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After healthcare flop, White House seeks help from Congress on tax
Settlement reached in wrongful death lawsuit of Franks in Kandiyohi County
SD forum planned this week on protecting Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian communities
Gunfire in crowded Ohio nightclub kills one, wounds 15
Endometriosis is 'expected agony' for sufferers
South Carolina defeats Florida for first Final Four berth
Athanasiou converts in OT as Red Wings nip Wild
Kinglets can brighten a March day
Dokken: Having a blast with a fishing partner from the past
Cook: Late-ice lake trout prove cooperative
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
Dave & Vivian Swanson
February 23, 2017
Benson man charged with faking cancer treatments, swindling $60,000
BENSON — A Benson man pretended to have cancer, authorities say — and allegedly swindled nearly $60,000 out of a friend, saying he...
February 23, 2017 - 5:44pm
January 31, 2017
Swift County offers administrator job to second candidate
BENSON — After getting turned down by their first pick, the Swift County Commissioners made an offer to hire Kelsey Baker as their new...
January 31, 2017 - 9:44pm
January 29, 2017
Benson man sentenced for high-speed chase from police officer
BENSON — Pinned beneath the steering wheel May 29 after a crash following a high-speed chase with a Benson police officer, Bernard Michael...
January 29, 2017 - 3:05pm
January 20, 2017
Murdock man dies in one-vehicle crash
A 53-year-old Murdock man died Tuesday in a car crash just north of Kerkhoven.
January 20, 2017 - 3:34pm
January 18, 2017
Swift County offers adminstrator job to Ramsey County official
BENSON — On a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Swift County Commissioners agreed to offer the job of county administrator to Larry Timmerman, a senior program evaluator with Ramsey County. The job has been vacant since Mike Pogge-Weaver submitted his resignation in September. The county's...
January 18, 2017 - 10:19pm
Historical update: Built in 1897, Swift County Courthouse approves $4.5 million improvement project
BENSON — Construction could begin this summer on a $4.5 million renovation of the historic Swift County Courthouse in Benson to increase...
January 18, 2017 - 10:13pm
January 5, 2017
Benson man dies in snowmobile crash
DE GRAFF -- A Benson man died Wednesday as a result of injuries suffered in a snowmobile crash. According to the Swift County Sheriff's Office,...
January 5, 2017 - 11:20am
December 22, 2016
Benson man found dead, believed from cold weather
BENSON -- The Swift County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 57-year-old man was found dead Sunday near the Lake Hassel access north...
December 22, 2016 - 2:27pm
December 8, 2016
Letter: A Democrat's view of the election
On Nov. 28, the West Central Tribune did a front page article on why Swift County went Republican. There were interesting comments and speculation...
December 8, 2016 - 7:58am
November 27, 2016
Why Swift County swung Republican in 2016
BENSON — Of the 19 Minnesota counties that swung Republican for this year's presidential election, none did so more drastically than Swift...
November 27, 2016 - 10:11pm
November 21, 2016
Two injured in Monday morning crash on Highway 12
A Murdock teen and her juvenile passenger were injured Monday morning in a rear-end crash on Highway 12. Alexis K. Ahl, 17, and Mercedes R....
November 21, 2016 - 12:20pm
MPCA seeks comments on proposed hog feedlot in Swift County
HOLLOWAY — Public comments are being sought on a proposed hog farm in Swift County that is planning to double in size. Spring Valley Farms plans to add a second, 2,100-head finishing barn at The Pit Stop farm for a total of 4,200 head. The farm is located in Section 4 of Fairfield...
November 21, 2016 - 5:47am
November 17, 2016
Blizzard warning issued for Friday in west central Minnesota
WILLMAR – The National Weather Service has now issued a blizzard warning for Friday across much of west central Minnesota, including for Kandiyohi,...
November 17, 2016 - 9:29am
November 16, 2016
Nov. 16: Winter looks to be headed to western Minnesota
WILLMAR — Winter could be arriving on Friday, as the National Weather Service has issued blizzard and winter storm watches across western...
November 16, 2016 - 8:45pm
November 9, 2016
County board seats elected in west central Minnesota
Newcomers unseated incumbents this year in at least four county board races in west central Minnesota. Voters in the area elected candidates...
November 9, 2016 - 2:54pm