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'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
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Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
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Helen Marjorie Christenson
Ronald A. Olson
Luella O. Carlson
Janet L. Pearson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 1, 2015
Editorial: ‘No’ to Willmar City Council censorship
“I remember the advice: ‘Don’t forget. The (City) Council can do anything … even if it is illegal,’ ” — Council member Ron Christianson at the May 27 Labor Committee meeting. Some Willmar City Council members believe they need to further limit the public’s right...
June 1, 2015 - 5:00am
Willmar City Council overrides mayoral veto of community groups’ funding
WILLMAR — Mayor Frank Yanish admitted to the Willmar City Council that he made a mistake in vetoing council approval of $110,000 in funding to four community groups, and he urged the council to override his veto. Monday night, the council took his advice and voted 8-0 to override...
December 1, 2014 - 11:12pm
September 26, 2014
Willmar City Council to set preliminary levy
WILLMAR — In his 2015 budget address to the Willmar City Council last month, Mayor Frank Yanish said that while the city has stable operations, the city is falling behind in maintenance of roads, parks, buildings and other facilities. Since 2012, he said, city staff has been trying...
September 26, 2014 - 12:05am
February 7, 2014
Letter: The City Council needs fixing
I’m a little surprised by some of Mayor Frank Yanish’s comments in his State of the City address. His claim that the Willmar City Council is not dysfunctional goes counter to what the consultant, hired by the council, stated in his report. He mentions that the council should be...
February 7, 2014 - 8:15am
December 4, 2013
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
For those of you who don’t know Frank Yanish, then it is time you do. He is a business man and a good employer. Ask anyone who works for him. Frank is a pretty decent guy just looking out for the city’s best interest. Think about this for one minute: Why would...
December 4, 2013 - 11:01am
October 3, 2013
City of Willmar department heads describe negative impacts from proposed budget cuts
WILLMAR — Willmar city department heads have summarized what they believe are the benefits of city-funded employee organization memberships,...
October 3, 2013 - 11:37pm
September 23, 2013
Letter: Who is Willmar’s mayor?
Was there a mayor election in Willmar that I did not know about and we elected a new mayor named Ron Christianson? It certainly looks that way at the recent meetings of the Willmar City Council. If not and Yanish is still the mayor, would he please step up and act like the mayor...
September 23, 2013 - 4:00am
September 7, 2013
Letter: Let mayor make the decision
The Sept. 4 letter to the editor from John L. Sullivan of Spearfish, S.D., has to be responded to. His feelings about the mayor are a perfect example of how feelings can be influenced by slanted information. In this case, by reports from a newspaper that has taken quotes by the...
September 7, 2013 - 2:00am
September 3, 2013
Letter: Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish should resign
An open letter to Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish. Mr. Mayor, you may continue to embarrass yourself with your actions and words, but now you have gone so far as to embarrass those who supported your candidacy for the office of the mayor of Willmar. You state in your latest letter...
September 3, 2013 - 8:00pm
July 11, 2013
Letter: Baffled by Yanish leadership
What is going on with the Willmar mayor Frank Yanish’s “Secret 8”? Wonder if the Secret 8 is going to be on the mayor’s task force on how to solve the garbage problem in downtown Willmar. Guess the bigger question is why in heaven’s name does the mayor need to set up...
July 11, 2013 - 12:00am
July 8, 2013
Letter: The downtown identity crisis
I am responding to Steve Gardner’s letter to the editor, challenging Mayor Frank Yanish’s assertion that “downtown” Willmar has an identity crisis. The old downtown ceased its role as a social and commercial destination long ago. As in many mature downtowns throughout the...
July 8, 2013 - 12:00am
June 27, 2013
Letter: Become informed, not misled
Is the West Central Tribune a tabloid that prints innuendos and twisted information with flair of sensationalism? Is it to stimulate interest to sell their “newspaper” or is it a means to push their liberal biases? After reading another West Central Tribune unsubstantiated attack...
June 27, 2013 - 1:00am
June 25, 2013
Letter: Stop bashing mayor, council
As a lifelong resident of Willmar, I know the former and present mayor and City Council members. It is very frustrating to read the West Central Tribune’s continual public bashing of individuals who are credible and dedicated public servants. We, the voters, elected them because...
June 25, 2013 - 1:00am
Letter: Show yourselves, city critics
I don’t live in the city of Willmar, and I am not a part of Mayor Frank Yanish’s so-called Secret 8 group. But I can’t help wondering who these mayor’s attackers and sidetrackers are, and what good they can accomplish by all their negative headlines? They remind me of...
June 25, 2013 - 12:00am
Editorial: LGA plan is good deal for rural Minn.
After a decade of inconsistent policy and budget cuts, Minnesota’s local government aid may get a long needed fix under a new compromise this year. The LGA program assists cities with low property tax wealth and/or greater needs to provide necessary services for economic...
April 25, 2013 - 12:00am