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Video: “Carol of the Bells” by the WHS Choir
Pressure is building as immigrants looking for legislation
Friends to the north give Minn. economy big boost
Warwick due in court for hearing in grandmother’s killing
Wolves knock off Portland
College Football: Texas Bowl Preview - Minnesota vs. Syracuse
Prep Wrestling Roundup: No. 10 Minneota edges No. 6 KMS
Twins send Doumit to Braves
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
January Business2Business: Meet the 5 Under 40 winners
FedEx posts higher second-quarter profit
Heather Thompson uses her talents, experiences to help others
Zack Liebl: As a part of the community, he wants to make a difference wherever he can
Kari Hickman rises to the challenge without sweating the small stuff
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Letter: Willmar should redefine city administrator’s role
Letter: Facts vs. lies about Israel
Commentary: A 90th birthday is a day to celebrate a lot of living
Letter: The echo chamber of opinion
Letter: Ella Avenue needs guard rails
A light snowfall is on its way
WILLMAR — A light snowfall is on its way later this afternoon and will continue into the nighttime hours, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. The Weather Service is expecting the snow to reach the Willmar area around 4 p.m. About one-half inch of snow will...
news / local
13 hours 46 min ago
December 16, 2013
Two small snowfalls expected today in west central Minnesota
Two waves of snowfall can be expected through tonight across west central Minnesota, according to the National Weather Service. The first will move through this morning before noon, while the second is expected to move through after midnight tonight. Up to an inch of snow can...
news / local
December 16, 2013 - 8:56am
December 11, 2013
Stewart man, 22, found dead in Willmar apartment
WILLMAR — A 22-year-old man from Stewart was found dead Wednesday morning in his apartment in northwest Willmar. According to a news release from Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt, authorities were called at 9:28 a.m. to the apartment in the 1300 block of 24th Street Northwest....
news / local
December 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
December 10, 2013
Move-in day at new orphanage in Uganda named for women killed in Hwy. 12 crash
CLARA CITY — Life’s journey ended Aug. 17, 2012, on U.S. Highway 12 near Willmar for Marta Stoffers, 68, her daughter-in-law Michelle Hoffman, 40, and Hoffman’s daughter, Julia, 8, when a drunk driver crossed the center line. Life’s journey started anew today in Njeru, Uganda,...
news / region
December 10, 2013 - 4:09am
December 8, 2013
Warm the Children just past halfway point
WILLMAR — Donations are just past the halfway point for the 2013 Warm the Children campaign, with only three weeks until Christmas. Goal of this year’s drive is $40,000. Last year, the Warm the Children campaign took in $37,885, falling short of a goal of $40,000. The donations...
life / community
December 8, 2013 - 10:48pm
November 7, 2013
Governor, education commissioner praise progress on national student assessments
WILLMAR — A national student assessment has indicated that Minnesota is narrowing its achievement gap in some cases and has posted some of its best scores ever. Gov. Mark Dayton and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius spoke to journalists on a conference call Thursday morning...
news / local
November 7, 2013 - 11:21pm
November 6, 2013
Send your snow photos to the Tribune
The west central Minnesota area saw its first snow of the season Tuesday. If you have photos of the first snowfall, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, town and a brief description of the photo. We will put all of the photos into an online gallery. You can also share...
news / local
November 6, 2013 - 9:00am
November 4, 2013
Records for Nov. 4
This is the records summary for Nov. 4 Fire KANDIYOHI — A fire caused by a power line down in a harvested corn field was reported at Sunday afternoon along 90th Street Southeast near Kandiyohi. The Kandiyohi Fire Department responded. Crash PENNOCK — A Benson man was injured...
news / local
November 4, 2013 - 12:20am
October 30, 2013
Leadership involves some risks: Speaking from experience, these leaders in Willmar, Minn., say women need to be willing to ‘put ourselves out there’
Sometimes, you just have to be willing to jump off the end of the dock. It’s not always comfortable for women to move into leadership roles, according to MaryAnn Doyle, president of Bremer Bank in Willmar, but it’s important for them to “put ourselves out there.” Doyle started...
October 30, 2013 - 10:48am
October 23, 2013
November Business2Business: Temp help, holiday parties, '5 Under 40' and more
Read the November issue of Business2Business here.
October 23, 2013 - 1:08am
Temp help very valuable: Businesses save time, money and stress with temp help
The receptionist at your office just had her baby. Congratulations! But who will cover her job responsibilities during maternity leave? Your business has been asked to undertake a huge project for a high-profile client, but you know you don’t have enough staff to complete the...
October 23, 2013 - 1:06am
Tips for throwing a company holiday party
From food to location to entertainment to décor, planning a company holiday party can take the “happy” right out of “happy holidays.” But planning the annual party doesn’t need to be stressful or time-consuming, according to local event planners. With a few tips and...
October 23, 2013 - 1:05am
Creativity, planning key to throwing a memorable holiday party
It’s not even Halloween yet, but many businesses have already started thinking about this year’s holiday party. At Home State Bank, which has five locations in Willmar, Hutchinson, Litchfield and Cosmos, planning for the annual party begins...
October 23, 2013 - 1:04am
Nominate a young professional for B2B’s ‘5 Under 40’ issue
Young professionals make a huge impact on this area’s business community, and Business2Business would like to recognize some of their talent in the January issue of B2B. Through a nomination process, we want to recognize five young professionals who have already made a difference...
October 23, 2013 - 1:02am
October 21, 2013
Willmar, Minn., grad produces Pioneer TV’s Emmy-winning documentary
Dana Johnson said goodbye to Los Angeles and London and came home to Willmar and western Minnesota to launch her career in video production. Two years later, she knows how lucky she is to have started here in the first place. “From here everything is a journey, and journeys...
life / extra
October 21, 2013 - 1:59pm