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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
May 19, 2016
Editorial: It is time for legislators to get their work done
The Minnesota Legislature of 2016 is within days of its end and it has accomplished basically nothing. Unless some backroom miracle occurs, this year’s Legislature could be a replica of 2015 — a failure. Who’s at fault. Well, frankly, they all are — the House’s Republican...
May 19, 2016 - 9:43am
April 22, 2016
Editorial: Presidential campaign remains very unpredictable
The New York presidential primary Tuesday provided some clarity for both parties — Democrats and Republicans. Hillary Clinton’s victory over Bernie Sanders in the Democrat primary was overwhelming as she received more votes than the three Republican candidates combined. Donald...
April 22, 2016 - 12:16am
April 15, 2016
Editorial: Older adults are important population segment
Many remember being advised in our youth to respect and honor our elders. Eventually we all learned just how wise that sage advice was. As we...
April 15, 2016 - 3:00am
January 27, 2016
Letter: Kudos on defending Willmar immigrants
I read with interest the West Central Tribune’s Jan. 21 editorial defending Willmar’s immigrant community. I commend the editorial board for speaking out against hateful speech that demeans Willmar’s East-African residents. I thank you for celebrating the invaluable economic...
January 27, 2016 - 4:00am
Letter: Challenge rumors, seek the facts
Thank your for your insightful editorial on Jan. 21 regarding our Muslim neighbors in the Willmar community. We winter in California and we even had received an email with that biased piece that you referred to in your editorial out here. We responded back to the sender by stating...
January 27, 2016 - 3:00am
January 23, 2016
Letter: Embrace the positive encounters
Having read your recent West Central Tribune editorial and the issue of Muslims in the Willmar community, I wish to share the many positive encounters I have experienced with these newcomers. First, I witnessed the eagerness of the African women who were part of the classes in citizenship...
January 23, 2016 - 2:00am
Editorial: Koosman Christmas lights display makes Willmar proud
A big Christmas thank you to the Chad and Angie Koosman family for shining their lights for the community of Willmar and their recent appearance...
December 23, 2015 - 1:00pm
August 1, 2014
Editorial: It's time Nienstedt resigns for the church
Archbishop John Nienstedt said Wednesday that he plans to remain as the head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. This is unfortunate that Nienstedt is putting his own wishes ahead of the church.
August 1, 2014 - 10:12am
July 3, 2014
Have a safe, memorable July 4th weekend
July 4th, our Independence Day, is a unique holiday for celebrating the birthday of our nation. It is also one holiday that Congress does not mess with. Thank goodness. On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies of America proclaimed their independence day from their mother country,...
July 3, 2014 - 9:12am
September 25, 2013
Editorial: All must oppose extremist terrorism
After a four-day siege at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, the al-Shabab terrorists there have either been killed or subdued by Kenyan security forces. According to Kenyan authorities Tuesday, five terrorists were killed and 11 others were arrested with possible connections to the attack....
September 25, 2013 - 12:49am
April 17, 2013
Letter: A chip on editor’s shoulder?
I believe that Rick Fagerlie was correct when he surmised at a Willmar City Council meeting that someone had a “chip on their shoulder,” but he incorrectly assumed it was Councilman Steve Ahmann. Rather, it is obviously the editorial staff of this newspaper. Ahmann was accused...
April 17, 2013 - 9:00am
November 3, 2012
Editorial: Our picks for the Legislature - Gimse, Falk, Sawatszky, and Urdahl
Redistricting in 2012 brought some incumbents together and new challengers in legislative races across west central Minnesota. Here are our endorsements in a number of those races. Senate 17: This race pairs two incumbents: Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, and Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara...
November 3, 2012 - 2:06am
November 1, 2012
Editorial: Welle, Reese and Madsen for Kandiyohi County Board
Kandiyohi County voters will be electing three commissioners for the County Board in Tuesday's election. The candidates are Doug Reese in District 2, Roger Imdieke and Alan Welle in District 4 and incumbent Harlan Madsen in District 5. Longtime commissioners Richard Larson of Willmar,...
November 1, 2012 - 9:29am
September 20, 2012
Letter: A critical time for Willmar
Kudos to council member Doug Reese for publicly voicing his frustrations over the Willmar City Council's actions. And kudos to the West Central Tribune for the editorial on Sept.
September 20, 2012 - 12:00am
August 23, 2012
Tribune Editorial: Transit needs don't end with successful bypass at Paynesville
There's a ribbon cutting today marking the official opening of the Minnesota Highway 23 bypass of Paynesville. The 7½-mile, four-lane stretch actually opened July 20, a month ahead of schedule. We commend KGM Contractors, the company that built the bypass, the state Transportation...
August 23, 2012 - 12:00am