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EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
Billionaire: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico
Franken's staff visits Willmar to learn about CEO program
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Eagles on roadways: Give them a brake
Janet L. Barber
Betty S. Adrian
Valerie Geline Wallace
Roger R. Logan
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Ryan Joel Bakker
Marcinkowski - Harter
Bill & Evelyn Somerville
November 7, 2012
Klobuchar in easy win; 2 House races tight
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar breezed to an easy re-election victory Tuesday and most U.S. House members from Minnesota won. However, House races with Republican Reps. Chip Cravaack and Michele Bachmann remained close late Tuesday. Winning U.S. Representatives included...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
November 6, 2012
Willmar Ward 2 voters reelect Johnson
WILLMAR -- Ward 2 voters reelected incumbent Tim Johnson to a second four-year term on the Willmar City Council, defeating challenger Andrew Bjur in Tuesday's general election. Johnson received 1,091 votes and Bjur received 990 votes, according to unofficial returns. Among the three...
November 6, 2012 - 9:40pm
October 26, 2012
Same goal, different priorities for Ward 2 candidates in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- One of the biggest challenges facing the city of Willmar is trying to find sufficient revenues to sustain growth, build infrastructure...
October 26, 2012 - 12:00am
August 23, 2011
Willmar thrift store reopens with more space, trendy boutique
WILLMAR -- The New 2 You thrift store and its new boutique La Scene are open for business after an extensive remodeling and expansion project. The...
August 23, 2011 - 3:10pm
November 2, 2010
Christianson defeats Bjur in Willmar Ward 2 council race
WILLMAR -- In the only contest among the four open seats, Ward 2 incumbent Ron Christianson, 60, was re-elected to a fifth four-year term on...
November 2, 2010 - 11:00pm
October 29, 2010
Editorial: Bjur is the better choice in Ward 2
Voter's in Ward 2 of Willmar face the decision of re-electing incumbent Ron Christianson or choosing challenger Andrew Bjur. Christianson dislikes...
October 29, 2010 - 12:01am
October 22, 2010
Willmar Ward 2: Bjur says he'll be a champion for citizens
WILLMAR -- As a Willmar City Council member from Ward 2, Andrew Bjur believes he can do a lot of good for the city and says he'll be a champion...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
Willmar Ward 2: Christianson says he hopes his 16 years of service will serve him well
WILLMAR -- Ward 2 City Council member Ron Christianson says he wants to be where the decisions affecting his block, his ward and his city are...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
August 2, 2010
One man killed Sunday in crash near Bena
A 67-year-old Michigan man died Sunday evening in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 2 west of Bena. According to the Minnesota State Patrol out of Brainerd: Richard E. Imm of Chassel, Mich., was driving a 2001 Volkswagen ME 27 west on Highway 2 when he crossed the centerline and...
August 2, 2010 - 8:55am
November 5, 2008
Incumbent Gardner unseated by Willmar attorney in Ward 2 race
WILLMAR -- Tim Johnson soundly defeated incumbent Steve Gardner for the four-year Ward 2 seat on the Willmar City Council in Tuesday's general election. Unofficial returns gave Johnson 1,951 votes to 634 for Gardner with all three precincts in the ward reporting by 11 p.m. The new...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
November 4, 2008
Johnson defeats Gardner in Willmar's Ward 2
Tim Johnson has defeated incumbent Steve Gardner in Willmar's Ward 2 race. Johnson received 1,951 votes to Gardner's 634. Read more on this story in the West Central Tribune Wednesday.
November 4, 2008 - 11:30pm
October 31, 2008
Editorial: Gardner is the pick for city's Ward 2
Willmar Ward 2 voters face the choice of incumbent Steve Gardner or challenger Tim Johnson. This Willmar City Council race will be a decision about the future or single-issue politics. The West Central Tribune believes Ward 2 residents should re-elect Gardner to the City Council. A...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
Gravel pits and budget among issues Larson, Graves debate
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Commissioner Richard Larson and his challenger for the District 2 seat, William Graves, responded to questions about budget cuts, gravel pits and county buildings during an hour-long debate Tuesday in Willmar. There was little disagreement between the...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am