Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Records summary for Sept. 24
Report: Loaded gun found in N.C. had fingerprints matching victim
Police search for gunman who killed 5 at mall in Washington state
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
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
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
November 20, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., man and St. Paul teen facing charges for possessing drugs, stolen gun
WILLMAR -- Justin Paul Nelson, 25, of Lake Lillian, made his first court appearance Monday on felony charges of fifth-degree drug possession, receiving stolen property, possession of a weapon by a person convicted of a violent crime and for storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in...
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
November 19, 2012
Lake Lillian council to appoint mayor
LAKE LILLIAN -- The Lake Lillian City Council will appoint a new mayor in January, after the recipient of the most write-in votes declined the job. City Council member Ken Wittman did not seek the mayor's post, but received the most write-in votes with 13 in the Nov. 6 election. Council...
November 19, 2012 - 12:00am
November 9, 2012
No decision on Lake Lillian, Minn., mayor
LAKE LILLIAN -- Lake Lillian City Clerk Susan Jungclaus said Thursday that Kenneth Wittman has not decided whether he will accept or decline the job as the town's mayor. Wittman, one of four council members, was elected mayor and was the top vote-getter with 13 write-in votes. Wittman...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
November 8, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., voters await word on next mayor
LAKE LILLIAN -- The next mayor of Lake Lillian could be Kenneth Wittman, if he accepts the job. With no candidates filing for the mayor's position, Wittman was the top vote-getter with 13 write-in votes. Wittman had not sought the office, and told the city he was undecided about...
November 8, 2012 - 12:00am
September 20, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., man gets drug conviction remanded to district court
WILLMAR -- Curtis Dean Erickson, 50, of Lake Lillian, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday to 13 months in prison on two felony charges of fifth-degree controlled substance and for storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child. However, because Erickson had already served...
September 20, 2012 - 12:00am
August 13, 2012
Willmar boy injured when struck by pontoon
LAKE LILLIAN -- An eight-year old boy from Willmar was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center Saturday afternoon with a head injury after being struck by a pontoon as he was knee-boarding with his family on the south shore of Big Kandiyohi Lake. Because the incident is still...
August 13, 2012 - 12:00am
July 17, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., library back on familiar ground
LAKE LILLIAN -- After more than half a century, the Lake Lillian Public Library is back in its original location. The community library has...
July 17, 2012 - 12:00am
June 27, 2012
East Coast cyclists hit area on their way to West Coast
LAKE LILLIAN -- As supper time approached Tuesday, so did 27 bicyclists ready to join area residents for a meal, some conversation and a chance...
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 21, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., man pleads to damage charge
WILLMAR -- Kurt Morrice Litzau, 21, of Lake Lillian, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of property damage for damaging county road...
June 21, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Siblings exchange the same birthday card for 30 years
LAKE LILLIAN -- Some might call them cheapskates, but Corinne Hable and Louise Stenberg say the 50-cent Hallmark birthday card they've been sending...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 3, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., selects Willmar, Minn., law firm
WILLMAR -- The Lake Lillian City Council has selected the law firm of Anderson, Larson, Hanson & Saunders of Willmar to serve as city attorney. Duties began April 1. Jon Saunders will serve as city attorney, with assistant city attorney duties to be performed by Sarah Klaassen. As...
April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Deputies arrest Lake Lillian, Minn., man for making terroristic threats
LAKE LILLIAN -- Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies on Thursday night arrested a 48-year-old Lake Lillian man for terroristic threats after he told neighbors that he was going to blow up his house in the 400 block of First Street West in Lake Lillian. The sheriff's office received...
March 9, 2012 - 6:37pm
March 3, 2012
Fatal explosion caused by LP gas leak on Big Kaniyohi Lake near WIllmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- An explosion and fire Wednesday at a home on Big Kandiyohi Lake that killed a Lake Lillian man was caused by an LP gas leak. Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said Friday the State Fire Marshal determined that the explosion and fire was accidental and involved an LP...
March 3, 2012 - 6:00am
March 2, 2012
Investigators said fatal fire was caused by LP leak
WILLMAR -- Investigators said this afternoon that an explosion and fire at a rural Lake Lillian home that killed Daniel Ray Rustad, 64, on Wednesday was accidental. Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said the State Fire Marshall determined the explosion involved an LP gas leak in...
March 2, 2012 - 4:14pm
Fire Marshal working on cause of Big Kandi Lake, Minn., house explosion
WILLMAR -- The State Fire Marshal is continuing to investigate to determine the cause of a fatal house explosion and fire Wednesday afternoon...
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am