Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Shot in the wilds of rural Minnesota … an alligator
Two Dassel men arrested, face drug and possession of stolen property charges
Park Rapids man killed in semi-pickup crash on U.S. Highway 71
Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S.
A safe place for sexually exploited girls
MLB Playoffs: Perez a Royal hero
NBA: Bryant on Lakers: ‘Our mission is just to get better’
The Insider: 2014 Willmar Hockey Association registration is online
Cross Country: Freetly wins again in Montevideo
Boys Soccer: Tigers bite Cards in OT
Video: Jude's Gentle Giants - Belgrade man features his real-life Percheron horses in coming-of-age novel
Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs, dies at age 81
Kosak of Olivia receives Guard honor
Janet H. Hanson
Clarence N. Alsaker
Lula Edna Fox
Bui — Johnson
Caldwell — Gustafson
Lund — Willenbring
Tonsfeldt — Burks
Rosenquist — Barber
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
Letter: Be fair about negative ads
Midwest Opinion: Salute your Constitution
Midwest Opinion: Unofficially, summer is still with us.
February 6, 2014
Mayors plug minimum wage increase proposal
ST. PAUL — Hibbing Mayor Rick Cannata says he knows what it is like to financially struggle while raising a family. The mayor told Minnesota...
news / local
February 6, 2014 - 11:22pm
December 11, 2013
Letter: What former Willmar mayors do?
I bet that the past mayors, Ray Pederson, Jack Lynch, Bill Ferguson and Ole Reynolds, are looking down on a town that they ran as mayors and are just shaking their heads, along with the two past mayors that are still with us, Richard Hoglund and Les Heitke. Does anyone believe...
opinion / letters
December 11, 2013 - 12:00am
April 25, 2013
Elected officials in Renville County invited to learn, collaborate
OLIVIA — An information session designed for Renville County mayors and city council members known as the “Renville County 10” will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Olivia Community Center, 818 East Lincoln Street on U.S. Highway 212 in downtown Olivia. According to...
news / region
April 25, 2013 - 11:47pm
November 7, 2012
City council, mayor results for cities in west central Minnesota
The following are unofficial election results for contested races only for municipal posts in cities in the region. Candidates indicated by (I) are elected incumbents and those indicated by (A) are current office holders now seeking election to a post they assumed by appointment. Results...
November 7, 2012 - 8:33am
August 15, 2011
Greater Minnesota mayors pledge leadership
news / state
August 15, 2011 - 12:00am
December 28, 2010
Mayors optimistic, but they worry deficit could hurt local aid
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Jesse Ventura's finance commissioner once famously announced that the state had "a boatload of money." The big debate then was who got the most new money. Since then, state finance officials have looked under every financial cushion for all the spare change they...
news / local / region
December 28, 2010 - 12:00am
May 23, 2009
Heitke criticizes Pawlenty for 'hogwash' remark
WILLMAR -- Willmar Mayor Les Heitke says he disagrees with Gov. Tim Pawlenty who said Thursday that local officials are talking "hogwash'' if...
news / local
May 23, 2009 - 12:00am