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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival
Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
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
November 9, 2010
Letter: Corporate campaigning
A drive from east to west through Willmar this election season revealed five businesses displaying Republican campaign signs. As a livestock farmer, businessman and Democrat, I had been inclined to smile to myself, shrug my shoulders and do business with these companies anyhow. But...
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
October 29, 2010
Politicians visit with Ridgewater students
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College students had a chance Thursday in the school's cafeteria to question candidates for office. Most of the people...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am