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Fewer applicants this time as Willmar PD seeks to fill officer position
Records published July 25
Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
Paynesville man, 22, injured in motorcycle crash
Jed Carlson column: 'Rand Jr.' looks back on his sports icon
Roundup: Chuckers earn spot in County Line title game
Stingers sweep pair on Sunday
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Mark Donovan Goblirsch
Ardis "Rusty" Smith
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
October 14, 2010
Officials with Willmar Municipal Utilities may consider increasing city's water rates
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission is looking at the possibility of increasing water rates. The commission on Tuesday received a timeline from General Manager Bruce Gomm leading to implementing new rates on Jan.
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
October 12, 2010
Letter: A commitment to baseball
It is nice to see all of the acknowledgements of the success of the tournament at the nice city-owned ball facilities. It should be noted that the games are played on Baker Diamond, not in a stadium.
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
August 27, 2010
This year's Minnesota State Fair festivities begin with a greeting from Spicer's mayor
When the Minnesota State Fair opened Thursday with a flag-raising ceremony and National Anthem, it was Spicer Mayor Denny Baker who gave the...
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
June 21, 2010
Letter: Frank Yanish for mayor
With the November general elections rapidly approaching, I'd like to offer a few words of support for mayoral candidate Frank Yanish, who's running in opposition to our present mayor, Les Heitke, who has filed for re-election.. As Yanish stated in an article in the Tribune on May...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
May 27, 2010
Letter: Our wasteful spending
Yes, Lee Paulson, I, like most patriotic Americans, will also be observing Memorial Day as a day of remembrance. And yes, I also don't like paying taxes, but that has been part of our culture since Biblical times. Even "Hagar the Horrible" didn't like paying taxes, but taxes are a...
May 27, 2010 - 12:00am
Plastic recycling expanding
The whipped topping containers, ice cream pails and yogurt, cottage cheese and margarine tubs that have been crowding kitchen cupboards -- and...
March 27, 2010 - 1:48pm
March 15, 2010
Requirement for hazardous waste could be harming the environment
WILLMAR -- A state system meant to track minimal quantities of hazardous materials that businesses bring to disposal facilities could be backfiring...
March 15, 2010 - 12:00am
February 19, 2010
Hotel Atwater renovation gets preliminary approval from council
ATWATER -- In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Atwater City Council agreed to seek bids to renovate the historic Hotel Atwater for use as a city hall, police department and library. A final vote on whether or not to actually proceed with the project will depend on how expensive the...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
February 8, 2010
Atwater moves up date for decision on Hotel Atwater
ATWATER -- Faced with a sooner-than-expected grant application deadline, the Atwater City Council has agreed to accelerate the pace for deciding whether or not to proceed with a $632,000 renovation of the historic Hotel Atwater. A community meeting to gain public input and direction...
February 8, 2010 - 12:00am
February 4, 2010
ACGC boss: 'Small cuts are not cutting it',' district explores the option of a 4-day week to save cash,
ATWATER -- Sherri Broderius carries a manila envelope with the words "4 Day Week" printed in bold letters on the front. Inside the envelope...
February 4, 2010 - 12:00am
January 30, 2010
Letter: Supporting free enterprise
I'd like to take this opportunity to respond to Warren Crackel's letter to the editor that appeared in the Jan. 27 edition of the Tribune. His lead-in suggests the Republicans are playing a "dangerous game" by threatening to thwart President Obama and his Mafia-inspired cohorts from...
January 30, 2010 - 12:00am
January 25, 2010
Decision expected in April on renovation of Hotel Atwater
ATWATER -- A virtual walk-through of what the historic Hotel Atwater could look like after $632,000 worth of renovations shows how the town's...
January 25, 2010 - 12:00am
January 11, 2010
Baker to serve as board chairman for Great Minnesota Get-Together
SPICER -- Mention the word "fair," and Denny Baker's eyes light up. It doesn't matter if it's one of the 38 county fairs he's visited or the...
January 11, 2010 - 12:00am
December 19, 2009
Letter: Dilemma on 41st Avenue
Apparently, the disappointment over the decision to close the access to westbound traffic at the intersection of Highway 71 and 41st Avenue hasn't gone away. I stopped by to visit a friend who owns a business on 41st Avenue, who also rents a building across the street to my daughter...
December 19, 2009 - 12:00am
December 2, 2009
Recommendation for City Council to delay penalties for Green Mill's liquor violations
WILLMAR -- Representatives of Willmar's Green Mill Restaurant are asking the City Council to delay civil penalties for serving alcohol to a minor...
December 2, 2009 - 12:00am