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Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
West Central Tribune
June 26, 2016
HR Awards: Carlson, Austvold are 2016 winners
Willmar's Colten Carlson and New London-Spicer's Espi Austvold are recipients of the Tribune's 2016 Hengstler-Ranweiler Awards
June 26, 2016 - 11:33pm
June 25, 2016
2016 Hengstler-Ranweiler Awards
The Hengstler-Ranweiler Awards are presented annually to the Tribune-area’s outstanding male and female three-sport athletes
June 25, 2016 - 12:25am
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