Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Negative tone of White House race sours young voters
New chalet set to open at destination northern Minnesota ski resort
New Jack Pine Brewery breaks ground in Baxter
Chevron sees big profits in California despite regulations
Angered with overflowing toilet, Minnesotan assaults girlfriend by strangling her
WCT Sport Show: Willmar preps for TRF, four locals vie for 6AAA section
Roundup: Cardinals volleyball team 2-2 at Moorhead Invite
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Managers win measure of credit for World Series showdown
WCT daily sports schedule
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kathleen H. Diederich
Paul E. Biermann
Marlene M. Heipler
Arlene D. Rudy
Mervin LeRoy Speckman "Doc"
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
Estrich commentary: Trump is the uncontrollable man
February 27, 2015
Highways 23, 212 among those increasing to 60 mph
WILLMAR — Speed limits will be raised from 55 to 60 miles per hour on the rural, two-lane sections of state Highway 23 north of New London...
February 27, 2015 - 11:49pm
Speed limits to increase on some rural, two-lane highways
ST. PAUL — Speed limits on some northern and western Minnesota highways will be getting an increase, the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
February 27, 2015 - 11:46pm
October 21, 2013
Speed limits on Highways 75, 59, 7 in western Minn. to be raised to 60 mph
ST. PAUL — The state Department of Transportation will raise the posted speed limit from 55 mph to 60 mph on the entire length of U.S. Highway 75, the majority of U.S. Highway 59 and on 14 miles of state Highway 7 in western Minnesota. Crews began installation of the new 60 mph...
October 21, 2013 - 10:59pm
November 14, 2012
Spicer man arrested after high-speed pursuit from Spicer to New London
SPICER -- A 36-year-old Spicer man is in the Kandiyohi County Jail facing charges of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, driving after cancellation and reckless driving stemming from a high-speed chase Tuesday afternoon. According to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff's...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
August 9, 2012
Kandiyohi, Swift Co., Minn., law officers ticket 135 drivers during speed enforcement
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers from Kandiyohi and Swift counties ticketed 135 motorists for speeding during the July statewide speed enforcement effort. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi and Swift county sheriff's offices participated in the...
August 9, 2012 - 10:59am
July 27, 2012
Stolen Camero tops 135 mph in chase from Minnesota to N.D.
FARGO - Law enforcement officials say they are looking for the driver of a stolen vehicle who was involved in a high-speed chase Thursday afternoon that crossed state lines and reached speeds of 135 mph. Sgt. Troy Hischer of the North Dakota State Patrol said he chased a stolen black...
July 27, 2012 - 8:55am
July 5, 2012
West central Minn. law enforcement stepping up patrols, tickets this month
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers and emergency responders from Kandiyohi and Swift counties put on a show of force Tuesday afternoon to remind...
July 5, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Speeders to get more than fireworks this holiday, area law stepping up patrols, tickets
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers and emergency responders from Kandiyohi and Swift counties put on a show of force this afternoon to remind...
July 3, 2012 - 2:50pm
June 28, 2011
West central law agencies running extra speed patrols
WILLMAR -- In July, motorists in Kandiyohi and Swift counties will face enhanced speed patrols as part of a statewide campaign coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety. Officers with the Kandiyohi and Swift County sheriff's offices and Willmar,...
June 28, 2011 - 10:38am
December 18, 2010
Start with 12 plastic cups. Use stacks of three, six and three cups to make and dismantle a series of pyramids until you are left again with...
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
September 7, 2010
Two arrested in Douglas County after chase reaches speeds of 115 mph
Two suspects were arrested early this morning after a high-speed chase that started in central Minnesota's Douglas County. At 2:06 a.m., a Douglas County sheriff's deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on County Road 82 west of Brandon, Minn. The driver sped off, triggering...
September 7, 2010 - 9:10am
July 28, 2010
Domestic incident ends in slow-speed chase, collision with squad car
WILLMAR -- A domestic incident Tuesday between a mother and daughter ended in a slow-speed chase and a collision with a squad car near New London. According to a press release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office, a deputy received a report at 5 p.m. Tuesday of a domestic incident...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 26, 2010
Two injured in Clarkfield crash
CLARKFIELD -- Two people sustained major injuries in a crash around 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of 10th Street and Prairie View Avenue. According to a news release from the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's office, a vehicle driven by Jason Lee, 36, of Milan, was traveling...
July 26, 2010 - 9:20am
December 2, 2009
High-speed escape foiled but police get their man
BENSON -- Police in Benson aborted a high-speed chase for safety's sake, but continued their pursuit with shoe leather instead of rubber and got their man when he picked up a prescription one day later. Charles William Skaife, 49, of Benson, entered not guilty pleas during appearances...
December 2, 2009 - 12:00am
May 7, 2009
Man pleads guilty to fleeing charge in 100 mph chase
WILLMAR -- Rodney Lee Broten, 42, of New London, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle for...
May 7, 2009 - 11:24pm