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

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

    A year in review: The West Central Tribune looks back on 2021

    A year in review: The West Central Tribune looks back on 2021

    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.

    • 14 min
    Milan Village Arts School campaigning to save the Karen Jenson Trestuen Garden Gallery

    Milan Village Arts School campaigning to save the Karen Jenson Trestuen Garden Gallery

    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.

    • 4 min
    Raymond roots: Home cooking makes a comeback in Jennifer Rude Klett's new cookbook

    Raymond roots: Home cooking makes a comeback in Jennifer Rude Klett's new cookbook

    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.

    • 7 min
    MACCRAY graduate one of 7 found dead in Moorhead

    MACCRAY graduate one of 7 found dead in Moorhead

    This is the news report for Dec. 22, 2021

    • 3 min
    Willmar's Slumberland gives the gift of a good night sleep to area families

    Willmar's Slumberland gives the gift of a good night sleep to area families

    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.

    • 5 min
    Willmar author challenges the stigma of self-publishing

    Willmar author challenges the stigma of self-publishing

    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.

    • 10 min

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