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Authorities uncover couple's 'sex room' in Minn. sexual assault case
Friesen joins Christianson
Barn Theatre hires Day
Citizens Alliance Bank welcomes Lalim
Edina Realty welcomes Block
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
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'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
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
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
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
June 3, 2016
Adopt-a-drain to help keep lakes clean
SPICER — A grant to help curb excessive algae growth and maintain area water quality is helping launch a project dubbed “Adopt-a-Drain.”...
June 3, 2016 - 11:43pm
June 1, 2016
Records published June1
This is the records summary for June 1. Apparent robbery WILLMAR -- Upon arrival at her home on the 1600 block of Minnesota Avenue Southwest in Willmar, a woman found her bedroom window screen on the ground outside, and multiple Play Station games and liquor bottles missing, she told...
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am
May 26, 2016
Man accused of swindling ag association pleads not guilty
WILLMAR — The 65-year-old Atwater man accused of swindling the West Central Ag Sales Association pleaded not guilty Thursday. Robert Craig Starz was charged in February in Kandiyohi County District Court with three felony charges of theft by swindle. He is accused of stealing more...
May 26, 2016 - 11:46pm