Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Willmar teen injured Tuesday in crash with parked car
Public invited to comment of special fishing regulations
Shell's U.S deal to unlock global oil asset disposals
Two held in dragging death of teen in Wright County
Soybean plantings to rise in 2017, corn to fall
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Dr. Harris P. Hinderaker
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
October 10, 2012
Thief takes fish house, Renville County Sheriff, Minn., seeking information
BIRD ISLAND -- The Renville County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information about the theft of an Ice Castle fish house from a property in Bird Island to report that information to the Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers. According to the Sheriff's Office, the fish house...
October 10, 2012 - 1:29pm
September 27, 2012
Eden Valley, Minn., home destroyed by fire Wednesday evening
EDEN VALLEY -- A rural Eden Valley home was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening, and an unattended portable heater is suspected as the cause of the blaze. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a passerby reported the fire at the William Matteson residence,...
September 27, 2012 - 9:22am
Parvovirus outbreak prompts animal shelter to cancel open house
WILLMAR -- A recent outbreak of parvovirus disease in the Willmar area has prompted the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter to cancel an open house that was planned for Sunday. Shelter officials said they wanted to protect the health of the dogs and puppies at the shelter and also avoid the...
September 27, 2012 - 12:00am
September 12, 2012
CERTs Family Energy FaceOff blog: Saving money with the heat on
September 12, 2012 - 8:56am
August 22, 2012
Gauthier says he'll run for re-election
DULUTH -- Rep. Kerry Gauthier told the news manager of Northland's NewsCenter that he will run for re-election in House District 7B. "He said that he understands that he has let his family, friends and constituents down," said Barbara Reyelts, who spoke with Gauthier this morning...
August 22, 2012 - 12:00pm
July 10, 2012
Investigation continues into rural Clarkfield, Minn., house fire, suspect in custody
GRANITE FALLS -- The State Fire Marshal's office and the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's office are investigating a fire that burned a rural Clarkfield residence around 11:15 p.m. Monday evening. According to Sheriff Bill Flaten, a person has been arrested in connection to the blaze....
July 10, 2012 - 3:48pm
April 26, 2012
And a quilt!
April 26, 2012 - 12:00am
April 17, 2012
Minn. 17B House race heads to DFL primary
WILLMAR -- Two Willmar DFLers will face off in a primary election this summer in the House of Representatives 17B race. On Thursday, DFL delegates from Kandiyohi County endorsed Mary Sawatzky on a vote of 60 to 36, over Jessica Rohloff. At that time Rohloff told the delegates she...
April 17, 2012 - 12:00am
April 16, 2012
Rohloff will challenge Sawatzky in DFL primary for Minn. District 17B House race
WILLMAR - Two Willmar DFLers will face off in a primary election this summer in the House of Representatives 17B race. On Thursday, DFL delegates...
April 16, 2012 - 5:06pm
April 12, 2012
Abandoned house burns west of Belgrade, Minn., fire under investigation
BELGRADE -- An early morning fire that burned an abandoned house west of Belgrade is under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff's office and the State Fire Marshal. According to a news release from Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner, deputies, the fire marshal's office and...
April 12, 2012 - 9:06am
April 1, 2012
Byberg endorsed to run for U.S. House
ALEXANDRIA -- Willmar's Lee Byberg received the Republican endorsement Saturday to run in November for Minnesota's 7th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He will challenge U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. Byberg "is a principled conservative leader who will work...
April 1, 2012 - 11:39pm
March 12, 2012
Koenen files for state Senate seat vacated by death of Gary Kubly
CLARA CITY -- Rep. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City, has filed papers to run for the state Senate seat vacated by the recent death of Sen. Gary Kubly...
March 12, 2012 - 9:09am
March 9, 2012
Rohloff of Willmar, Minn., seeks DFL endorsement in District 17B
WILLMAR -- Jessica Rohloff of Willmar announces her intention to seek the DFL endorsement for the Minnesota House of Representatives in redrawn...
March 9, 2012 - 12:00am
March 7, 2012
Fire damages home in Darwin, Minn.
DARWIN -- A home in Darwin sustained moderate damage this morning due to an electrical fire. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the Dassel Fire Department was called around 11:45 a.m. to the Philip Kloeckl residence at 401 First St. N. in Darwin. Kloeckl...
March 7, 2012 - 3:41pm
March 1, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., man dead in Big Kandiyohi house explosion, investigation continues
WILLMAR -- The man found dead in a house on Big Kandiyohi Lake is Daniel Ray Rustad, 64, of the Lake Lillian area. The name was released this afternoon by Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog. The sheriff's office and the State Fire Marshal's office are continuing to investigate the...
March 1, 2012 - 1:46pm