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Not in winter’s wheelhouse
Suspect falls out of tree and into police custody
Minnesota DNR suspends invasive species training program
Class to host 1920s-themed dinner Saturday
Records published Jan. 30
Boys basketball: Bluejays slam Dawson-Boyd
Prep gymnastics: NLS takes out Dassel-Cokato
Boys swimming & diving: Tech sinks Cards
Boys basketball roundup: Melrose upends Thunder Hawks
Prep Wrestling Roundup: KMS overpowers ACGC, Canby
Live blog: Golden Globe Awards tonight via Wctrib.com
‘Birdman’ wins top honor from actors in march toward Oscars
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
Believe it or not: A tree felled in Madison, Minnesota, can land in Florida
Forum Communications names Ronquist publisher of Duluth News Tribune
In surprise move, Target to pull out of Canada
Sheri (Crowley) Buss
Myrtle L. Lawler
Mary M. "Lena" Mueller
Rebecca "Becky" Baker-Coulter
Imogene Karen Lothert
Taste: A little home comfort
Huseby — Schwaegerl
Arends — Fettig
Tanico — Gunvalson
Brink — Kubesh
Facing a GOP-led House, Dayton still decides to play hardball with his priorities
Midwest Opinion: The nickname key: What’s best for UND?
Letter: Upper Midwest takes good care of veterans
Midwest Opinion: Affront to common sense to regulate Duluth’s seed library as dealer
Midwest Opinion: DNR finds retention alone can’t provide flood protection in Fargo-Moorhead
November 28, 2014
Warm the Children campaign gets underway for 2014
WILLMAR — The West Central Tribune has kicked off its 21st annual Warm the Children campaign. This campaign is designed to help provide warm winter clothing to area children. It is expected that up to 500 children across the region will receive clothing again this year, through...
November 28, 2014 - 11:37pm
Records for Nov. 29
This is the records summary for Nov. 29. Fire WILLMAR — A small fire started by oil from a turkey was reported at 10:27 a.m. Thursday in the 1800 block of Fifth Street Southwest. The Willmar Fire Department was called and assisted with ventilation. Theft WILLMAR — A resident...
November 28, 2014 - 11:36pm
November 27, 2014
Younger Hexum to serve probation for fleeing police after shooting near Granite Falls
MARSHALL — Derek Michael Hexum, 19, of Balaton, charged in connection with a shooting near Granite Falls, was sentenced this week in Lyon County on a charge stemming from a multi-county chase a few days after the shooting. Derek Hexum and his brother, Devin Donald Hexum, 21, of...
November 27, 2014 - 11:07pm
Records for Nov. 28
This is the records summary for Nov. 28. Accident MORGAN — One man was reportedly injured as the result of an accident Wednesday morning in Morgan. Rodney D. Voorhees, 52, of Montevideo, was traveling southbound on Minnesota Highway 67 when another car at a stop sign on Redwood...
November 27, 2014 - 11:03pm
November 24, 2014
Blowing snow hampers travel in western Minn.
WILLMAR -- Travel conditions have been difficult today in western Minnesota as strong winds and light snow are reducing visibility. The National Weather Service office in Chanhassen issued a special weather statement this morning warning of less than ideal driving conditions and...
November 24, 2014 - 12:15pm
November 21, 2014
Micronesian ambassador looking to 'bridge the gap'
MILAN — Opportunities for jobs in the area's meat packing industry and to provide their children with a good education has made the Chippewa County community of Milan home to over 180 people from the tropical islands of Micronesia. Adjusting to the cold and snow-covered landscape...
November 21, 2014 - 11:16pm
November 20, 2014
One-third of Minnesota kids live in low-income households
WILLMAR — One-third of all Minnesota children live in poor or low-income households, according to a report on child poverty released this fall. Even though economic indicators show that the state's economy has rebounded from the recession, "low income families are recovering...
November 20, 2014 - 11:13pm
November 18, 2014
As school board ponders facilities improvement plan, interested parties offer suggestions regarding pool
BENSON — Summer doesn’t end in Benson when the snow flies. It just moves to the Benson High School, where an indoor swimming pool is a warm...
November 18, 2014 - 10:46pm
Pioneerland executive board holding closed meeting to discuss director
WILLMAR — Members of the executive committee for the Pioneerland Library System are planning to conduct a closed meeting to discuss allegations against executive director Mark Ranum. The meeting Thursday evening in Willmar comes in the wake of recent action by the Plum Creek Library...
November 18, 2014 - 10:12pm
November 7, 2014
Polar Vortex expected to hit region with ‘significantly lower than normal temperatures’
FARGO, N.D. — The dreaded Polar Vortex is coming back next week. But this is merely a new buzzword for a routine weather pattern for the area. And the lack of snow on the ground will moderate its effects. The weather system that will funnel cold Arctic air to the Red River Valley...
news / region
November 7, 2014 - 10:53pm
November 5, 2014
Area school board races decided
Contested races in seven area school districts were decided on Tuesday. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa The BBE School District elected four school board members, including one new member, and voted out an incumbent. The votes were 1,046 for incumbent Scott Voss, 880 for Pat Thieschafer,...
November 5, 2014 - 2:33pm
Voters decide municipal races in region
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an...
news / region
November 5, 2014 - 12:59pm
ACGC levy renewal passes
GROVE CITY – Voters in the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District approved a renewal of the district’s $805.65 per pupil operating levy Tuesday. The vote was 1,264 to 991. The operating levy will last 10 years. Operating levies are used to pay for school operations. ...
news / local
November 5, 2014 - 2:38am
Minnewaska Area school levies pass
GLENWOOD — An $8.75 million bond referendum passed in the Minnewaska Area School District Tuesday, and a separate 10-year technology levy also passed. The vote was 2,590 to 1,526 on the bond referendum and 2,266 to 1,839 on the technology levy. The bond referendum will...
news / region
November 5, 2014 - 2:34am
October 31, 2014
Voter Guide 2014
Compare the candidates in our Voter Guide 2014.
October 31, 2014 - 12:00am