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Soybean plantings to rise in 2017, corn to fall
USDA closes offices in five states after anonymous threats
Top Democrat urges FBI probe of allegations Russia seeking to influence U.S. vote
Willmar teen injured Tuesday in crash with parked car
Public invited to comment of special fishing regulations
Updated: Possible Bridgewater is out for season, Zimmer says
Watch: Vikings press conference on Teddy Bridgewater's injury live at wctrib.com
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
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
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Dr. Harris P. Hinderaker
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
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