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June 24, 2017
Editorial: Willmar Fests highlight by Destination Playground
It's Willmar Fests time in our fair city and it is truly time to play. For more than seven decades, our city celebration known now as Willmar...
June 24, 2017 - 9:23am
June 7, 2017
Editorial: Time to sign up for broadband at connectctc.com
Home and business internet users in rural Kandiyohi County now have a significant opportunity to address their critical need for high-speed broadband access. As Kandiyohi County Commissioners said this week: "The clock is ticking."
June 7, 2017 - 10:29pm
June 3, 2017
Editorial: Minnesota constitutional question likely headed for the courtroom
After a 75-hour special session and several sleepless nights, the Minnesota Legislature wrapped up multiple bills May 26 to pass the state's $36 billion budget. The Republican majority, the DFL minority and Gov. Mark Dayton had finally found the necessary compromises to complete...
June 3, 2017 - 5:50am
May 27, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Not much to brag about in 2017
Proclamations of great achievement started pumping out of St. Paul early Tuesday, not long after the clock ran out on Minnesota's latest lawmaking...
May 27, 2017 - 5:12am
May 26, 2017
Editiorial: Remembrance and safety are key for this weekend
Friday is the start of the traditional Memorial Day holiday weekend. It is always a memorable weekend for families and communities. The key...
May 26, 2017 - 7:32am
May 22, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
It's called charitable gaming because the tens of millions of dollars raised in Minnesota every year from raffles, bingo, and the sales of pull tabs help support Little League neighborhood baseball, scholarships, police dogs, local zoos, Animal Allies, youth football, food shelves,...
May 22, 2017 - 5:48am
May 20, 2017
Editorial: Time for courage and a need to get the job done
For nearly five months, the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton have been meeting and meeting and meeting. Yet, they seem unable to agree...
May 20, 2017 - 8:10am
May 19, 2017
Editorial: Ridgewater College begins leadership transition
Ridgewater College's leadership is transitioning to a new chapter as Doug Allen nears the end of his college presidency and Joseph Opatz prepares...
May 19, 2017 - 10:07am
May 17, 2017
Editorial: Willmar is building Destination Playground, volunteers still needed
Our children were told if they could dream it, Willmar would build it. So they dreamed what they wanted for the Destination Playground and...
May 17, 2017 - 8:59pm
May 12, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Minnesota should step up on tobacco age
In an editorial last week, the Duluth News Tribune praised Edina for becoming the first city in Minnesota to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. (Other cities were) urged to follow suit. "Better yet," the newspaper opined, "the Minnesota Legislature can (make) the sensible...
May 12, 2017 - 5:16pm
May 5, 2017
Editorial: Hate speech has no place in Minnesota politics
The political race in Minnesota's 7th District's congressional seat in 2018 will be interesting. Republicans are again targeting Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL-Detroit Lakes, a member of Congress since 1991, who has announce he is seeking re-election next year. Any political race, especially...
May 5, 2017 - 10:12am
April 27, 2017
Tribune Opinion: Destination Playground: We can build it if you help volunteer
There is a volunteer need in Willmar quickly coming up: The Willmar Destination Playground needs you to volunteer for the construction stage...
April 27, 2017 - 12:04pm
April 24, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
Whether you're a supporter of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, you can agree: The guy is a bit of a bulldog, not shy about boldly stating where he stands on everything from early-childhood education to spending the state surplus to carbon emissions. His staff is quick to pump out statements...
April 24, 2017 - 2:30am
April 21, 2017
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
The world is changing today. Change is happening politically, educationally, technologically, financially and medically ... there is constant...
April 21, 2017 - 8:42pm
April 20, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Reject state tax breaks for Big Tobacco
There was a bit of good news in last year's failed tax bill, vetoed by the governor after it was found to contain a typo that would have cost Minnesota taxpayers $100 million. The good news was that the bill contained $35 million in tax breaks over the next three years for the tobacco...
April 20, 2017 - 5:54am