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Health agency: Americas becomes first region to eliminate measles
Are U.S. public schools prepared for an emergency?
Willmar Police dog helps track, apprehend suspect
Ridgewater College hosts field day at college farm
As new baby joined Minn. family, son needed new liver
WCT Sports Show: Wildcats crush St. Cloud Cathedral
Ryder Cup: Hazeltine pedigree planned from the start
Facing former coach an intriguing subplot to Gophers' Big Ten opener
Volleyball: Willmar eases past Alexandria
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
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
William "Bill" D. Latham
Donald R. Holmgren
Helen M. Miller
Joe Raines letter: Trump is wrong for America
Ted Storck letter: When a good guy has a gun...
Ken Warner letter: Dave Baker gets results for 17A
John H. Burns letter: Do GOP candidates support Trump?
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
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