West Central Tribune Minute

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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Records Report Dec. 2, 2021

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Records Report Dec. 2, 2021

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Elevate program founded to support diverse businesses, entrepreneurs

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A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar’s Economic Development Commission began training the second Elevate class of entrepreneurs and local business owners Sept. 16.

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Economic developer finds region is fertile grounds for diverse spectrum of entrepreneurs, for lots of good reasons

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A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: Since 1986, the Southwest Initiative Foundation has invested nearly $98 million in the region through loans and grants.

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Jennie-O returns to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for second year

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A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: Look for the Jennie-O Turkey Store float in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, airing 9 a.m. to noon on NBC. This is the second year the Willmar-based turkey producer will be represented in the annual parade.

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Madison Mercantile opens facility designed to showcase variety of small businesses

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A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: Kris Shelstad is hoping the Madison Mercantile will serve as a business incubator for some of its office tenants — a place for rural entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams.

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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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