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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
February 14, 2013
‘Bear is Broken’: Willmar, Minn., native son makes mark in literary world
A love of literature that got its start in Willmar, a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cornell University in New York, a creative writing fellowship...
February 14, 2013 - 10:21am
February 1, 2012
Letter: E-Verify would help workers
In his recent commentary, "Rubio would be lousy VP choice for Romney," Ruben Navarrette insinuates that support for E-Verify alienates Hispanic voters. But Hispanics support E-Verify. E-Verify is a web-based program that helps ensure jobs are reserved for citizens and legal workers....
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
November 29, 2011
Firkins Smith named to panel on dermatology
WILLMAR -- Affiliated Community Medical Centers dermatologist Dr. Cindy Firkins Smith has been appointed to the Procedural Dermatology Curriculum Committee of the American Board of Dermatology. The committee is responsible for establishing requirements for post-doctoral training...
November 29, 2011 - 12:00am
November 1, 2011
West Central Tribune names new advertising management team
WILLMAR -- The West Central Tribune announced a management change today in its advertising department, according to Publisher Steve Ammermann. Kevin...
November 1, 2011 - 12:00am
August 17, 2011
Smith collects two hits in All-Star game
Willmar native Jordan Smith continued his hot summer in minor league baseball, collecting two hits in a losing effort in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game Tuesday night. Jordan, playing for the NYP American League All-Stars, was 2-for-2 and played third base. He was the only...
August 17, 2011 - 12:09am
August 15, 2011
Smith to play in NY-Penn All-Star Game
Jordan Smith of Willmar will celebrate his first summer of professional ball by playing in the 2011 New York - Penn League All-Star game. The third-baseman is one of four Mahoning Valley Scrappers on the American League roster for Tuesday's game in Lowell, Mass. Shortstop Tony...
August 15, 2011 - 1:39am
August 2, 2011
Smith moving up soon? Rookie's stats impress Indians' coaches
A blog last Friday titled Indian Prospects Insider following talent in the Cleveland Indians minor league farm system says of Willmar native Jordan Smith, 21, who signed June 20: "Short season Single-A Mahoning Valley third baseman/outfielder Jordan Smith is having one heck of a pro...
August 2, 2011 - 12:00am
July 25, 2011
Smith now second in NY-Penn hitting
Jordan Smith, 21, of Willmar is tied for second with a .355 batting average after going 3-for-7 over the weekend as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers split with Hudson Valley in the New York-Penn League. The Cleveland Indians' property doubled twice on Saturday and drove in three runs....
July 25, 2011 - 12:00am
July 11, 2011
Willmar, Minn.'s, Smith ranks high in NY-Penn hitting
Cleveland Indians' farmhand Jordan Smith of Willmar has the fourth-best batting average in The Class A New York-Penn League. The Mohoning Valley third-baseman is averaging .356 (26 of 73) through 19 games. He has 8 extra-base hits and 14 RBI.
July 11, 2011 - 12:00am
June 28, 2011
Jordan Smith ups average to .400
First-week professional Jordan Smith of Willmar is 5-for-7 in his last two games to raise his team-leading average to .400 after six games playing...
June 28, 2011 - 12:00am
June 24, 2011
Smith starts pro career with a bang
Jordan Smith of Willmar got a base hit in his first at bat Wednesday night and then had the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 11th as the...
June 24, 2011 - 12:00am
June 20, 2011
Willmar grad Smith signs with Cleveland Indians
WILLMAR -- Back in preschool little Jordan Smith's crayon drawing on brown tablet paper told what he wanted to be when he got big. In block...
June 20, 2011 - 8:20am
June 14, 2011
Smith off to good start in Cape Cod
Jordan Smith, a 2009 Willmar High School graduate, is hitting .308 after helping the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox get off to a 3-1 start on opening weekend of the Cape Cod League. The Cleveland Indians draftee has four hits, one a double, in 13 at-bats and two stolen bases. Smith was...
June 14, 2011 - 12:00am
May 12, 2011
Tubby says he is now cancer free
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says he's "feeling great" and free of prostate cancer after dealing with the disease for the past year. The university issued a statement from Smith on Wednesday. The 59-year-old had not previously revealed his condition. Smith says...
May 12, 2011 - 12:00am
April 20, 2011
Tubby insists Gophers will improve after down season
By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS -- Tubby Smith's fourth year at Minnesota was his most disappointing, stopping his streak of...
April 20, 2011 - 12:00am