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Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
AgweekTV: Sweet crops
Twenty-First Century Fox offers $14B for UK's Sky
Willmar Middle School rings in new year with new classrooms
County to fast-track improvements at Games Lake Park
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
February 25, 2016
Minnesota’s 2016 election: How to caucus
ST. PAUL — On March 1, Minnesotans will get together at neighborhood meetings across the state — called precinct caucuses — to vote for president, talk politics and set in motion the machinery that will help Democrats and Republicans pick their candidates for the Legislature...
February 25, 2016 - 11:34pm
Minnesota political parties expect a big turnout for the Super Tuesday caucus
ST. PAUL — More than 250,000 Minnesotans could show up at precinct caucuses Tuesday to pick presidential favorites and make other political decisions. Chairman Ken Martin of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party predicts that up to 200,000 could caucus in his party, while Republicans...
February 25, 2016 - 11:28pm
October 29, 2015
New London-Spicer voters to decide bond
NEW LONDON — Voters in the New London-Spicer School District will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether or not to approve a $21.6 million bond for a building project. The proposal includes a performing arts center and gym at the high school/middle school, additional classrooms...
October 29, 2015 - 11:23pm
Voters consider Yellow Medicine East levy
GRANITE FALLS — Voters in the Yellow Medicine East School District will go to the polls Nov. 3 to decide a levy request. The YME school board is asking voters to increase the per-pupil levy by $300, from $868.76 to $1,168.76. The new levy would increase the monthly tax on a $150,000...
October 29, 2015 - 11:22pm
October 28, 2015
Cop dog vies for top dog
WILLMAR — A nationwide competition featuring law enforcement K9 units is getting the attention of Willmar-area residents. That’s because...
October 28, 2015 - 11:22pm
October 27, 2015
NLS prepares for the ‘what if’ after referendum
NEW LONDON — As the last-minute push continues to inform voters about Tuesday’s building referendum, the New London-Spicer School Board is preparing for what happens next — whether the $21.6 million bond issue passes or fails. At its planning meeting Monday, the board discussed...
October 27, 2015 - 11:11pm
October 17, 2015
Letter: Why this NLS teacher is voting ‘yes’
I have five adult children and I will be a retired NL-S teacher before the proposed building projects are completed, so why am I voting “yes” for the upcoming New London-Spicer facility improvements? Because we are out of space at Prairie Woods. The hallways are not conducive...
October 17, 2015 - 1:55am
May 19, 2015
Willmar school referendum today
WILLMAR — Voters in the Willmar School District vote today on a two-question bond issue for the district. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., near downtown Willmar. The district is using one polling place for...
May 19, 2015 - 12:00am
May 12, 2015
Voters overwhelmingly defeat Benson School bond issue
BENSON — Voters in the Benson School District overwhelmingly defeated an $18.7 million bond in a referendum today with twice as many people voting against the proposal compared to those that voted for it. In unofficial results this evening there were 1,354 no votes and 651 yes...
May 12, 2015 - 10:04pm
February 27, 2015
Ridgewater faculty passes no-confidence vote in college president
WILLMAR — The faculty of Ridgewater College has said through a union vote Thursday that it has no confidence in the leadership of President...
February 27, 2015 - 3:26pm
January 2, 2015
RCW voters go to polls Tuesday to vote on school improvements
RENVILLE — Voters in the Renville County West School District will be heading to the polls again Tuesday to decide whether to approve a $5.4 million bond issue to expand the district’s K-12 school building and make some updates. If the bonds are approved, they would be used to...
January 2, 2015 - 11:15pm
November 5, 2014
Questions raised over same-day registration at UM Morris
MORRIS — Some students at the University of Minnesota, Morris were not able to vote after a disagreement over ID requirements for same-day voter registration for students. Erik Hatlestad, UMM Campus Organizer for the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group said students who live...
November 5, 2014 - 2:49am
November 4, 2014
Editorial: It’s time to vote today
The primary blessing of today will be the right of each citizen to enter a polling place and cast their ballot of the candidates of their choice....
November 4, 2014 - 7:00am
Polling places prepare for voters
Maichelle Hanson, of the Kandiyohi County Auditor/Treasurer Department, helps Jack Kotten load a voting machine into his vehicle Monday. The...
November 4, 2014 - 12:14am
November 3, 2014
Only poll that counts comes at ballot box today
Follow the election on Twitter: Look for #wctvote on Twitter for up-to-the-minute local election coverage by the West Central Tribune. ST....
November 3, 2014 - 11:46pm