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St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
Spicer has seen the light
Minnesota's Ellison would resign from U.S. House if he wins Democratic post
Trump says 'nothing funny' about 'Saturday Night Live' mockery
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
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'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
December 6, 2016
Final Willmar levy and budget approved
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council on Monday approved the final tax levy and budget for 2017. "It is a culmination of a long budget process...
December 6, 2016 - 6:48am
December 3, 2016
Deal nears on special session
ST. PAUL — On Friday morning, state officials predicted Minnesota would have a $1.4 billion budget surplus. By the afternoon, Gov. Mark...
December 3, 2016 - 4:38am
December 2, 2016
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesota policymakers should have a $1.4 billion available when they start to draw up a two-year state budget in a month, state...
December 2, 2016 - 9:41am
November 19, 2016
Council discusses value of investing in downtown Willmar
WILLMAR — Members of the Willmar City Council gave opposing views on whether the city should continue to support the Willmar Downtown Development...
November 19, 2016 - 5:30am
November 16, 2016
Future of Rice Park project in Willmar is uncertain
WILLMAR — Whether updates at Rice Park will go forward is now in question as the Willmar City Council voted Tuesday to reject all bids...
November 16, 2016 - 10:14pm
October 27, 2016
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
NEW LONDON — In an unusual move that was cheered by New London-Spicer's kindergarten teachers, the NLS School Board agreed Monday to provide...
October 27, 2016 - 10:24pm
October 15, 2016
Council approves capital and vehicle budget requests
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council approved all the capital improvement and vehicle replacement requests in the 2017 budget Wednesday during...
October 15, 2016 - 9:09am
September 27, 2016
Stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown fails Senate procedural vote
WASHINGTON—A stopgap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown later this week failed to garner enough votes to move forward in the Senate on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans both opposing the measure. The must-pass continuing resolution, which would keep federal...
September 27, 2016 - 4:45pm
September 15, 2016
Levy approval goes forward, but questions on Willmar city budget remain
WILLMAR—The Willmar Finance Committee this week recommended setting the 2017 preliminary tax levy at the mayor's recommended amount of...
September 15, 2016 - 7:27am
August 31, 2016
Mayor's budget includes increase in Willmar tax levy
WILLMAR—Mayor Marv Calvin presented his proposed 2017 budget for the city of Willmar on Wednesday, including an 8.5 percent increase in...
August 31, 2016 - 11:50pm
June 19, 2016
Willmar City departments submit 2017 wish lists
WILLMAR — The first draft of the city of Willmar’s 2017 capital improvement and vehicle replacement requests was discussed this week. The...
June 19, 2016 - 11:14pm
June 17, 2016
Minnesota state parks director camps to gather feedback
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK — Pitch a tent in a state park campground this summer, and there’s a chance the camper at the next site will...
June 17, 2016 - 11:51pm
State parks director camps to gather feedback
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK—Pitch a tent in a state park campground this summer, and there's a chance the camper at the next site will want to know your thoughts on the whole experience. That was the case for campers at the Upper Sioux Agency State Park last weekend, who were...
June 17, 2016 - 4:26pm
June 15, 2016
Willmar School Board balances budget for the first time in years
WILLMAR — For the first time in several years, the Willmar School Board has adopted a budget that projects no deficit spending. The board adopted...
June 15, 2016 - 11:52pm
May 23, 2016
Transportation, bonding fail at end of Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators came to St. Paul with hopes to pass a good many bills, but they failed to approve two major issues, transportation...
May 23, 2016 - 8:50am