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Doing more at home: New Renville County Hospital and Clinics sees growth in services, usage
A voice for Kandiyohi County’s lakes stepping away from podium
Willmar Fests royalty crowned
Employer survey: Health care costs remain a big concern
Area Golf: Gorans wins Lakeland at Eagle Creek
Clay Shooting: Two locals compete at state tournament
Area Baseball: Morris edges Bird Island in amateur baseball pitcher’s duel
NWL Baseball: Stingers win weekend pair in LaCrosse
MLB: Duffey dominates Yanks
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Karen Lucille (Asche) Zylstra
Ivan Lowell Hagen
Patricia "Patty" Holmer
Lauretta L. Theline
Perry H. Smith
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
April 12, 2016
Bird Island man sentenced in scheme to blackmail woman
OLIVIA — An online connection fostered on the socialization app “Meet Me” turned sinister when a Bird Island man blackmailed the woman...
News / local
April 12, 2016 - 10:00pm
January 23, 2016
Editorial: People speak up in defense of our city of Willmar
The West Central Tribune Thursday criticized a social media post about an alleged Willmar couple who painted a picture of diversity in Willmar that is distorted and was bigoted at the root of its argument. The original Facebook post by a west central Minnesota native, now living out-of-state,...
opinion / editorials
January 23, 2016 - 10:13am
January 21, 2016
Editorial: Our fair city of Willmar is doing just fine, thank you
Policing the misinformation spread via social media is an impossible task. Much of it leaves us simply shaking our heads. That being said, there are some things so ugly, misinformed, ignorant and just plain hateful toward another religion, it is time to speak up with an intelligent...
opinion / editorials
January 21, 2016 - 6:00am
November 25, 2015
Pregnant Minnesota TV meteorologist ridiculed over her appearance
AUSTIN – A southeast Minnesota TV station has sparked a trending Facebook post after sticking up for a pregnant employee. KAAL in Austin says...
News / state
November 25, 2015 - 9:02am
November 20, 2015
Records published Nov. 20
This is the records summary for Nov. 20. Harassment WILLMAR — Willmar Police received two reports from students saying they were being harassed on Facebook. Two students reported at 8:27 a.m. Thursday that they were being harassed using an account on Facebook. Another...
News / local
November 20, 2015 - 12:00am
October 28, 2015
Minnesotan develops, plans to launch ride share app targeted at college students
FARGO – When Matthew Sullivan drives to Minneapolis, he pays close attention to the cars moving in the westbound lanes. "I see wall-to-wall...
October 28, 2015 - 5:14pm
October 21, 2015
To increase engagement, Twitter rolling out new poll feature
Twitter said it is rolling out a service that would allow users to run polls on their profile, in a bid to improve user engagement on the microblogging service. The poll will allow users to ask a question with two choices as answers, and will remain open for 24 hours,...
October 21, 2015 - 10:30am
October 3, 2015
Adult coloring club in Willmar offers women a unique place to escape the monotony of life
When Laura Deleski sought a new hobby, she chose one most people likely haven’t thought much about since the days of their youth: coloring. Once...
Life / extra
October 3, 2015 - 6:00am
March 10, 2014
Minn. lawmaker apologizes for NBA tweet
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota lawmaker who issued a tweet many called racist has apologized.
News / state
March 10, 2014 - 1:44pm
October 31, 2013
Facebook shares recover as investors shrug off falling usage
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc shares steadied on Thursday after wobbling in the wake of post-earnings comments by company executives about slowing use and a strategy of not increasing the frequency of ads shown to users. Facebook shares breached the $50 mark in heavy premarket trading...
October 31, 2013 - 7:11am
September 19, 2013
Facebook's Zuckerberg says U.S. spying hurt users' trust
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said revelations about U.S. government surveillance hurt users' trust in Internet companies and that knowing more about the programs would help relieve some of the public concerns.
News / nation
September 19, 2013 - 9:54am
July 24, 2013
Businesses use social media in new ways to reach customers
Three months ago, Corn Capital Innovations had fewer than 100 likes on its Facebook page. Today, the business has 530 Facebook likes and counting....
July 24, 2013 - 12:58am
Social media tips for businesses
With terms such as "tweets," "pins" and "hashtags," learning the vocabulary of social media can be as difficult as learning a foreign language. For some businesses, the mere thought of jumping into social media can be enough to deter them from the idea. But social media is here to...
July 24, 2013 - 12:57am
June 12, 2013
Facebook introduces hashtags
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is introducing hashtags, the number signs used on Twitter, Instagram and other services to identify topics being discussed and allow users to search for them.
News / nation
June 12, 2013 - 3:04pm
May 1, 2013
Facebook 1Q earnings, revenue grow, mobile ads up
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook says its net income and revenue grew in the first quarter of the year, helped by an increase in mobile ad revenue. Facebook Inc. said Wednesday that its net income was $219 million, or 9 cents per share, in the January-March period. That's up...
May 1, 2013 - 3:32pm