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Judge orders Benson ethanol company to comply with grain handling contract
Hundreds gather in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl
Zachary T. Anderson: Family friend sexually assaulted 5-year-old Watkins girl before killing her
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
May may still return to Twins lineup
Bridgewater throwing in practice
Broken hand not stopping roster hopes for Vikings' Roberson
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Hulu ends free streaming service
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Alan Lee Midby
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Henry (Hank) Wiegmann
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Trump's bitter Virginia cocktail
Mille Lacs walleye fishing season to end in two weeks
August 19, 2016
Letter: A Kandiyohi County Fair thank you
Yes, a big thank you to the residents of Kandiyohi County and surrounding counties for supporting the 2016 Kandiyohi County Fair the way you did, despite the 10 plus inches of rain we received Wednesday evening. The rain made putting on the 2016 fair difficult for us, as well as...
August 19, 2016 - 7:33am
August 18, 2016
Letter: A candidate with special interests
If you are thinking about voting for Mary Sawatzky this fall, you should be aware of the fact that she is beholden to special interests. The special interests are the people of Kandiyohi County. It is their concerns about a healthy economy and good jobs. It is the concerns parents...
August 18, 2016 - 12:10am
August 17, 2016
Letter: Dissatisfied? Try the third-party choice
As one of the millions of Americans who feel they're not being represented by the two major political parties, especially in the current election cycle, I urge you to consider third-party options. Many readers don't realize that they even have an option aside from Hillary Clinton...
August 17, 2016 - 7:41am
Letter: A show of typical liberal intolerance
I thoroughly enjoyed Earl Pederson's assessment of John H. Burns's Public Forum rant. Figures that don't match a bonafide source—like the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program for 2014 that Pederson mentioned —- or numbers from a newspaper source, in this case the liberal...
August 17, 2016 - 7:41am
August 16, 2016
Letter: The government they deserve
For many decades I have opposed America's military involvement in other countries' civil disputes, even if the ruling party is ruthless. I conclude that the people have the government they deserve. So after this year's presidential election, I will repeat: You people have the government...
August 16, 2016 - 12:30am
Letter: A fine gesture of support
At the recent Relay for Life event I was able to witness a great gesture of support by a group of young men who have only temporary ties to this area. The event itself was once again a great testimony to those who have had loved ones fight the fight against cancer. There are those...
August 16, 2016 - 12:00am
August 15, 2016
Letter: HPV vaccine is safe and effective
By Dr. Kay Breen, Dr. Michael Hodapp, Dr. KerriAnn Mahon, Dr. Nancy Rost, Affiliated Community Medical Center Willmar Immunizations are a way to prevent kids from getting sick before ever being exposed to an illness. They're able to protect our kids from polio, measles, chickenpox,...
August 15, 2016 - 12:43am
August 12, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Welcome the end of Capitol construction
Not only was the massive, four-year, $310 million restoration of Minnesota's state Capitol building in St. Paul a gigantic dose of long-overdue love for a statewide treasure, it's "the biggest asset-preservation project in the history of the state of Minnesota," as Minnesota Department...
August 12, 2016 - 1:00am
August 10, 2016
Letter: Does this story sound familiar?
Once upon a time in a faraway country there was a man called Adolf. The people in that country were not very happy. There had been a big war, and their country had lost the war. People weren't feeling so proud of their country anymore. Many grownups couldn't find jobs, so they couldn't...
August 10, 2016 - 2:00am
August 2, 2016
Letter: New playground equipment is needed
I finally understand why there's a push to update the playground equipment at Robbins Island Park. I took a good look at what's there, and there's not very much. One of the swing sets looks like it's left over from my era. It might still be sturdy enough for kids, but for how much...
August 2, 2016 - 1:30am
Letter: A liberal spin on gun statistics
In reading the Public Forum rant by John H. Burns, it makes one wonder which liberal organization he is getting his numbers from. If you look at the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program for 2014 (the latest), one would see that his numbers don't match. If you don't believe me, look...
August 2, 2016 - 1:15am
July 28, 2016
Letter: Keeping Danny's memory alive
It has been 14 years since Danny Newville disappeared from a party in New London. As we wait and hope and pray for answers, we know that the Lord and family and friends will never ever forget or rest until Danny comes home. This Saturday is the third annual walk for Danny. The poker...
July 28, 2016 - 12:00am
July 22, 2016
Letter: A credit to sports writing
I noticed in a recent issue news of the retirement of the Tribune's longtime sports writer, Rand Middleton. I think I can speak for all of us in the Litchfield area interested in Dragon athletics when I express sincere appreciation for the fair and balanced coverage Rand gave through...
July 22, 2016 - 2:08am
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
In your July 9 reader opinion section, Mike Peterson declared Steve Peppin unfit for the Willmar City Council. The two points made by Peterson were Peppin had too many irons in the fire and an entertainment business that was struggling. Peterson then listed four other small businesses...
July 22, 2016 - 2:00am
July 16, 2016
Letter: The dire threat of terrorism
The United States, Turkey and Indonesia recently experienced firsthand the increasingly violent world in which we live. There is a lot of debate on the causes or precursors of the violence in Orlando: homophobia, guns, domestic abuse and mental instability. All of these issues likely...
July 16, 2016 - 4:01am