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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
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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
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Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
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January 14, 2014
Blizzard watch Thursday for much of the region; temperatures to plummet
WILLMAR –– Another blast from an Arctic cold front is expected to bring colder-than-average temperatures, snow and high winds to west central...
January 14, 2014 - 11:16pm
Winter weather advisory until 3 p.m., blowing snow reducing visibility
WILLMAR — A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 3 p.m. today for much of west central, central and southeastern Minnesota. The...
January 14, 2014 - 10:08am
January 3, 2014
Always good to have a reminder: Safety tips for the cold weather
WILLMAR — With dangerously cold temperatures arriving over the region Saturday evening and expected to remain for several days, now is the time to review cold weather safety tips and prepare accordingly. The National Weather Service expects actual air temperatures in Willmar to...
January 3, 2014 - 10:59pm
Updated: Blizzard warning issue for parts of southwest Minn., MnDOT advises no unnecessary travel
WILLMAR, Minn.— The Minnesota Department of Transportation's Willmar office advises no unnecessary travel in counties with blizzard conditions,...
January 3, 2014 - 11:36am
December 25, 2013
Snow hampers driving on Christmas Eve; windy day in forecast for Thursday
WILLMAR — No serious crashes were reported, but a Christmas Eve snowfall led to difficult driving conditions Tuesday afternoon and evening. Willmar Police and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office responded to several reports of vehicles that had gone into the ditch. Despite...
December 25, 2013 - 8:16pm
December 23, 2013
Video: U.S., Canada hit by snow and ice
(Reuters) - A band of severe weather from tornadoes to icy blasts left at least seven people dead as winter storms and severe weather pushed...
December 23, 2013 - 10:49am
December 22, 2013
Start of winter brings snow, ice ... and record-high temps
CONCORD, N.H. — The first full day of winter brought a wild mix of weather across the U.S. on Sunday: ice and high wind in the Great Lakes and New England areas, flooding in the South, snow in the Midwest and record-shattering temperatures in the 60s and 70s along the mid-Atlantic. Snow...
December 22, 2013 - 11:28pm
December 16, 2013
U.S. wintry storm dumps snow over New England
(Reuters) - A large winter storm that dumped snow across the U.S. Midwest and East Coast swept into its final stage as it passed over New England...
December 16, 2013 - 7:01am
December 8, 2013
Storm pushes up U.S. East Coast after deep freeze in the South
(Reuters) - A massive winter storm that left parts of the Southeastern United States in a deep freeze pushed up the East Coast on Sunday, with...
December 8, 2013 - 11:19pm
December 6, 2013
Willmar records 3.5 inches of snow; Bird Island area records highest total in region
WILLMAR — A yardstick wasn’t long enough to measure all of the snow that piled up in Two Harbors, but a 12-inch ruler sufficed for this region. Willmar recorded 3.50 inches of snow in the winter storm that whipped through the state and ushered in arctic cold, according to National...
December 6, 2013 - 11:02pm
December 4, 2013
West central Minn. schools closing early due to winter storm
WILLMAR — A number of area school districts will be closing early, according to the KWLM Operation Snow Desk. As of 11:35 a.m., the following school districts had announced they would close at 1 p.m.: Clarkfield Area Charter School, Dawson-Boyd, Echo Charter School, Lac...
December 4, 2013 - 11:58am
Roads already slick with more snow and wind on tap for today
WILLMAR – Wet, compacted snow is making roads in west central Minnesota slick this morning with more snow and high winds expected later today as the region remains under a winter storm warning. Although snowfall was light overnight, the inch or so of wet snow that did fall made...
December 4, 2013 - 8:38am
December 2, 2013
Willmar, west central Minn. in storm watch starting Tuesday night
WILLMAR -- Central and northern Minnesota will likely see the heaviest snow accumulation Tuesday and Wednesday, but Willmar and the rest of west central Minnesota are in a winter storm watch starting Tuesday evening. The National Weather Service says significant snowfall is possible,...
December 2, 2013 - 7:34pm
November 6, 2013
Send your snow photos to the Tribune
The west central Minnesota area saw its first snow of the season Tuesday. If you have photos of the first snowfall, send them to email@example.com...
November 6, 2013 - 9:00am
November 4, 2013
Winter may be here early for residents in some parts of the region
ST. PAUL — The season’s first significant snowfall for most Minnesotans could bring more than half a foot in some places by Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm advisory for a broad swath of the state. The weather service predicts moderate to...
November 4, 2013 - 11:16pm