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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
June 15, 2016
Summer Fun 2016 Guide now available online
The West Central Tribune's 2016 Summer Fun can be viewed online here. The 84-page, comprehensive guide offers information on all the summer activities...
June 15, 2016 - 11:31am
May 14, 2016
Wanna be a fishing guide? It's a demanding gig
Maybe the thought has crossed your mind. You love fishing. You’re good at catching fish. Why not do it all the time and become a guide? Think...
May 14, 2016 - 11:14am
August 25, 2015
People watching, food and other state fair fun
The Minnesota State Fair opens Thursday for 12 days of agriculture homage, people-watching and eating. Those three topics captivate a lot of fair-goers, so it seems prudent to preview a bit of each of them. Agricultural Homage Like the county fairs preceding it, the state fair...
August 25, 2015 - 11:30pm
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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...
April 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 12, 2009
A guide along the way
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...
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.
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...
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am