Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
'Everything was a mess': A Minn. turkey farm is still picking up the pieces from a powerful storm
'Maybe it's time': actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination
Appeals court overturns conviction of 'Making a Murderer' inmate
Facing multiple felony charges, an embattled Minn. mayor was barred from a city council meeting
Hwy. 12 open house set Monday in Litchfield
Rebuild-a-Bulls: Butler trade signals hard Chicago reset
Stingers: Wheels come off in Willmar's loss to St. Cloud
Wolves Jimmy a trade
Dreary day turns ugly for Twins in loss to White Sox
Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Sam Hunt, the R&B-loving country star, is challenging Nashville rules - and winning
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Willmar Community Center: Art for and about the community
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Sylvan N. Eliason
Bradley Gordon Westby
Sylvan Nels Eliason
Donald J. Rutgers
Marion J. Rime
Are rhubarb and tomatoes fruits or vegetables?
Kindness is Contagious: Little black dresses bring joy during trials
From Russia With Love: A story of Facebook and frustration
Port: The NRA needs to speak out on Philando Castille
World of Wine: An introduction to the world of sherry wine
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
Groothuis - Clemenson
May 24, 2017
'Mom, I gotta go, there's a gunshot': Dealing with my daughter's job as a police officer
"I'll get my own patrol car on Monday," my daughter told me. I struggled to keep breathing as I heard her excited voice. I was shocked to realize...
May 24, 2017 - 4:30pm
May 16, 2017
'I was in total shock': Ohio police officer accidentally overdoses after traffic stop
Last summer, the Drug Enforcement Administration warned law enforcement across the country that fentanyl, the dangerously potent and often deadly...
May 16, 2017 - 8:38pm
July 26, 2016
Cop resigns after probe reveals he used police resources for nearly 100 sexual encounters
HUDSON, Wis.—A former Hudson police officer has resigned after he admitted to using police resources for nearly 100 sexual encounters and spending...
July 26, 2016 - 10:26am
July 20, 2016
Woman tries to run over police officer with her car
WAGNER, S.D. — A woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly attempting to strike a law enforcement officer with...
July 20, 2016 - 8:58pm
July 13, 2016
American Opinion: As a police officer, I am sworn to protect all
Friends, let this sink in. A teacher is writing her lesson plans for the next week and every few minutes, the principal calls her room to make sure she isn't dead. A nurse is making rounds, handing out medication, and every few minutes, the charge nurse calls his phone to make sure...
July 13, 2016 - 4:59am
April 5, 2016
Former police officer sentenced on child porn charges
FARGO – A former North Dakota police officer was sentenced Monday, April 4, in Cass County District Court to six months in the county jail...
April 5, 2016 - 10:06am
January 28, 2016
Minnesotan escapes cop by leaping off I-35 bridge, only to be tackled by good Samaritan
A handcuffed domestic violence suspect's desperate leap off an elevated portion of Interstate 35 near the "can of worms" interchange in Duluth...
January 28, 2016 - 11:38am
January 21, 2016
Minnesota police officer apologizes for violent Facebook post
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul police sergeant issued a public apology Wednesday for a Facebook comment to “run them over” about an upcoming Black Lives Matter march, but the mayor and others said they continue to be outraged. Sgt. Jeffrey Rothecker, who is on paid leave from the department...
January 21, 2016 - 8:19am
November 8, 2015
Willmar police officer assaulted
WILLMAR — A Willmar police officer was kicked and punched by a woman early Sunday when he intervened in a fight. The Officer, who has served on the department for seven years, was treated and released from Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, according to a news release from Police...
November 8, 2015 - 9:47am
November 5, 2015
Officer names released in fatal Hutchinson police shooting
HUTCHINSON (Forum News Service) — The two officers involved in a fatal shooting during a scuffle in a duplex in Hutchinson have been identified. The Hutchinson police officer shot and wounded was Jacob Willers, who had just started with the department on Oct. 12. After being...
November 5, 2015 - 11:20pm
November 4, 2015
College police officer booked on child pornography charges
A UND police officer was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of possessing child pornography, UND Police Sgt. Danny Weigel confirmed. Paul...
November 4, 2015 - 11:36am
October 15, 2015
Hardee’s executive apologizes for alleged case of police discrimination
MILACA — A Hardee’s restaurant executive issued an apology after employees at the Hardee’s here refused service to a woman because she is a police officer. Jackie Minks, an officer with the Milaca Police Department, was allegedly denied service Tuesday at the restaurant. Minks...
October 15, 2015 - 11:14pm
May 6, 2015
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
May 6, 2015 - 6:45am
July 30, 2014
Suspect in slaying of Mendota Heights officer arrested after shootout with police in St. Paul
ST. PAUL — A routine traffic stop midday Wednesday ended with gunshots that felled Mendota Heights’ most veteran police officer. Eight hours...
July 30, 2014 - 11:43pm
September 19, 2013
Police officer assaulted, injured
WILLMAR — A Willmar police officer was assaulted and injured Thursday afternoon during a routine traffic stop. The officer was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital by ambulance and later released, according to a news release from Police Chief David Wyffels. Douglas Robert...
September 19, 2013 - 11:21pm