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Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
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Former Grand Forks High School teacher sentenced for having sex with a student
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Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
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Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
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Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
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George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
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November 7, 2012
Former police chief elected to Atwater city council
ATWATER -- Atwater City Councilman Shane Hagstrom and former Atwater Police Chief Reed Schmit were elected to the Atwater City Council from a field of five candidates. In unofficial results, Hagstrom was the top vote-getter with 280 votes. Schmidt garnered the next highest total...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
Turnout heavy in Minnesota
Minnesotans may disagree about a pair of proposed constitutional amendments and may not see eye to eye on candidates, but they agree on one thing: They want their voices heard. Big voter turnout was reported in much of the state, despite cloudy, damp, chilly weather. Secretary of...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
November 6, 2012
Willmar Ward 2 voters reelect Johnson
WILLMAR -- Ward 2 voters reelected incumbent Tim Johnson to a second four-year term on the Willmar City Council, defeating challenger Andrew Bjur in Tuesday's general election. Johnson received 1,091 votes and Bjur received 990 votes, according to unofficial returns. Among the three...
November 6, 2012 - 9:40pm
November 5, 2012
UDPATE: Meeker County officials ID woman killed in crash north of Grove City
GROVE CITY -- Meeker County officials have identified Andrea Lee Diaz, 22, of Willmar, as the woman killed in a one-vehicle rollover crash around 3 a.m. Sunday about 7 miles north of Grove City. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Diaz was ejected from the 2002 Lincoln...
November 5, 2012 - 11:01am
November 3, 2012
Letter: Our city is functional
A very functional Willmar City Council: as in, having a practical application, or serving a useful purpose. A recent review of all City Council motions and resolutions, from Jan. 1, 2012, through Oct. 15, 2012, reveal some interesting facts. The review revealed that 206 motions...
November 3, 2012 - 12:30am
City Council to meet Monday
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Municipal Utilities Building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W. The council will hold a hearing at 7:02 p.m. on an ordinance to amend the City Charter and will hold a hearing at 7:05 p.m. on an order assessing the $10,557...
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Ballot for Grove City council includes city clerk
GROVE CITY -- There will be five names on the ballot for city council in Grove City, but one of those candidates said she won't serve if elected. Melissa Bergstrom had filed to run for a seat on the City Council, but in the meantime she was hired as the new city clerk for Grove City. She...
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 2, 2012
Train cars derail southwest of Clara City, Minn., BNSF cleaning up
CLARA CITY -- BNSF Railway officials are cleaning up the scene of a train car derailment that happened Thursday southwest of Clara City. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, deputies and Clara City Police officers responded to a call of a possible train derailment at...
November 2, 2012 - 1:01pm
November 1, 2012
Rural Grove City, Minn., house burns, cause undetermined
GROVE CITY -- The cause of a fire that burned a rural Grove City residence Wednesday afternoon is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal's Office. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the Grove City Fire Department was dispatched...
November 1, 2012 - 9:25am
October 31, 2012
Letter: Kudos to city leaders
Strong critics usually have an agenda we may not be able to discern, so as they say, "Buyer beware." Political life has become a matter of priorities and staying focused. All good-sounding ideas can't be funded, so there are winners and losers. You know, just like at home. Those...
October 31, 2012 - 9:05am
October 30, 2012
Man shoots self in Kerkhoven, Minn., park, case under investigation
KERKHOVEN -- A 21-year-old Willmar man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound that happened Sunday evening in a Kerkhoven park. According to a news release from Swift County Sheriff John Holtz, Jordan Pierce shot himself in...
October 30, 2012 - 1:36pm
October 29, 2012
Letter: Some advice for city leaders
We have a great city in Willmar! The people and business community of Willmar have worked together to grow our community to where it is today. We are not done. We need to continue our work on economic development and job creation diligently.
October 29, 2012 - 11:15am
Ward 4 candidates offer their pitch in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Jim Dokken says he's running for re-election to the Willmar City Council to be a voice for the citizens of Ward 4, to provide efficient...
October 29, 2012 - 12:00am
October 27, 2012
Letter: Willmar needs a Civility Pledge
The West Central Tribune is doing a great service to our community by shining a light on our City Council's performance.
October 27, 2012 - 12:34am
October 25, 2012
Letter: If it is evil to be proactive for Willmar, so be it
In the Oct. 12 West Central Tribune editorial it states, "(Willmar City Councilman Ron) Christianson allegedly called one business leader 'evil' recently during a personal conversation with a third party." Well, I'm the one he labeled an evil person. If being proactive for the community...
October 25, 2012 - 7:00am