Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
WCT daily schedule
Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
Send your story to the Tribune's Reader News
Alveda B. Myhre
Lorraine M. Essler
Arnold "Arnie" Muench
Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
October 6, 2015
Willmar Highway 12 bridge repair is done
WILLMAR – A bridge repair project on Highway 12 on the west side of Willmar is done. The $530,000 project, which included replacement of approach and repairs to the bridge deck, was finished this afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. PCI Roads,...
October 6, 2015 - 4:42pm
August 30, 2015
California man dies in nine-person, two-vehicle crash
PENNOCK — One person died and eight were injured late Saturday in a two-vehicle broadside crash on U.S. Highway 12. Marcus U. Hahn, 55, of...
August 30, 2015 - 9:42pm
July 24, 2015
Temporary lane closures on Highway 12 in Litchfield
Lane closures on the east edge of U.S. Highway 12 near County Road 34 will begin today at 10:30 a.m. to fix a bump in the road. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone, and motorists may encounter delays. The project should be complete today in the early...
July 24, 2015 - 10:24am
May 5, 2015
U.S. Highway 12 detour from Kerkhoven to Pennock starts Monday
WILLMAR — Motorists will encounter a detour on U.S. Highway 12 from Kerkhoven to Pennock beginning Monday as crews start work on a resurfacing project, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced. According to a news release from MnDOT, the 8-mile project extends from...
May 5, 2015 - 9:29pm
MnDOT to host open house on U.S. Highway 12 construction from Atwater to Litchfield
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages the public to attend an open house informational meeting regarding construction on U.S. Highway 12 from Atwater to Litchfield, which includes a detour. According to a news release from MnDOT, the meeting will be from...
May 5, 2015 - 9:26pm
April 30, 2015
MnDOT puts finishing touches on U.S. Highway 12 project
WILLMAR – Motorists traveling on U.S. Highway 12 from Sixth Street Southeast to near the Highway 71 bypass in Willmar may encounter minor delays that began today as crews put the finishing touches on the Highway 12 reconstruction project. Work includes minor grading, seeding...
April 30, 2015 - 2:35pm
April 21, 2015
MnDOT sets open houses for highway projects
Minnesota Department of Transportation District 8 Headquarters will sponsor open houses Monday and Tuesday for area residents, business owners and others to learn about traffic changes and other details associated with projects proposed for U.S. Highway 12 from Pennock to Kerkhoven,...
April 21, 2015 - 9:23pm
October 23, 2014
Highway 12 East near bypass opens as resurfacing work ends
WILLMAR — The resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 12 East at the Willmar bypass has been completed. Crews removed traffic control devices and opened the road to motorists, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Thursday. The turn lane at Seventh Street Southwest is...
October 23, 2014 - 11:16pm
Highway 12 project at Willmar Bypass is done and open to traffic
WILLMAR – U.S. Highway 12 on the east side of Willmar is done and open to traffic today. Judy Jacobs, public affairs coordinator from the Minnesota Department of Transportation's District 8 office in Willmar, said the resurfacing project on Highway 12 at the Willmar bypass has...
October 23, 2014 - 11:53am
September 15, 2014
Commentary: When will Minnesota fix U.S. Highway 12?
We are all saddened by the death of a wonderful young man, Robert Brau, in the accident in Montrose, where a young woman allowed her car to drift across the midline and strike Brau’s motorcycle. Several years ago another young Willmar man, Trae Mielke, was killed in Delano when...
September 15, 2014 - 6:00am
September 10, 2014
Segment of Highway 12 detour in Willmar will be removed tonight
WILLMAR – The detour for the resurfacing project on Highway 12 near the Willmar bypass will be removed tonight as the road opens to allow traffic through the work zone. Work will continue on the project as crews excavate and reconstruct the road, add a right turn lane at...
September 10, 2014 - 4:09pm
MnDOT to remove U.S. Highway 12 resurfacing project detour tonight
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the detour for the resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 12 near the Willmar Bypass will be removed tonight as the road opens to allow traffic through the work zone. Work continues on the project as crews excavate and reconstruct...
September 10, 2014 - 4:01pm
August 26, 2014
Lane closes today on 7th St.
WILLMAR — Motorists traveling U.S. Highway 12 in Willmar can expect brief delays at a temporary eastbound lane closure at Seventh Street Southwest beginning today to allow crews to saw cut the old concrete for construction of a right-turn lane for traffic heading south onto Seventh...
August 26, 2014 - 11:12pm
Seventh Street Southwest lane closure set Wednesday in Highway 12 project
WILLMAR -- Motorists traveling U.S. Highway 12 in Willmar can expect brief delays at a temporary eastbound lane closure at Seventh Street Southwest beginning Wednesday to allow crews to saw cut the old concrete for construction of a right-turn lane for traffic turning south from Highway...
August 26, 2014 - 1:15pm
July 31, 2014
One victim airlifted following semi-car collision on Highway 12 east of Pennock
PENNOCK - Multiple individuals were injured this morning in a semi-truck and car collision near the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and 75th...
July 31, 2014 - 12:45pm