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Trump vows military to be ‘bigger and better and stronger than ever before’
Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flight
In sweeping move, Trump puts regulation monitors in U.S. agencies
Wall Street edges higher to give Dow 11th straight record
Kansas man charged with killing Indian engineer in possible hate crime
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
September 11, 2012
Letter: Do homework on voter ID
Politicians need to do some more homework before they endorse amending the Minnesota Constitution to include photo identification requirement to vote. They have not included what would qualify as photo identification. Minnesota identification cards or driver's license can be legally...
September 11, 2012 - 12:00am
November 1, 2011
Letter: Passing the educational torch
Our youngest of three sons will graduate from Willmar High School this spring. We moved to Willmar when our oldest was about to start kindergarten nearly 20 years ago. We have been blessed to raise our family in a community that supports a strong and dynamic school system. The "educational...
November 1, 2011 - 12:00am
May 5, 2011
Letter: Too much fear of controversy
Innocent until... I was disappointed that Greg Mortenson was judged guilty based on a TV news report and his mother, Jerene Mortenson, was disinvited from being the speaker at the Willmar mayor's prayer breakfast. Fear of controversy has denied us the opportunity to hear the other...
May 5, 2011 - 12:00am
May 4, 2011
Letter: Charity's work should go on
I was sorry to see that Jerene Mortenson, mother of Greg Mortenson, was canceled as our speaker for the mayor's prayer breakfast. I respect the mayor's decision to cancel, but I don't agree with it. We would have benefited from hearing about that "Fourth Cup of Tea," and perhaps...
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
March 29, 2010
Head on crash injures two in Swift County
SUNBURG - Two people received multiple injuries Sunday evening in a head-one crash on a gravel road in Swift County. A six-year old girl, who...
March 29, 2010 - 11:49am
February 23, 2009
Letter: No one fuel will be 'green' cure
The real story: This past winter, during the sub zero weather, nine school buses, a stub-nose style, in Bloomington stalled due to fuel filter issues. Fox news reported that it was the biodiesel blend that caused the district to cancel classes for the day. Well, let's talk about...
February 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 17, 2009
Time for a tow
January 17, 2009 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Letter: Change we can do without
If Sen. Barack Obama were a participant in a debate contest, he would be deserving of our affirmation. However, we do not elect presidents for the eloquence of their speech, but for their ability to actually lead. What we have heard plenty is the "change" mantra. I can think of few...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 25, 2008
MACCRAY seeks $500 levy for school operations
CLARA CITY -- Voters in the MACCRAY School District will decide on Nov. 4 if they will contribute another $500 per pupil toward the operations of the district. A year after voters approved a two-part operating levy question, the district is asking for another one to deal with ongoing...
October 25, 2008 - 12:00am
April 24, 2008
Willmar School Board completes interviews of second group
The Willmar School Board interviewed Schmidt, Kringen and Kjergaard Wednesday evening before they chose finalists. Greg Schmidt Schmidt has been superintendent at MACCRAY School District since 2006. According to 2006-07 information from the Minnesota Department of Education, the...
April 24, 2008 - 12:00am