Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
High powered antidote to tough times arrives
Records published Sept. 28
Swift County hires interim administrator
Sacred Heart man sentenced for killing puppy
Mealworms found in school fundraiser candy bars
Ryder Cup: Hazeltine pedigree planned from the start
Facing former coach an intriguing subplot to Gophers' Big Ten opener
Volleyball: Willmar eases past Alexandria
Royals outlast Twins in 11 innings
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Helen M. Miller
William "Bill" D. Latham
Donald R. Holmgren
Joe Raines letter: Trump is wrong for America
Ted Storck letter: When a good guy has a gun...
Ken Warner letter: Dave Baker gets results for 17A
John H. Burns letter: Do GOP candidates support Trump?
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
September 24, 2011
Just for 3rd graders
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
January 3, 2011
Brownton teen identified as northern Minn. lake drowning victim
An 18-year-old Brownton, Minn., man drowned after 7 p.m.
January 3, 2011 - 9:50am
December 22, 2010
Teens face assault charges after juvenile suffers broken nose
WILLMAR -- Two juveniles made their first court appearance Monday on felony charges of third-degree assault for their alleged roles in an incident that left a 17-year-old boy with a broken nose. Sergio Jesus Trevino Jr., 16, of Willmar, and Zachariah Xavier Reuben Dethlefs, 17, of...
December 22, 2010 - 12:00am
October 11, 2010
Horner faces uphill climb as third-party hopeful
DULUTH -- Tom Horner is not one of those candidates who always dreamed about being governor. In fact, he gave the prospect little or no thought...
October 11, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2009
Update: Pawlenty plans to rule out third term in announcement this afternoon
Updated 11:30 a.m.
June 2, 2009 - 10:53am
January 28, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 28
Humberto Acevedo Jr., 27, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of third-degree drug possession. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from second-degree and misdemeanors for giving a false name to a peace officer and fleeing an officer on foot will...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
Letter: Pick candidates who'll win
A letter writer in Saturday's paper rightly suggests that Al Franken is not an appropriate choice to be our senator. However, his premise that if you can't vote for Norm Coleman, a vote for Dean Barkley is an acceptable alternative, is misguided and ignores history. If the voters...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
August 5, 2008
Willmar City Council approves Westwind street work, 5-3
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council voted 5-3 Monday night to approve construction of streets and utilities for the controversial Westwind Estates Third Addition low-income housing project in southwest Willmar. The council acted on a recommendation from the council's Public Works/Safety...
August 5, 2008 - 8:00am
April 16, 2008
Mayor vetoes rejection of funding for controversial housing plan department of employment and economic development
WILLMAR -- Mayor Les Heitke has vetoed the Willmar City Council's April 7 rejection of the $350,000 state grant for the controversial Westwind Estates Third Addition housing project. City Clerk Kevin Halliday said Tuesday the mayor's veto means the grant is accepted by the city. In...
April 16, 2008 - 12:00am
April 9, 2008
Supporters of Westwind proposal have their say at City Council meeting
WILLMAR -- Supporters of the embattled Westwind Estates housing project had their say at Monday night's Willmar City Council meeting. Housing project supporters and opponents on the eight-member council are evenly split.
April 9, 2008 - 12:00am
April 8, 2008
Westwind proposal draws further criticism
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to reject a $350,000 state grant for the controversial workforce and low-income Westwind Estates Third Addition housing project in southwest Willmar. The motion was offered by project opponent Ron Christianson toward the...
April 8, 2008 - 12:00am
April 1, 2008
Council OKs street plans, but Westwind contention continues ron christianson steve gardner planny commission gary peterson
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council in a special meeting Monday evening unanimously approved the 2008 street improvement program, minus new streets and street lights for the controversial Westwind Estates housing development in southwest Willmar, and minus preliminary engineering...
April 1, 2008 - 12:00am
March 19, 2008
Westwind debate goes to Board of Appeals, are courts next?
WILLMAR -- The landowner who had appealed the conditional use permit for the Westwind Estates Third Addition proposal is looking forward to the opportunity to state his case before the Willmar Board of Zoning Appeals. Attorney Jim Mogen of St.
March 19, 2008 - 12:00am
March 18, 2008
Housing proposal remains hot topic for council
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has ordered that the Board of Zoning Appeals hold a hearing on a controversial low-income housing development planned in southwest Willmar. In another part of the council's Monday night meeting, a member said that Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership...
March 18, 2008 - 12:00am
March 7, 2008
City attorney says Westwind permit appeal timeframe has already expired
WILLMAR -- The appeal of a conditional use permit for the low-income Westwind Estates Third Addition housing project is not permitted because the 60-day appeal period -- upheld in a little-known court decision -- has expired, according to an opinion by City Attorney Richard Ronning. As...
March 7, 2008 - 12:00am