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Records published Feb. 24
Slowing the water remains Hawk Creek challenge
Low turkey prices hurt Jennie-O profits
'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
February 22, 2017
Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
ST. PAUL — Cindy Woldstad lived in pain, then became hooked on opioid painkillers. While being treated in Hibbing, doctors only wanted...
February 22, 2017 - 11:25am
February 13, 2017
Minnesota offers website as centerpiece in effort to warn about opioid dangers
ST. PAUL—Educating the public about opioid drugs may be the best way to fight their dangers. That is what Minnesota Attorney General Lori...
February 13, 2017 - 6:51pm
February 2, 2017
Panel to examine Minnesota technology-citizen interaction
ST. PAUL—A new Minnesota House committee is tasked with what House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said is a "long range" vision for improving...
February 2, 2017 - 1:14pm
February 1, 2017
Baker chairs select committee on technology and responsive government
ST. PAUL — Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar will chair a newly-formed select committee designed to create easy-to-use technology to link the public with government. Speaker Kurt Daudt announced the formation of a Select Committee on Technology and Responsive Government Wednesday....
February 1, 2017 - 10:55pm
January 6, 2017
A happy birthday for the playground
WILLMAR — Turning 10 is a big deal but Lily Kallevig, a student at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, didn't asked for presents or a big party. "Instead...
January 6, 2017 - 7:27am
January 4, 2017
Dayton bonding includes youth psychiatric hospital in Willmar
WILLMAR — Money to build a new psychiatric hospital for youth in Willmar is included in Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed bonding bill. If approved,...
January 4, 2017 - 11:35pm
November 30, 2016
Willmar lawmaker says special session may be brewing
WILLMAR — Willmar lawmaker Dave Baker said he thinks a special legislative session could be held yet this year. Baker, a Republican who...
November 30, 2016 - 10:53pm
November 8, 2016
West Central Tribune endorsements for 2016
Here is a review of the West Central Tribune and Forum Communications election endorsements for 2016:
November 8, 2016 - 9:12am
November 7, 2016
Karen Falk letter: Baker, Miller don't deserve endorsement
I don't understand why the West Central Tribune would endorse Tim Miller and Dave Baker. Andrew Falk and Mary Sawatzky repaid every penny of...
November 7, 2016 - 6:01am
Dave Baker letter: Let's work toward a unified community
This letter is in response to the West Central Tribune's editorial endorsement.for the District 17B seat. I wanted to thank the West Central...
November 7, 2016 - 6:01am
Ben Hooper letter: Baker is great employer
It has been pretty frustrating reading comments on the opinion page in recent days to see how Dave Baker, my employer of 9 years, doesn't pay...
November 7, 2016 - 6:00am
November 6, 2016
Amy Haugen letter: Endorsing the GOP is endorsing failure
I don't agree with your recent endorsements of Dave Baker and Tim Miller over Mary Sawatzky and Andrew Falk. What's particularly baffling is...
November 6, 2016 - 10:01pm
November 5, 2016
Tony Skare letter: Baker says one thing but does another
This past March, I, in addition to many other constituents, traveled down to the Capitol to see our local legislators. When we were on our way...
November 5, 2016 - 10:10am
November 4, 2016
John W.C. Dahl letter: Baker's special-interest funding
At a recent forum, Dave Baker said, "When I see these huge amounts of money coming into the campaigns I am not happy about this at all." For...
November 4, 2016 - 9:44am
Rev. Mark S. Chamberlain letter: Return Sawatzky to St. Paul
Although she only served one term in office as our state representative, Mary Sawatzky delivered on three key transportation projects in our...
November 4, 2016 - 9:27am