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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
July 18, 2016
Records for July 18 Drowning in Big Kandiyohi Lake Lake Lillian—Ricardo Torres, 51, of Olivia drowned in Big Kandiyohi Lake Friday evening,...
July 18, 2016 - 12:27am
May 2, 2016
Willmar City Council moves sales tax option forward
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council approved a motion during Monday’s meeting to continue to pursue a local option sales tax. The motion allows...
May 2, 2016 - 11:41pm
May 1, 2016
Bridge burns along Wobegon Trail near Albany
ALBANY -- A portion of the Wobegon Trail near Albany is closed to through traffic after a bridge along the trail burned Saturday. A cyclist biking the trail reported the fire near mile marker 94 east of Albany at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the Stearns...
May 1, 2016 - 11:05am
March 10, 2016
Group offers grants for food projects in southwest Minnesota
MORRIS (Staff reports) — Seed grants are available for innovative ideas to support local foods in the region. The University of Minnesota’s Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership is awarding grants to support projects that leverage active citizenship and create...
March 10, 2016 - 9:52pm
Clean Water grant will benefit Kandi Creek
WILLMAR — Whenever it rains, Kandi Creek races like a punt returner with an open field ahead. There is 52 feet of drop from the waterway’s...
January 10, 2016 - 11:20pm
November 20, 2015
Two dogs killed by law enforcement after attacking students, staff at Montevideo Middle School
MONTEVIDEO -- Law enforcement officers shot two dogs Friday morning after they attacked students and staff at the Montevideo Middle School. The Montevideo Police Department and the Chippewa Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of two pit bulls loose at the school. According...
November 20, 2015 - 12:09pm
November 2, 2015
Willmar Schools approves purchase agreement for land for new school
WILLMAR - The Willmar School Board has approved a purchase agreement to purchase 32 acres of undeveloped land at the intersection of Lakeland...
November 2, 2015 - 4:13pm
September 10, 2015
'Our Town' Thornton Wilder classic on stage at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — The Barn Theatre presents “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and Sept. 16-19. The play is introduced...
September 10, 2015 - 9:08am
August 27, 2015
Dakota art showcased in Granite Falls, Minn.
There are opportunities to view the arts of the Dakota prior to European contact by making trips to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the...
August 27, 2015 - 9:33am
August 24, 2015
Try a soup on chilly summer days
The latter part of August this year has been a bit chilly and rainy compared to Augusts of recent memory, and so I’ve turned to some soups...
August 24, 2015 - 10:02am
August 17, 2015
Rock crawling park, concert venue comes to Atwater, Minn.
An abandoned gravel pit south of Atwater will soon be home to off-road vehicles, but first, it will hold a concert to raise money for ALS (Lou...
August 17, 2015 - 9:34am
August 13, 2015
New London, Minn., Music Festival is Saturday
NEW LONDON — The New London Music Festival runs from noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Neer Park in New London. The 17th annual festival is said...
August 13, 2015 - 9:19am
August 7, 2015
Willmar city attorney concludes Recall Ron petition is not valid
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Attorney Robert Scott today concluded that the petition to recall long-time City Council member Ron Christianson is not valid because it does not allege facts that, if true, would constitute “malfeasance’’ or "nonfeasance’’ in Christianson’s performance...
August 7, 2015 - 3:30pm
July 27, 2015
A fresh take on soup & salad
If you haven’t yet visited one of the area’s farmers markets this year, peak season is upon us. Each week is filled with plentiful variety...
July 27, 2015 - 9:55am
July 18, 2015
Relay for Life Honorary Survivor: Emily's story
A young girl’s battle with cancer was chronicled in the West Central Tribune almost four months ago. At the beginning of the story, the reader...
July 18, 2015 - 1:59am