Weather Forecast


west central minnesota

February 8, 2016
As a northwest wind gusts to as much as 40 miles an hour around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, vehicles nearly disappear in blowing snow as they move along U.S. Business 71 near the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Storm blows into Minnesota
February 8, 2016 - 11:56pm
As of 11 a.m. Monday morning, travel is not advised in much of southwest Minnesota this morning. The purple roads are marked travel not advised or closed. The majority of west central Minnesota roads remain partially covered. Stay tuned to for road condition updates. Source: Minnesota Department of Transporation
Update 10 a.m.: Conditions ease in west central Minnesota; blizzard conditions continue in southwest Minnesota
February 8, 2016 - 9:58am
January 29, 2016
Safe Harbor Regional Navigator Jennifer Fox speaks Thursday about human trafficking in Willmar. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Human trafficking affects locals, group tells Willmar
January 29, 2016 - 12:04am
December 10, 2015
No ice for old men, or anyone, as temperatures well above average leave weak ice Wednesday on Foot Lake and elsewhere around the state. By this time a year ago the Foot Lake ice was speckled with ice houses and vehicles. The mid-afternoon temp was a pleasant 43 degrees in Willmar. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
West central Minnesota anglers wait for ice
December 10, 2015 - 12:03am
November 22, 2015
Broadband grant awards include two regional projects
November 22, 2015 - 11:22pm
November 4, 2015
County board backs broadband feasibility study
November 4, 2015 - 11:51pm
October 24, 2015
Editorial: BNSF oil train change increases region’s risk
October 24, 2015 - 12:00am
September 28, 2015
Kyle Hoehne, left, and Dale Tormondsen, right, scrape and tape the west side of the Svea Schoolhouse Monday in preparation to apply a primer coat.  (Gary Miller | Tribune)
Svea arts center gets a face-lift
September 28, 2015 - 11:52pm
September 25, 2015
Editorial: Avian flu concerns return with fall season
September 25, 2015 - 5:32am
September 23, 2015
Mary Beth Nelson is shown with a “revamped” 1918 Hampton Upright Piano. It will be featured in a live auction at the Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota’s Raise the Roof Gala fundraiser Oct. 2 at Glacial Ridge Winery north of Spicer. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Piano bar to go up for auction
September 23, 2015 - 10:06pm
August 7, 2015
Stormy clouds gather over Norway Lake around 5 p.m. Thursday. It was part of a system that included reports of a tornado sighted in a field seven miles east of Sunburg, according to a tornado warning from the National Weather Service. ( Karyn Loos | SUBMITTED)
Storms sweeps over western Minnesota
August 7, 2015 - 12:01am
July 20, 2015
Oral health program targets Willmar region
July 20, 2015 - 11:43pm
July 7, 2015
Air quality has improved this morning across west central Minnesota
July 7, 2015 - 9:50am
June 13, 2015
Editorial: The 2015 Legislature’s failures for west central Minnesota
June 13, 2015 - 7:00am
April 25, 2015
Editorial: Avian flu impact is serious for state
April 25, 2015 - 7:03am