Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Box Office: 'Lego Batman' flies high over 'Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight'
Five injured in Pope County head-on crash with ambulance
Restarting out of bankruptcy, company revives former MN mining operation
Woman, 56, dies when hit by train in Detroit Lakes
Sweden asks the U.S. to explain Trump comment
Jacobs: A new bird mystery for a new week
Cook: 'Boat Show' a mirror of life in the North
Dokken:Fee hike for hunting, fishing licenses faces uphill battle in Minn.
Kamloops rainbows and coho salmon provide early-morning action near the French River
Cards wrestling headed to State
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Lorraine "Lolly" Marlys Thompson
Daniel P. Schaefbauer
Gloria A. Schroeder
Dwaine B. Weber
Marlow W. Hanson
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
October 13, 2012
Visitor from South America's most democratic nation arrives as election campaigns heats up
MONTEVIDEO -- Uruguay is lauded as the most democratic nation in South America, and its people pride themselves on their involvement in politics...
October 13, 2012 - 12:00am
August 18, 2012
United Way's Stuff the Bus collects school supplies for west central Minn.families
WILLMAR -- As families gear up for the start of another school year, the local community and the United Way of West Central Minnesota are trying...
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 2, 2012
Schwanke, farmer from Willmar, Minn., leaves $1M estate to Nature Conservancy
WILLMAR -- A Willmar man who farmed in Swift and Kandiyohi counties has left his $1 million estate to The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy...
July 2, 2012 - 9:44am
April 19, 2012
Ridgewater College instructor honored by MnSCU as an Educator of the Year
Shawn Mueske, a biology instructor at Ridgewater College, was honored this week with an Educator of the Year award from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees. Four faculty members at MnSCU institutions were chosen for the honor. The Educator of the Year...
April 19, 2012 - 3:09pm
Video: Feed the Children Packaging Event in Willmar, Minn.
Feed the Children Packaging Event in Willmar, Minn., on Feb. 18, 2012. Volunteers from 29 churches in the Willmar area gather to package food packages for Somalian refugees.
February 19, 2012 - 1:43pm
February 1, 2012
Letter: No home run for Obama
I watched Jan. 24 as President Obama hit one over the left field fence. Too bad bases weren't loaded with players like "Spending Cuts," "Debt Reduction" and "Keystone Pipeline." Perhaps his coaches should have signaled for some sacrifices earlier in the game so his team wouldn't...
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
December 17, 2011
Warm the Children at 67 percent of goal
WILLMAR -- With just over a week to go until Christmas, the West Central Tribune's 2011 Warm the Children campaign is at only 67 percent of its holiday goal. Goal of this year's drive is $40,000. A total of 387 donations have been received during the 2011 campaign. To date, donations...
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
September 13, 2011
Freeze warning issued, temperature to drop to 28 Wednesday night
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for much of central and south central Minnesota for Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. The Weather Service is expecting a low temperature of 28 degrees overnight in Willmar and low temps in the upper 20s and...
September 13, 2011 - 3:44pm
January 12, 2011
Musburger's 'This is for all the Tostitos' line rolls into sports history
January 12, 2011 - 12:00pm
January 10, 2011
Warm the Children just shy of 2010 goal
WILLMAR -- One week into the new year, the 2010 Warm the Children campaign is just short of its goal of $39,000. Donations to-date total $38,892 from upwards of 510 individual donations, including some 73 anonymous donations.
January 10, 2011 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011
MONTEVIDEO -- There's still time and all the incentives in the world to do something about climate change before Minnesotans, as one wag put...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
December 31, 2010
Long-dead Billy the Kid denied parole by New Mexico governor
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Billy the Kid, the Old West outlaw who killed at least three lawmen and tried to cut a deal from jail with territorial authorities,...
December 31, 2010 - 9:14am
December 18, 2010
Warm the Children at only 72 percent of goal
WILLMAR -- With less than a week to Christmas, the annual Warm the Children campaign is at only 72 percent of its 2010 goal of $39,000. As the colder temperatures and snowfall have set in, the Warm the Children campaign coordinators have been busy arranging shopping for children...
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
December 11, 2010
Children help Warm the Children program
WILLMAR -- "Let's do Warm the Children, because we're helping children and we are children." That is the statement made by a member of Scooter's Dozen 11th-grade confirmation class at the Church of St.
December 11, 2010 - 12:00am
November 27, 2010
Warm the Children slowly coming in
WILLMAR -- Contributions are slowly starting to come in for the 2010 Warm the Children campaign. The goal of this year's drive is $39,000. Last year, the Warm the Children campaign took in $40,004, exceeding a goal of $38,000. The donations received helped to clothe 550 children...
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am