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Child found safe in Willmar after possible abduction
Klobuchar, Peterson go to bat for rural broadband
Nolan hears about Iron Range infrastructure challenges
Today, Keith Ellison may become DNC leader
Five charged in connection with meth found following Willmar high-speed chase
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
Palmer, Bryan share Honda Classic lead
Local Roundup: Wildcats bounce back with vengeance
Junior Hockey: Two WarHawks heading to Hamline
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
November 4, 2008
Johnson defeats Gardner in Willmar's Ward 2
Tim Johnson has defeated incumbent Steve Gardner in Willmar's Ward 2 race. Johnson received 1,951 votes to Gardner's 634. Read more on this story in the West Central Tribune Wednesday.
November 4, 2008 - 11:30pm
November 1, 2008
Editorial: Ward 3 - Elect Steve Ahmann
Former councilman Steve Ahmann is running unopposed in Ward 3 for the Willmar City Council. He should be elected again to the council. Ahamnn has served well during his previous terms on the City Council.
November 1, 2008 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Editorial: Gardner is the pick for city's Ward 2
Willmar Ward 2 voters face the choice of incumbent Steve Gardner or challenger Tim Johnson. This Willmar City Council race will be a decision about the future or single-issue politics. The West Central Tribune believes Ward 2 residents should re-elect Gardner to the City Council. A...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
Letter: Pay it forward by voting yes
We are writing to support the school levy referendum. We will vote yes twice. We do this after careful thought and consideration. In a time of economic uncertainty when many things are out of our control, we have the ability to maintain a good school system. When economic factors...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Big Stone II power plant partners study independent report
WILLMAR -- Electric utilities proposing the Big Stone II power plant are just starting to analyze an independent report that says the utilities have underestimated construction costs and overestimated the costs of energy alternatives. The report to the Minnesota Public Utilities...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
Montevideo Council preparing proposal for vets home
MONTEVIDEO -- Montevideo will be returning to the Capitol with plans in hand to urge lawmakers to consider developing a veterans home in the community. City Council members took action at their meeting Monday to approve a contract the Montevideo Community Development Corporation...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Olson Lake to be drained
SPICER -- A shallow 140-acre lake in the southwest part of Kandiyohi County will be drained dry this fall so invasive species of rough fish can be killed off. Olson Lake, located in Edwards Township, will then be restored to it current water level so vegetation can grow to create...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 3, 2008
Making the connection: Delegation impressed by Willmar
WILLMAR -- There's something about Minnesota that makes Bengt Erik Lofgren feel comfortable. It could be because 35 percent of Minnesotans have a Swedish heritage that Lofgren senses a "feeling of friendship" and the basis for "trust" that the Swedish businessman said is necessary...
October 3, 2008 - 12:00am
September 18, 2008
Recount confirms Gardner's 1-vote victory over Skor in primary
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council member Steve Gardner has kept his 1-vote primary election victory over challenger Bob Skor, according to a hand recount of ballots conducted by the City Council. Wednesday afternoon's recount also confirmed challenger Tim Johnson placed first and Gardner...
September 18, 2008 - 12:00am
September 10, 2008
Johnson top vote-getter, Gardner by 1 over Skor
WILLMAR -- Tim Johnson swamped incumbent Steve Gardner and a second challenger, Bob Skor, in the Willmar City Council's Second Ward primary election Tuesday. But Gardner held a one-vote lead over Skor in the three-way race defined partly by division over the Westwind Estates affordable...
September 10, 2008 - 12:00am
September 9, 2008
Johnson and Gardner win in Willmar Ward 2 primary
10:20 p.m. Update
September 9, 2008 - 10:20am
September 6, 2008
Gardner seeks rules, order of conduct for meetings
WILLMAR -- The chairman of the Willmar City Council's Labor Relations Committee is encouraging council members to consider adopting rules and order of conduct to be used at city meetings. Committee chairman Steve Gardner is also encouraging council members to consider adopting clearly...
September 6, 2008 - 12:00am
September 4, 2008
Second Ward candidates answer questions at League forum
WILLMAR -- Close to two dozen people listened Wednesday night to responses from the three candidates running in next Tuesday's Second Ward Willmar City Council primary election. The top two vote-getters will proceed to the Nov.
September 4, 2008 - 12:00am
Threshing Days to feature M-H tractors
Agricultural history will come alive this weekend as spectators enjoy watching antiquity in action during the 2008 Atwater Threshing Days. This year's farming festival will feature Massey-Harris tractors of yesteryear and Atwater's own Steve Miller will head up the show with his...
September 4, 2008 - 12:00am
May 1, 2008
Brainerd selects Razidlo for superintendent position; Kjergaard was other finalist
The Brainerd School Board has offered its superintendent position to Brainerd Assistant Superintendent Steve Razidlo, according to a district spokesperson. Waconia Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard was the other finalist considered at Thursday's meeting. The Brainerd board met at 12:30...
May 1, 2008 - 12:00am