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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
June 6, 2016
Letter: The 2016 session was a travesty
It is a general consensus among almost everyone, except our local legislators, that the 2016 session was one of the worst examples of governing ever. To read the commentary from Rep. Tim Miller and Rep. Dean Urdahl that the session was a great success and that the Republican House...
June 6, 2016 - 2:00am
December 4, 2015
Editorial: Legislature’s failure will lead to rough election
After the Minnesota Legislature failed to do their job during their 2016 session, the state is left with error-filled bills, major bills not passed and a whole lot of finger pointing. Frankly, it is getting a little bit old. Legislators of both parties should be ashamed of their lack...
December 4, 2015 - 5:00am
May 13, 2015
Letter: Tea Party is not fiscally conservative
We have made 15 trips to Mayo Clinic since last June 30. That has been a total of 25 nights at a hotel; in the 25 days there my wife has averaged 2½ visits a day. A month ago the doctors at Mayo gave her a new medicine to help her control her acid. Her body is making three times...
May 13, 2015 - 3:00am
April 23, 2014
Failure in rotor hub stalls south wind turbine
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities south wind turbine was shut down at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday due to component failure within the rotor hub, said Jon Folkedahl, supervisor of electrical production at Willmar Municipal Utilities. He said a technical crew from turbine...
April 23, 2014 - 11:29pm
October 2, 2013
Editorial: Congress is failing us in this shutdown
America awoke as expected Tuesday to its federal government beginning the process of shutting down as the House Republicans were unable to control their Tea Party faction. The Democrats have been unable to control spending growth throughout the federal government. As Congress continues...
October 2, 2013 - 3:00am
February 23, 2013
Editorial: Congress, Obama are budget failures
Congress and the Obama administration have painted themselves politically into a budget cutting corner that ordinary Americans are going have to bear the pain. House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama are in a doubledare showdown...
February 23, 2013 - 4:00am
July 13, 2012
Editorial: Penn State failed in its duties
The extensive internal review of the child sex abuse case at Penn State placed responsibility on the institution's top leaders and football coach for failure to control and sufficiently report. The report, which was released Thursday, was quite complete and to the point.
July 13, 2012 - 12:00am
March 29, 2012
Letter: Obama is ruining America
I have been unfairly called a liar. Normally I wouldn't respond to a ridiculous letter either but after getting accused by Wesley Hazlett of being a liar, I need to defend myself. If he considers true facts about President Obama to be hate-filled, he better realize that Obama is...
March 29, 2012 - 12:00am
July 1, 2011
Editorial: A failure of state leaders in Minnesota
Minnesota's leadership on both sides is lacking, if not failing, this year. It is no more evident than in the state budget negotiations of the...
July 1, 2011 - 9:30am
June 23, 2010
Mattson sentenced to jail time, fine and required vision test for hitting blind man at busy Willmar intersection
WILLMAR -- Gary Lee Mattson, 56, of Willmar, was sentenced this morning to 90 days in jail, a $1,000 fine and a year of probation on a misdemeanor...
June 23, 2010 - 1:07pm
November 5, 2009
Commentary: Not Right-Wing, but still angry for different reasons
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Tuesday's elections were a rebuke to the right wing and a warning to Democrats. They were also a timely reminder that President Obama needs to tune up his celebrated political organization and find a way to make Americans feel hopeful again. The night's biggest...
November 5, 2009 - 12:00am
March 21, 2009
Cartoon by Mike Thompson
March 21, 2009 - 12:00am
February 10, 2009
HealthBeat blog guest series: Understanding heart failure
Congestive heart failure can be one of the most daunting forms of heart disease. How can you learn to live well with it? Visit the West Central Tribune's HealthBeat blog for a series of guest columns this month by Aimee TeBrake, a clinical nurse specialist at Family Practice Medical...
February 10, 2009 - 12:33pm
October 8, 2008
Family practice to take over congestive heart failure program
WILLMAR -- Family Practice Medical Center is launching a congestive heart failure program to fill the gap left last month when Rice Memorial Hospital dropped its outpatient congestive heart failure clinic. The new initiative will be modeled after the hospital's program, which provided...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Letter: How could programs close?
I am diabetic and in 2006 went to the Rice Diabetes and Nutrition Center, where Janell helped me get started on the pump. Without her help, I would not have gotten to know how to use it. When I had a problem, I just called her for help. So now what happens? I am now also a patient...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am