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Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Dakota Access oil could flow by March 6
U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons; move could impact Appleton facility
Benson man charged with faking cancer treatments, swindling $60K
Byron Buxton is all ears going into third year
NASCAR Sprint Cup 2017 Schedule
Daytona 500: Logano, Keselowski armed with battle plan
WCT Sports Show: CMCS, RTR boys set to square off
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher admits to vomiting nearly every time before taking the mound
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
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January 6, 2017
Extreme windchills predicted this weekend in west central Minnesota
An especially cold weekend is ahead for west central Minnesotans, along with much of the state. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous...
January 6, 2017 - 10:34pm
November 19, 2016
Saturday update: View and share your videos from the Nov. 18 blizzard
Share your video from the Nov. 18 blizzard with the West Central Tribune. You may submit your video by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click the arrow...
November 19, 2016 - 8:23pm
Saturday update: View and send your storm photos to: email@example.com
Please send your storm photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. And we'll post them to this photo gallery. Remember to include your name, photo location and...
November 19, 2016 - 7:56pm
November 18, 2016
First snow also brings first blizzard of winter
WILLMAR — Barreling winds and blowing snow Friday brought a flurry of traffic hiccups and power outages to west central Minnesota, the...
November 18, 2016 - 9:14pm
November 5, 2016
School board candidates and handful of operating levy referendums on the ballot
School board members are up for election, with competitive races in many area districts. Using data from the Minnesota Secretary of State's...
November 5, 2016 - 10:51am
June 19, 2016
Alzheimer’s organization promotes year-round support, outreach
WILLMAR — Communities across the region are being urged to go purple this summer — no, not in honor of Prince but to support the Walk to...
June 19, 2016 - 6:59pm
June 17, 2016
‘Victory Group’ graduates life-skills class
Sandy Tersch, a self-acknowledged former addict, draws laughs from the audience and her fellow graduates Jill Zimmer, left, and Pamela Dale while...
June 17, 2016 - 11:15pm
June 16, 2016
Willmar housing bucks some statewide trends
WILLMAR — Home buyers and sellers in the Willmar area can rest a bit easier after the area’s monthly housing report by the West Central Association of Realtors showed some numbers were stronger than overall state figures. The median sales price for homes rose 1.5 percent in May...
June 16, 2016 - 11:10pm
June 6, 2016
Belgrade woman grows, sells two acres of flowers
BELGRADE — Everyday when Mary Solbreken goes to work, she is surrounded by love-in-a-mist. The rural Belgrade woman isn’t a marriage therapist...
June 6, 2016 - 11:53pm
May 27, 2016
Communities across west central Minnesota planning Memorial Day festivities
WILLMAR — Willmar veterans raised the Flags of Honor on Friday on the east side of Willmar Lake. Squads of veterans from the American Legion,...
May 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
May 25, 2016
Roadwork abounds this summer
WILLMAR — The season of orange cones, traffic delays and detours is here. With construction underway in earnest, motorists can expect to deal...
May 25, 2016 - 11:54pm
May 23, 2016
Officials expect modest growth in west central Minnesota's economy
WILLMAR — Businesses in southwestern Minnesota expect modest growth in the year ahead, down from what they enjoyed in 2014 and the start of 2015. The slowdown in the world’s economy, low commodity prices and a strong U.S. dollar that makes it more difficult to sell goods overseas...
May 23, 2016 - 11:35pm
May 16, 2016
Weekend frost nips some farm fields
WILLMAR—Two days of early morning frost over the weekend in west central Minnesota may cause problems for early planted crops. Reports...
May 16, 2016 - 6:32pm
April 29, 2016
Lake Koronis takes on starry stonewort
PAYNESVILLE — An aggressive, five-year campaign that is expected to cost over $800,000 is being launched to manage starry stonewort in Lake...
April 29, 2016 - 11:07am
Editorial: Have a great prom and make sure to get home safe
West Central Minnesota is in the midst of spring, which means it’s prom season. Willmar High School Prom is Friday night, Atwater-Grove City-Cosmos High School Prom is Saturday night and New London-Spicer High School Prom is May 7. Others have been held, and some are still to come....
April 29, 2016 - 4:00am