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Two in custody in Granite Falls after $20,000 in meth seized
Hunter snags 'unicorn buck'
Willmar's Turkey Leg 5K draws hundreds
Records published Nov. 27
Decades-long BWCA fight hangs over PolyMet
NFL: Bears stun Packers at rainy Lambeau Field
NHL: Canucks hand Wild just 2nd loss at home this season
NBA: Wolves upend Hawks
Boys Basketball: Defense still top priority for CMCS
Area Boys Basketball Previews
'Happy Hollandaise' opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Willmar light display to be featured on ABC’s ‘Light Fight’
Charlie Sheen confirms he's HIV positive, says he was extorted to keep diagnosis quiet
Actor Charlie Sheen reportedly to announce he's HIV positive
Video: Willmar High School Musical ends four-day run with another sellout
Video: Shoppers brave cold morning temps as Black Friday bargains in Willmar
Video: Pie-A-Palooza at Ridgwater College
Video: VFW Post 1639 Willmar assembles Thanksgiving Day Meals for Area Veterans
Video: A hint of snow at 2015 Willmar Holidaze Parade
Video: Roosevelt 5th-Grade Songfest at Willmar
LIVE IT!: Kandiyohi County focused on providing permanent homes for foster kids
LIVE IT!: After an extended period trying to adopt, rural Atwater couple seek another route
LIVE IT!: A how-to on planning the perfect family photo session
LIVE IT! For Raymond couple, parenthood once seemed a lost dream
LIVE IT!: Willmar woman knows both the loss and gain of adoption
Wayne A. Torkelson
Randy E. Plumley
Alice A. Sandbo
Arnold C. Ninneman
Alma C. Gruber
Editorial: A day to be thankful and reflect upon our blessings
Commentary: The discipline of gratitude
Editorial: Defeating ISIS will be a complicated task
Letter: God is the game-changer
Letter: An evening of diversity, inclusion
February 8, 2013
Super Bowl blackout traced to preventive equipment
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An electrical device that had been installed expressly to prevent a power outage caused the Super Bowl blackout, the stadium's power company said Friday as it took the blame for the outage that brought the game to a halt for more than a half-hour. Officials of...
News / nation
February 8, 2013 - 12:18pm
February 5, 2013
Xcel plans to tap more wind power
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy plans to capitalize on what could be a buyer's market for wind energy this year. The Minneapolis-based utility has told regulators in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas that it will look for up to 200 megawatts of wind power by April 1. The federal...
News / state
February 5, 2013 - 8:43am
Documents: Worries about outage before Super Bowl
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- While authorities investigate the causes of the 34-minute Super Bowl blackout, documents show that Superdome officials were...
News / nation
February 5, 2013 - 7:45am
August 25, 2012
Electric utilities may seek new partner in bill management: The consumer
SPICER -- Fundamental changes are coming to the electric industry and electric consumers will be asked to partner with their utility and take more responsibility for their bill, says an energy industry organization spokesman. Joel Johnson, director of government affairs with Minnesota...
News / business
August 25, 2012 - 12:00am
June 11, 2012
Family Energy FaceOff blog: How does your energy use measure up?
June 11, 2012 - 8:20am
May 18, 2011
Letter: The downfall of wind energy
The May 9 story about wind energy clearly identifies its Achilles heel. Someone has to buy back the electricity when it isn't needed, i.e. about three o'clock in the morning. It is not speculation. The facts are supplied by an owner of an operating wind tower. His neighbors have to...
opinion / letters
May 18, 2011 - 12:00am
November 27, 2010
Wind power moving forward
OLIVIA -- Yusef Orest spent Tuesday morning watching crews prepare the way for 12 wind towers to be erected on the open landscape south of Cosmos...
News / local / region
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 10, 2010
While the humidity keeps rising, there are ways to crank the AC without paying through the roof
As temperatures continue to inch closer to the 90-degree mark, the sweltering heat has many people praying for an end to summer and the cool,...
August 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
Demise of Big Stone II worries local utility
WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities General Manager Bruce Gomm says he's disappointed and worried about the demise of the proposed Big Stone II power plant and transmission line project. "We were counting on that not only for Willmar's needs but for the whole region.
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
Letter: Common sense has prevailed
This letter is in response to the West Central Tribune Oct. 27 article on the Big Stone II coal plant. I'd planned on running it into the ground again but -- it's dead! Finally level-headed and logical thinking have prevailed. Alternative energy has to be considered. Hopefully,...
opinion / letters
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
December 5, 2008
Coalition sees a need for energy conservation and reliable sources
WILLMAR -- Phantom load -- power drawn by appliances such as TVs and DVD players when not in operation -- may be unnecessarily adding kilowatt-hours to your electric bill and increasing your carbon footprint. Electric consumers can reduce their phantom load and greenhouse gas emissions,...
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
Turning one town's mess into another town's energy
MONTEVIDEO -- One town's mess is another town's clean electricity, thanks to Riverdale Environmental Services, Inc. The Granite Falls-based company is busy this week in Montevideo grinding barn-sized piles of trees downed by the July 31 windstorm into chips that it will haul to Benson. There,...
News / region
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am