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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
June 23, 2016
Willmarites get wacky at block party
WILLMAR — A hot, sunny day didn’t deter people from heading out in droves to check out the 2016 Willmar Fests activities Thursday. Downtown...
June 23, 2016 - 11:35pm
Area summer program makes sense of math
NEW LONDON — When 32 middle school students and five teachers go to Valleyfair amusement park today, they won’t just be riding roller coasters....
June 23, 2016 - 11:30pm
June 22, 2016
Willmar Fests crowns senior ambassadors
WILLMAR — The 1920s came roaring back Wednesday when the 2017 Willmar Fests senior ambassadors were crowned at the Willmar Community and Activity...
June 22, 2016 - 11:49pm
June 21, 2016
Snowbirds flock to Willmar
Ann Patrick and Terry Dinderman of the Orange Grove RV Park Picnic Group from Edinburg, Texas, wave Tuesday as they leave a public dock to cruise...
June 21, 2016 - 11:37pm
Summer solstice and Svea Sunrise at the 45th parallel
The sun rises over Svea at 5:32a.m. Tuesday, the first full day of official summer. The Summer Solstice occurred locally around 5:30 p.m. on...
June 21, 2016 - 8:57am
June 8, 2016
UPDATE: Willmar kids can get free breakfast, lunch this summer
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct one location. The Willmar Middle School is not a site this year due to a remodeling project....
June 8, 2016 - 11:49pm
May 3, 2016
Willmar students scope out summer jobs
WILLMAR — Students at Willmar Senior High have been learning in the last month about filling out job applications, greeting potential employers...
May 3, 2016 - 11:59pm
April 14, 2016
Willmar plans job fair for students seeking summer work
WILLMAR — Willmar-area businesses seeking summer workers and students looking for summer jobs will get a chance to meet May 3 at the Summer Student Job Fair. The job fair in the Willmar Senior High School gym is an attempt to help students find summer work. It is sponsored by the...
April 14, 2016 - 12:00am
October 29, 2015
Tourism director says 77 percent report business up or same this summer
DEERWOOD — The director of Minnesota’s tourism board John Edman said state tourism industries have reported its best summer in six years. Edman, director of the state’s Explore Minnesota board, told the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association Fall Conference at Ruttger’s...
October 29, 2015 - 11:20pm
August 19, 2015
Rain slows construction
Home builders were idled Wednesday at this construction site at the corner of Terraplane Drive and Third Avenue Southeast in Willmar. Another...
August 19, 2015 - 11:14pm
August 14, 2015
The heat is on
Relief from a two-day heat wave could be found at the lakeshore. This is Games Lake at County Park No. 7 late Friday morning where families enjoyed...
August 14, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Storms sweeps over western Minnesota
WILLMAR — Multiple tornadoes were reported Thursday from Sunburg to Paynesville resulting in multiple tornado warnings and people scurrying...
August 7, 2015 - 12:01am
August 6, 2015
A wild ride
With the Scrambler speeding up, centrifugal force crunches Destinee Cobb, left, Ellie Evans and Daisha Cobb against the ride’s outside wall...
August 6, 2015 - 11:20pm
July 24, 2015
Summer brings spike in local traffic deaths
WILLMAR — It has been a deadly summer on Minnesota roads. Since July 12, the West Central Tribune has reported eight traffic fatalities in seven separate crashes in west central Minnesota. Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Troy Christianson works in District 2300 in the southwestern...
July 24, 2015 - 12:01am
July 22, 2015
As the sun dipped low in the sky Wednesday, a swimmer somersaulted off a tube into Whipple Lake in Baxter.
July 22, 2015 - 10:36pm