Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Pass it on: Putting the 'success' in business succession
Bicyclist dies days after being hit by car in Fargo
UPDATE: Protest at Enbridge property in Bemidji, Minn., ends
Minnesota entrepreneur wants to improve how scholarships are awarded
Officials release names of three people killed in plane crash outside of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Former Davies, NDSU athlete Scheel wins men's Wild Hog Marathon in Grand Forks
Woodbury native Brennan Menell making the most of his NHL audition for Wild
Ramirez helps Loons storm past reeling FC Dallas
Wild owner Craig Leipold says it's Stanley Cup or bust this season
Timberwolves' path to top-four playoff seed keeps getting more difficult
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
Printer Andy Kahmann of Montevideo named 2017 Prairie Disciple
Country Quilters show is this weekend in Willmar
'Almost Saved, But Lost' details snowstorm: New London native publishes book on 1873 blizzard that killed 12 people in Kandiyohi County
'Idiots' worth a visit at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
David A. Mitteness
Raymond L. "Ray" Hyser
Doris E. Thompson
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
Conserving estate money no excuse for risking elder's health
Opinion: Alarm over decline in U.S. government spending for ag research
Tribune Editorial: TIF proposal for First Street South block is a good idea for Willmar
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
Jennie Mae Wubben
December 2, 2014
Willmar City Council reviews purchase of land from Jennie-O for Priam substation
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities’ proposed Priam substation is in a holding pattern while City Council members consider the merits of...
December 2, 2014 - 11:11pm
October 20, 2014
OSHA inspects Willmar’s Jennie-O plant
WILLMAR — An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began work Monday at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar where more than two dozen employees became ill Friday evening. The first goal of OSHA’s inspection is to gather information...
October 20, 2014 - 11:43pm
October 19, 2014
Jennie-O plant open: Patients released; cause of Friday’s medical incident remains unknown
WILLMAR — The cause of the medical situation Friday evening when dozens of employees became ill at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant...
October 19, 2014 - 10:53pm
October 4, 2014
Editorial: Deserved honors for helping people
Our collective community of Willmar and Kandiyohi County has gained respect throughout Minnesota in recent decades through our private enterprise, economic development, regional center leadership and community asset development. None of this could have happened without the...
October 4, 2014 - 8:44am
August 26, 2014
Community Foundation to honor Willmar couple, Jennie-O Turkey store
WILLMAR — The Willmar Area Community Foundation announces that it will honor Dr. James and Colleen Thompson Michels and Jennie-O Turkey Store...
August 26, 2014 - 11:04pm
June 20, 2014
Willmar City Council approves development agreement with Jennie-O Turkey Store for corporate office expansion
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council took action this week to formally approve the development agreement between the city and Jennie-O Turkey Store for the land transfer and tax increment financing agreement. Council approval authorizes Mayor Frank Yanish and City Administrator Charlene...
June 20, 2014 - 10:56pm
June 15, 2014
City Council committee backs formalizing Jennie-O subsidy agreement
WILLMAR — The Community Development Committee will recommend the City Council approve written documents that formalize earlier council approval of the land transfer and business subsidy for Jennie-O Turkey Store’s office expansion project. The council will consider the committee’s...
June 15, 2014 - 11:20pm
June 10, 2014
Jennie-O Turkey Store donates $10,000 to United Way for Growmobile food backpack program
WILLMAR — Jennie-O Turkey Store, which made a $60,000 donation to United Way for a new Growmobile earlier in the year, announced Tuesday another $10,000 donation to the United Way for the Growmobile food backpack program.
June 10, 2014 - 11:07pm
May 18, 2014
Plan review for Jennie-O office project approved by commission
WILLMAR — The Willmar Planning Commission has approved a plan review for the proposed Jennie-O Turkey Store corporate office expansion project. Work on the project, which could cost up to $7 million, is anticipated to begin in June and end next year. The project will add 35,391...
May 18, 2014 - 10:50pm
May 6, 2014
Expansion, TIF approved: Council takes steps to advance Jennie-O expansion
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council has taken steps to advance development of Jennie-O Turkey Store’s corporate office expansion project. Jennie-O proposes to construct a 35,000-square-foot, $6-million-to-$7-million addition to the corporate offices.
May 6, 2014 - 11:05pm
April 15, 2014
Making a statement: County supports two major economic development projects
WILLMAR –– The Kandiyohi County Commissioners have thrown their financial support behind two major economic development projects in Willmar, including one that could end up pulling money away from planned county road projects. At their meeting Tuesday, the Commissioners unanimously...
April 15, 2014 - 11:20pm
April 5, 2014
Letter: Support Jennie-O Turkey Store expansion in Willmar
The Jennie-O Turkey Store project meets all the objective criteria for tax-based incentives to expand in Willmar. Make no mistake — they will still be paying tens of thousands of dollars in property taxes every year. They will continue to be the largest taxpayer in Kandiyohi County....
April 5, 2014 - 6:00am
March 18, 2014
Willmar council sets hearing on land transfer to Jennie-O Turkey Store, rejects stock disclosure requirement
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council voted Monday night to introduce an ordinance for a public hearing April 7 that will authorize the transfer of city-owned land to Jennie-O Turkey Store for the company’s proposed corporate office expansion. The council was asked by City Planning...
March 18, 2014 - 5:00am
March 3, 2014
Willmar City Council OKs land transfer to Jennie-O
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council on a voice vote Monday night approved the transfer of two parcels of land totaling approximately eight acres to Jennie-O Turkey Store for the company’s proposed corporate headquarters expansion project. Both parcels have a combined value of...
March 3, 2014 - 11:18pm
March 1, 2014
Editorial: Council should OK Jennie-O proposals
The Willmar City Council will consider Monday night a proposal to sell two parcels of land totaling 8 acres to Jennie-O Turkey Store for the company’s proposed new headquarters project. The City Council will also consider a 10-year right of first refusal to Jennie-O for a nearly...
March 1, 2014 - 7:00am