Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Early-childhood education money in dispute
Human remains identified as disabled man missing for 2 years
Vehicle hits building just behind Minnesota Capitol
NBC to Broadcast Winter Olympics Live Across All Time Zones
Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuit over account abuses
Before the Buzzer: Top 10 prep basketball games of the year
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
New NFL rules include banning leaping block
Trump declines Nationals' Opening Day first pitch offer
Frozen Four-bound Bulldogs thriving in overtime as 2011 champions did
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
David "Doc" Halliday
John Thomas Hutchinson
Shirley Mae Ehrlich
Keith L. Sorenson
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
October 21, 2015
Dayton decries shift of oil shipments
ST. PAUL — A letter issued Tuesday by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls for an explanation behind routing changes of crude oil rail shipments. In the letter to BNSF president and CEO Carl Ice, Dayton says nearly 100,000 more people are within the 1/2 mile evacuation zone of crude...
October 21, 2015 - 11:33pm
October 11, 2015
VIDEO: The 261 departs Willmar
Milwaukee Road 261 ascends the Atwater grade observed by rail fans from the 49th Street N.E. bridge, west of Kandiyohi. The restored 71-year-old...
October 11, 2015 - 11:09pm
August 25, 2015
Legislators tour bonding projects in Willmar area, learn about avian flu testing
WILLMAR — State legislators learned Tuesday what funding they approved in June will do for the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar. They...
August 25, 2015 - 11:45pm
May 12, 2015
Oil companies challenge new oil train safety rules
The oil industry is challenging new federal oil train safety rules. The American Petroleum Institute has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals to block some rules that recently were unveiled by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The filing was no surprise because the trade group...
May 12, 2015 - 10:54pm
May 7, 2015
Federal officials investigate North Dakota oil train derailment
HEIMDAL, N.D. — Wheel fragments found at the scene of a fiery oil train derailment here are “of great interest” to federal officials investigating...
May 7, 2015 - 11:07pm
Company says oil on derailed train met new rules
TIOGA, N.D. — The oil on the train that derailed Wednesday near Heimdal had a vapor pressure substantially lower than the standards in North...
May 7, 2015 - 11:02pm
May 6, 2015
Oil train derails in small North Dakota town
HEIMDAL, N.D. – Curt Benson was in the middle of his morning shave when an explosion sent vibrations through his house on Main Street here...
May 6, 2015 - 11:23pm
April 28, 2015
U.S., Canada to have oil train safety plan Friday
WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, April 28 (Reuters) - The top U.S. and Canadian transportation officials will meet in Washington on Friday to outline a cross-border oil train safety plan, a sign the two governments may have harmonized efforts for tougher cars and other measures to curb fiery derailments,...
April 28, 2015 - 11:03pm
April 21, 2015
Mayor: Wye project spur track would be ‘big deal’’ for Willmar
WILLMAR — Mayor Marv Calvin said construction of a spur track from the proposed railroad wye project into the city’s industrial park would be “a big deal for Willmar’’ and would give the city “tremendous marketability of that area.’’ The spur would not bring railroad...
April 21, 2015 - 11:30pm
March 13, 2015
Railroads would pay under Dayton’s safety plan
ST. PAUL — Railroads should foot the bill of improving rail safety, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday as he announced a proposal to tax...
March 13, 2015 - 11:26pm
March 10, 2015
ND Highway Patrol investigation into train-bus collision over
LARIMORE, N.D. -- Two months after a train collided with a school bus near here, the investigation is over, and the conclusion is driver error...
March 10, 2015 - 7:00am
December 29, 2014
Group reapplies for grant to build Willmar railroad bypass
WILLMAR — BNSF Railway, along with local governmental partners, will try again to obtain a federal grant to help build the proposed $50 million...
December 29, 2014 - 10:08pm
December 2, 2014
BNSF expects to restore service stalled by Wadena derailment by Thursday
WADENA — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railways is expected to have both tracks open by Thursday, while at least partial service resumed Tuesday,...
December 2, 2014 - 11:16pm
December 1, 2014
Eighteen cars derail near Wadena
WADENA — About 18 cars derailed at 6:23 a.m. Monday four miles northwest of Wadena according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. Ten...
December 1, 2014 - 11:07pm
Officials: Train derails on BNSF Railway tracks near Bluffton, Minnesota
BLUFFTON, Minn. – Emergency responders are on the scene of a 32-car train derailment near Highway 10 just northeast of here, law enforcement...
December 1, 2014 - 9:38am