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Willmar teen injured Tuesday in crash with parked car
Public invited to comment of special fishing regulations
Shell's U.S deal to unlock global oil asset disposals
Two held in dragging death of teen in Wright County
Soybean plantings to rise in 2017, corn to fall
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
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
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Dr. Harris P. Hinderaker
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
January 8, 2016
Minnesotans will be able to fly with state IDs, but only for next two years
ST. PAUL -- Americans may board commercial airlines for two more years with state identification cards that do not meet new federal guidelines. The federal Department of Homeland Security announced Friday it will not require Real ID-compliant cards until Jan. 22, 2018. However, states...
January 8, 2016 - 3:57pm
4-year-old Minnesota boy to undergo surgery that will enable him to smile for the first time
Four-year-old Ryan Larsen has never cracked a smile - not once, not ever. The Detroit Lakes boy is a one-in-a-million kid who suffers from Moebius...
January 8, 2016 - 8:37am
December 7, 2015
Dayton stays in-house in naming new health commissioner
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton appointed his office's chief lawyer to run Minnesota government's largest agency. Emily Johnson Piper takes the commissioner's...
December 7, 2015 - 1:58pm
November 17, 2015
Feds offer Minnesota farmers money to help save monarch butterfly
Federal authorities are ready to give farmers in Minnesota and nine other states money to help save the iconic monarch butterfly. The...
November 17, 2015 - 9:44am
October 27, 2015
Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup
Wal-Mart has applied to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories,...
October 27, 2015 - 10:33am
October 23, 2015
Kiwanis recognizes Willmar man for community service
WILLMAR — Wayne S. Nelson of Willmar has received the 2015 Kiwanis Touch-A-Life Award. According to the announcement from the Willmar Noon...
October 23, 2015 - 2:38pm
August 19, 2015
Minnesota Opinion: Strengthen laws to hold government accountable
Even before Watergate, the Freedom of Information Act was helping guarantee public access to data, documents and other information Americans are entitled to and need to hold government — and government officials — accountable.
August 19, 2015 - 4:45am
May 15, 2015
UPDATE: Attorney OKs city’s decision to pull Kandi Rapper episode
WILLMAR — An attorney’s opinion has upheld the city’s decision to pull the 13th episode of “Kandi Rapper,’’ a Willmar man’s weekly opinion program shown on Willmar Regional Access Channels, the city-owned cable TV programming operation. Cable franchise attorney Brian...
May 15, 2015 - 1:10pm
March 31, 2015
Commentary: Privacy vs. security: how the debate changes
The pilot who crashed the Germanwings plane, taking 150 lives, was too ill to work, according to doctors' notes found at his home. But Germany's strict medical privacy laws barred the doctors from conveying that judgment to the airline. A horrific event that could have been averted...
March 31, 2015 - 2:56am
March 24, 2015
Tribune Editorial: Willmar to talk about its future
Willmar’s governance has deteriorated in recent years and, in turn, become a subject of ridicule within and beyond the city’s borders. The city of Willmar did not get here overnight and all need to work toward finding solutions to our collective challenges. Residents, community...
March 24, 2015 - 7:06am
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
February 28, 2015
Minnesota Opinion: It is time to fight back to protect our privacy
The fight for privacy has long been a losing battle, with corporations and the government amassing reams of personal data about people taken from social media, Internet history, cellphone use, license plate trackers and security cameras everywhere.
February 28, 2015 - 7:00am
June 18, 2014
Willmar to consider increases in building permit fees, plumbing fees
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will pursue an ordinance that would increase building permit fees approximately 11.5 percent and increase plumbing fixture fees from $7 to $20 per fixture. The plumbing fee increase would bring the city more in line with the state of Minnesota...
June 18, 2014 - 11:16pm
June 9, 2014
Letter: What crazy scandal’s next
Benghazi — Where was the President the night of the attack, why no military action response? IRS — Lois Lerner, in criminal contempt, still on the job getting paid. Fast and Furious — Will more Americans die because the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms allowed about 2,000...
June 9, 2014 - 6:00am