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U.S. pipeline regulator raises penalties for safety violations
'Shaving cats?!' Virginia police probe seven pet abductions
Ag advisor offers his take on Trump and farmers
Capitol Chatter: Peterson wants to stay in Congress; Nolan still thinking
Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life
NFL commissioner may consider marijuana for players' health reasons
Bird resigns as Pacers president of basketball operations
An emotional night for NFL's first-round picks
Effects of Bradford trade on Vikings playing out in draft
Speedy ex-Gopher Myrick waiting for the call
Minnesota offers filmmakers varied landscapes and cultural activity
Khloe Kardashian sued after sharing photo of herself on Instagram
ESPN layoffs: A list of which employees have been fired
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Young Artist's Concerts this weekend in Willmar, Paynesville
'King Ed' comedy on stage at Ridgewater College
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
Luverne A. Peterson
Hazel L. (Strand) Snyder
Edythe O. Jacobson
Trude Kristine Williams
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
Tribune Opinion: Destination Playground: We can build it if you help volunteer
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 12, 2016
Tips to determine if your child is ready for preschool
With a greater emphasis on early childhood learning, experts believe preschool programs are a necessity for preparing children for kindergarten....
April 12, 2016 - 9:50am
January 18, 2016
Willmar Fire Chief warns of carbon monoxide dangers
WILLMAR — It is called the “silent killer” and, in 2014, carbon monoxide poisoning killed 14 people in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota...
January 18, 2016 - 10:53pm
October 21, 2015
Car clues sought in missing person case
ALEXANDRIA — Investigators in the case of a missing woman say they do not believe she left the west-central Minnesota area voluntarily and are seeking information about a car that may be involved. Laura Schwendemann, 19, was last seen about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Holiday gas...
October 21, 2015 - 9:16pm
April 30, 2015
2015 spring home and garden tab available online
The West Central Tribune's 2015 spring home and garden tab is now available to view online. This year's issue features a myriad of tips on...
April 30, 2015 - 5:47pm
March 24, 2015
Minn. House passes minimum wage curbs
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House passed a bill Monday night that would allow employers to pay a lower wage to workers who make more than $4 per hour in tips.
March 24, 2015 - 11:10am
November 21, 2012
State offers tips, videos about turkey fryer dangers
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce urges Thanksgiving chefs to be extra cautious if deep frying a turkey on Thursday. Minnesota ranks eighth in the nation for the number of cooking-related insurance claim submissions on Thanksgiving Day. Grease and oil fires from turkey...
November 21, 2012 - 12:00am
September 25, 2012
5 tips for avoiding financial regret
Most people say their greatest financial regret is habitually overspending, according to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. The foundation recently conducted an online poll and out of more than 2,200 respondents, 53 percent said habitual overspending was their biggest...
September 25, 2012 - 12:00am
August 6, 2012
Prairie Kitchen blog: Baking tips for the home baker
August 6, 2012 - 8:43am
June 26, 2012
Take small steps toward solving money problems
Many people think there is a top secret solution to solving their money problems. Some think that if they could just discover this secret, it would put them on the road to riches. Ironically, people often spend money searching for this secret, either by buying books that promise...
June 26, 2012 - 12:00am
May 22, 2012
Family and Living blog: Stay safe in the water with these tips
May 22, 2012 - 8:49am
April 14, 2012
Tips to make the most of your spring cleaning this year
It's that time of year again: time to clear out the closets, power wash the garage floor and kill those dust bunnies living on the refrigerator...
April 14, 2012 - 8:00am
Top 5 spring cleaning supplies
To spring clean most effectively, you need to have the right supplies, said Russ Lammers, owner of Lammers Household Services in Willmar. Here are his top five must-have cleaning supplies: n Clorox or a similar bleach product. n Phosphoric acid. "This is great at removing hard...
April 14, 2012 - 8:00am
Spring cleaning? Get rid of unwanted items at ReStore in Willmar, Minn.
As you do your spring cleaning and declutter your home, consider donating your gently used furniture, appliances and electronics to the new Habitat...
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
April 2, 2012
School of Fish blog: Getting ready for boating season
April 2, 2012 - 8:11am
March 19, 2012
What in the World blog: Tips to avoid pre-travel stress
March 19, 2012 - 8:23am