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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
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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
April 22, 2016
Kandiyohi County urges participation in broadband survey
WILLMAR — If you live in rural Kandiyohi County and get a phone call next month asking about your broadband service, don’t hang up. The telephone survey is being conducted during May as part of a countywide broadband feasibility study, and organizers want — and need — the...
April 22, 2016 - 11:15pm
April 15, 2016
Life Connections caters to older adults
Today’s Life Connections runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Willmar Civic Center. The West Central Sanitation Senior of the Year and the...
April 15, 2016 - 12:10pm
April 14, 2016
Fire warning issued for west central Minnesota
Strong winds and dry heat will mean a heightened chance of fire across west central Minnesota for most of the day Thursday. The National Weather...
April 14, 2016 - 9:45am
A Day in the Life 2: The West Central Tribune's annual Focus edition is available online now
On February 24th, and for the second year in a row, we invited Tribune readers, as well as our co-workers, to join our news staff in documenting...
April 14, 2016 - 3:00am
April 12, 2016
'When the treatments are over, it's not over ...' nurse says at cancer symposium
WILLMAR — For the 100-plus health professionals who attended a day-long cancer symposium Wednesday in Willmar, some of the lessons came directly...
April 12, 2016 - 10:43pm