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UMD lab helping combat raspberry-devouring pest
FBI agent from Minnesota who tracked down Versace serial killer dies at 71
$1 billion, bipartisan Minnesota bonding bill for mostly construction projects ready to go
Minnesota city police say they shot armed man on disc golf course
Officer asks 16-year-old robbery suspect if he knows person in surveillance photo. 'That's me,' he says, then gets arrested
NFL eases celebration rules. One player already planning a TD party
Murphy: Michael Floyd the fresh face of old news at Vikings camp
Twins tighten grip on first place, sweep Orioles
WCT Sports Show: Softball playoff predictions
WCT Sports Show: BOLD, NLS among baseball hopefuls
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Alpha G. Finden
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
October 14, 2016
Four arrested in marijuana growing operation near Atwater
ATWATER — Four people were arrested Thursday morning after a narcotic search warrant was served at a residence southwest of Atwater. The...
October 14, 2016 - 4:11pm
September 29, 2016
UPDATED: Atwater teen injured in rollover crash
ATWATER -- A 17-year-old boy from Atwater was injured Wednesday in an apparent rollover crash, authorities say. Brendan E. Hedtke was treated...
September 29, 2016 - 10:41am
September 24, 2016
Records summary for Sept. 24
Arrest WILLMAR—Following a traffic stop Friday morning, a 23-year-old man was arrested on two counts of third-degree DWI, possession of...
September 24, 2016 - 12:00am
September 8, 2016
Art show reception Saturday in Atwater
ATWATER—An opening reception for the art show "Marjorie Nilssen: New Paintings from the Art Students League of New York" will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Strong Garage, 105 Fourth St. W., Atwater. An artist's talk will begin at 3 p.m. New York style cheesecake and coffee...
September 8, 2016 - 8:30pm
August 17, 2016
Letter: A show of typical liberal intolerance
I thoroughly enjoyed Earl Pederson's assessment of John H. Burns's Public Forum rant. Figures that don't match a bonafide source—like the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program for 2014 that Pederson mentioned —- or numbers from a newspaper source, in this case the liberal...
August 17, 2016 - 7:41am
August 15, 2016
Atwater family escapes serious injury in Sunday night crash
ATWATER -- Five members of an Atwater family escaped serious injuries when their vehicle was rear-ended in an accident Sunday night on state...
August 15, 2016 - 9:35am
August 8, 2016
Aurora solar project by the numbers
The $290 million Aurora solar project will be the largest utility-scale solar project in Minnesota. The project includes solar farms at 16 sites in Minnesota including locations near Paynesville and Atwater. The 477,000 solar photovoltaic panels erected on the farms will produce a...
August 8, 2016 - 11:00pm
July 26, 2016
Gallery: Atwater hosts circus for twin shows
The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus returned to Atwater on Tuesday for two evening shows and the West Central Tribune got a behind-the-scenes...
July 26, 2016 - 3:04pm
July 12, 2016
Dollar General to open in Atwater
ATWATER—Discount retailer Dollar General is opening a new store July 16 in Atwater. Dollar General said it traditionally hires 6 to 10 people at its stores, depending on need. A grand opening celebration will start at 8 a.m. July 16 at the new location at 603 Pleasant Ave. W....
July 12, 2016 - 1:17pm
July 6, 2016
Letter: Freedom of speech for the NRA
In the Midwest Opinion section of the June 22 edition of the West Central Tribune, the Forum of Fargo/Moorhead refers to the leaders of the NRA as goons, and the members in general as gullible. I assume the statement was an opinion rather than a statement of fact, but it seems to...
July 6, 2016 - 2:00am
June 19, 2016
Atwater Festival Days makes a spash
Saturday featured a 12-team Sand Volleyball Tournament that turned into a match of splash ball following another downpour Friday. Baseball tournaments...
June 19, 2016 - 9:14am
June 17, 2016
Law enforcement identify Atwater man who died in lawn mower accident
ATWATER -- Authorities have identified the 79-year-old Atwater man who died just before noon Thursday after his riding lawn mower tipped over...
June 17, 2016 - 9:49am
June 8, 2016
UPDATE: Three injured when car catches fire in crash with semi near Atwater
Updated: 4:30 p.m. ATWATER -- Three people in a car suffered serious injuries Tuesday afternoon when the car caught fire after it rear-ended...
June 8, 2016 - 7:59am
June 7, 2016
Atwater stamp collector wins medals at world show
ATWATER — Competing in the big leagues of international stamp collecting proved to be a positive, award-winning experience for an Atwater man....
June 7, 2016 - 11:17pm
Car catches on fire after rear ending semi on U.S. Highway 12 in Atwater
A car and a semi crashed late Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 12 in Atwater. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2007 Internation Semi/Trailer combination was headed westbound on Highway 12 when it stopped to make a left turn into Bushmills Ethanol Plan. A 1999 Ford Escort...
June 7, 2016 - 9:59pm