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Mayor's budget includes increase in Willmar tax levy
Granite Falls Hospital to establish clinic next year
Judge rejects Huber's bid to dismiss murder charges
Records published Sept. 1
Families apologize after more sex abuse details surface against dead Minnesota teacher, spouse
Ridgewater volleyball team rolls to 5-0
Indians complete sweep of Twins
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Nicholas J. Walter, Jr.
Alan G. Person
M. Keith Straight
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Cartoon by Ken Catalino for Sept. 1
Thomas: Trump wants an oath to America
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich for Sept. 1
Dionne: Do Trump's white men really want problems fixed?
Will: A 'slush fund' by any other name
October 16, 2014
Gardner: Willmar is at a crossroads
WILLMAR — Steve Gardner said he is running again to represent Ward 2 on the Willmar City Council because the city is at a crossroads. Gardner,...
October 16, 2014 - 10:58pm
August 2, 2014
Editorial: Voters do have a race in Ward 2 primary in Willmar
The Aug. 12 primary has a political horse race for a Ward 2 seat on the Willmar City Council. Former council member Steve Gardner and challenger Rich Taylor are running against incumbent Ron Christianson for this Ward 2 seat. The top two candidates in the Aug. 12 primary results...
August 2, 2014 - 8:02am
June 18, 2014
July issue of Business 2 Business features five professionals over 40 doing great things
We have many distinguished, longtime business leaders here who have helped make the Willmar area what it is today. That’s why, after a successful...
June 18, 2014 - 11:09am
May 20, 2014
Calvin, Liebl file for Willmar mayor; DeBlieck, Gardner, Nelsen file for council
WILLMAR — Retired Willmar fire chief/fire marshal Marv Calvin and Zack Liebl, outreach coordinator for the Willmar Community-Owned Grocery Store, have filed for the office of mayor in the Aug. 12 Willmar city primary election. Both had earlier announced their intentions to file. Filings...
May 20, 2014 - 11:42pm
Calvin, DeBlieck, Gardner, Nelsen in early filing for Willmar mayor, council posts
WILLMAR — Former Willmar fire chief/fire marshal Marv Calvin, city councilman Bruce DeBlieck, former councilman Steve Gardner and councilwoman Audrey Nelsen filed affidavits of candidacy today at the City Offices in the Aug. 12 primary election. Calvin filed for the four-year...
May 20, 2014 - 11:37am
October 17, 2012
Hector, Minn., dies in truck rollover near Gardner, N.D.
GARDNER, N.D. - The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a man who died in a trucking accident Tuesday near Gardner as 49-year-old George M.
October 17, 2012 - 1:09pm
March 3, 2012
Willmar, Minn.'s Lakeland Hotel joins National Register of Historic Places
WILLMAR -- The 85-year-old Lakeland Hotel, the downtown home to traveling salesmen, lakes-area visitors and a variety of retail stores, has been...
March 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2008
Letter: How Gardner really lost
Councilman Steve Gardner's significant opposition (accurate election results: 3 to 1) is primarily due to his choice to not represent the best interests of Ward 2, his inappropriate handling of disagreements, and misguided justifications of his actions. His wrongful stand regarding...
November 16, 2008 - 12:00am
November 7, 2008
Willmar Council canvasses ballots; totals unchanged
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council met in special session Thursday afternoon to canvass ballots cast by voters for council candidates in Tuesday's general election. The official vote totals were unchanged from the previously reported unofficial results. Denis Anderson, 62, was re-elected...
November 7, 2008 - 12:00am
Commentary: Councilman Gardner explains his decisions and values
There's a saying: some days you're the windshield, some days you're the bug. Since my defeat Tuesday, I have visited with Tim Johnson and congratulated him on his victory. I accept the results and wish him well. He has been a gentleman throughout. A few comments tending toward the...
November 7, 2008 - 12:00am
November 6, 2008
Willmar Council winners thank voters for support
WILLMAR -- The four winning Willmar City Council candidates thanked voters for their support at the ballot box in Tuesday's general election. Voters returned two incumbents and elected one newcomer and a former council member to the four four-year terms that begin in January. In...
November 6, 2008 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
Incumbent Gardner unseated by Willmar attorney in Ward 2 race
WILLMAR -- Tim Johnson soundly defeated incumbent Steve Gardner for the four-year Ward 2 seat on the Willmar City Council in Tuesday's general election. Unofficial returns gave Johnson 1,951 votes to 634 for Gardner with all three precincts in the ward reporting by 11 p.m. The new...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
November 4, 2008
Johnson defeats Gardner in Willmar's Ward 2
Tim Johnson has defeated incumbent Steve Gardner in Willmar's Ward 2 race. Johnson received 1,951 votes to Gardner's 634. Read more on this story in the West Central Tribune Wednesday.
November 4, 2008 - 11:30pm
October 31, 2008
Editorial: Gardner is the pick for city's Ward 2
Willmar Ward 2 voters face the choice of incumbent Steve Gardner or challenger Tim Johnson. This Willmar City Council race will be a decision about the future or single-issue politics. The West Central Tribune believes Ward 2 residents should re-elect Gardner to the City Council. A...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 21, 2008
Council approves resolution to appoint commission
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has approved a resolution calling for the Charter Commission to be convened. Council action is required to convene the commission. The resolution was introduced by council member Steve Gardner and was approved 7-0 Monday night, with Gardner and...
October 21, 2008 - 12:00am