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Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Santa comes early to Jefferson
Solar garden planned north of Brainerd
Google meets renewable energy goal for global operations
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
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
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
August 26, 2016
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
KANDIYOHI COUNTY—Parishioners from Lake Lillian and Kandiyohi will gather together one last time this weekend at two historic churches...
August 26, 2016 - 7:28am
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