Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
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
Milestones launching in September
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
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
April 15, 2014
Commentary: Rand Paul’s amateur hour
Not to put too fine a point on it, but what has Rand Paul ever done? Oh, sure, he’s a member of the U.S. Senate, but only a freshman, and it’s the only political office he has ever held. He’s an ophthalmologist, a father, a husband and the son of Ron Paul, who used to run for...
April 15, 2014 - 5:00am
August 8, 2012
Commentary: A difference exists beyond any question
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
May 24, 2011
Commentary: 'Now' is not now for Netanyahu
Every man has a father and Binyamin Netanyahu's is worth knowing. He is Benzion Netanyahu, born 101 years ago in what was soon to become Poland and living now in what has become Israel. He is a historian by profession, the author of a mammoth and well-respected book on the Spanish...
May 24, 2011 - 12:00am
April 1, 2011
Commentary: The high toll of apathy
In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed an international conference at Evian-les-Bains, France, to deal with the urgent problem of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. Representatives from 32 countries met for nine days, trying to come to grips with a humanitarian calamity....
April 1, 2011 - 12:00am
March 8, 2011
Commentary: Fuel for the bigots of our world
Unlike Moses Herzog, the eponymous character of Saul Bellow's novel "Herzog," I do not feverishly compose mad letters to public figures and sinister government agencies (the IRS, for instance). But I often yell back at the TV set. This happened Sunday when Candy Crowley on CNN asked...
March 8, 2011 - 12:00am
February 22, 2011
Commentary: Pension obesity and a feeling
In New York City, the No. 2 guy in the Fire Department retired on a pension worth $242,000 a year. In New York State, a single official holding two jobs and one pension took in $641,000. A lieutenant with the Port Authority police retired with an annual pension of $196,767, and 738...
February 22, 2011 - 12:00am
January 13, 2011
Commentary: Our own insane policy on handguns
I had a teacher in college who used to ask, Who discovered America? He would offer some choices. They were Amerigo Vespucci, Christopher Columbus or the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. The answer he wanted was the three ships with which eventually someone would have discovered...
January 13, 2011 - 12:00am
November 24, 2010
Commentary: Michelle Obama's statement of fact
When I was 11, my father thought it was time to show my sister and me the nation's capital. I have only vague memories of that trip -- the heat, the expanse of the White House's grounds, the Jefferson Memorial. I do remember we took Route 1 through Baltimore (no I-95 yet) and it was...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 9, 2010
Commentary: Does John Boehner seem to live in a different country?
With a John Boehner speakership fast approaching, I dutifully read up on the man. I learned he is a Midwestern fellow, born (like us all) into...
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
October 12, 2010
Commentary- Carter is haunting for Obama
Almost like an apparition, Jimmy Carter stalks Barack Obama. The former president has published yet another book, his 25th, which has been greeted with some scorn and plenty of ridicule. Garry Wills, in the reliably liberal New York Review of Books, writes that "Carter is a better...
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
October 5, 2010
Commentary: A lesson in the words of a song
I still ride a bike. I do 12 miles, several days a week, and as I do so I listen to music -- the Pandora service on my iPhone. I have created a station that plays folk rock. Lately, it has repeatedly played the Neil Young song "Ohio": "What if you knew her and found her dead on the...
October 5, 2010 - 12:00am
August 25, 2010
Commentary: The compromise cop-out
When it comes to the mosque that's neither too close to Ground Zero for its proponents nor far enough away for its opponents, the disturbing word "compromise" is now being tossed around. It has been suggested by New York Gov. David Paterson, Catholic Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan and,...
August 25, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
Commentary: Mr. Obama, re-introduce yourself
On Sunday, The Washington Post and The New York Times assembled more than 20 savants and asked them, as the Times put it, "How Can Obama Rebound?" Good question. Not only do six out of ten voters "lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country," according...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
July 5, 2010
Commentary: Defining candidates downward
For a time earlier this year, I thought Sen. Michael Bennet had to be the biggest jerk in Washington. I had been spending some time in Colorado, daily ingesting Bennet's campaign commercials in which he presented himself as an anti-Washington provincial. In one commercial, he stood...
July 5, 2010 - 12:00am
June 29, 2010
Commentary: Exposing the real Hamas
It's a pity that Israel, while substantially loosening its grip on Gaza, will continue to enforce a blockade when, with just a little imagination, it could insist on a deal with the activists once again steaming its way: You can proceed to Gaza if, once you get there, you demand that...
June 29, 2010 - 12:00am