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AARP sues U.S. agency over employee wellness programs
Goldman, closer to Murdoch than Bugs Bunny, misses year's biggest deal
Investigators seek data recorder in California bus crash that killed 13
Willmar man involved in new medical transportation business
Records published Oct. 25
WCT 2016 Prep Volleyball Pairings
Roundup: YME opens 3A playoffs with straight-set win
Wild coach loves new Parise line
Zimmer says he has faith, but not proof yet of top team
NLS Football Preview: NLS, Melrose going in different directions
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
David O. Johnson
Kathleen H. Diederich
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
West Central Tribune
August 9, 2015
Video: Saturday at the Kandiyohi County Fair
Saturday at Kandiyohi County Fair started out under overcast, fended off a spit of rain around noon and coasted to an end under a clear sky....
August 9, 2015 - 7:56am
July 24, 2015
Summer brings spike in local traffic deaths
WILLMAR — It has been a deadly summer on Minnesota roads. Since July 12, the West Central Tribune has reported eight traffic fatalities in seven separate crashes in west central Minnesota. Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Troy Christianson works in District 2300 in the southwestern...
July 24, 2015 - 12:01am
June 30, 2015
Video: Recognizing the area’s best
New London-Spicer’s Shane Zylstra, left, and Morris/Chokio-Alberta’s Lauren Reimers were recognized as the Tribune’s 2015 Hengstler-Ranweiler...
June 30, 2015 - 12:00am
June 19, 2015
Contests: Play here
Click on our Contests page. Auto Racing Challenge
June 19, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
Remembering John Tradup, the essence of a newsman
Of all my memories of John Tradup, the one that’s foremost is of John in his office at the old Tribune building downtown. It was a cluttered,...
June 12, 2015 - 11:55pm
June 2, 2015
Send your feedback
The West Central Tribune this week introduced a new design for our print edition. Your feedback continued Tuesday through phone calls, email or social media. Thank you. Most people like the new design overall, commenting that is simple, fresh and clean. Some are concerned that...
June 2, 2015 - 11:03pm
June 1, 2015
New design launched, your feedback appreciated
The West Central Tribune introduced Monday a new design for our print edition. After four months in creating the new design and templates for our first day, we had 24 hours to make any tweaks and print another day’s newspaper. Your feedback started early Monday morning and continued...
June 1, 2015 - 11:54pm
New design of the West Central Tribune launches in today's print edition
For more than 120 years, the West Central Tribune has been bringing our readers the news and information of Willmar and our region. Throughout that time, this newspaper has strived to improve and update our technology and design whenever needed. Today we are introducing an entirely...
June 1, 2015 - 12:57am
May 30, 2015
Updated logo leads new design changes at West Central Tribune
The West Central Tribune recognizes that you — our readers — consume news differently today than in the past. So we are reviewing our print...
May 30, 2015 - 12:10am
May 28, 2015
Top design expert guides Tribune redesign
The West Central Tribune has been changing in recent years as many newspapers have in this digital age — publishing content on wctrib.com, engaging readers on Facebook and Twitter and publishing content in video form. The newspaper will introduce a new design Monday in our print...
May 28, 2015 - 11:32pm
May 27, 2015
Redesign goal is easier readability
Since 1895, the West Central Tribune and its predecessors have sought to bring you — the reader — the news and information from Willmar, our region and beyond. As our world evolves, this newspaper must change as well to meet our readers’ needs. We know many of you are attached...
May 27, 2015 - 11:33pm
May 26, 2015
Tribune to launch new design Monday
We all are part of the 21st century when change comes on a frequent and regular basis. The West Central Tribune is changing as well with a new...
May 26, 2015 - 11:32pm
May 19, 2015
Letter: Appreciation for Tribune
I’d like to thank Tribune editor Kelly Boldan for that May 12 description of what letter writers can and cannot do, most notably: “Actually, any newspaper under their First Amendment right to publishing control can decline to publish any letter or advertisement they choose. See...
May 19, 2015 - 3:50am
May 12, 2015
Commentary: We publish the majority of letters, but there are limits
Letters to the editor have been a primary feature in American newspapers for decades and are often filled with discourse on political and social issues of the day. In today’s digital world, letters continue to flourish in the print editions and websites of newspapers, such...
May 12, 2015 - 6:00am
April 17, 2015
Video: Faces at Life Connection XVI
Faces at Life Connection XVI at the Willmar Civic Center featuring Kingery Family Singers and Outstanding Senior Jo Holm.
April 17, 2015 - 5:00am