Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Smoke in the air ...
Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins
UMD's defensive corps, led by freshman Mikey Anderson, will be youthful next season
All about the details: Awards mount for Minnesota taxidermist
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
September 18, 2016
Roundup: MACCRAY wins Wabasso tournament
WABASSO — The MACCRAY volleyball team won four of five matches to claim the Wabasso Invitational championship on Saturday. The Wolverines, 12-1-1, tied BOLD in a two-set match to open the tournament, then defeated Martin County West, Redwood Valley, Southwest Minnesota Christian...
September 18, 2016 - 10:05pm
September 15, 2016
Roundup: Winter wins 100th as Cards improve to 8-0
WILLMAR — Willmar soccer coach Jeff Winter notched his 100th win with the Cardinals' boys and girls programs in a 5-3 boys' team win over...
September 15, 2016 - 11:06pm
September 7, 2016
Card swimmers come up short in Melrose
MELROSE— Willmar came up plenty short in the pool on Tuesday where they lost 106-78 to Melrose. The Cardinals only finished with three victories on the day including an impressive victory from Erica Schramm who scored a 202.75 from the one-meter diving platform. Her closest...
September 7, 2016 - 2:15pm
September 2, 2016
Backes wins twice but Cards lose at Brainerd
BRAINERD— Willmar traveled to Brainerd on Thursday to compete in a dual that ultimately ended in the host's favor 113-71. The Cardinals had strong performances from a variety of swimmers including Anna Backes who won the 100 and 200 freestyle and was part of the 400 freestyle...
September 2, 2016 - 12:16am
August 9, 2016
Olympic gold medalist Ledecky has plenty of North Dakota connections
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Katie Ledecky touched the wall at the end of the 400 freestyle. She looked up and saw her world-record time. She fist-pumped....
August 9, 2016 - 11:37pm
August 8, 2016
U.S. swimmers Phelps and Ledecky seek even more gold at Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO—U.S. team mates Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky moved on from a golden Sunday, somewhat creakily in the case of the former,...
August 8, 2016 - 10:29pm
Minnesota swimming coach cheers on daughter at Olympics
Mike Parratto stuffed the family's Dodge Caravan to the brim, bent a mattress to form fit along the vehicle's roof, shut the door behind his...
August 8, 2016 - 10:28pm
August 2, 2016
Course in Willmar to teach children water safety
WILLMAR—The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA and Willmar Community Education and Recreation are working together to do their part in preventing...
August 2, 2016 - 4:08pm
May 18, 2016
Benson Schools to close indoor pool
BENSON — A four-decade run of indoor swimming may come to a close in Benson with the end of the school year. Benson School Board members voted...
May 18, 2016 - 11:26pm
March 4, 2016
Boys Swimming & Diving: Cardinals can’t make it out of prelims
MINNEAPOLIS — The Willmar 200 Yard Medley Relay quartet of juniors Nash VanKlompenburg and Ryan Kuchta, sophomore Garrett Shuldes and freshman...
March 4, 2016 - 11:33pm
February 14, 2016
Boys Swimming & Diving Roundup
With seven first-place finishes, Sartell dominated the Central Lakes Conference meet hosted by St. Cloud Tech Saturday. The Sabres finished with a score of 548, 72 points better than runner-up Tech and 231 ahead of third-place Brainerd. Willmar placed eighth in the nine-team event...
February 14, 2016 - 11:47pm
February 5, 2016
Swimming & Diving: Shuldes wins three races
Three wins by Garrett Shuldes weren’t enough for Willmar, which fell 99-82 to Alexandria in boys swimming Thursday
February 5, 2016 - 5:44am
January 22, 2016
Prep Roundup: Mora sweeps Willmar Nordic invite
Willmar benefitted from good weather to host its first home Nordic ski race in three years Thursday at Eagle Creek Golf Course
January 22, 2016 - 3:04am
November 15, 2015
Girls swimming & diving: Cards’ Backes, Schramm, relay team advance to state
WILLMAR — Willmar’s Anna Backes in the 100 freestyle, Erica Schramm in diving and the Cardinals’ 200-yard freestyle relay team all qualified for the state tournament on Saturday in the Section 3A finals. Backes posted a time of 54.87 to finish third in the 100-yard freestyle. She...
November 15, 2015 - 11:36pm
November 1, 2015
Girls Swimming & Diving: Cards’ Backes wins 100 Free at CLC meet
WILLMAR — Anna Backes won the 100-meter freestyle in 57.21 and the Willmar swimming and diving team placed fifth at the Central Lakes Conference meet on Saturday. Sartell won five events and placed first with 567 points. Brainerd was second with 430.5 and St. Cloud Tech placed...
November 1, 2015 - 11:25pm