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Emergency landing made in Minnesota after passenger tries to open jet door
Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Man, 73, found alive after floating for 12 hours in lake
Stop signs: Why they're placed where they are
Records published Aug. 30
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
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
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
October 20, 2012
Letter: Tyranny of the White House
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, tyranny is defined as oppressive power; especially: oppressive power exerted by government; the tyranny of a police state. Under Obama's administration one of the examples of tyranny that we have seen in the last four years is the takeover...
October 20, 2012 - 12:00am
October 2, 2012
Letter: The canaries in the coal mine
Years ago, before there was lots of technology, underground miners would take canaries with them when they went into the mines, the reason being the canaries could sense ground tremors before the miners would and become agitated, thereby warning the miners. Today we are seeing many...
October 2, 2012 - 9:00am
February 23, 2012
Letter: First Obamacare, what next?
First of all I want to make it very clear that I'm not anti-church or anti-Catholic. But we are now seeing what can and does happen when you don't do your homework and take a long hard look when you support a certain ideology. What I'm referring to is the Obama mandate that all employers...
February 23, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2011
Protesters or nuisance?
Well, it has finally happened. There are now reports of multiple deaths at different Occupy Wall Street encampments, one of which was a shooting that occurred at Oakland, Calif., apparently over a bag of marijuana. These deaths have also been accompanied by various reports of rapes,...
November 16, 2011 - 12:00am
June 10, 2011
Letter: Living within our means
On one of the major TV networks, there is a game show called "Jeopardy." On this show, the contestants have a series of questions to answer, and each player has to guess the correct answer. At the end they also have to decide how much money they want to put in jeopardy while they...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
March 19, 2011
Letter: Those left-wing hypocrites
I read with amusement the March 16 letter by Lee Paulson from Glenwood. He criticized Michele Bachmann's mistake in referring to "The shots that were heard around the world" that happened a long time ago in Lexington and Concord, New Hampshire, instead of in Massachusetts Yes, she...
March 19, 2011 - 12:00am
February 7, 2011
Letter: Nothing wrong with voter ID
I find that I must take exception to the West Central Tribune editorial about requiring voter identification. First of all, having to show a valid ID is not a new or novel idea. It is required when you go to open a bank account. If you use a credit card, a lot of businesses will...
February 7, 2011 - 12:00am
January 13, 2011
Letter: Government's big spenders
Now that Nancy Pelosi is no longer Speaker of the House, the final accounting of her tenure has been all added up. Under her leadership the national debt has risen from $8 trillion to $14 trillion-plus, and that's not even adding in the cost of Obamacare. Her spending spree adds up...
January 13, 2011 - 12:00am
October 27, 2010
Letter: A nation that's falling behind
As a good parent, when one raises a family they want to see their children do well. Most good parents work hard in trying to make this country (America) a better place than when we were growing up. We try and make it better in technology, in education and to make it better economically. Right...
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
September 7, 2010
Letter: Waterways under threat
I would like to make a civil response to Graden West's letter of Aug. 16 which contains some factual errors. I wrote specifically about HR 5088, and its companion bill, S-787I. I've carefully read and thoroughly researched these bills; have you done that? This bill is about is striking...
September 7, 2010 - 12:00am
June 29, 2010
Letter: Uphold immigration laws
I see now that the Obama administration is planning on suing the state of Arizona over the recently passed legislation (Arizona SB 1070) requiring police officers to check the immigration status of any person that they have contact with and suspect that they may be an illegal alien. Arizona...
June 29, 2010 - 12:00am
June 12, 2010
Letter: Our mistrust of scientists
A column by Cal Thomas in the June 3 West Central Tribune addresses the "false doctrine of global warming." It is a fairly lengthy column, and he cites many indications that this "doctrine" is dying. On the other side, a major report was released on May 19 by our National Academies...
June 12, 2010 - 12:00am
May 7, 2010
Letter: Compliments to Arizona
I'd like to give a compliment to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for signing the law that allows state and local law enforcement to question people on their immigration status if they have reason to believe that they may be in the U.S. illegally. It is also a state crime in Arizona to be...
May 7, 2010 - 12:00am
February 15, 2010
Letter: A simple economics lesson
What will it take to turn this economy around? First of all, let me state for the record that I don't have a degree in economics from some prestigious Ivy League university. But I've been around long enough to observe and learn a few things in general. First and foremost is we have...
February 15, 2010 - 12:00am
January 30, 2010
Letter: The power of one vote
On Jan. 19 the people of Massachusetts went to the polls and overwhelmingly elected a new senator, a conservative who drives a 2005 pickup truck. This should be a lesson to all people in Civics 101 that the power of one vote does count. With that one vote the whole makeup of the...
January 30, 2010 - 12:00am