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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
All about the details: Awards mount for Minnesota taxidermist
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
November 5, 2012
Final debate shows Bills, Klobuchar far apart
ST. PAUL -- If the final Minnesota U.S. Senate debate did nothing else, it showed the political distance between the two candidates. Republican...
November 5, 2012 - 12:00am
September 15, 2012
Descendants of U.S.-Dakota War survivors to tell their families' stories
WILLMAR -- As Cora Jones tells the story of her two sets of great-grandparents who survived the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, she pauses to acknowledge just how lucky she is to tell their stories today. "My family is blessed to even be alive today," says Jones, who lives on the Santee...
September 15, 2012 - 11:19am
August 18, 2012
Prayer service slated Sunday at rural Litchfield, Minn., church to honor all U.S.-Dakota War dead
LITCHFIELD -- Ness Church in rural Litchfield will conduct an outdoor prayer service at 1:30 p.m. Sunday as part of the observance of the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. The prayer service will include a traditional Dakota "Wiping of the Tears'' ceremony led by...
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 21, 2012
Access to Chippewa County Road 42 in Montevideo to close Monday
MONTEVIDEO -- Access to Chippewa County Road 42 from U.S. Highway 212 on the southeast corner of Montevideo will be closed beginning Monday. The access is being closed due to the work to raise U.S. Highway 212 as part of the levee upgrade. Access to businesses along Highway 212...
June 21, 2012 - 10:08am
Agreement protects Wood Lake Battlefield site as Minnesota prepares to observe 150th anniversary of 1862 US Dakota Conflict
WOOD LAKE -- One of the most important battlefield sites from the 1862 US Dakota Conflict is being protected as Minnesota prepares to observe...
December 21, 2011 - 3:26pm
November 25, 2011
Renville woman wins in grocery giveaway
RENVILLE -- Crystal Nelson of Renville was one of three people who were winners in the recent Minnesota Farmers Feed US grocery giveaway program. Winners were drawn at random from almost 50,000 entries made during visits to farmersfeedus.org. Nelson received a $1,000 prize on Wednesday...
November 25, 2011 - 11:41am
May 10, 2011
Highway 212 resurfacing project from Hector to Glencoe begins May 16, traffic will be detoured
WILLMAR - Motorists will encounter a detour on Highway 212 from Hector to Glencoe as a resurfacing project begins May 16. The 28.3-mile project extends from Renville County Road 16 west of Hector to the start of the four-lane highway west of Glencoe. The project consists of pavement...
May 10, 2011 - 10:20am
December 21, 2010
Granite Falls woman wins free groceries, one of two winners in Farmers Feed US sweepstakes
RENVILLE -- Carolyn Lindquist says she was amazed and shocked when she was notified in early November that she had won $5,000 in grocery gift...
December 21, 2010 - 12:00am
October 18, 2010
... a brother and a piece of our heart: Tributes from fellow soldiers shared at Clark funeral
NEW LONDON -- Mourners quietly filled the New London-Spicer High School gymnasium and waited Sunday afternoon -- some dabbing at tears -- until...
October 18, 2010 - 12:00am
October 5, 2010
Battlefield gains national designation
GRANITE FALLS -- The land where warriors and soldiers fought the final battle of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 will be recognized as a national historic site. Wood Lake Battlefield has been approved to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Tom Hosier, founder of the...
October 5, 2010 - 12:00am
August 26, 2010
A 'bright spot' for a weak economy
BENSON -- If you're looking for some good economic news, it's here. "Agriculture has been one of the bright spots in the last couple, three...
August 26, 2010 - 12:00am
June 25, 2010
Open house set for Highway 212 work near Granite Falls
WILLMAR -- An open house will be held for anyone interested in learning about the upcoming U.S. Highway 212 concrete rehabilitation project near Granite Falls. The open house will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 1 at the Kilowatt Community Center, 600 Kilowatt Drive, Granite Falls.
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am
April 18, 2010
Grounded in Europe: Tell us your story
If you or someone you know is grounded in Europe due to the Iceland volcano ash fallout, tell the story to the West Central Tribune. A volcano erupted under a glacier in Iceland Wednesday sending a huge plume of ash over the Britain, Ireland and parts of Europe. The ash is a treat...
April 18, 2010 - 10:46am
March 26, 2010
Obama, Russian leader give formal blessing to landmark nuclear arms treaty to cut weapons
President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed on Friday to a sharp cuts in the nuclear arsenals of both nations in the most comprehensive arms control treaty in two decades. "We have turned words into action," Obama declared. Obama said the pact, to be signed...
March 26, 2010 - 10:31am
March 22, 2010
Highway 212 at Montevideo closed today
WILLMAR -- A portion of U.S. Highway 212 in Montevideo was closed at 6 a.m. today to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct a levee on the highway due to possible flooding in the area. Highway 212 westbound traffic will be detoured east on Chippewa County Road 16, north...
March 22, 2010 - 12:00am