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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
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
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
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
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
March 1, 2014
West Central Tribune delivery delayed today in Hector
Due to some production difficulties, delivery of the West Central Tribune in the town of Hector will be delayed until later today. Thanks for everybody's patience in this matter.
March 1, 2014 - 7:43am
February 21, 2014
Renville County towns open doors to 134 stranded motorists
OLIVIA — Communities in Renville County hosted 134 motorists stranded by last night’s winter storm after motel rooms had filled. The National...
February 21, 2014 - 10:59pm
Renville County communities open doors to 134 stranded motorists
OLIVIA — Communities in Renville County hosted 134 motorists stranded by last night’s winter storm after motel rooms had filled. The...
February 21, 2014 - 11:10am
Tribune delivery delayed in some towns due to blizzard conditions
Delivery of the West Central Tribune this morning has been delayed in some areas due to the blizzard conditions. Tribune subscribers will have late delivery this morning in the towns of Bird Island, Olivia, Hector, Cosmos, Blomkest, Lake Lillian, Renville and Prinsburg. The...
February 21, 2014 - 9:10am
January 25, 2014
Two Willmar men killed in rollover northwest of Hector
HECTOR -- Two Willmar men were killed in a rollover accident Friday afternoon in Renville County. According to a news release from Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable, two unbelted passengers in a 2001 Dodge Caravan were ejected when the vehicle rolled over at about 3:15 p.m....
January 25, 2014 - 10:06am
January 11, 2014
Former Hector city administrator pleads to reduced theft charge
OLIVIA — The former city administrator for the city of Hector pleaded guilty Friday to an amended charge of gross misdemeanor theft by false representation for falsely claiming more than $7,000 in expenses in 2012.
January 11, 2014 - 2:07am
November 22, 2013
Former Hector city administrator faces embezzlement charge
OLIVIA — The Renville County Attorney’s Office has filed felony charges of embezzlement of public funds and theft – false representation against the former city administrator of Hector. Barbara Hoyhtya, 60, of Hector, resigned her position as administrator in June in the midst...
November 22, 2013 - 11:07pm
October 11, 2013
Two hurt in ATV crash northeast of Hector, Minn.
OLIVIA — The juvenile driver of an ATV that crash around 7 p.m. Thursday northeast of Hector was airlifted from the scene to an undisclosed hospital for treatment of her injuries. According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders were called to 82441 County...
October 11, 2013 - 8:53am
September 9, 2013
Several area schools close early today because of heat
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools will dismiss students two hours early today, due to the anticipated extreme heat and humidity. In addition, after school activities and athletic events have been cancelled. BOLD and Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart schools will also be closing...
September 9, 2013 - 12:19pm
Roebke's Run horse trials are July 13-14 at Magister Equitum Stables near Hector, Minn.
HECTOR -- Organizers say more than 155 participants, and more than 170 horses, from the five-state area and Canada are expected to compete in the third annual Roebke's Run horse trials this weekend near Hector. The event is at Magister Equitum Stables, which is located 8 miles south...
July 9, 2013 - 11:31pm
February 20, 2013
Motorists sheltered in west central Minn. towns, deputies rescue several stranded in Monday’s storm
OLIVIA — Communities along U.S. Highway 212 in Renville County hosted roughly 100 stranded motorists in community centers and a church as winds created blizzard conditions Monday night. Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable said that four squad cars were kept busy without a break...
February 20, 2013 - 12:19am
January 30, 2013
Paynesville man hurt in truck rollover in Renville Co., Minn.
HECTOR — A 41-year-old Paynesville man was treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained in a semi truck rollover crash around 5:20 a.m. this morning in Renville County. According to the State Patrol, Scott Klehr was driving a 2004 Kenworth northbound on State Highway 4 when...
January 30, 2013 - 1:18pm
January 16, 2013
Hector, Minn., man gets stayed prison time for throwing wrench at boy
OLIVIA — A 31-year-old Hector man was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in prison, which was stayed, 90 days in jail, a $500 fine and seven years of probation on a second-degree assault charge for throwing a wrench at a then 7-year-old boy in June, striking the boy in the head and...
January 16, 2013 - 11:18pm
November 26, 2012
Culvert replacement on Highway 4 near Hector, Minn., complete
WILLMAR -- Motorists will no longer experience detours on state Highway 4 near Hector as crews have completed culvert and tile replacements. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a news release that the detour will be removed this afternoon. For statewide travel information,...
November 26, 2012 - 2:41pm
November 9, 2012
Culvert replacement on Highway 4 near Hector, Minn., begins Tuesday
WILLMAR -- Motorists in Renville County will experience detours beginning Tuesday on State Highway 4 near Hector as crews work on culvert and tile replacement in two locations. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the northern location is two miles north of Hector...
November 9, 2012 - 12:22pm