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Swift County Administrator expected to submit resignation during special meeting Tuesday
Renville County house fire ignited by child playing with lighter
It took a study to show Pokemon Go is a distracted-driving hazard
Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight
Despite big discounts, auto sales expected to decline
McIlroy wins Tour Championship playoff, FedEx Cup
Tigers win three at star-studded Warehouse Invitational
Warriors top Fergus, move above .500
Willmar sweeps invitational
Warriors remain unbeaten in MCAC
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Lyla M. Porter
Charles "Chuck" Theodore Erickson
Don E. Miller
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
Kent Syverson: Pedestrian bridge should be fixed
Frazee letter: Thank you for protecting and serving
Marcus: In praise of good government geeks
December 24, 2013
Dayton campaign pays for travel on state plane
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton’s campaign paid for most of a flight on a state airplane to Bemidji and International Falls last year that took the governor and a campaign aide to two campaign events and one official meeting, his office reported on Monday.
December 24, 2013 - 6:48am
Democrats face property taxes as a campaign issue
ST. PAUL — Democrats for years blamed Republicans for forcing local governments to raise property taxes.
November 24, 2013 - 11:10pm
November 6, 2013
2013 will mark 20th year of Warm the Children campaign
WILLMAR — The West Central Tribune kicks off its 20th annual Warm the Children campaign this week. The campaign is designed to help provide warm winter clothing to area children. It is anticipated that up to 500 children across the region will receive warm winter clothing again...
November 6, 2013 - 11:53pm
August 21, 2013
Editorial: Video boosts 'Made in America' campaign
The "Made In America" effort got a new friend this week when ad guru Alex Bogusky issued a new video championing the cause. Bogusky, an ad agency legend, has created a video urging folks to just buy more American-made products, according to a USA Today report. He is hoping his video...
August 21, 2013 - 6:37am
July 1, 2013
Minnesota's political refund program back on books
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After a four-year hiatus, a program that gives a small refund to people who donate to political campaigns resumes in Minnesota. The political contribution refund is meant to incent small givers and to encourage candidates to agree to spending limits. Candidates...
July 1, 2013 - 9:52am
March 31, 2013
Minnesota Gov. Dayton lays foundation for another campaign
ST. PAUL — Two years as Minnesota’s governor hasn’t made Mark Dayton any more predictable after a long career marked by unexpected decisions and unorthodox moves. That tendency was on display in early March when Dayton ab-ruptly abandoned an am- bitious sales tax overhaul after...
March 31, 2013 - 11:11pm
March 25, 2013
Congressional ethics office investigating Bachmann
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Michele Bachmann and her short-lived campaign last year for the GOP presidential nomination are being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics. By Henry C. Jackson Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Michele Bachmann and her short-lived...
March 25, 2013 - 4:53pm
November 5, 2012
West central Minn. law officers cite 75 for no seat belt during Click It campaign
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement officers cited 75 people for seat belt violations during the extra Click It or Ticket enforcement patrols from Oct. 12 to 26 in Swift and Kandiyohi counties. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi County and Swift County...
November 5, 2012 - 1:33pm
October 29, 2012
Clinton plans Minnesota campaign stops
ST. PAUL -- Former President Bill Clinton plans campaign stops in Minnesota Tuesday after appearing in Fargo, N.D., tonight. President Barack Obama's campaign said details about Clinton's visit would be released later, but he is expected to be in the Twin Cities and Duluth. There...
October 29, 2012 - 11:28am
September 20, 2012
Pawlenty leaves Romney, lands lobbying gig
ST. PAUL -- Former Minnesota Gov.
September 20, 2012 - 10:59am
Editorial: YMCA's goal is a great plan to support
The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA has announced a $3 million capital campaign to expand its facility and programs. This is a worthy effort...
September 20, 2012 - 7:39am
September 18, 2012
Letter: No mudslinging by Vogel
They say negative campaign ads work... but in rural Minnesota, nobody likes it! A recent letter to the editor about our local campaigns said "let the mudslinging begin." I worked with Bruce Vogel on both of his runs for the House of Representatives, and I know Bruce is committed...
September 18, 2012 - 12:00am
August 21, 2012
Biden: 'Republican obstructionism slowed progress'
MINNEAPOLIS -- Vice President Joe Biden pounced on Republicans, with his main targets Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, during an early afternoon downtown Minneapolis rally. "Clearly, Republican obstructionism has slowed our progress but it has not stopped our progress," he declared during...
August 21, 2012 - 3:05pm
April 7, 2012
Why Willmar needs the 'iCardinal Campaign'
Education is "a changin." It is not a matter of "if" the tablets will appear in schools, but "when." This question for me was raised this past summer when I heard two college presidents speak on the concern of student "readiness" for college.
April 7, 2012 - 12:00am
February 1, 2012
Letter: An ol' country boy's advice
Looks like election season is about to open again, so thought I'd sharpen the old pencil stub and jot a word to you folks what want me to vote for you. First off, don't be making none of those silly pledges to that Norquist fella; heck, he can't even vote for you. 'Sides, that kind...
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am