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Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
Records published Aug. 25
5-year-old Minnesota girl fighting for life after farm accident
Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
Clinton calls for lower price on allergy drug EpiPen
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
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
Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
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
Carol J. Hansen
Gary G. Glein
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
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
February 17, 2015
Phyllis Wodasch puts the final touch Tuesday on decorations for today’s Ash Wednesday services at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Wodasch and...
February 17, 2015 - 11:37pm
February 9, 2015
Letter: Silent in the face of evil
The recent Willmar City Council election campaign cast light on one of this community’s uglier features. I am referring to an egregious attack on Willmar’s Somalis by City Council candidate Bob Enos and the seeming indifference to the attack by the other candidates and the community...
February 9, 2015 - 12:00am
December 18, 2013
Archbishop says he will stand aside amid abuse allegations, St. Paul police chief says the church not cooperating
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s priest sex abuse scandal took two dramatic turns Tuesday: The St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic archbishop announced he...
December 18, 2013 - 12:00am
September 16, 2013
Women take Catholic diocese to court over Willmar priest abuse
ST. PAUL -- Two women who say a Willmar Catholic priest abused them as girls said today they are taking church officials to court to prevent...
September 16, 2013 - 5:00pm
July 30, 2013
Catholic clergy, faithful digest Pope Francis' Brazil message (with video)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- In word and deed during his trip to Brazil, Pope Francis put clergy and faithful alike on notice: Get energized, go out...
July 30, 2013 - 7:34am
July 3, 2013
Totino-Grace Catholic school head says he's gay, resigns
ST. PAUL — The president of a prominent Minnesota Catholic high school resigned last week after he informed other school officials that he is in a same-sex relationship, according to a letter sent Tuesday to people connected to Totino-Grace High School. William Hudson's resignation...
July 3, 2013 - 10:26am
June 4, 2013
Legal experts expect Cincinnati Archdiocese to appeal jury finding for fired pregnant teacher
CINCINNATI - A jury found an Ohio archdiocese discriminated against a teacher fired after becoming pregnant via artificial insemination, leaving...
June 4, 2013 - 7:00am
March 12, 2013
Update: Conclave to elect new pope begins
Update 11:30 a.m. VATICAN CITY (AP) — The heavy wooden door to the Sistine Chapel has been closed and locked, signaling the start of the...
March 12, 2013 - 11:44am
March 9, 2012
Knights of Columbus Hold Fish Fry in Willmar, Minn.
Members of the Knights of Columbus deep fry a batch of fish in a tent outside of St. Mary's Church kitchen for the annual Knights of Columbus...
March 9, 2012 - 5:42pm
March 2, 2012
Letter: Catholics and contraception
During this recent political contraception flap with the Catholic Church, no one speaks of the individual Catholic's moral consequence of disobeying a church teaching. I grew up a serious practicing Catholic, and disobeying a church teaching, like missing Mass on Sunday or eating...
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am
January 24, 2011
Pope to Catholics online: It's not just about hits; have respectful, discreet interactions
Pope Benedict XVI told Catholic bloggers and Facebook and YouTube users Monday to be respectful of others when spreading the Gospel online and not to see their ultimate goal as getting as many online hits as possible. Echoing concerns in the U.S.
January 24, 2011 - 2:31pm
April 10, 2010
Letter: Casting the first stone
On March 29 another article covering the sex abuse in the Catholic Church was in the West Central Tribune. Thanks for at least showing the graph proving the Church is doing something about getting rid of the filth in the Church even if most of these claims are from decades ago. I...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
Vatican defends actions in Wis. abusive priest case
Reeling from a media firestorm following the revelation in church documents of a cover-up of abuse charges against a Wisconsin priest, the Vatican...
March 26, 2010 - 9:48am
Alleged abuse by Father Murphy continued in Superior Diocese
The Rev. Lawrence Murphy's sexual assaults of boys didn't stop after the Catholic Church moved him to the Diocese of Superior in the 1970s, according...
March 26, 2010 - 9:41am
Diocese: Priest in extradition fight was removed from Granite Falls church
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- An official in the New Ulm Roman Catholic diocese says an Irish priest facing extradition over sexual abuse allegations was removed from a Granite Falls church in 1982 after parents complained he was "overly affectionate" with boys. The Rev. Douglas Grams is vicar...
March 26, 2010 - 1:50am