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Dylan talks Minnesota, Duluth in new interview
Minnesota man, 29, gets probation for fondling 67-year-old woman in her apartment
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Bat-killing fungus expanding across Minnesota
State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
Wild draft pick Kunin inks 3-year deal
Twins' Puerto Ricans rejoin camp
Wild sign Wisconsin captain Kunin
Former juniors reunite at NCAA West Regional, recall lessons from Clark Cup season
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
July 12, 2016
Update: Willmar taking steps to combat noxious wild parsnip
WILLMAR -- Wild parsnip, a noxious weed which can cause painful burns and blisters, has been spotted in Willmar. The city has put out a warning...
July 12, 2016 - 12:36pm
November 10, 2015
Minnesota man suffers serious burns after pants catch fire in deer stand
A Menahga man was seriously burned by a space heater in his deer stand on Saturday afternoon. The Becker County Sheriff's Department report states 54 year old Joseph Keith Sheperski was hunting with his teenage son in Menahga when his pants caught on fire from what's described...
November 10, 2015 - 12:03pm
October 12, 2012
Letter: Budget-balancing tricker
I am writing in response to a letter from Eric Nordstrom that appeared on this page Oct. 8. He criticizes my recent letter that suggests that we look closely at the role that Joe Gimse and Bruce Vogel played in shutting down Minnesota in the summer of 2011. At that time the only...
October 12, 2012 - 2:52am
May 17, 2012
Letter: Voting for a billion-dollar playpen
The headline on the front page of the May 11 Minneapolis Star Tribune reads "Vikings biggest win." It should have added "Minnesota, the biggest loser." The large picture below shows a broadly grinning Zygi Wilf standing before a goofy-looking purple-clad mob. Zygi has reason to grin....
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
December 8, 2011
Letter: Benefiting from government
I believe in fairness in taxation. Those who benefit the most from government functions should also pay the most in taxes to finance those functions. But aren't those with lower incomes the main beneficiaries of government? Quite the opposite is true. Contrary to popular mythology,...
December 8, 2011 - 12:00am
November 5, 2011
Letter: Obituary list is important
I too have spoken to numerous friends and family about their concern with the omission of the West Central Tribune's services list. I realize that the newspaper is also having its own struggles with the rising costs and probably fewer subscribers than past years, however many readers...
November 5, 2011 - 12:00am
October 1, 2011
Public television documentary may help correct blemished legacy of Andrew Volstead
GRANITE FALLS -- For George Boman, there is no question about how Andrew Volstead should be remembered. "They were nice people,'' said Boman...
October 1, 2011 - 12:00am
June 10, 2011
Letter: Paying a fair share of taxes
This is a quiz. In what American state do the 836 families with the highest income, those with annual income of more than $3 million, pay a total state and local tax rate of 9.7 percent of their income, while the more than one million households with annual income of $32,000 and less...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
Letter: No peace at the cemetery
I want to say thank you to Leah Fernelius for writing the letter regarding the Spicer City Cemetery. Unlike her, I have many loved ones buried there. When I went to the cemetery this spring to trim the shrubs that I had planted there, to my dismay they had been mowed down like so...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
May 5, 2011
Letter: Overtaxing the middle class
On tax day, April 18, I headed over to the Tea Party (Republican) anti-tax rally on First Street in Willmar. There were lots of Republican politicians and pickup trucks there. I understand what motivates the politicians, but what about the pickup trucks? Is everyone really overtaxed? Over...
May 5, 2011 - 12:00am
Letter: Singling out the poor
He looks indignant as he stands at the lectern in the photo that appears on page 3 of the Jan. 21 edition of the West Central Tribune. In the background and in the photo above are other indignant-looking people. The caption explains that the fellow at the microphone is Republican...
March 5, 2011 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
Letter: Fanning the immigration flames
Now that construction on the Westwind development has begun and that controversy has died down, there was some question that Willmar may lose its place in the contest for the title of Redneck Capital of Minnesota. Fortunately, the usual suspects on the City Council won't let that...
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
March 11, 2010
Letter: Learning from Pawlenty
Tim Pawlenty is an interesting fellow. We can learn a lot from him. He is quite intelligent. He shows considerable political skill in getting his way, despite the fact that the majority of those voting chose someone else in both of his gubernatorial elections. He now spends his time...
March 11, 2010 - 12:00am
August 7, 2009
Letter: Follow the health care money
We're No. 1. Among all of the developed nations of the world, the United States health care system is undoubtedly No. 1 on a long list of measures. We're No. 1 in the per capita health care costs. The others aren't even close. We're No. 1 in not covering people for the cost of health...
August 7, 2009 - 12:00am
March 4, 2009
Letter: The era of Minnesota's decline
In addition to the great fox pee case that has so riveted this town's attention and that has apparently attracted the attention of crackpots from all over the nation, a few other interesting items have appeared in the news recently. The Feb. 23 edition of this newspaper carried a...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am