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U.S. forces kill 7 suspected al-Qaida militants in new Yemen raid
An Alaska man tried to take his life. But the bullet passed through him and killed his girlfriend.
Man fires 5 to 7 shots at another vehicle on Minnesota interstate
Tomi Lahren lands new gig at pro-Trump advocacy group
Essay: I was at the Ariana Grande concert where a bomb exploded
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
Local Roundup: Litchfield tennis team heading back to state
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
September 20, 2012
Letter: A critical time for Willmar
Kudos to council member Doug Reese for publicly voicing his frustrations over the Willmar City Council's actions. And kudos to the West Central Tribune for the editorial on Sept.
September 20, 2012 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
Better options needed for keeping children safe amid state mandates
WILLMAR -- With less money and more mandates, better solutions are needed to help protect children who are living in abusive homes, according to Kathy Nelson, a supervisor with Kandiyohi County Family Services. "We need to come up with solutions in child welfare," Nelson said during...
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
February 16, 2010
Former welding shop operators find satisfaction with embroidery business
Junior and Kathy Nohl were looking for a cleaner and easier career after they closed their Hancock welding shop nine years ago. The Nohls found...
February 16, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2009
The 'Original' Mr. B. Chocolatier returns
WILLMAR -- Mr. B. Chocolatier is back. The popular Willmar chocolate business is under new ownership and is once again hand-making and will be selling those delicious Swiss truffles and Belgian-style chocolates at the kitchen and retail shop located at 916 Litchfield Ave. S.W. "The...
October 20, 2009 - 12:00am
May 30, 2009
Letter: Thanks to a special teacher
We wish to use this public forum to acknowledge and thank a person who has been a significant part of our lives this past year. Her name is Kathy Schrantz and she has been our son Quinn's first-grade teacher this year. We have had the great fortune of having many wonderful teachers...
May 30, 2009 - 12:00am
December 22, 2008
New health education grant is 'mixed blessing' for regional center
WILLMAR -- Minnesota's network of Area Health Education Centers has received a $3.4 million federal grant to continue its work of developing and training health care professionals in the state's rural areas. The funding, which was awarded to the University of Minnesota Academic Health...
December 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 13, 2008
Grant will give respite to families and youth
WILLMAR -- A new grant will give respite care to children with mental health issues and their families who may need a break from the stress of carrying for their children. The two-year, $30,000 grant will target Kandiyohi County youth, ages 10 to 15, who receive mental health services...
October 13, 2008 - 12:00am
January 23, 2008
Leedom's farewell tour has begun
WILLMAR - Willmar Superintendent Kathy Leedom often visits service clubs in the community, telling them about the accomplishments and challenges she sees in the district she loves. But as the calendar brings her closer to her retirement this summer, she's finding the visits a bit...
January 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2007
Editorial: Leedom's retirement will be loss for district
Superintendent Kathy Leedom's retirement notice has given the Willmar School Board a major challenge -- finding a suitable superintendent replacement. The Willmar School Board Monday formally accepted Leedom's retirement resignation, effective July 31, 2008. Leedom's replacement...
December 12, 2007 - 12:00am
December 11, 2007
Willmar School Board accepts retirement notice from Leedom
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board has accepted the retirement notice of Superintendent Kathy Leedom. The board voted unanimously on Monday to accept Leedom's resignation, effective July 31, 2008.
December 11, 2007 - 12:00am
December 6, 2007
Leedom says she is planning to retire after school year
WILLMAR -- Willmar Schools Superintendent Kathy Leedom plans to retire after this school year. Leedom said in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon that the decision came about from a realization that she was eligible for retirement and an examination of her personal priorities. "I...
December 6, 2007 - 12:00am