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Willmar tax levy increases 3 percent, for now

WILLMAR - The Willmar City Council unanimously approved a resolution to set the preliminary 2018 tax levy to $4,974,245, a 3 percent increase, or $144,880, over the 2017 levy. With the council's approval, this is the maximum the levy can be for 2018. The city can, however, reduce the levy before the

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 11:46:00

Willmar lawmaker sends letter Trump requesting emergency status for opioid epidemic

WILLMAR - A Willmar lawmaker, whose son died as a result of an addiction to opioids, is asking President Trump to declare the opioid crisis as a public emergency. Dave Baker said Monday that he - along with fellow Republican and Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt - sent a letter asking Trump to formall

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 11:33:00

Ideas sought for Willmar health equity projects

WILLMAR - Ideas for improving local health will be explored at a series of upcoming meetings hosted by a Willmar initiative to reduce health inequities. Organizers seek to create an "idea fund" to spur new and innovative projects that will lead to fewer barriers and more opportunities for promoting

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 11:41:00

Pennock man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct with minor

BENSON-A 27-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree. Nathan Lee Wersinger, of Pennock, also faced one felony count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a minor, but that charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement reached in conference Mon

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 10:25:00

Spilseth reviews his career on the bench

(Willmar MN-) Kandiyohi County District Court Judge Don Spilseth of Spicer is stepping down from the bench October 6th. Spilseth, 65, was appointed to the 8th Judicial District Court by Governor Arne Carlson in July of 1993. Spilseth says before that he was an attorney at a law firm in Willmar and w

WILLMARRADIO.COM - 2017-09-18 12:28:00

Ridgewater, local providers start new nursing assistant training program

WILLMAR - Ridgewater College and Willmar health care providers are working with a Twin Cities nonprofit to train Latino certified nursing assistants. Ridgewater, Rice Memorial Hospital and Bethesda Health & Housing have developed a partnership with Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio to provide t

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 12:38:00

Improvements slated for dangerous stretch of Hwy. 71

NEW LONDON - A dangerous stretch of U.S. Highway 71 north of Willmar, where fatalities have happened at high-traffic intersections in recent years, will be improved with a $6 million project scheduled to begin next spring. Questions about the approximately nine-mile project zone were answered Thursd

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 12:03:00

Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! celebrates 20 years

WILLMAR - Despite being moved indoors because of the threat of inclement weather, a good crowd attended the 20th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival Saturday in Willmar. Visual artists from around the region had their artwork for sale while free music and hands-on arts and crafts activi

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 02:11:16

Kandiyohi County Board to discuss sales tax Tuesday

WILLMAR - The Kandiyohi County Board will have a full day Tuesday: the regular meeting in the morning and a work session in the afternoon to discuss a local option sales tax. The county has been considering the tax to help fill the funding gap for critical transportation needs. Minnesota counties ar

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2017-09-16 17:18:00

Gov Appoints Wentzell as Judge in 8th Judicial District

ST. PAUL, MN - Governor Mark Dayton has announced the appointment of Stephen J. Wentzell as a District Court Judge in Minnesota's Eighth Judicial District. Stephen Wentzell Mr. Wentzell will replace the Honorable Donald M. Spilseth, and will be chambered at Willmar in Kandiyohi County. Mr. Wentzell

KDUZ.COM - 2017-09-18 15:25:37

Men accused of kidnapping make first court appearance

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - The first court appearance of the three men suspected in the kidnapping and assault of a 15-year-old Alexandria girl drew a nearly full courtroom at the Douglas County Courthouse on Monday, Sept. 18. The men - Thomas Barker, 32, of Carlos, Minn.; Steven Powers, 20, of Benson, Min

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-09-19 00:51:18

Prime minister attends gay pride march in a first for Serbia

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Serbia's first openly gay prime minister joined several hundred activists Sunday at a gay pride march that was held amid tight security in the conservative Balkan country. Holding rainbow flag

WINONA DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 18:30:53

VOLLEYBALL: Dragons swept in JCC tournament

Buy Now Litchfield went to Jackson to play in the JCC Tournament this past Saturday, where after a few close games the Dragons came away without a victory. The first game was against Westbrook-Walnut Grove, which went to a 3rd set before Litchfield was defeated. Heron Lake-Okabena swept the Dragons

CROWRIVERMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-18 20:31:00

Litchfield Police Report 9/14/17-9/17/17

12:48 A.M. Litchfield Police was called to a South Sibley Avenue residence for an unwanted individual. Upon officers' arrival, the matter was resolved. 7:18 A.M. Litchfield Police was called to a West 5th Street residence for a stray dog. Upon officer's arrival, a male black lab mix was transported

CROWRIVERMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-18 13:29:00

Litchfield Chamber plans tailgate bash for annual meeting

Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors gave the annual meeting a new look for 2017. The meeting's theme, "Are You Game?" will include about 10 minutes of business and the rest of the evening will be food, drinks, entertainment and games. Employers, employees, co-workers and guests are inv

CROWRIVERMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-18 10:00:00

Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American. In a handwritten request filed Monday with the 4th

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 03:05:00

Around Town: Moran Museum honors Turpens

Joan Gilmore If you've never taken your children or grandchildren to the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole, shame on you. Matter of fact, shame if you've never been there either. It is a memorable place and, to keep it going, a banquet in honor of Mike and Susan Turpen is planned on Oct. 1

JOURNAL RECORD - 2017-09-19 00:52:10

Woody Havens, Jr.

Woodrow Wilson Havens Jr., lovingly known by all as Woody, joined Heaven's angels at the age of 79. He was born in Shawnee, OK to Woodrow and Ester (Shawn) Havens. After graduating from Capitol Hill High School, he found employment at Transcon Truck Lines where he was a teletype operator until his r

NEWCASTLE PACER - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

UN chief: Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the world's leaders Tuesday that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War and "fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings." In his first state-of-the-world report since taking the rei

KTEN.COM - 2017-09-19 07:12:00

Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47

(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin). A new monument to Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov is unveiled during an official ceremony in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Kalashnikov, who died in 2013 at age 94 in the city of Izhevsk, has received a... (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File). FILE - In

KTEN.COM - 2017-09-19 16:12:00