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Trump accepts Macron's invitation to visit Paris in July
Update: West Central Minn. man killed in skid loader accident identified
A teen pilot and his passenger were seen waving to people moments before they crashed, report says
Donation from animal lover to benefit homeless pets
Cross-country air race builds aviation interest for new female fliers at UND
Knicks cut ties with Jackson after 3 years
NWL Baseball: Varland follows in impressive footsteps
Red Sox top Twins without suspended Farrell
In rookie Justin Patton, Timberwolves see late bloomer with high ceiling
Nicklaus hopes Woods 'gets life straightened out'
Stephen Colbert announces a week of 'Late Show' episodes from Russia
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
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Champagne: A refreshing explosion for the Fourth of July
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
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January 31, 2017
Letter: We all have freedom of speech
Ben Larson stated in his Jan. 18 response to my Dec. 21 letter that he will not "go to his room", but intends to carry out a long and loud protest...
January 31, 2017 - 10:08pm
January 4, 2017
Letter: The pleasure of a good letter
Ed Mickelson has written one of the best letters I have read in this paper for ages. I was reading along agreeing with everything he wrote...
January 4, 2017 - 10:49am
December 21, 2016
Letter: The election is over; accept it
I believe it is time for the Hillary Clinton supporters, election protesters, and those who can’t – or won’t – accept the election of Donald Trump to go to their rooms – like any adolescent throwing a tantrum. I am tired of their arrogant, condescending attitude, and their...
December 21, 2016 - 12:00am
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