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West Central Tribune Minute

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

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A year in review: The West Central Tribune looks back on 2021
Thu Jan 06 12:19:49 EST 2022
A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: As we wave goodbye to 2021, the West Central Tribune looks back at the stories our reporters have covered throughout the year. Our communities were impacted by drought and COVID-19, but also saw new projects given the green light.

Milan Village Arts School campaigning to save the Karen Jenson Trestuen Garden Gallery
Wed Jan 05 08:00:00 EST 2022
A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: The Milan Village Arts School is campaigning to purchase and preserve the Karen Jenson Trestuen Garden Gallery in Milan. The home of rosemaling artist Karen Jenson is described as "a masterpiece of design, color and Scandinavian art." It's the fruit of more than 50 years of her art, as well as a friendship with uniquely talented twin brothers Aaron and Arvid Swenson of rural Flom, Minnesota.

Raymond roots: Home cooking makes a comeback in Jennifer Rude Klett's new cookbook
Wed Dec 22 08:00:00 EST 2021
A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: Author Jennifer Rude Klett, who currently resides in rural southern Wisconsin, has written a cookbook that pays homage to her Minnesotan roots, including a recipe that she's adapted from her grandmother's treasured sugar cookies.

MACCRAY graduate one of 7 found dead in Moorhead
Wed Dec 22 05:30:00 EST 2021
This is the news report for Dec. 22, 2021

Willmar's Slumberland gives the gift of a good night sleep to area families
Sat Dec 18 08:00:00 EST 2021
A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: For the 24th year, Willmar's Slumberland has given complete bed sets to families in need. This year 127 beds were donated to 13 charities which then presented the beds to families.

Willmar author challenges the stigma of self-publishing
Wed Dec 15 08:00:00 EST 2021
A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: Willmar native and former newspaper man Forrest Peterson has published his third novel, "The Swineherd's Angel," set in central Iowa. Peterson chose to forgo the traditional publishing route in favor of self-publishing with the assistance of a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council.

Women in Minnesota politics face growing threats, intimidation
Tue Dec 14 18:04:33 EST 2021
This is the West Central Tribune news report for Dec. 15, 2021

Willmar’s Abby Volk ends college volleyball career with title
Sat Dec 11 12:49:40 EST 2021
A WCT Sportscast report on the West Central Tribune Minute podcast for Dec. 11, 2021.

Ridgewater College plans to open meat-cutting program in fall 2022
Sat Dec 11 11:25:02 EST 2021
Beards are the battleground for United Way fundraiser
Sat Dec 11 08:00:00 EST 2021
A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: The United Way of West Central Minnesota teamed up with four area barbershops for a "Battle of the Beards" fundraising effort to raise money for cancer research. The fundraiser ran through the month of November.