If it's looking a little, well, empty under your tree this year, don't panic yet.
extra / local
December 17, 2011 - 12:10am
June 11, 2011
Right on time, updated guide to local foods available
MORRIS -- As summerlike weather finally arrives, so does the latest edition of the Buy Fresh Buy Local Upper Minnesota River Valley Local Foods Guide. The Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide features the "who, what, when, where, why and how" of local foods. This year's guide features 62 farms,...
news / region / local
June 11, 2011 - 12:00am
October 21, 2010
Our Voter Guide online has been published
The West Central Tribune has published its Voter Guide of local candidates online. Readers may view the Voter Guide at: Voter Guide. Candidates who had difficulty submitting their information or have not yet submitted their candidate information should send an e-mail as soon as...
news / local / region
October 21, 2010 - 1:05pm
September 27, 2010
Voter Guide planned for Wctrib.com; candidate info sought
WILLMAR -- The West Central Tribune and the Morris SunTribune will be publishing a Voter Guide online in October on wctrib.com and morrissuntribune.com. Candidates for the various elected offices in west central Minnesota will be included. To receive the online invitation to the...
news / local / region
September 27, 2010 - 11:23am
April 17, 2010
Willmar police officer talks about Internet, summer safety
WILLMAR -- One in five teens will receive some sort of inappropriate content online this year. It's parents' job to teach their children how to handle such encounters with strangers on the Internet, Willmar Police Officer Marilee Dorn said Friday. Dorn spoke at the Child Guide Community...
news / local / education
April 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 12, 2009
A guide along the way
news / local / education / Ridgewater / college
December 12, 2009 - 12:00am
November 20, 2009
Blind man hit by vehicle upgraded, is reunited with his guide dog
WILLMAR -- Thomas Sykora, the 58-year-old blind man who was run over by a vehicle Monday evening, has been upgraded to serious condition at St. Cloud Hospital. According to postings on Sykora's caringbridge.org web site, Sykora suffered multiple broken ribs, a broken right ankle...
news / local
November 20, 2009 - 12:00am
January 3, 2009
Blind man stranded by snow-blocked sidewalk near Willmar Wal-Mart
WILLMAR -- A snowdrift that blocked a sidewalk near Willmar's Super Wal-Mart store left a blind man and his guide dog stranded on New Year's Day. According to Willmar police, the man's service dog didn't know how to guide the man over the snowdrift so that he could continue walking...
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am
Heitke tie-breaker assures Child Guide funding request in '09 city budget
WILLMAR -- Mayor Les Heitke broke a tie City Council vote to assure his 2009 budget will include $10,000 for the Child Guide Program. The council voted 4-4 Monday night on a motion by the Finance Committee to remove the $10,000 from next year's $20.8 million budget, but Heitke broke...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
November 28, 2008
Reading buddy program has grown but more volunteers would be welcome
WILLMAR -- Jenissa Acosta and Theresa Wittenberg finished reading a book about frogs and moved on to Dr.
local / education
November 28, 2008 - 12:00am
Audit shows Willmar Schools has shrinking fund balance
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School District has seen its enrollment and its unreserved fund balance shrink in recent years, but it ended the 2008 fiscal year with a balance equal to 10 percent of expenditures, according to information from the district's annual audit. Paul Harvego, an...
local / education
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am