Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Coteau des Prairies Lodge to showcase ND ag products
Amtrak train derails in Chicago, no injuries reported
London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link
SDSU study analyzes East River native grasslands
Minn. college student remains missing
NFL owners approve Raiders' move to Las Vegas
ND native who once made 2,750 consecutive free throws dies
Costco tees off on Titleist over golf balls
Girls Basketball: Oman a Class AA All-State first-teamer
Local Roundup: Warrior softball team opens season in crossover
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Msgr. Joseph R. Huebsch
David "Doc" Halliday
Shirley Mae Ehrlich
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Dave & Vivian Swanson
December 26, 2015
Dec. 26 Update: Weather service upgrades winter storm “watch” to “warning”
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Renville, Redwood Falls, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties are under a winter storm warning until Saturday...
December 26, 2015 - 8:21pm
December 25, 2015
Heavy snow and winds could hit west central Minnesota tonight
WILLMAR -- A Christmas winter blast could bring 6-8 inches of snow to the region tonight and tomorrow. That snow could be kicked up with northerly...
December 25, 2015 - 8:31am
December 16, 2015
Winter arrives late but in earnest
WILLMAR — As the saying goes, winter arrived late but in earnest. Law enforcement agencies in the area responded to numerous reports of vehicles...
December 16, 2015 - 8:51pm
VIDEO: Winter storm covering west central Minnesota roads with slush, snow
WILLMAR - Motorists in west central Minnesota are contending with snow- and slush-covered roads this morning as a weather system expected to...
December 16, 2015 - 8:56am
December 15, 2015
Wintery mix of rain and snow predicted for west central Minnesota
WILLMAR - A combination of rain, snow, wind and dropping temperatures is expected to bring sloppy, slippery, blustery, wintery conditions to the region tonight and Wednesday. A winter weather advisory has been issued for western Minnesota, including Lac qui Parle, Swift, Chippewa,...
December 15, 2015 - 11:48am
December 3, 2015
PHOTO: Casting shadows in the snow
The morning sun draws a swaying fenceline in the snow Thursday on the south edge of Willmar. The sunshine tips off a warming trend that will...
December 3, 2015 - 11:17pm
December 1, 2015
Storm drops 6 inches of snow on Willmar
WILLMAR (Staff reports) — Monday’s storm dropped snow amounts approaching 6 inches in the Willmar area and more in western Minnesota. Madison...
December 1, 2015 - 9:44pm
Wet, slushy roads result in numerous accidents
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct an error concerning the 1993 Ford Ranger's action at the time of the accident. WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department was kept busy Monday and Tuesday as they responded to more than a dozen accidents during the first snow...
December 1, 2015 - 9:40pm
First big snow storm of the season spreads across Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Schools, government offices and some businesses closed early Monday, Twin Cities commuters frequently slid to a halt and snow sculptures...
December 1, 2015 - 12:00am
November 30, 2015
UPDATE: First big snow spreads across the region
ST. PAUL - Schools, government offices and some businesses closed early, Twin Cities commuters frequently slid to a halt and snow sculptures were created in many parts of the Upper Midwest on Monday as the first widespread winter storm of the season hit. Some places could receive...
November 30, 2015 - 10:27am
May 8, 2015
May snowstorm may hit western South Dakota, North Dakota
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A storm with up to two feet of snow in May? It’s a real possibility in the Black Hills of South Dakota and maybe into the rest of western South Dakota, western North Dakota and northeastern Wyoming Saturday night into Sunday with rain turning to snow. As much...
May 8, 2015 - 11:26pm
March 23, 2015
Logan Blumhoefer, 16, of Willmar, rides an all-terrain vehicle Monday along Kandiyohi County Road 5 north of Willmar. The snow probably won’t...
March 23, 2015 - 11:31pm
A layer of snow covers much of Robbin’s Island Park Saturday in Willmar. (TRIBUNE/Nicole Hovatter)
March 23, 2015 - 10:50pm
March 15, 2015
Residents recall the paralyzing St. Patrick's Day blizzard 50 years later
WILLMAR — On the afternoon of March 16, 1965, Lois Hurley and her four children, ages 3 to 14, boarded the train in Great Falls, Montana, to...
March 15, 2015 - 11:44pm
March 3, 2015
Sun pads blizzard’s punch
Take that, Punxsutawney Phil. After a blizzard warning didn’t quite yield the hazardous conditions expected, it looks like Minnesota and the...
March 3, 2015 - 10:54pm