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West Central Tribune Minute

Listen to the West Central Tribune Minute podcast channel about what’s happening in news and sports in Willmar and west central Minnesota.

Latest Episodes
Records Report for May 20, 2022
Fri May 20 06:00:00 EDT 2022
stories mentioned in this episode:
The pilots were able to continue flying to the St. Paul airport, and emergency medical services and troopers provided medical aid to the injured pilot.
Two individuals from Willmar have been arrested in connection with the overdose death of a 19-year-old Pennock woman. She was pronounced dead at a home near New London in April.
The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.
Records Report for May 19, 2022
Thu May 19 06:00:00 EDT 2022
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By entering the plea on Wednesday, now-former officer Thomas Lane avoided an upcoming trial on the more serious charge of aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
Alec Baney's case will remain in juvenile court, but he will receive a stayed adult sentence under the terms of an agreement reached Tuesday.
The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.
Young musician takes center stage for Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra on Saturday
Wed May 18 08:00:00 EDT 2022
The annual Young Artists' Concert of the Willmar Symphonic Orchestra will be held May 21 at the Willmar Education and Arts Center. It will showcase the winner of the Young Artists' Competition, celloist Caroline Becker.
Records Report for May 18, 2022
Wed May 18 06:00:00 EDT 2022
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According to a release from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, the Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of a medical situation at a house in Pike Bay Township near Cass Lake.
A worker witnessed the woman drive through a barricade into the concrete on Seventh Street Northeast near the intersection of Broadway Avenue.
The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.
Records Report for May 17, 2022
Tue May 17 06:00:00 EDT 2022
stories mentioned in this episode:
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office apprehended a 36-year-old man who allegedly led authorities in three western Minnesota counties on a chase Sunday afternoon. Authorities in Big Stone, Chippewa and Kandiyohi counties cut off the pursuit due to safety reasons before a deputy in Kandiyohi County located the car and arrested a man.
Algene Vossen, arrested after DNA evidence linked him to a 1974 killing in Willmar, has been found by a Kandiyohi County District Court judge to be incompetent to stand trial. The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed that ruling.
The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.
Records Report for May 16, 2022
Mon May 16 06:00:00 EDT 2022
stories mentioned in this episode:
A two-vehicle crash Friday, May 13, resulted in the death of a woman after her vehicle crosses the centerline on a Morrison County road.
Chippewa County deputies were called to a domestic dispute last November, and Eric Mulligan fought with them, threatened them, bit one and spit on another before he was taken to jail. He was sentenced to local jail time, probation and a stayed prison sentence.
The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.
Hop on a bike and take a spin around Willmar this summer
Sat May 14 08:00:00 EDT 2022
Biking advocates continue to work hard to make Willmar into a safe and fun biking community. The city already offers a bike share program and miles of bike trails and lanes.
Records Report for May 14, 2022
Sat May 14 06:00:00 EDT 2022
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Fergus Falls police are working with local authorities to find the identity of a body discovered in the river by kayakers late Saturday morning.
Ryan Leif Erickson, 63, had been a Blomkest volunteer firefighter since the age of 18. He died in the line of duty Thursday when a large grain bin was blown over by the high winds and fell on him as he was preparing to leave his farm to monitor storms.
The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.
Records Report for May 13, 2022
Fri May 13 06:00:00 EDT 2022
stories mentioned in this episode:
A fire at the same farm on Christmas Eve 2020 caused the deaths of about 1,000 milking goats, 15 peacocks and a dog.
Emergency responders discovered a deceased man under a collapsed grain bin just before 7 p.m. Thursday in Kandiyohi County.
The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.
Records Report for May 12, 2022
Thu May 12 06:00:00 EDT 2022
stories mentioned in this episode:
Downed power lines over Interstate 90 led to multi-vehicle crash.
A 49-year-old Benson man was northbound Thursday on Minnesota Highway 29 when his motorcycle left the road and entered the ditch.
The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.