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Minnesota teen making 'miracle' recovery after electric shock and 30-foot fall
Hobby Lobby is moving to Willmar
New general manager search in early stages at Willmar Municipal Utilities
Records published June 28
Starbuck man injured in crash with deer
Legendary girls basketball coach Pat Summitt dead at 64
Kooista wins arms battle
NWL Baseball: Bats go silent in Stingers' loss at St. Cloud
NLS holds down Litchfield for Legion win
Community Christian's Reid makes immediate splash
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Foot Lake 4 registrations totaled 669 Saturday
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
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
Lauretta L. Theline
Velora "Val" Westerlund
Gerald "Jerry" Koosmann
Norbert P. Anderson
Alvera A. Haugen
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
June 2, 2015
More chemicals found in remote Minnesota lakes
ST. PAUL -- A chemical associated only with X-ray technology is showing up in Lake Kabetogama in Voyageurs National Park and other northern lakes, one of many industrial compounds showing up in samples taken from Minnesota waterways. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Tuesday...
News / state
June 2, 2015 - 11:51pm
June 29, 2012
Colorado smoke to lower air quality in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory due to forecasted increases in ozone pollution from noon to midnight today for the Twin Cities metropolitan area and Rochester. Ozone is expected to near a level that is considered...
News / region
June 29, 2012 - 9:01am
January 30, 2012
Letter: Do your part to protect lakes
After reading the article "Kandiyohi County among leaders in enforcement" dealing with aquatic invasive species in the Jan. 14 paper, I felt proud of our county for stepping up the enforcement but couldn't help feeling defeated when I realized how poorly other counties are doing in...
opinion / letters
January 30, 2012 - 12:00am
December 7, 2011
Letter: A plea for clean water
Soon the Barrasso Amendment will be voted on in the Senate. This amendment will remove the Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory authority over water that is not navigable. In other words, throughout the nation, waters such as wetlands, intermittent streams, intermittent ponds,...
opinion / letters
December 7, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Panel to get report on sustaining MN water quality
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota House environment committee gets a presentation today on a long-range plan to ensure the Land of 10,000 Lakes has clean, abundant water for generations to come. It's called the Minnesota Water Sustainability Framework and it was prepared for the...
News / state
January 5, 2011 - 10:30am
September 27, 2010
'Fresh' approach to education at YME
GRANITE FALLS -- Stuffy classrooms and hissing steam radiators might be the stuff of nostalgia, but they're also the cause for plugged noses...
News / region / education
September 27, 2010 - 12:00am
March 31, 2010
Pollutants from farm water far fewer than stormwater
WILLMAR -- The water quality study evaluating runoff from farmland near Blomkest and stormwater from the city of Willmar shows that the farmland is contributing less pollutants, in seven of the eight pollutants measured, than the city's stormwater. There is more nitrate coming from...
News / local / region
March 31, 2010 - 12:00am
January 28, 2010
$11.6M estimate for ventilation upgrades at YME schools brings gasp, opposition from some
GRANITE FALLS -- A series of reports through the past decade have all recommended the Yellow Medicine East School District improve its buildings,...
News / region / education
January 28, 2010 - 12:00am
August 22, 2009
Assessments of Willmar area lakes to be done this year
WILLMAR -- Not since Willmar Mayor Ole Reynolds and Kandiyohi County board chair Virgil Olson stood before the cameras and supposedly sipped...
August 22, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
Lawsuit alleges man harmed at slaughterhouse
MINNEAPOLIS - An Austin man is suing Hormel Foods Corp. and Quality Pork Processors Inc., saying he was harmed because of a machine used to extract pig brains at a plant where several employees became sick with a mysterious neurological illness. The lawsuit, filed in Mower County...
News / state
January 8, 2009 - 11:00am
December 27, 2008
Rice embarks on project with better care the goal in mind
WILLMAR -- How can a hospital create a culture that fosters continuous, sustained improvement in the level of care it provides? Rice Memorial Hospital is embarking on a 15-month project to tackle precisely this issue. "The whole focus is on what we can do to get better.
December 27, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: Time to help the environment
Alec Olson (Public Forum, Oct. 15) opposes the constitutional amendment on dedicated funding for clean water because it will be a tax "in perpetuity." If passed, it will operate for 25 years, not forever. Olson believes representative government should be responsible to "enhance"...
October 27, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
Save Minnesota's water quality
Are Minnesota waters clean? Ten percent have been tested and 40 percent of those waters are polluted. Why don't we test them all and clean them up? There's no money! I was glad to see the Oct. 6 West Central Tribune article on the upcoming vote Nov. 4 on dedicated funding for clean...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
October 7, 2008
Beware of large dairy proposal
As a resident of Colorado and part-resident of Willmar, I noted a recent article published in the West Central Tribune regarding plans to build a 5,000-head dairy near the city limits of Willmar. If the residents of Willmar could all see a similar cow confinement operated by Con-Agra...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am
September 17, 2008
Grant will be used to help monitor water quality, levels of local lake
WILLMAR -- A grant agreement between Kandiyohi County and the state will dedicate $136,690 for monitoring water quality and quantity and modeling effects of proposed changes to Grass Lake. Projects approved Tuesday by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners are part of a $2.2...
News / local / state
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am