Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Trail to be resurfaced from Willmar to Spicer
Pianos on Parade comes to Willmar
Pearl Harbor victim from Minnesota has remains returned home
Franken rules out White House bid in 2020
Fox News crew 'watched in disbelief' as Montana's Greg Gianforte 'slammed' and 'punched' reporter
Prep Softball: Gjerde does Saints' heavy lifting
Local Roundup: Area tennis players advance to 6A semifinals
Vikings still don't know if Bridgewater will ever play in NFL again
Twins' Hughes may not miss many games
Former Minnesota high school hockey star, current Penguins veteran Cullen playing Game 7 like it's his last
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
David J. Peterson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Dionne: The wider Trump scandal
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Commentary: The genius of Roger Ailes
May 13, 2017
RR crossing near Willmar to close Monday for maintenance
WILLMAR — Starting at 9 a.m. Monday, crews with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway will be doing maintenance work at the railroad crossing...
May 13, 2017 - 6:01am
May 5, 2017
Letter: Protection for freight rail
Freight rail service is a critical part of rural Minnesota's economy. Unfortunately, right now some lawmakers are engaged in an issue that could...
May 5, 2017 - 4:04pm
April 25, 2017
Railroad industry reps discuss economic impact, improved safety
WILLMAR — With 4,500 miles of track and a long history that stretches back 150 years, Minnesota is a state that's rich in railroads. It's...
April 25, 2017 - 5:43am
October 6, 2016
Montevideo railcar murals to be dedicated Oct. 13
MONTEVIDEO — The Montevideo Arts Project committee is inviting everyone to celebrate the completion of its railcar murals at a special...
October 6, 2016 - 5:00am
September 9, 2016
Regal railroad crossing to close for maintenance
REGAL -- Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, a Canadian Pacific Railroad crew will be carrying out maintenance work on the railroad crossing on Kandiyohi...
September 9, 2016 - 2:50pm
August 26, 2016
Video: Moving history down the road
NEW LONDON -- Built in 1886 and moved in 1976, the original New London train depot made another historic move Friday. It should be the last....
August 26, 2016 - 8:05pm
May 19, 2016
House bonding leaves out Moorhead railroad crossing
ST. PAUL — The author of a House Republican public works plan says he could not fit in an extensively revamped Moorhead railroad crossing into...
May 19, 2016 - 12:14am
May 18, 2016
Kandiyohi County steps closer to railroad wye overpass
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to add a proposed railroad bypass bridge to the county’s five-year road...
May 18, 2016 - 12:08am
May 14, 2016
Kandiyohi County Board to hear railroad bypass update
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Commissioners will hear an update on the Willmar railroad bypass project Tuesday, along with discussion of the proposed bridge at the south end of the bypass corridor. The commissioners meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the board room at the Kandiyohi County...
May 14, 2016 - 11:13am
May 12, 2016
BNSF stores train engines in Willmar
WILLMAR — It is not out of the ordinary to see long trains in Willmar, some with more than one engine. However, lately there looks to be one...
May 12, 2016 - 11:31pm
April 13, 2016
Editorial: Willmar Wye project to be valuable to many entities
Local, state, federal and railroad officials are meeting this week in town to discuss the proposed Willmar rail Wye project. Welcome to all the visitors. The proposed Willmar rail Wye proposal is an important project for the city of Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Department...
April 13, 2016 - 8:00am
April 3, 2016
County to acquire right of way in rail bypass corridor
WILLMAR — In anticipation of building an overpass to improve traffic safety at the south end of the proposed railroad bypass near Willmar, the Kandiyohi County Board gave the go-ahead last week to start acquiring the right of way. Two separate parcels, totaling about 10 acres, are...
April 3, 2016 - 11:33pm
April 2, 2016
State to railroads: Time to focus on safety standards
ST. PAUL — Warning bells figuratively clanged Friday when a Minnesota state Senate committee held its first hearing on new legislation to force...
April 2, 2016 - 10:51am
Man fatally struck by train in St. Paul worked for railroad for 17 years
ST. PAUL -- The locomotive engineer killed in a train accident in St. Paul last weekend had worked for Canadian Pacific for about 17 years and had loved trains since he was a little boy, his sister said this week. Jeffrey Harsh, 43, was starting his shift at the rail yard and was...
April 2, 2016 - 5:30am
March 25, 2016
Backers of three Minnesota rail crossing projects argue their cases
ST. PAUL -- Separating streets from railroads that carry oil trains could save lives in Minnesota communities, a House committee heard Thursday. Moorhead, Red Wing and Coon Rapids leaders argued for millions of dollars their communities would use to build bridges so busy railroad...
March 25, 2016 - 12:14am