Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 22, 2016
Gauging the health of agriculture
WILLMAR — A survey that will gauge the current health and provide a glimpse of the future growth of agriculture in Kandiyohi County will...
November 22, 2016 - 6:07am
June 28, 2016
Health care costs remain a big concern for Minnesota employers
WILLMAR — There was no big surprise in most of the key findings of a recent statewide business survey on employer health benefits: The cost...
June 28, 2016 - 3:17pm
May 20, 2016
Minnesota manufacturers optimistic about future growth
WILLMAR -- Despite some regional hiccups -- including in west central Minnesota’s agriculture equipment sector -- the state’s manufacturing...
May 20, 2016 - 4:05pm
Willmar running online survey for sales tax projects
WILLMAR - The city of Willmar is asking members of the public to take a few minutes to fill out its new online survey on projects of regional...
May 20, 2016 - 12:20pm
April 22, 2016
Kandiyohi County urges participation in broadband survey
WILLMAR — If you live in rural Kandiyohi County and get a phone call next month asking about your broadband service, don’t hang up. The telephone survey is being conducted during May as part of a countywide broadband feasibility study, and organizers want — and need — the...
April 22, 2016 - 11:15pm
April 3, 2016
Kandiyohi County seeks input on trail survey
WILLMAR — A committee working on a bicycle and pedestrian plan for Kandiyohi County is turning to the public for input. Committee members have developed an online survey to solicit comments on future bicycle and pedestrian needs, such as new trails and amenities such as parking,...
April 3, 2016 - 8:58pm
January 7, 2016
Willmar Public Schools seeks input on budget cuts
WILLMAR — Willmar Public Schools is seeking advice from the public as the school district prepares to make budget cuts this spring. School officials have said the district needs to reduce the 2016-17 school year budget by about $1.7 million, about 3.5 percent of current annual expenditures...
January 7, 2016 - 11:05pm
November 27, 2015
Survey prompts additional hours for bus service in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — Most Central Community Transit riders rely almost entirely on the bus system to go places — work, errands, shopping, medical appointments...
November 27, 2015 - 10:29pm
September 20, 2015
Children’s mental health report finds less stigma, more recognition
WILLMAR — Parents, children and professionals involved in the Kandiyohi County children’s mental health system say there’s reason to feel optimistic about the system. Professionals and parents who participated in a series of focus group meetings this past year said they’re...
September 20, 2015 - 11:36pm
June 30, 2015
Experts study ‘gun culture’ and its impact on gun violence
Almost a third of American adults own a gun, but the rate varies widely by state and tops out at almost 62 percent of people in Alaska, new survey data show. Gun ownership was closely tied to “social gun culture,” wherein family and friends also own guns and think less of non-gun...
June 30, 2015 - 10:22pm
June 1, 2015
Survey scam reported in area
RAYMOND — The “survey scam,” one of several emerging tactics used by fraudsters to steal personal or financial information over the phone, has recently been reported in the area. While some surveys are conducted for legitimate reasons, the office of the Minnesota Attorney General...
June 1, 2015 - 11:43pm
May 3, 2015
Shaping a new plan: NLS selects architect for revised construction project
NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer Board selected DeVetter Design Group of Minneapolis to create a revised construction plan for new school facilities, including a performing arts auditorium. Although a formal contract hasn’t been approved, the school board reached a consensus...
May 3, 2015 - 11:14pm
March 9, 2015
Data from the first county-wide business-to-business survey comes out March 18
WILLMAR — The findings are in and most of the analysis is complete. Now the organizers of one of the largest-scale business surveys to be undertaken in Kandiyohi County are getting ready to share the data with the public next week. The hope is that it will help lay the groundwork...
March 9, 2015 - 11:57pm
March 4, 2015
Willmar School Board seeks public input on search for superintendent
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board is seeking public input in the search for a new superintendent. Current Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard is retiring June 30. The board is planning to interview candidates in April and have Kjergaard’s successor working in the district by July...
March 4, 2015 - 10:53pm
February 22, 2015
Poll: State’s politics split nearly evenly
ST. PAUL — A new survey this week says that if you think Minnesota is deep blue politically, you are wrong. Gallup, which is releasing its State of the States series with in-depth polling on all 50 states, reports that its 2014 survey results put Minnesota in its “competitive”...
February 22, 2015 - 11:00pm