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Police capture gunman who shot and killed five at Washington state mall
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Records summary for Sept. 24
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
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
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
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