Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
CMCS rebounds to play for consolation crown
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
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
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'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
Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
Dave & Vivian Swanson
October 6, 2016
Worksheet on County Road 5 project available for review
WILLMAR — An environmental assessment worksheet on proposed reconstruction of a portion of Kandiyohi County Road 5 is available for review and comment. The project involves the reconstruction of 3.2 miles of County Road 5, from County Road 40 to Minnesota Highway 9. It will...
October 6, 2016 - 5:53pm
October 3, 2016
'Do-nothing session' could change control of MN Legislature
ST. PAUL — Motorists heading out of Willmar to St. Cloud or the Twin Cities can expect a couple of traffic jams. Minnesota 23 is a modern, four-lane road until it hits New London, then it bottlenecks down to two lanes to Paynesville, squeezing trucks, commuters and tourists...
October 3, 2016 - 5:00am
October 2, 2016
In jeopardy: Projects waiting for bonding bill
Here's a look at some of the other projects that are delayed and could be lost: • Dozens of rural Minnesota cities will have to wait to repair or replace failing sewer and water systems. • Without $12.7 million in state matching funds, Duluth is in danger of losing a $25 million...
October 2, 2016 - 8:30pm
September 27, 2016
Be on the alert for road closures this week in Willmar
WILLMAR—With several active construction projects taking place around Willmar, city public works staff have announced three upcoming temporary...
September 27, 2016 - 1:58pm
September 22, 2016
Commentary: Table is set for special session
Minnesotans have been delivered the disappointing news: "Special session talks are dead." For months, we watched as Gov. Dayton and legislative...
September 22, 2016 - 8:28am
September 21, 2016
Staff talks to reset special session hopes
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a special legislative session dead just more than a month ago, but on Thursday, Sept. 22,...
September 21, 2016 - 7:02pm
September 18, 2016
Highway 104 detour in Glenwood begins Monday
GLENWOOD -- Motorists on Minnesota Highway 104 will encounter a detour in Glenwood when a culvert project begins today. Highway 104 will close...
September 18, 2016 - 2:04pm
September 9, 2016
Unfinished work at Legislature could delay road projects
WILLMAR—Business left unfinished during the last legislative session could result in delays to road projects across the state in the coming year.
September 9, 2016 - 6:55pm
Detour for construction of passing lane north of Raymond begins Monday
WILLMAR — The construction of the passing lane on Minnesota Highway 23 north of Raymond will begin Monday. The detour will take motorists...
September 9, 2016 - 6:39pm
Regal railroad crossing to close for maintenance
REGAL -- Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, a Canadian Pacific Railroad crew will be carrying out maintenance work on the railroad crossing on Kandiyohi...
September 9, 2016 - 2:50pm
September 2, 2016
Wet weather delays regional MnDOT projects
WILLMAR—Because of recent wet weather, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will delay several concrete rehabilitation projects that were scheduled to begin Tuesday. Unless weather creates additional delays, many of the projects are now scheduled to begin Sept. 12, according...
September 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
Bypass alignment is key decision point for Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR—Determining the preferred road alignment for a railroad bypass west of Willmar will be a key decision point for Kandiyohi County...
August 2, 2016 - 11:30pm
Three road alignment options considered for Willmar Wye
WILLMAR—There are three different road alignment options still under discussion for the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park project,...
August 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
July 31, 2016
Transit merger with Meeker County goes into effect Monday
It might be hard to spot what's different today as Meeker Public Transit buses gear up for another typical day. The buses will be the same, the routes will be the same, the fares will cost the same. Even the drivers will almost all be the same. A smooth transition for riders is anticipated...
July 31, 2016 - 7:57pm
July 27, 2016
MnDOT invites public to Aug. 2 open house on Willmar wye project
WILLMAR—The public is being given the opportunity to learn more about the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park Access project, often called the Willmar wye, during an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Willmar Public Library. While there will not be a formal presentation...
July 27, 2016 - 12:00am