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U.S. Supreme Court to hear sex offender social media ban case
White House urges ban on non-compete agreements for many workers
Surveys show change in public opinion of police
Minnesota Court of Appeals affirms Meeker County criminal sexual conduct conviction
Willmar man changes plea after Minn. Supreme Court ruling
WCT Sports Show: Section volleyball preview
WCT Sports Show: Section playoffs roundup
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Melissa Heen Peterson
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Aaron Abrahamson letter: Don't blame Baker for MNsure
Gail Guptill letter: Send Baker back to St. Paul
Harrop commentary: Bill Clinton did not call Obamacare 'Crazy'
Estrich Commentary: Election landslide? Not so fast
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Minnesota man accused in 5-year-old girl's death indicted by grand jury
June 9, 2016
Bioreactor on Gorans Farm focus for U research
WILLMAR — The search for ways to keep nitrates out of the state’s waters has led researchers to the shores of Lake Wakanda in Kandiyohi County,...
June 9, 2016 - 12:06am
July 13, 2015
Science, business intersect in Sacred Heart
SACRED HEART — A passion for science developed as a student at Renville County West has led Eric Mahlum to take on some very important work. He...
July 13, 2015 - 11:09pm
Appeals court rules against bear researcher
ELY — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled against Ely bear researcher Lynn Rogers in his ongoing dispute with state regulators over handling black bears in the wild, but the court also said Rogers can keep using bear den cameras. In a decision filed Monday, a three-judge panel...
July 13, 2015 - 10:24pm
June 30, 2015
Experts study ‘gun culture’ and its impact on gun violence
Almost a third of American adults own a gun, but the rate varies widely by state and tops out at almost 62 percent of people in Alaska, new survey data show. Gun ownership was closely tied to “social gun culture,” wherein family and friends also own guns and think less of non-gun...
June 30, 2015 - 10:22pm
June 23, 2015
New research shows medical marijuana is effective on some — but not all — diseases
Moderate- or high-quality evidence supports the use of marijuana for some medical conditions, but not for others, according to a fresh review of past research. After reviewing 80 randomized trials that included nearly 6,500 people, researchers found moderate support for using marijuana...
June 23, 2015 - 11:26pm
June 22, 2015
Chasing the avian flu virus: Research shows airborne transmission is a possibility
ST. PAUL — Scientists do not yet know whether spring winds carried the highly pathogenic avian influenza into barns and infected turkey or...
June 22, 2015 - 12:01am
June 20, 2015
Commentary: What makes a heavy drinker?
There’s been a significant rise in “heavy drinking” among Americans, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. But what do these researchers mean by “heavy drinking”? wine lovers must ask. For a woman, heavy drinking is defined as more than one glass...
June 20, 2015 - 1:00am
January 14, 2015
Study finds murky perception of rape
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- It's all about phrasing. In a study, about a third of the men responding said if there weren't any consequences, they would rape a woman as long as the act wasn't defined as "rape." The research was spearheaded by Sarah Edwards of UND's Department of Counseling...
January 14, 2015 - 8:00am
February 24, 2014
GE to spend another $10 billion on energy research by 2020
(Reuters) - General Electric Co plans to intensify research focusing on complex energy projects such as waterless fracking and gas turbine efficiency by earmarking an additional $10 billion through 2020 for its "ecoimagination" budget.
February 24, 2014 - 8:00am
June 5, 2013
U of M experts researching newly arrived swine virus
ST. PAUL, Minn. - University of Minnesota experts are working to prevent the further spread of a swine virus that was first confirmed in the United States last month. Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (MONT'-ser-rat TOR'-reh-mor-el) says it's not clear how the porcine epidemic diarrhea...
June 5, 2013 - 5:00am
August 10, 2012
Kandiyohi Co., Minn., hopes to be in running for dairy research, teaching center
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Agriculture this week announced the formation of a new Dairy Research, Teaching and Consumer Education Authority whose main task will be to oversee the development of a dairy research and teaching facility. Expect Kandiyohi County to make an...
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
May 17, 2012
Editorial: MCROC opening is a vital addition, MinnWest Tech gets a great partner
"Folks, this is a big deal." -- U of M Regent Dean Johnson The official opening of the University of Minnesota's new Mid-Central Research and...
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
May 12, 2012
Mid-Central Research and Outreach Center to host official opening Tuesday in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will visit Willmar on Tuesday to meet with community and business leaders and to mark the official opening of the university's Mid-Central Research and Outreach Center on the MinnWest Technology Campus. "Willmar is one of Minnesota's...
May 12, 2012 - 12:00am
February 3, 2012
Areavoices: Komen controversy sparks discussion, awareness
Controversy apparently is calling to me this week! On Wednesday, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a national fundraising and donating organization...
February 3, 2012 - 8:43am
January 6, 2012
Tribune readers invited to complete market research study, qualify for gift cards drawing
The West Central Tribune is conducting a market research study in the newspaper's readership area. All individuals completing the online survey...
January 6, 2012 - 6:58am