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Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say cold could hit next week
Montevideo father sentenced for assault of baby
Early ice fishing on Willmar Lake
Records published Dec. 10
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
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
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
August 17, 2016
Letter: A show of typical liberal intolerance
I thoroughly enjoyed Earl Pederson's assessment of John H. Burns's Public Forum rant. Figures that don't match a bonafide source—like the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program for 2014 that Pederson mentioned —- or numbers from a newspaper source, in this case the liberal...
August 17, 2016 - 7:41am
July 6, 2016
Letter: Freedom of speech for the NRA
In the Midwest Opinion section of the June 22 edition of the West Central Tribune, the Forum of Fargo/Moorhead refers to the leaders of the NRA as goons, and the members in general as gullible. I assume the statement was an opinion rather than a statement of fact, but it seems to...
July 6, 2016 - 2:00am
October 27, 2015
Letter: Maybe the evidence was just deleted
In her letter to the editor in the Oct. 16 edition of the West Central Tribune, Barbara Edwards accuses the Republicans (of course) of political dirty tricks in refusing to turn over the Benghazi transcripts to the Democrats. I have a different idea: I think they e-mailed the transcripts,...
October 27, 2015 - 12:10am
March 25, 2015
Letter: Don’t rush to judgment
I almost have to laugh while reading all the vituperative remarks directed at the Willmar City Council members who voted to terminate the city administrator’s employment contract. Such righteous indignation is — apparently — much more justified, wielded by “concerned citizens,”...
March 25, 2015 - 11:26am
March 10, 2015
Letter: Our high-paid commissioners
Alec Olson asked in his Feb. 16 letter in the West Central Tribune if the highest paid commissioner in state government would be overpaid at $154,992; this question followed his suggestion that said commissioner (or commissioners) could double their salaries elsewhere. This begs...
March 10, 2015 - 12:00am
October 30, 2014
Letter: No to Gardner, Calvin
Steve Gardner and Marv Calvin have each been featured in recent candidate forums in the West Central Tribune. Gardner, in the Oct. 17 West Central Tribune, mentions a local option sales tax as a way to raise revenue, stating that it would be fair for folks coming to Willmar...
October 30, 2014 - 11:30am
February 12, 2014
Letter: How tax decisions are made
A comment and a couple of legislative concerns caught my eye in the Feb. 5 edition of the West Central Tribune. The quote attributed to Harlan Madsen that “the world is run by those who show up” is certainly true in Kandiyohi County. Wasn’t the decision to build a new law enforcement...
February 12, 2014 - 1:00am
March 13, 2013
Letter: A man of unvarnished facts
Wow! John Burns really is a man of unvarnished facts. He knows about my characteristics and beliefs, even though we have never met. Ed Mickelson Atwater
March 13, 2013 - 1:00am
August 6, 2005
Letter: Letter writer was hypocritical
In the July 31 West Central Tribune, Benjamin Larson’s scolding of Patricia Carter Harding over her July 30 letter to the editor — which was spot on, in my opinion — piques my interest. He tells of two of his friends in the refugee and immigrant communities who are both industrious...
August 6, 2005 - 10:01pm