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No chickens in Atwater and no discipline for police chief
New machine brings efficiency and safety to unloading coal in Willmar
From Twitter to the table
School district approves 14 percent levy drop
Speaker urges ag to engage
MLB playoffs: Giants blank Pirates in NL wild card game
Prep football: Willmar Week 6 preview
College volleyball: Warriors survive against Cyclones
College football: Gophers’ Cobb on pace for a historic season
Vikings’ rookies stepping up and leading the way
Video: Jude's Gentle Giants - Belgrade man features his real-life Percheron horses in coming-of-age novel
Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs, dies at age 81
Kosak of Olivia receives Guard honor
Clarice Lorraine Knigge
Robert D. Goris
Anton "Tony" C. Werlinger
Bui — Johnson
Caldwell — Gustafson
Lund — Willenbring
Tonsfeldt — Burks
Rosenquist — Barber
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
Letter: Be fair about negative ads
Midwest Opinion: Salute your Constitution
Midwest Opinion: Unofficially, summer is still with us.
April 26, 2010
Letter: Recycle the ad fliers
It amazes me every Saturday when the paper comes with a dozen fliers printed on glossy paper. We are supposed to be recycling. Why don't retailers print their ads on recyclable paper? This weekend I spotted ads selling fabric shopping bags so we don't have to use plastic. It doesn't...
opinion / letters
April 26, 2010 - 12:00am
January 18, 2010
When it comes to atrazine, farmers deserve a science-driven review
During the past half-century, atrazine has become one of the most widely used herbicides in Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest. Unfortunately, it is also top of the list in another category: It is the most commonly detected pesticide in our state's surface and groundwater. Atrazine...
opinion / commentary
January 18, 2010 - 12:00am
May 30, 2009
Letter: Our legislators have failed
Our state Legislature has failed. We, the people, elected them to work together and solve the budget, and they failed miserably. We should be upset, even outraged, that the one job they were sent to do this year did not get done. They were to represent our budgetary needs, not their...
opinion / letters
May 30, 2009 - 12:00am
April 1, 2009
Henrickson's Jayhawks in WNIT semifinals
Bonnie Henrickson, a Willmar native, in one win removed from the WNIT championship game. Her Kansas Jayhawks play (21-13) play Illinois State (27-7) today in Lawrence in the semifinals. The winner plays the winner of Boston College/ South Florida on Saturday.
sports / college
April 1, 2009 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
NLS voters return O'Brien to board; elect Kilpatrick, Nolting to other two seats
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer School Board challengers David Kilpatrick and Renee Nolting will join incumbent Michael O'Brien on the NLS School Board starting in 2009. Kilpatrick, Nolting and O'Brien were elected by district voters Tuesday to the three open seats of the New London-Spicer...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 27, 2008
Editorial endorsements from the WC Tribune
For the editorial endorsements from the West Central Tribune, see the links below.
news / opinion
October 27, 2008 - 12:00am
Wilhelm running for third time on GOP slate in District 13B
WILLMAR -- Four years ago, when Bonnie Wilhelm first ran for the state Legislature, one of her challenges as a new candidate was building name recognition. This time around it's different. "When I go to the door, people know who I am," she said. Next week Wilhelm, a Republican,...
October 27, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Letter: Casting a vote for change
I haven't seen much of an effort out of Al Juhnke's campaign and I am starting to question his dedication to the job. There is no doubt that he enjoys the prestige of being a legislator but he has long let go of the idea that he is accountable to the residents of his district.
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
Juhnke, Wilhelm present differing views regarding state spending
WILLMAR -- Al Juhnke and Bonnie Wilhelm found some common ground Tuesday. Both support a state constitutional amendment on the Nov.
local / education
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
Forums set Tuesday for Kandiyohi County Board, 13B candidates
WILLMAR -- Candidates for the House of Representatives District 13B race will participate in a forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Sponsored by the Willmar Area League of Women Voters and Heartland Community Action Agency, the one-hour forum will be held in the Willmar City Council Chambers,...
local / community
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
June 12, 2008
Juhnke announces re-election bid for 7th term
WILLMAR -- State Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, announced Wednesday the he will seek a seventh term to the Minnesota House of Representatives this fall. Juhnke, who was first elected in 1996, represents District 13B, which includes all but three northern townships in Kandiyohi County. Republicans...
June 12, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Wilhelm endorsed by GOP to run for 13B seat
WILLMAR -- Republican Bonnie Wilhelm will run for the District 13B House of Representatives seat in this fall's election. Wilhelm was unanimously endorsed Thursday night by the Kandiyohi County Republicans, according to Rollie Nissen, county co-chairman. On Friday, Wilhelm said...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 23, 2008
Wilhelm wins House 13B GOP endorsement to challenge Juhnke again
WILLMAR -- Republican Bonnie Wilhelm will challenge DFL'er Al Juhnke for the District 13B House seat in this fall's election. Wilhelm was unanimously endorsed Thursday night by the Kandiyohi County Republicans, according to Rollie Nissen, county co-chairman. This is the third time...
May 23, 2008 - 10:00am