Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Willmar Police Department looks to buy four new vehicles
Willmar lays drowned boys to rest
UPDATE: Man's decapitation apparently in retaliation for alleged rape
Family of rural New London man restores his classic muscle car
Landmark Minnesota restaurant reduced to ashes
Willmar's Ditmarson wins pitchers' duel
NWL Baseball: Stingers can't solve Rox pitchers
Women's Basketball: Remembering Pat Summitt
Flustered Williams advances in straight sets at Wimbledon
NBA: High school coach remembers Timberwolves’ Dunn’s accomplishments
Children’s production on stage at The Barn this weekend
Comedy production opens Thursday in New London
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Foot Lake 4 registrations totaled 669 Saturday
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Cornelia B. Fredrick
David J. Bingham
Donald D. Coleman
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
February 4, 2009
Minnesota River Valley site eyed for protection likely to be mined
OLIVIA -- A rock outcrop in the Minnesota River Valley being eyed for inclusion in a protective easement program is likely to be mined instead. The Renville County Board of Commissioners was told Tuesday that the county's Planning Commission had unanimously recommended approving...
region / News
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
Chippewa River Watershed Project seeking public input on high turbidity
BENSON -- The Chippewa River Watershed Project is conducting two public meetings to kickoff the process to address high turbidity levels in the river. People with an interest in water quality in the watershed and the effort are urged to attend either of two meetings scheduled for...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
January 3, 2009
Upper Minnesota Valley RDC loses role in senior services
APPLETON -- As of the new year, the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission in Appleton no longer has a role in how services such...
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am
December 31, 2008
County snow plowman fired after driving loader through ice on river in Crookston
CROOKSTON -- The man who drove the county's loader onto, then through, the ice into the Red Lake River early Monday here in Central Park was...
News / state
December 31, 2008 - 9:00am
December 30, 2008
Polk County snow remover rides loader to bottom of Red Lake River
Mike Raymond figured he was doing the city and his fellow ice fisherpeople a favor in the dark morning hours Monday when he wheeled the county's big John Deere 544 loader to the boat ramp in Crookston's Central Park. A 28-year employee of Polk County, Raymond was working the graveyard...
News / state
December 30, 2008 - 3:00pm
River Lakes tops Willmar
WILLMAR -- River Lakes' forward Jon Cole picked up a free puck and scored the game-winning goal late in the third period on Monday as the Stars...
prep / Cardinals
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
December 4, 2008
American Crystal records second-biggest crop in company history
FARGO - American Crystal Sugar Co.
News / state
December 4, 2008 - 3:00pm
December 3, 2008
Silver carp found in Mississippi River near La Crosse
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - The silver carp, one of the notorious leaping fish brought to the U.S. from China, has been found in the Mississippi River...
News / state / outdoors
December 3, 2008 - 8:00am
November 20, 2008
Grace: Beautifully told, painful quest for mental peace
To spend each day in what he describes as a mental "murk" is as ugly as it sounds. That so much beauty can emerge from it is just one of the lessons to discover in Dana Yost's first book of poetry, "Grace.'' The beauty is in his telling. Yost gives us a collection of jabbing, succinct...
News / showcase
November 20, 2008 - 12:00am
November 18, 2008
Area's girls hockey season starts tonight
River Lakes hosts Brainerd/Little Falls in the area's girls hockey opener tonight in Richmond. The Central Lakes Conference game starts at 7 p.m. The Stars were 8-16-3 overall last season and 6-7-3 in conference action. River Lakes beat Brainerd/Little Falls once and tied once last...
November 18, 2008 - 12:00am
October 25, 2008
Freshwater mussels really matter to river's ecosystem
MONTEVIDEO -- As far back as the turn of the century, there were "clammers" who dug freshwater mussels in the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers...
October 25, 2008 - 12:00am
Bet that you didn't know ...
MONTEVIDEO -- Mussels don't win popularity contests for being cuddly or cute, but many species do come with some interesting names: Elephant ear, hickory nut, butterfly, Round pigtoe and elktoe among them. Here are some other interesting facts: - Some individual mussels can live...
October 25, 2008 - 12:00am
October 2, 2008
Take time to Meander through the Upper Minnesota River Valley this weekend
Organizers promoted the first Meander, Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in 2004 by pointing to the surprising number and variety of talented artists who choose to live and create their art in the region. Five years later, the bragging rights have only grown -- and so too have the...
October 2, 2008 - 12:00am
September 9, 2008
Big Bear goes bye-bye
September 9, 2008 - 12:00am
June 23, 2008
Forecaster: End is near to Mississippi River rise
LOUISIANA, Mo. (AP) - The water is still well above the banks of the upper Mississippi River, but residents of both flooded towns and those protected by levees and sandbags can see an ending: The river is cresting. "It's quieter compared to earlier this week," said Louisiana emergency...
June 23, 2008 - 8:00am