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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
The Lynx look for one more win for the WNBA crown
WCT Sports Show: Cardinal boys soccer team onto state
Indians blank Jays to book trip to World Series
Prep Football: KMS stuns Browerville on the road
Vikings' Sam Bradford returns to Philadelphia to face Carson Wentz
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
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January 16, 2014
Crash involving snow plow injures Cosmos man
LITCHFIELD –– A 25-year old Cosmos man was injured Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving collided with a snow plow. Blowing snow and poor visibility is being blamed for the accident, which happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on state Highway 4 and 160th Street...
January 16, 2014 - 8:31am
November 9, 2013
Benson, Minn., graduate pens trilogy; 'Bloodmark' now available
Aurora (Sandstrom) Whittet was 9 years old and didn’t know a soul when her family moved to a lonely little farm near Benson. Hidden away in...
November 9, 2013 - 12:00am
August 22, 2013
Business2Business: Chemical dependency can cost businesses
GRANITE FALLS — Alcohol or drug dependency can change someone's personality, cause financial issues and sever personal relationships. It can...
August 22, 2013 - 12:14pm
August 15, 2013
Stearns County to require DWI search warrants
ST. CLOUD (AP) — Stearns County is poised to become the first in Minnesota to require law enforcement officers to obtain search warrants before taking blood samples from suspected drunken drivers who refuse blood tests.
August 15, 2013 - 1:57pm
June 20, 2013
Rendezvous: Play about trafficking of young girls gets first out-state showing Sunday in Benson
BENSON — A 14-year-old Minnesota girl faced with the harsh results of selling her body for money is the focus of a play on human trafficking...
June 20, 2013 - 11:14am
May 6, 2013
Montevideo terror suspect Rogers has previous criminal history
MONTEVIDEO — When Buford “Bucky” Rogers was arrested Friday in Montevideo on a weapons charge and linked with plans for domestic terrorism,...
May 6, 2013 - 7:00am
March 18, 2013
Four injured Sunday in head-on crash near Glenwood, Minn.
GLENWOOD – Four people were seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday night near Glenwood in Pope County. The names of those involved are not being released until tonight. The accident involved a 2004 Ford pickup that was going south on state Highway 29 and a 2012 Chevy Equinox...
March 18, 2013 - 8:30am
March 15, 2013
Bad winter for septic systems leads to emergency exemption for road limits
WILLMAR — It’s been a tough winter on homeowners who maintain their own septic systems. The lack of snow early on in the season and extreme weather conditions has resulted in pipes freezing up in some septic systems, which prevents pumps from getting sewage from the home to the...
March 15, 2013 - 10:24pm
February 19, 2013
State highways still closed this morning in Willmar, Granite Falls, Montevideo
WILLMAR – Several stretches of state highways in west central Minnesota are still closed to traffic this morning and travel is hazardous. Travelers should plan accordingly, said the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT closed roads last night because of blowing snow, ice...
February 19, 2013 - 6:46am
February 18, 2013
Photo gallery: Share your latest storm photos
A blizzard blew across much of west central Minnesota Monday, followed by a wind chill advisory Tuesday. Please share your storm photos with...
February 18, 2013 - 12:58pm
Blizzard warning issued for much of west central Minnesota
WILLMAR – Rapidly changing weather conditions has put much of west central Minnesota, including Kandiyohi County, under a blizzard warning that will continue until midnight. According to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen blizzard conditions are rapidly developing across...
February 18, 2013 - 11:58am
December 4, 2012
West Central Tribune to update Wctrib.com today
The West Central Tribune will relaunching its website www.wctrib.com later today with a new design. We will sharing more on the new design once it launches. Stay tuned to wctrib.com.
December 4, 2012 - 8:30am
November 14, 2012
Meeker County recount upholds initial ballot tally for county board race
LITCHFIELD - A hand-count of more than 2,100 ballots today confirmed that long-time Meeker County Commissioner Dave Gabrielson lost his bid for re-election by one vote. The recount showed Gabrielson had 1,068 votes and Dale Fenrich had 1,069. Gabrielson had requested the recount...
November 14, 2012 - 2:51pm
November 13, 2012
Recount set for 9 a.m. Wednesday in contested Meeker County board race
LITCHFIELD - A recount of ballots for the District 2 Meeker County Commissioner seat will begin at 9 a.m.
November 13, 2012 - 12:29pm
November 9, 2012
Discrepancy in Meeker County Commissioner race changes tie vote
LITCHFIELD - A discrepancy in the number of votes cast and the number of voters' signatures has changed the outcome in a tie vote between two Meeker County Commissioners. The county canvassing board will meet at 2 p.m. today to verify the election returns.
November 9, 2012 - 10:27am