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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
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
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Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
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
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June 30, 2016
Remembering our deployed soldiers over the Fourth of July
Deb Krueger, president of the HomeFront Connection, ties a yellow ribbon recognizing Battle Captain Lance Hauser's deployment with the 682nd...
June 30, 2016 - 10:26am
Kuwait Calling: Soldiers sendoff
WILLMAR - The 825th Quartermasters Detachment begins its journey to Kuwait on Saturday from the Army Reserve Center at the armory in Willmar....
April 30, 2016 - 1:26pm
October 8, 2015
Video: Before deployment, 682nd Engineering Battalion parades through Willmar
The 682nd Enginner Battalion National Guard unit at Willmar, Minnesota, traveled through the town greeted by more than a thousand well-wishers...
October 8, 2015 - 1:50pm
June 7, 2014
Editorial: Bringing soldier home was right step
It is unfortunate that all of America is not happy about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release after years as a prisoner of war under the Taliban in Afghanistan. One wonders where the “Support our troops” motto applies in this case? Bergdahl has now spent a week under U.S. medical care...
June 7, 2014 - 6:00am
July 16, 2013
National Guard soldiers deploy from Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD - Friends, family members and supporters of the Minnesota National Guard 849th Mobility Augmentation Company lined the streets of...
July 16, 2013 - 11:14pm
July 21, 2011
Concert honors veterans as New London, Minn., celebrates 'Small Town Heroes'
NEW LONDON - In the last six years this region has shed numerous tears for the hometown soldiers who died serving their country. On Saturday...
July 21, 2011 - 12:07am
January 5, 2011
Changes in works at armories across area
MONTEVIDEO -- Soldiers in the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery will be equipped this year with the Army's new M777 howitzer, and their arrival means changes are coming to area armories. Since the new guns have greater accuracy and fire much faster than the M198 howitzers they...
January 5, 2011 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Operation Chocolate Chip Cookie featured in Wctrib.com video
The West Central Tribune has posted a video about Operation Chocolate Chip Cookies in memory of New London's soldier Ryane Clark. Clark was...
October 22, 2010 - 8:40am
October 5, 2010
List of area soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan
WILLMAR -- U.S. Army Pfc. Ryane Clark is among nine area soldiers who have given their lives while serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan....
October 5, 2010 - 6:24pm
August 31, 2010
'Silver for soldiers' challenge seeks to benefit troops from the region
OLIVIA -- There's no place like home, especially when it comes wrapped in a package and reaches you in a faraway land. "It's a real morale booster,''...
August 31, 2010 - 12:00am
March 8, 2010
Court to rule in military funeral protest case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is getting involved in the legal fight over the anti-gay protesters who show up at military funerals with inflammatory messages like "Thank God for dead soldiers." The court agreed today to consider whether the protesters' message, no matter how...
March 8, 2010 - 10:25am
July 23, 2009
Editorial: Soldiers return to families and state
It has been a tragic time for Minnesota soldiers and their families during this past week as five Minnesota soldiers lost their lives in the service of their country. On July 16, three Minnesota National Guardsmen were killed by an indirect fire attack on a U.S. base in Basra, I...
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
Letter: Say prayers for our soldiers
Most people are united in a show of support for our troops. We see yellow ribbons on trees and on light posts. School children help pack boxes for our troops. May I suggest another means of showing support? Many of you are already doing this -- pray for our troops. Then pray, by...
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
June 25, 2009
LTD Ride, A-Games pay tribute to regional troops killed during Iraq deployment
Two soldiers were injured when the Humvee in which Army Sgt. Jesse Lhotka was riding left a roadway and overturned in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb....
June 25, 2009 - 12:00am
April 30, 2008
Litchfield-based unit soldiers return home
LITCHFIELD - Members of the 849th Mobility Augmentation Company were welcomed home Wednesday during a celebration held at the Litchfield Armory. The 94 members had been deployed for 11 months, including nine months in Iraq. "We are extremely happy to have them home," said Lt. Col....
April 30, 2008 - 12:00am