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Pro-referendum group makes presentation at council meeting
ND archaeologist: No burial sites destroyed by Dakota Access
Man pleads guilty to drug charge
Ex-police chief found guilty seven years later of kiling pregnant girlfriend
High school volleyball: Trojans fight back but can't seal win at Redwood Valley
Wolter: The mysterious Minnesota Vikings
Girls tennis: Trojans put up a fight in final home match
Girls soccer: Trojans fall to Willmar in the rain
College football: Slow start comes back to bite Bluejays
Column: In praise of good government geeks
Letter: We don't miss the bad bugs, but ...
Column: E15 an affordable, clean-burning option at the pump
Letter: WHS marching band something to take pride in
Letter: Be sure to attend NCHS book release event
Rory C. Burke
Kenneth R. Busch
Willa B. Muir
Douglas Ralph Geertsema
Truesdell is new pastor at American Reformed Church
Bosmas add barn quilt to their northwest Iowa property
Column: Shaking Up the Sanctuary
Looking Back: 1991 -- Perkins family receives conservation honor
Column: Robert Kennedy’s visit to city brought unprecedented excitement
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Bakker 50th anniversary
De Berg 80th birthday
Gerber 95th birthday
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Notice of Public Hearing
School Board Minutes for August
March 29, 2016
Names of former New Ulm Diocese priests accused of sexually abusing minors released
WILLMAR — The names of 16 former priests of the New Ulm Diocese, who have been identified as being credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, were released Tuesday by the diocese and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates. The New Ulm Diocese was the last diocese in the...
March 29, 2016 - 9:03pm
March 6, 2016
Ice melt makes vehicle traffic dangerous on lakes
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office and the Stearns County Sheriff's Office are warning people of deteriorating ice conditions....
March 6, 2016 - 7:49pm
January 27, 2016
Pheasants Forever expects 250 to 300 chapter leaders for state gathering
WILLMAR — More than three decades ago, the founders of Pheasants Forever gathered under a big tent that Doug Lovander erected on his property on Eagle Lake and brokered the deal that has made the organization so successful. The funds raised by local chapters stay local. The leaders...
January 27, 2016 - 9:53pm
As other see it: Willmar is doing just fine, thanks
Policing the misinformation spread via social media is an impossible task. Much of it leaves us simply shaking our heads. That being said, there are some things so ugly, misinformed, ignorant and just plain hateful toward another religion, it is time to speak up with an intelligent...
January 27, 2016 - 9:51pm
Letter: Governor proud of Tribune editorial
I read with interest the West Central Tribune’s Jan. 21 editorial defending Willmar’s immigrant community. I commend the editorial board for speaking out against hateful speech that demeans Willmar’s East-African residents. I thank you for celebrating the invaluable economic...
January 27, 2016 - 9:50pm
January 26, 2016
Hotel illegally denies woman lodging with service dog
WILLMAR — Cozmo the corgi might not look like your stereotypical service dog, but he is just as essential to his human partner’s well-being...
January 26, 2016 - 8:30pm
January 7, 2016
Willmar man charged for alleged threats against Big Stone County Attorney
ORTONVILLE — After nearly two years of alleged threatening remarks and phone calls to the Big Stone County Attorney, 29-year-old Michael Richard Schuelke of Willmar has been charged with one felony count each of terroristic threats and stalking, and a misdemeanor count for repeated...
January 7, 2016 - 9:14pm
November 15, 2015
Willmar council offers administrator job to Thief River Falls official
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council voted unanimously Friday to offer the city administrator’s job to Thief River Falls City Administrator Larry Kruse and authorized search consultant Gary Weiers to negotiate a contract. The council set the salary range at $115,000 to $135,000. Council...
November 15, 2015 - 8:37pm
November 2, 2015
Potential MN job crisis ‘ought to make you nervous’
MARSHALL — Nova Tech Engineering and its 40 employees moved 10 years ago from a pole shed on the west end of Willmar to the park-like setting...
November 2, 2015 - 9:19pm
October 22, 2015
Former Willmar teacher pleads guilty to having sex with student
WILLMAR — A former Willmar Senior High School teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010 to 2012. Chad Jeffrey Akerson, 35, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Kandiyohi County District Court. In a plea...
October 22, 2015 - 8:22pm
October 15, 2015
New law no longer allows appointments for school board unexpired terms
WILLMAR — Minnesota school districts are facing special elections to fill vacancies on their boards, thanks to a new state law. It’ll be happening soon in Willmar as school board member Mike Carlson announced that he will resign at the end of October, as he is moving out of...
October 15, 2015 - 10:11pm
October 6, 2015
Gaining ground with ‘ground’: Willmar turkey operations leading growth with millennials, others
WILLMAR — Folks in California pride themselves on being the trendsetters when it comes to the growing national interest in culinary choices...
October 6, 2015 - 9:48pm
October 2, 2015
Plane lands safely in Willmar after experiencing engine trouble
WILLMAR — Godfrey Ninow of Grove City was one of six nervous construction workers returning to Willmar from Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport Friday afternoon when the pilot radioed that the twin-engine airplane in which they were flying was having landing gear trouble. “It...
October 2, 2015 - 9:18pm
September 24, 2015
Woman who lost son in war, then depressed husband finds help
WILLMAR — Greg Schmit had carefully mapped out a long list of projects that needed to be done this fall so that he and his wife, Kim, could...
September 24, 2015 - 9:27pm
July 8, 2015
Pilot in deadly South Carolina crash has Minnesota ties
WILLMAR --The Air Force pilot who crashed his F-16 fighter jet into a private plane in South Carolina, killing its two passengers, has Minnesota ties. Maj. Aaron Johnson of the Shaw Air Force Base's 55th Fighter Squadron is the son of the Rev. Dan Johnson, senior pastor...
July 8, 2015 - 10:17pm