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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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June 18, 2016
Minnesota senior health program works
ST. PAUL -- A federal study shows that a Minnesota health effort that combines two major health programs works for the state's elderly. The study said that older adults served by the Minnesota Senior Health Options program, combining federal Medicaid and Medicare benefits, showed...
June 18, 2016 - 5:30am
April 14, 2016
Life Connections takes shape
WILLMAR - Vendors set up Thursday for Friday's 17th annual Life Connections for adults 50-plus. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 pm. The event is free....
April 14, 2016 - 6:26pm
December 30, 2015
Video: Better Health through Bone Building at Willmar Community Center
Each Tuesday and Thursday men and women gather at the Willmar Community and Activities Center for a one-hour workout starting at 10:15 a.m. The...
December 30, 2015 - 7:26am
April 18, 2015
Life Connections 2015: Outstanding senior, nonprofit named
WILLMAR — Joan “Jo’’ Holm received the 2015 Outstanding Senior Award, sponsored by West Central Sanitation of Willmar, during the West...
April 18, 2015 - 12:21am
April 15, 2015
Life Connections event begins 8 a.m. Friday
WILLMAR — The West Central Tribune’s 16th annual Life Connections event will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Willmar Civic Center. Tickets...
April 15, 2015 - 10:55pm
August 19, 2014
Minnesota Opinion: Here’s how seniors can avoid scams
ALEXANDRIA — Fake lottery prizes. Bogus pleas for help from callers posing as relatives. Email schemes promising thousands of dollars with little to no effort.
August 19, 2014 - 5:00am
May 30, 2014
Let’s Go Fishing for young people too: Starts season by hosting local fourth graders
SPICER — “Get on, grab a life vest and we’ll see what happens here,’’ said Roger Benson. One-by-one, another group of fourth-graders...
May 30, 2014 - 11:04pm
August 29, 2013
Let’s Go Fishing makes a very big splash, tops 2,000 guests for season
SPICER — The Willmar chapter of Let’s Go Fishing reached a new milestone on Wednesday when volunteers welcomed aboard guests from...
August 29, 2013 - 11:35am
June 27, 2013
Special picnic lunch planned Wednesday for seniors
WILLMAR -- Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, in conjunction with the Willmar Veterans of Foreign Wars Men's Auxiliary, will be hosting an Independence Day-themed lunch Wednesday for any senior 60 years or older. The lunch will be a $2 picnic at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Willmar...
June 27, 2013 - 11:24pm
June 19, 2013
Evensons crowned as Willmar Fests' ambassadors
WILLMAR -- The senior ambassador coronation kicked off Wednesday's 2013 Willmar Fests events. The ceremony, held at the Willmar Community Center,...
June 19, 2013 - 11:53pm
October 5, 2012
Inside Scoop blog: Let's Go Fishing answering a bigger need than anyone imagined
October 5, 2012 - 10:09am
June 25, 2012
Seniors often targets of financial fraud
WILLMAR -- Anyone can become a victim of financial fraud, but one demographic -- the elderly -- are especially vulnerable to these types of scams. According to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, senior citizens control nearly 70 percent of the nation's wealth...
June 25, 2012 - 12:00am
June 21, 2012
Seniors crowned as ambassadors during Willmar Fests ceremony
WILLMAR -- The senior coronation ceremony kicked off this week's Willmar Fests activities. The ceremony Wednesday at the Willmar Community Center...
June 21, 2012 - 12:00am
April 24, 2012
Willmar, Minn., School Board reviews handbook for iPad use at Senior High
WILLMAR -- Fundraising is still under way, but Willmar Public Schools officials are moving ahead with plans to provide iPads for all juniors and seniors at Willmar Senior High next fall. At a School Board workshop meeting Monday, board members reviewed a proposed iPad handbook for...
April 24, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
Video: Life Connections
The 13th annual Life Connections sponsored by the West Central Tribune is held at the Willmar Civic Center on Friday.
April 20, 2012 - 5:17pm