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Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Discipline key to farmers' financial success
Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
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
Enid Evangeline Martell Olson
Cheryl (Cheri) Rae Downs Holgerson
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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