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Man, interviewed numerous times in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance, sues sheriff
North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law
Minnesota- based Land O'Lakes, Inc. acquires Vermont Creamery
Patrol asks for public's help in road rage shooting in Twin Cities
McDonald's Quarter Pounders to be made with fresh beef
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Dave & Vivian Swanson
West Central Tribune
June 9, 2016
2016 Tribune All-Area Softball Team
Meet the Tribune's 2016 All-Area Softball Team
June 9, 2016 - 12:06am
Earth's 'Biggest' Garage Sale
WILLMAR - Ok, perhaps that's a bit overstated. But the annual Spring Garage Sale at the Willmar Civic Center is still humongous. On Saturday,...
May 9, 2016 - 10:53am
May 6, 2016
West Central Tribune to host mega garage sale Saturday in Willmar
The West Central Tribune’s mega annual garage sale is tomorrow (May 7) at the Willmar Civic Center. This year’s event is scheduled from 7:30...
May 6, 2016 - 1:41pm
April 14, 2016
Life Connections takes shape
WILLMAR - Vendors set up Thursday for Friday's 17th annual Life Connections for adults 50-plus. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 pm. The event is free....
April 14, 2016 - 6:26pm
March 2, 2016
Update: Teen deaths near Litchfield were murder-suicide, sheriff says
LITCHFIELD - A Meeker County Sheriff’s Office investigation says the Monday deaths of two teens near Litchfield were the result of a murder-suicide....
March 2, 2016 - 12:31pm
March 1, 2016
Pennock man injured after rollover crash
A 24-year-old man was injured after a one-vehicle rollover crash Monday on County Road 89 north of Pennock. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office says Ramon Rivera of Pennock was driving a 2003 Chevy Avalanche around 6 p.m. when his vehicle rolled, just east of County Road 1. Rivera...
March 1, 2016 - 9:30am
February 16, 2016
Tribune seeks volunteers for annual project
The West Central Tribune wants to hear from you. On Feb. 24, newspaper staffers will once again spend an entire 24-hour period compiling photos, videos and text to document a day in the life for residents of west central Minnesota. It’s all part of our annual Focus edition, scheduled...
February 16, 2016 - 11:13pm
February 2, 2016
Letter: Congratulations, Mr. Middleton
Kudos to Rand Middleton on his upcoming induction into the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Rand is more than deserving of this honor and has always represented the best of journalism and the media. He is a man of great integrity and heart, not only on a professional...
February 2, 2016 - 9:00am
January 27, 2016
Letter: Kudos on defending Willmar immigrants
I read with interest the West Central Tribune’s Jan. 21 editorial defending Willmar’s immigrant community. I commend the editorial board for speaking out against hateful speech that demeans Willmar’s East-African residents. I thank you for celebrating the invaluable economic...
January 27, 2016 - 4:00am
Letter: Challenge rumors, seek the facts
Thank your for your insightful editorial on Jan. 21 regarding our Muslim neighbors in the Willmar community. We winter in California and we even had received an email with that biased piece that you referred to in your editorial out here. We responded back to the sender by stating...
January 27, 2016 - 3:00am
January 23, 2016
Letter: Embrace the positive encounters
Having read your recent West Central Tribune editorial and the issue of Muslims in the Willmar community, I wish to share the many positive encounters I have experienced with these newcomers. First, I witnessed the eagerness of the African women who were part of the classes in citizenship...
January 23, 2016 - 2:00am
December 30, 2015
Commentary: Little makes his last deadline
“We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective.” — Dave Barry...
December 30, 2015 - 7:44am
December 10, 2015
Pickled Herring Challenge at the West Central Tribune
The West Central Tribune staff responded Wednesday to a Pickled Herring Challenge from the Worthington Daily Globe. The newspaper staff has now...
December 10, 2015 - 2:36pm
The Pickled Herring Challenge of 2015 continues
With the holiday season in full swing, it is time for Holiday Food Challenge for Forum Communications Company media and others. This year the...
December 10, 2015 - 12:00am
November 22, 2015
Biggest paper of the year: Tribune’s Wednesday edition will contain 22 advertising inserts
WILLMAR — Holiday shopping begins earlier and earlier every year, but Black Friday is still a day when millions of Americans want to shop —...
November 22, 2015 - 11:19pm