Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Chamber of Commerce backs sales tax before Willmar voters
Dayton offers proposal for 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums
What to do when a health crisis pushes you over the limit
Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as pipeline protest site turns tense
Minnesota BEST robotics competition Friday, Saturday at NLS
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Melissa Heen Peterson
Myron F. Koosmann
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Carroll and Donna Sarsland letter: The best choices for NL-S School Board
Bob and Joanne Thurston latter: Baker is the best voice for his district
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
May 12, 2015
Please don’t drunkenly chase the bears, Massachusetts police urge
BOSTON (Reuters) — Add a new worry to the list facing police officers in western Massachusetts: People getting drunk and chasing bears. “The North Adams Police Department is urging everyone to not chase bears through the woods with a dull hatchet, drunk. Yes that really did happen...
May 12, 2015 - 3:37pm
January 5, 2015
Jury selection begins for trial of accused Boston bomber
A U.S. federal judge on Monday began the process of selecting the jury that will hear the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, telling the first of some 1,200 prospects to read no more news accounts about the deadly blasts.Tsarnaev could get the death penalty...
January 5, 2015 - 3:15pm
October 23, 2013
Massachusetts teen pleads not guilty to murdering teacher
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts authorities on Wednesday charged a 14-year-old high school student in the murder of a math teacher after finding the teacher's body in woods near the school.
October 23, 2013 - 3:47pm
September 12, 2013
Mass. school district closed due to slick floors
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts school district has canceled classes for the day because floors are too slippery. The Amherst Regional School District announced on its website that all of the district's schools are closed Thursday because of "weather-related building issues." But...
September 12, 2013 - 7:27am
August 22, 2013
Ex-Patriot Hernandez indicted on murder charge
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was indicted Thursday on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player's home. The six-count grand jury indictment...
August 22, 2013 - 12:19pm
July 10, 2013
Documents: Hernandez told pal he fired fatal shots
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) -- An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez said he was told Hernandez fired the shots that...
July 10, 2013 - 8:00am
June 27, 2013
Texts, video cited in charges against Hernandez
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) -- In the final minutes of his life, Odin Lloyd sent a series of texts to his sister.
June 27, 2013 - 6:52am
June 26, 2013
Update: NFL player Hernandez taken from home in handcuffs, Patriots release him
Update 10 a.m.: ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs Wednesday...
June 26, 2013 - 8:15am
February 22, 2013
Massachusetts boy calls 911 to report his mother for sending him to bed
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a 10-year-old boy called 911 because he didn't want to go to bed. Brockton police say the boy made the emergency call just after 8 p.m. Wednesday and told the dispatcher he was calling to report his mother because he did not want...
February 22, 2013 - 7:50am
January 23, 2010
Commentary: The Mass. real miracle happened four year ago
The miracle in Massachusetts was made possible through a bigger miracle four years ago. That's when the commonwealth became the first and so far only state to guarantee near-universal coverage. The Republican winner of the Senate seat long held by Ted Kennedy, Scott Brown, voted for...
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
January 21, 2010
Commentary: We the people have stood
In his first comment following Scott Brown's stunning victory in the Massachusetts special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, President Obama told the losing candidate, Martha Coakley, "you can't win them all." No, but President Obama hasn't won any since his...
January 21, 2010 - 12:00am
Massachusetts Senate vote recalls events of 1994
ST. PAUL -- Rick Stafford remembers 1994, when Republicans kicked Democrats out of congressional control, and with Tuesday's Massachusetts GOP...
January 21, 2010 - 12:00am
January 9, 2010
Commentary: In a blue state, where a red star is rising
The Jan. 19 special election to fill Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat is beginning to resemble the 2008 presidential election, when the "inevitable" Hillary Clinton was overtaken by a surprising phenomenon named Barack Obama. Only this time, it's a wunderkind from the right overtaking...
January 9, 2010 - 12:00am