Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Gophers look to toughen up after first loss
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 21, 2012
MS. Simplicity blog: Use these tips for Black Friday shopping
November 21, 2012 - 8:55am
Letter: Don't reward the madness
To anyone concerned about the sanctity, health and well-being of our nation's families, I ask that anyone spending money on Christmas presents remember to reward those retail businesses that choose to remain closed on Thanksgiving Day. If we want to have any credibility as a...
November 21, 2012 - 12:06am
March 8, 2012
Color Me Green blog: Shop to reduce food waste
I read in a recent article that the United States generates more than 34 million tons of food waste each year, according to the EPA. Composting...
March 8, 2012 - 8:16am
February 11, 2012
Feel the Love
Valentine's Day, otherwise known as The Most Romantic Day of the Year, is only days away, and if you haven't found the perfect gift for that...
February 11, 2012 - 8:00am
January 25, 2012
J.C. Penney getting rid of hundreds of sales, cutting everyday prices instead
NEW YORK (AP) -- J.C. Penney is permanently marking down all of its merchandise by at least 40 percent so shoppers will no longer have to wait for a sale to get the lowest prices in its stores. Penney said today that it is getting rid of the hundreds of sales it offers each year...
January 25, 2012 - 9:22am
December 19, 2011
Olivia businesses use holiday season to say thanks
OLIVIA -- This marks the 20th anniversary of a unique holiday tradition offered by Olivia businesses. Along with the usual holiday events and...
December 19, 2011 - 5:04pm
November 25, 2011
Scrimp or splurge: Financial counselors advise a consumer reality check
WILLMAR -- Scrimp or splurge? As shoppers flock to the stores today for the holiday opener, financial counselors urge a reality check. Consumers...
November 25, 2011 - 12:00am
December 27, 2010
Shoppers hit Willmar stores in search of a deal
WILLMAR -- It seems that few people can resist half-price wrapping paper or Christmas ornaments at 75 percent off. Post-Christmas shopping took...
December 27, 2010 - 12:00am
Turnout pleases store managers as holiday shopping season begins
WILLMAR -- Store managers were generally pleased as hundreds of people waited for doors to open as early as 3 a.m. Friday for the start of the...
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
November 26, 2010
Willmar stores report good shopping turnout
WILLMAR -- Store managers were generally pleased with the turnout of shoppers with dozens of people waiting for some stores to open as early...
November 26, 2010 - 10:47am
Thanksgiving sales bring shoppers, grumbles
NEW YORK - Not all Americans tucked into turkey with their families on Thanksgiving. Some were out shopping, hitting sales ahead of the crowds expected Friday. After a year of cautious spending and worry over an uncertain economy and high unemployment, more stores this year extended...
November 26, 2010 - 10:44am
November 19, 2010
Shopping opener this year: The early bird gets the deal
WILLMAR -- At Ken's Casuals in downtown Willmar, the holiday decorating was done and the finishing touches were being placed on the store's float...
November 19, 2010 - 12:00am
December 23, 2009
Christmas nears, but shoppers are far from done
The nature of the shoppers in Willmar started to change Tuesday. "Today's the first day of the season I've noticed a sense of urgency," said...
December 23, 2009 - 12:00am
November 27, 2009
Waiting for the good buy
November 27, 2009 - 10:20am
November 21, 2009
Retailers optimistic about holiday sales
The two women leaving the Kandi Mall in Willmar last Saturday afternoon were laden down with three shopping bags apiece. "I worked up a sweat,"...
November 21, 2009 - 7:30am