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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins
UMD's defensive corps, led by freshman Mikey Anderson, will be youthful next season
All about the details: Awards mount for Minnesota taxidermist
Superior Hiking Trail Association hires new leader
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 20, 2017
U.S. Rep. Peterson to host bipartisan meeting on opioid issues Saturday at PWELC
SPICER — A bipartisan legislative forum to discuss the opioid crisis will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning...
April 20, 2017 - 6:48am
March 24, 2017
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is moving at warp speed, at least for a while. This is the time of the legislative session in which...
March 24, 2017 - 4:05pm
March 14, 2017
Bills aim to ease greater Minnesota's housing, homelessness struggles
ST. PAUL—Signs of homelessness in small Minnesota communities are not always as obvious as in bigger cities. While people without a roof...
March 14, 2017 - 5:55pm
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