Weather Forecast


west central minnesota

September 11, 2017
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September 11, 2017 - 1:44pm
Workers survey the building damage at Carlson Dairy Sunday near Pennock.
Photo by Carolyn Lange
Severe storm with high winds races across Minnesota creating havoc
June 11, 2017 - 4:55pm
March 7, 2017
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Blocks of ice float in the water in Willmar Lake as high winds create a frozen tide Tuesday button
Wind gusts reach over 50 miles per hour in west central Minnesota
March 7, 2017 - 6:52pm
January 6, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Emily Molenaar, left, and Candace Kallevig stay warm drinking coffee Friday at The Goodness Coffee House in Willmar. A hazardous weather outlook for west central Minnesota this weekend includes 20 to 30 below zero windchills.
Extreme windchills predicted this weekend in west central Minnesota
January 6, 2017 - 10:34pm
November 19, 2016
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Saturday update: View and share your videos from the Nov. 18 blizzard
November 19, 2016 - 8:23pm
A New London backyard. Submitted photo / Sheila Purkat
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November 19, 2016 - 7:56pm
November 18, 2016
A tree on the northeast corner of the intersection of Trott Avenue and Ninth Avenue Southwest in Willmar was one casualty Friday morning of the winter storm that blew through west central Minnesota. Winds were the major problem: blowing snow reduced visibilitly and snarled travel, and power outages were widespread.  (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
First snow also brings first blizzard of winter
November 18, 2016 - 9:14pm
November 5, 2016
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School board candidates and handful of operating levy referendums on the ballot
November 5, 2016 - 10:51am
June 19, 2016
About 500 people walk Oct. 10 in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Robbins Island in Willmar. This year’s event will be Oct. 1. (FILE | TRIBUNE)
Alzheimer’s organization promotes year-round support, outreach
June 19, 2016 - 6:59pm
June 17, 2016
Sandy Tersch, a self-acknowledged former addict, draws laughs from the audience and her fellow graduates Jill Zimmer, left, and Pamala Dale during their graduation ceremony Thursday at The Oaks at Eagle Creek in Willmar. The women are the first graduating class of the Willmar area Salvation Army’s “Getting Ahead Program.”play button
‘Victory Group’ graduates life-skills class
June 17, 2016 - 11:15pm
June 16, 2016
Willmar housing bucks some statewide trends
June 16, 2016 - 11:10pm
June 6, 2016
Mary Solbreken raises more than 50 varieties of flowers and ornamentals at her business, Rustic Designs Flower Farm, located north of New London. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)play button
Belgrade woman grows, sells two acres of flowers
June 6, 2016 - 11:53pm
May 27, 2016
The Veterans Central Council Honor Guard stands at attention at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar during the 2015 Memorial Day program. (TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO)
Communities across west central Minnesota planning Memorial Day festivities
May 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
May 25, 2016
Orange barrels similar to the ones shown here will likely be a familiar site in west central Minnesota. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Roadwork abounds this summer
May 25, 2016 - 11:54pm
May 23, 2016
Officials expect modest growth in west central Minnesota's economy
May 23, 2016 - 11:35pm