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August 3, 2011
Cosmos man treated, released after hit-and-run crash with semi
HECTOR -- A 26-year-old Cosmos man was treated and released for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle hit-and-run crash around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning north of Hector. According to the State Patrol, Jeremiah D. Gunnerson was driving a 1987 Ford Ranger that hit the rear of an excavator...
August 3, 2011 - 9:18am
July 4, 2011
Xcel crews working today in Belview, Bird Island, Hector and Cosmos to restore power after storm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Electricity has been restored for most of the 100,000 Xcel Energy customers who lost power during the storms that moved through the state on Friday, but crews will still be working today in some hard-hit areas. Xcel spokeswoman Mary Sandok says there were fewer...
July 4, 2011 - 11:12am
May 10, 2011
Highway 212 resurfacing project from Hector to Glencoe begins May 16, traffic will be detoured
WILLMAR - Motorists will encounter a detour on Highway 212 from Hector to Glencoe as a resurfacing project begins May 16. The 28.3-mile project extends from Renville County Road 16 west of Hector to the start of the four-lane highway west of Glencoe. The project consists of pavement...
May 10, 2011 - 10:20am
August 20, 2010
Pavement work continues between Fairfax and Hector
WILLMAR -- A major pavement patching project which began Thursday on state Highway 4 between Fairfax and Hector will stretch into next week. Motorists can expect delays of approximately 10 to 15 minutes during work hours. Crews will be working on the project from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....
August 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 19, 2010
Road work begins today between Fairfax and Hector
WILLMAR -- A major pavement patching project began today on state Highway 4 between Fairfax and Hector. Motorists can expect delays of approximately 10 to 15 minutes during work hours. Crews will be working on the project until approximately 3:30 p.m. today and then again from 8...
August 19, 2010 - 11:45am
June 28, 2010
Buffalo Lake, Hector police release burglary video, seek info
WEB hector burglaries RENVILLE -- The Buffalo Lake and Hector police departments are investigating burglaries that have occurred at liquor establishments in their respective cities. On Wednesday, an unknown person entered the Buffalo Lake Liquor Store and took an undisclosed amount...
June 28, 2010 - 3:37pm
April 6, 2010
Letter: Thanks for the memories
I would like to thank the Willmar West Central Tribune for all the great reporters and coverage you had as our Lady Mustangs Buffalo Lake-Hector girls had a great run in basketball. I had to go out of my way to get the Willmar paper, but it was worth it. Awesome state basketball...
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am
March 19, 2010
Goodhue ends BLH's season
MINNEAPOLIS -- It was an historic day for the communities of Buffalo Lake and Hector, which sent its first team ever to a state basketball tournament. "They'll...
March 19, 2010 - 12:00am
March 18, 2010
BL-Hector ready for first trip to Big Dance
In the past, talking about Buffalo Lake-Hector and the girls state basketball tournament in the same sentence is like putting ketchup on peas. It just isn't something that ever comes up in a conversation. Until now. The Mustangs have put Buffalo Lake and Hector on the girls' hoops map...
March 18, 2010 - 12:00am
Nothing foreign about basketball to BLH's Mikkola
When Buffalo Lake-Hector students heard the school was getting a female foreign exchange student/athlete from Finland this year, they probably...
March 18, 2010 - 12:00am
March 4, 2010
Fairfax man treated, released after Renville County crash
HECTOR -- A 62-year-old Fairfax man was treated and released at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 1 p.m. Wednesday in Hector. According to the State Patrol, Rodney N. Schefus was driving a 2001 Dodge Ram southbound on Highway...
March 4, 2010 - 11:52am
February 12, 2010
Highway 212 schools tapping rivalries to aid Haiti
BUFFALO LAKE -- Rivalries run deep among the schools along U.S. Highway 212 in Renville County. A group of students is hoping to tap those competitive feelings for a cause: They are challenging the students and organizations in the Buffalo Lake-Hector, BOLD and Renville County West...
February 12, 2010 - 12:44am
February 10, 2010
Man hurt in snowmobile crash near Hector
HECTOR -- A Hector man was transported by ambulance to Renville County Hospital after an early morning snowmobile crash. The Renville County Sheriff's office was notified around 12:35 a.m. of a crash near the intersection of 770th Avenue and 440th Street, approximately eight miles...
February 10, 2010 - 9:29am
November 11, 2009
Madison woman hurt in crash at Hector
HECTOR -- A 46-year-old Madison woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash around 7:10 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 212 and State Highway 4 in Hector. According to the State Patrol, Maria M. Lavoie was driving a 2006 International truck that struck a 2001 Chevy...
November 11, 2009 - 9:27am
October 1, 2009
Judith Johnson of Willmar wins tickets to Women's Expo
Judith Johnson of Willmar is the Oct. 1 winner in the Women's Expo Ticket Giveaway on Wctrib.com. The West Central Tribune is sponsoring a ticket...
October 1, 2009 - 12:41pm