WILLMAR -- A 24-year-old man has been jailed after allegedly attempting to run his ex-wife off the road as they drove separate vehicles early Tuesday on Highway 23. The man,...
PAYNESVILLE - The 27-year-old mystery surrounding the abduction and disappearance of Jacob Wetterling ended this weekend in the way that nobody hoped but everybody feared - his remains were found near Paynesville. The 11-year-old Wetterling was abducted on a dirt road in 1989 near the home of his parents, Patty and Jerry Wetterling, in rural St. Joseph, about 25 miles from Paynesville.
This is the records summary for Sept. 6. Four injured in crash near New London NEW LONDON—Four people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday night on state Highway 23 north of New London. All of the injuries were classified as non-life-threatening by the State Patrol.
PAYNESVILLE -- A steady stream of people stopped Monday alongside a road near Paynesville, overlooking a farm pasture where the remains of Jacob Wetterling were found. Flowers were left at...
For many years, the West Central Tribune has published wedding and engagement announcements in the "Extra" section every Saturday in the paper. This month, the newspaper will expand the page to include other types of family milestones as well.
PAYNESVILLE—One year after its discovery in Koronis, starry stonewort has been confirmed in nearby Rice Lake. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Friday that the invasive species of macro algae has been confirmed in three more lakes: Rice Lake in Stearns County, Lake Winnibigoshish in Itasca and Cass counties, and Moose Lake in Beltrami County. Rice Lake is connected to Lake Koronis and Mud Lake, where starry stonewort was first confirmed in Minnesota in August 2015.
ST. PAUL—Water levels in Lac qui Parle Lake will be higher this autumn as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, replaces the nine gates on the dam at the lake's outlet. The Corps' maintenance and repair team will begin construction after the Labor Day weekend, according to the Corps. In order to safely complete the construction, the Corps plans to construct a coffer dam to block off 75 percent of the dam gates. This will reduce the number of gates that can pass water to three.
This is the records summary for Sept. 3 Paynesville woman injured in collision CLARA CITY—A Paynesville woman was injured in a collision Friday evening at the intersection of state Highways 23 and 7 in Clara City. According to the State Patrol report, Veronica M. Kunstleben, 72, was northbound in a Ford Taurus on Highway 23. A Dodge Ram pickup driven by Phillip P. Schmidt, 33 , of Shakopee was westbound on Highway 7 and the two collided.
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY—Four Dakota communities in Minnesota are supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its efforts to challenge the location of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, they announced Friday. The Upper Sioux Community, Lower Sioux Indian Community, Prairie Island Indian Community and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community — all federally recognized Dakota tribes located in Minnesota — issued a joint resolution expressing support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
LITCHFIELD -- A Litchfield man was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon after he fell asleep behind the wheel and ran his vehicle off of the road. According to...