Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Chamber of Commerce backs sales tax before Willmar voters
Dayton offers proposal for 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums
What to do when a health crisis pushes you over the limit
Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as pipeline protest site turns tense
Minnesota BEST robotics competition Friday, Saturday at NLS
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
February 2, 2016
Letter: The media and gun control
Some editorials apparently fall more into the category of fiction than opinion. I believe this to be the case in the Jan. 20 editorial by the Forum of Fargo/Moorhead in the West Central Tribune. The Forum editorial writer scoffs at the suggestion that President Obama or his henchmen...
February 2, 2016 - 9:00am
December 6, 2015
Obama vows to defeat ‘new phase’ of terrorism
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned Americans Sunday the terrorist threat to the United States had evolved into a dangerous “new phase” in the aftermath of a deadly California shooting rampage, but vowed to destroy Islamic State and other militant groups.
December 6, 2015 - 11:44pm
October 3, 2015
Oregon sheriff who opposes gun control thrust into spotlight
About a month after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin in Oregon posted a video on his Facebook page from conspiracy theorists who said the event might have been a hoax. A few days later, he wrote to Vice President Joe Biden, telling him to stay...
October 3, 2015 - 12:11am
April 16, 2014
Former New York Mayor Bloomberg to spend $50 million on gun control
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence on Wednesday with a plan to spend $50 million on a grassroots network to organize voters on gun control. The initiative's political target is the powerful pro-gun lobby, including...
April 16, 2014 - 3:33pm
February 24, 2014
Supreme Court declines challenges to gun laws
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into the politically volatile issue of gun control by leaving intact three court rulings rejecting challenges to federal and state laws.
February 24, 2014 - 9:41am
December 10, 2013
Biden announces mental health push on eve of Newtown anniversary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a new push to increase access to mental health services with $100 million in new government funding nearly a year after a school shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut.
December 10, 2013 - 4:07pm
October 15, 2013
Confidentiality required for Sandy Hook school demolition crews
BOSTON (Reuters) - Workers tearing down Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, site of one of Americas worst school shootings, have been required by the town to sign confidentiality agreements barring them from discussing or photographing the site.
October 15, 2013 - 3:43pm
October 9, 2013
Third Colorado lawmaker faces possible recall for gun control votes
DENVER (Reuters) - Following the recall of two Democratic state senators in Colorado last month over their support for gun control laws, a third faces possible ouster, an outcome that would shift control of the state Senate to Republicans.
October 9, 2013 - 7:56am
September 11, 2013
Colorado voters oust Democratic state senators over gun control
DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado voters ousted two Democratic lawmakers, including the state senate president, in a historic recall vote on Tuesday over their support for tougher gun control laws, handing a major victory to gun rights supporters.
September 11, 2013 - 7:23am
May 31, 2013
NYC's Bloomberg: 'I feel perfectly safe'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a public face of gun control for years, but he's in a new, unsought spotlight after ricin-laced letters were sent to him and a group he helps lead.
May 31, 2013 - 8:04am
May 3, 2013
NRA official: 'Culture war' more than gun rights
HOUSTON (AP) -- The National Rifle Association kicked off its annual convention Friday with a warning to its members they are engaged in a "culture...
May 3, 2013 - 11:08pm
May 2, 2013
Ky. child shooting becomes part of urban-rural gun debate
BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- As Stephanie Sparks cleaned the kitchen, her 5-year-old son, Kristian, began playing with a rifle he was given last year. She stepped out onto the front porch, poured grease out of a frying pan for the dogs and "heard the gun go off," a Kentucky coroner said. By...
May 2, 2013 - 6:49am
May 1, 2013
N.H.'s Ayotte defends gun control vote
WARREN, N.H. (AP) -- A woman whose mother was killed in last year's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte Tuesday during the senator's first public appearance in New Hampshire since voting against gun control legislation. About 150 people attended the...
May 1, 2013 - 7:00am
April 30, 2013
Rural Minnesota Democrats hold key on gun control
ST. PAUL — Rural Democrats’ opposition to changing Minnesota’s gun laws casts doubt on what legislation, if any, will pass this year to tackle gun violence. A group of at least eight Democrats from outstate Minnesota are standing firm against virtually any expansion of the...
April 30, 2013 - 10:52pm
April 24, 2013
Letter: The NRA isn’t the bully
First off, I’d like to thank Harold Petersen for his excellent letter in the April 22 paper. As I read this, President Obama’s Rose Garden speech was on KWLM. I had already watched this on television. I think it’s really pathetic for a president to go before the world...
April 24, 2013 - 12:00am