Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide
Freak lightening storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway
More counties to see Obamacare marketplace monopoly
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Klobuchar: The cost of the EpiPen price increases
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
July 13, 2016
Commentary: In the eye of the beholder
NEW YORK—By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David Brown—and quite a few wouldn't mind seeing him play a...
July 13, 2016 - 1:00am
June 5, 2016
Legislative races fill an election gap
MINNEAPOLIS — This year presents a rare opportunity for Minnesotans to focus on legislative races, and who controls the Legislature. “That’s...
June 5, 2016 - 11:33pm
May 18, 2016
Clinton, Sanders split Democrat nominating contests in Oregon, Kentucky
Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each picked up primary wins on Tuesday in yet another demonstration of how divided the...
May 18, 2016 - 12:26am
April 7, 2016
Bridging the gap: When teachers are white, but students are not
BLOOMINGTON — In a state where the vast majority of teachers are white and a growing number of kids are not, schools are trying to figure out...
April 7, 2016 - 5:30am
March 10, 2016
Clinton, Sanders spar over immigration in presidential debate
MIAMI - Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred over who was more committed to immigration reform at a presidential...
March 10, 2016 - 12:25am
March 7, 2016
Air Force vet announces run for Peterson’s congressional seat
KARLSTAD— Air Force veteran Dave Hughes has announced his intent to run for Congress in Minnesota’s Seventh District, which covers western...
March 7, 2016 - 11:36pm
February 29, 2016
'Spotlight' takes top Academy Award, #OscarsSoWhite other big winner
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Catholic Church abuse movie "Spotlight" was named best picture, the top award at Sunday's Oscars ceremony, after a night peppered with pointed punchlines from host Chris Rock about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that has dominated the industry.
February 29, 2016 - 1:50am
February 22, 2016
Miller seeks re-election to District 17A House seat
PRINSBURG — State Rep. Tim Miller announced this week he will seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 17A....
February 22, 2016 - 10:52pm
November 16, 2015
Candidate withdraws from Minnesota House race after ISIS comment
BURNSVILLE — A state House candidate ended his campaign this weekend shortly after saying that the group that claims responsibility for Friday night’s Paris attacks “isn’t necessarily evil.” Democratic candidate Dan Kimmel tweeted that comment about ISIS, and added, “It...
November 16, 2015 - 11:04pm
October 3, 2015
Editorial: Presidential race 2016 has a long way to go
The presidential election is still 13 months away, but some are already tired of the hype, negative campaigning or the candidates themselves. Yet,...
October 3, 2015 - 8:00pm
September 18, 2015
Blacks in Minnesota see drastic income drop
ST. PAUL — Minnesota hasn’t done enough to help African-Americans get good jobs and climb out of poverty, Gov. Mark Dayton and other leaders said Thursday. The call for more action was prompted by a withering U.S. Census Bureau report showing the typical household income for...
September 18, 2015 - 9:00am
September 16, 2015
Trump jousts with Bush
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Republican front-runner Donald Trump traded jabs with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former business executive Carly...
September 16, 2015 - 10:46pm
June 20, 2015
Commentary; Charleston and its politics
WASHINGTON — We Americans are exceptionally good at evasion when we want to be. Our skills in this sphere are particularly impressive on the matter of race and the subject of guns. Nonsense, you say. Have we not been talking about race and racism for our entire history? Our conversations...
June 20, 2015 - 1:00am
December 7, 2014
Andrew Falk in the aftermath of defeat
MURDOCK — Negative campaign messages and a loud drum beat paid for largely by money from political action committees outside the district drowned...
December 7, 2014 - 9:18pm
November 12, 2014
Recount: Two votes separate Atwater City Council candidates
ATWATER — A recount of ballots cast in the Atwater City Council race will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at the City Hall. Councilman Gary Tagtow, who lost his seat on the council in a three-way race, requested the recount. Two votes separated Tagtow from Councilman Pat Wortham. Because...
November 12, 2014 - 11:20pm