Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Strong economic report a welcome boost for Clinton, Trump calls numbers 'dismal'
Soybean exports power U.S. economy to best performance in 2 years
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
WCT Sports Show: Section playoffs roundup
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
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
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Ron A. Hanson letter: Cast your vote for the greater good
Estrich Commentary: Election landslide? Not so fast
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
September 14, 2016
Execs: Bayer-Monsanto deal would benefit farmers
Top officials of Monsanto and Bayer told U.S. ag media the big winners in their announced merger would be farmers themselves, although the benefits are difficult to define. In a conference call Wednesday, Liam Condon, on the board of management of Bayer AG and CEO at its Crop Science...
September 14, 2016 - 8:43pm
June 10, 2016
Merger of Kandiyohi County and Willmar assessor offices to start with property data collection
WILLMAR — Staff from the Kandiyohi County assessor’s office will go house to house this summer and fall, collecting information for the county’s property assessment database. It’s a painstaking but necessary part of the process of merging the city of Willmar assessor’s...
June 10, 2016 - 11:26pm
May 13, 2016
Willmar City Council could abolish assessor’s department
WILLMAR — A public hearing will be held on an ordinance to abolish the city assessor’s office during the May 16 Willmar City Council meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the council chambers at Willmar Municipal Utilities. If the council decides to abolish the...
May 13, 2016 - 11:50pm
May 3, 2016
Kandiyohi County Board approves merger of assessor offices
WILLMAR — A merger of the city of Willmar assessor’s office with the Kandiyohi County assessor’s office was approved Tuesday by the County Board of Commissioners. The two offices will be combined effective July 5. The merger has been talked about on and off for many months but...
May 3, 2016 - 9:18pm
April 20, 2016
Anti-poverty agencies to merge in October
WILLMAR — A pending merger between Heartland Community Action Agency and Western Community Action is expected to strengthen the region’s anti-poverty efforts and get services to where they are needed the most. The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners heard a report Tuesday...
April 20, 2016 - 7:29am
April 5, 2016
Kandiyohi County, Willmar to negotiate assessor merger
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County and the city of Willmar are going ahead with a proposed merger of the city assessor’s office with that of the county. The County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to authorize County Administrator Larry Kleindl to start talking with city officials...
April 5, 2016 - 10:38pm
August 3, 2015
Heartland, Western Community Action agencies to merge in October 2016
WILLMAR — Heartland Community Action of Willmar and Western Community Action of Marshall are moving ahead with a merger. The board of directors for the two Community Action Agencies voted unanimously July 15 to merge the two organizations and set Oct. 1, 2016, as the target date. It...
August 3, 2015 - 12:29am
December 5, 2014
Transit employees negotiate wages
WILLMAR — Negotiations are underway in hopes of reaching a contract agreement with employees from the transit systems in Kandiyohi County and Renville County before the Jan. 1 merger of the two entities takes place and employees are working under the new Central Community Transit. “There’s...
December 5, 2014 - 10:17pm
September 19, 2014
Joint powers board names new regional transit system
WILLMAR — A new name has been selected for a newly-merged regional transit system that goes into effect next year. Starting Jan. 1, the Kandiyohi Area Transit and the Renville County Heartland Express will begin operating as one entity under the...
September 19, 2014 - 11:45pm
Name selected for new regional transit system; KAT name will be retired
WILLMAR –– A new name was selected today for a newly-merged regional transit system that goes into effect next year. Starting Jan. 1, the Kandiyohi Area Transit and the Renville County Heartland Express will begin operating as one entity under the new name of Central Community...
September 19, 2014 - 3:22pm
July 15, 2014
Transit merger between Kandiyohi and Renville counties progresses
WILLMAR –– Another step was taken this week in the expected Jan. 1 merger of transit systems in Kandiyohi and Renville counties, and now there’s talk of adding a third county. At their meeting Tuesday, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners gave final approval to a joint powers...
July 15, 2014 - 10:10pm
April 8, 2014
Southwestern action councils moving towards merger
WILLMAR — Three Community Action Agencies serving low income persons in 13 southwestern Minnesota counties are moving ahead with intentions of merging. The boards for Heartland Community Action Agency, based in Willmar; Southern Minnesota Opportunity Council, based in Worthington;...
April 8, 2014 - 10:42pm
February 18, 2014
Community action agencies in S.W. Minn. discuss merger
WILLMAR — No matter whether you live in Worthington or Willmar, if you need help paying the winter heating bill, you call on your community action agency. If you live in Montevideo, you can also turn to your community action agency if you need help getting to the local medical...
February 18, 2014 - 12:03am
April 2, 2012
Willmar, Minn., insurance agencies announce merger
WILLMAR -- Ken Ohl, president of Pioneer Heritage Insurance LLC, and Jim Lundquist, president of Willmar Insurance Agency, have agreed to merge...
April 2, 2012 - 11:58am
February 26, 2009
ACMC, Allina consider merging Litchfield clinics
WILLMAR -- Affiliated Community Medical Centers and Allina Medical Clinic are considering a merger of their two clinics in Litchfield. A letter of intent and a confidentiality agreement have been signed, but the deal has not yet been finalized. If it goes through, the Litchfield...
February 26, 2009 - 12:00am