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Two-year-old boy dies in farm accident near Willmar

Wikimedia CommonsA 2-year-old boy has been killed in a tragic accident at a farm in Minnesota.The accident was reported at 2 p.m. Sunday at a farm in southeast Roseland Township, about 14 miles south of Willmar.Kandiyohi County deputies learned the boy had been struck by a skid steer loader, and had

BRINGMETHENEWS.COM - 2018-08-19 23:11:38

Boy, 2, struck and killed by skid loader in Kandiyohi Co.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office received a report of a farm accident in Roseland Township, about 16 miles south of Willmar, at about 2 p.m. on Sunday.

KARE - 2018-08-19 23:19:39

Willmar man pleads guilty to illegal weapons possession after bombs, machine guns found on property

A Willmar, Minn., man pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing unregistered machine guns, silencers and pipe bombs retrieved by authorities whounearthed an arsenal on his propertyearlier this year.


Toddler dies in Roseland Township farm accident

The name of the child has not been released.The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, in a press release, said the child was apparently struck be a skid loader at approximately 2 p.m. Sunday. The child’s father transported the boy to Renville County Hospital in Olivia, where the child later died.The in

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-19 23:14:03

Repair rather than replace: Some Willmar seniors say Community...

Shelby Lindrud / Tribune Shirley Hulst, left, and Jim Peterson say many seniors who use the Willmar Community Center want it to stay in its current location on Business 71. There is also support for fixing up the current building instead of constructing a new facility.

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-18 15:45:01

Kwik Trip Opening in Willmar

Erica Dischino / Tribune The Kwik Trip on U.S. Highway 12, which includes a truck stop, showers and grocery store, opened its doors for the first time Thursday in Willmar.


Miller Park ready for its tennis close up

WILLMAR — It looks like the city of Willmar served up an ace with the completion of a new four-court tennis complex at Miller Park, replacing the rundown courts previously located at both Miller and Rice parks. When the courts opened several days ago, there were already people waiting to play.

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE - 2018-08-20 03:29:33

Minnesota man admits to illegal cache of weapons, explosives

ST. PAUL — A 46-year-old Willmar man pleaded guilty Thursday, Aug, 16, to three federal weapons charges stemming from two searches of his Wilmar properties early this year, which turned up a wide array of machine guns, shotguns, rifles and pipe bombs.


Monson pleads guilty to three weapons charges

SAINT PAUL – Chad Lee Monson, 46, Willmar, plead guilty to three federal weapons charges Thursday stemming from two searches of his Wilmar properties early this year, which turned up wide array of machine guns, shotguns, rifles and pipe bombs.


Willmar man sent to prison for multiple offenses

WILLMAR — Rufujio Kooky Schorn, 22, of Willmar, was sentenced Tuesday to 23 months in prison for a felony charge of making threats of violence in a March incident when he injured a police officer's thumb while being arrested and threatened to take a police officer's gun and shoot him.


Bump, set, spike in Big Red Gym

Varsity and JV teams from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Benson and Montevideo made the trek to Willmar High School on Thursday to take part in a four-team preseason scrimmage. Keep an eye out for the Tribune’s first prep volleyball preview section the final week of this month.


Willmar falls to Duluth but memorable season won’t be forgotten

Willmar, Minn.- On Tuesday night, the 2018 Willmar Stingers took the field one final time, falling to the Duluth Huskies 17-7 in the Northwoods League North Division Championship game.Through four innings of play, the Stingers were looking good. Davis Elliott (North Alabama) singled in the bottom of


Spicer woman injured in Highway 23 crash

According to the State Patrol, a 2008 Ford Mustang, driven by Dustan Allen Jones, 45, of New London, was going north on Highway 23 when it rear-ended a 2003 Jeep Wrangler driven by Lauren Louis Kath, 73, of Spicer.Both vehicles left the roadway and went into the median. The Jeep continued into the s


Litchfield Police Report 8/16/18 (copy)

12:03 A.M. Litchfield Police, Rescue, and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to a medical at an East 4th Street residence. The party was transported by ambulance to the Meeker Memorial Hospital.


West Central Minn. man injured when tire comes off motorcycl...

The accident was reported at 9:40 p.m. on I-94 in Stearns County.According to the State Patrol, a 2002 Honda motorcycle driven by Shaun Michael Insley, 32, of Melrose was going east on I-94 when a tire came off the bike. The Honda crossed over into the left lane, striking the center cable barrier.In


New London Music Festival is Saturday

The day will open with the New London-Spicer High School "Jazz Bandits" at noon, followed by "Early Eyes" at 12:15 p.m."Good Morning Bedlam" will take the stage at 2 p.m., "The Knotties" at 3:15 p.m. and "JoyAnn Parker" at 4:45 p.m.The headliner at 6:15 p.m. will be "The Ghost of Paul Revere."Refres


Ruptured gas line closes highways in Benson

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, sections of U.S. Highway 12 West and state Highway 29 South are currently closed.The gas company, fire department and emergency services are on site.The roads will remain closed until they are safe for traffic, according to MnDOT.For real-time


Willmar pre-K classes moving to elementary schools

Opening Lakeland eased overcrowding at Kennedy and Roosevelt elementary schools. Lakeland was designed with pre-K rooms, and the other two now have enough room to house those classes, too.The program will be similar to the one held in the past at Jefferson Learning Center, said Jodi Wambeke, the dis


Willmar voters to decide school levy this fall

The Willmar School Board voted to place the levy on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. It would last 10 years. The board also set a five-year board-approved operating levy of $176.26 per pupil.The two levies equal the amount of an expiring operating levy that taxpayers approved 10 years ago.The sch


Fourth candidate files for Willmar School Board

Tribune file photoWILLMAR — Teresa Larsen of Kandiyohi is the fourth candidate to file for one of three seats on the Willmar School Board.Larsen filed Monday. She joins Jay Lawton, Michelle Marotzke and incumbent Mary Amon in running for the three seats open this year. All seats are for four-year te