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Willmar Middle School Principal Simenson wins statewide recognition
Willmar School Board to select new member Monday
USDA program connects school cafeterias with local farmers
Willmar city budget passes but mayor refuses to sign in protest
Bus route from Willmar to Litchfield to begin in February
Boys basketball: Wildcats smoke Melrose
Boys basketball roundup: BOLD rallies past ACGC
Girls basketball roundup: NLS’ Thunstedt scores 2,000th in win at EVW
Women's basketball: Warriors ride by Range
Men's basketball: Norsemen edge Warriors
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
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Ide — Schroeder
Hanson — Petersen
Schack — Malkuch
Play our High School Football Pigskin Pickem Contest
Ruby Josephine Peterson
Arden Harold Pearson
Deann K. Johnson
Thomas J. H. Bonde
DuWayne C. Halvorson
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
November 29, 2013
Day after Thanksgiving: ‘Part of it is tradition and part of it says Christmas to me’
WILLMAR — Every year since about 1960 Carole Vennerstrom has come to the same locally-owned nursery to buy the family Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. This year was no different. Vennerstrom, 81, spent Friday afternoon with her daughter and two grandchildren walking...
news / local
November 29, 2013 - 11:01pm
November 28, 2013
Video: Free Thanksgiving Day Meal is served at Redeemer Lutheran Church
The annual free Thanksgiving meal is served Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. The meal prepared and served by church members was traditional with turkey or ham, dressing, potatoes and gravy, vegetables and dessert.
news / local
November 28, 2013 - 3:49pm
November 27, 2013
Redeemer Church in Willmar prepares for annual Thanksgiving meal
In this photo, Cassie Drenkow, director of Christian Education at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar, checks out the progress of the roasting turkey at the church kitchen where preparations for Thursday's annual Thanksgiving meal are being made. Last year, Redeemer Church supplied...
news / local
November 27, 2013 - 2:56pm
Thanksgiving weather looks beautiful, at least in Midwest
WILLMAR — The weather forecast for the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend includes sunny skies and chilly nights. According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature for Thursday in Willmar is expected to be 24 degrees with north-northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph. Thursday...
news / local
November 27, 2013 - 9:22am
Heavy rain, snow in eastern U.S. could foil Thanksgiving travel
(Reuters) - A wintry blast of heavy rain, wind and snow across the eastern United States could disrupt plans on Wednesday for millions of people traveling ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. No widespread flight cancellations were reported, but planes headed to New York's LaGuardia...
news / nation
November 27, 2013 - 9:13am
Twin Cities kitchen star gives up posh restaurant for Salvation Army soup kitchen
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jeff Ansorge once commanded a staff of 17 and made around $80,000 a year as executive chef at a posh downtown Minneapolis restaurant where a 24-ounce dry aged Porterhouse steak goes for $48. But he gave it all up to become the head cook of a Salvation Army...
news / state
November 27, 2013 - 9:09am
November 24, 2013
A tradition of saying thanks to area veterans continues at Willmar VFW
WILLMAR — A Thanksgiving “thank you’’ to area servicemen and women remains a tradition for the Willmar Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1639 Men’s Auxiliary. They once again put together all the fixings to serve area veterans and their families a holiday meal, according to...
news / local
November 24, 2013 - 11:14pm
November 8, 2013
Tipsy turkeys: NH birds fed beer for flavor, size
HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — When it comes to pairing beer with poultry, Joe Morette isn't too fussy. His turkeys will drink just about anything.
November 8, 2013 - 8:53am
November 1, 2013
Editorial: Keep our turkeys on the menu
Some say it is only a movie, but the movie “Free Birds” looks a little more like revisionists taking a swing at a Thanksgiving tradition. In this movie opening today, the plot is described as “two turkeys from opposite sides of the track put aside their differences and team...
opinion / editorials
November 1, 2013 - 5:00am
November 22, 2012
Video: Thanksgiving Dinner at Redeemer Lutheran Church
Members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar serve a free Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thursday to anyone in the community who wanted to come and enjoy a meal.
news / community
November 22, 2012 - 5:21pm
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
November 22, 2012 - 8:33am
November 21, 2012
Redeemer Lutheran in Willmar, Minn., again hosting Thanksgiving Day dinner
WILLMAR -- The eighth annual Thanksgiving Day dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Everyone is welcome. In past years, the traditional turkey dinner at the church has drawn more than 200 people. Church officials have said...
news / local
November 21, 2012 - 2:45pm
Today's Tribune is full of Black Friday deals
Today's edition of the West Central Tribune is filled with all of the Black Friday advertisements, inserts and coupons that shoppers need for...
news / local / region
November 21, 2012 - 11:00am
MS. Simplicity blog: Use these tips for Black Friday shopping
November 21, 2012 - 8:55am
Letter: Don't reward the madness
To anyone concerned about the sanctity, health and well-being of our nation's families, I ask that anyone spending money on Christmas presents remember to reward those retail businesses that choose to remain closed on Thanksgiving Day. If we want to have any credibility as a...
opinion / letters
November 21, 2012 - 12:06am