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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
WCT daily schedule
Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Fast food influence kids' soda and calorie choices
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Alveda B. Myhre
Lorraine M. Essler
Arnold "Arnie" Muench
Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
Marlys Schafer letter: Don't vote for self-interest groups
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
September 29, 2016
Patricia Carter Harding letter: Arm yourselves for safety
There are too many of you out there that can't see the forest for the trees. That mess in St. Cloud could have been many times worse if that...
September 29, 2016 - 12:36pm
September 28, 2016
Ted Storck letter: When a good guy has a gun...
If it had been Joe Citizen with a weapon instead of an off-duty police officer who shot and killed the slasher in St Cloud, would anti-gun Gov. Dayton, anti-gun President Obama, anti-gun liberals and the anti-gun news media have called him a hero? I believe not. Because the mall...
September 28, 2016 - 2:52am
August 17, 2016
Letter: A show of typical liberal intolerance
I thoroughly enjoyed Earl Pederson's assessment of John H. Burns's Public Forum rant. Figures that don't match a bonafide source—like the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program for 2014 that Pederson mentioned —- or numbers from a newspaper source, in this case the liberal...
August 17, 2016 - 7:41am
July 6, 2016
Letter: Freedom of speech for the NRA
In the Midwest Opinion section of the June 22 edition of the West Central Tribune, the Forum of Fargo/Moorhead refers to the leaders of the NRA as goons, and the members in general as gullible. I assume the statement was an opinion rather than a statement of fact, but it seems to...
July 6, 2016 - 2:00am
June 22, 2016
Letter: Peterson's band needs name change
In the aftermath of the record toll of dead human bodies in Orlando, Florida, I urge Rep. Collin Peterson to change the name of your "Second Amendment" band.
June 22, 2016 - 3:34am
June 17, 2016
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
June 17, 2016 - 12:10am
May 9, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Is that a gun or a cellphone?
Let’s make this clear right off the bat — this is not an anti-gun statement. Having gotten that out of the way, what is the obsession lately with people wanting to manufacture guns that look like cell phones and cell phones to look like guns? As if the country isn’t already...
May 9, 2016 - 1:00am
April 12, 2016
More than 1,600 on hand for Willmar gun show
WILLMAR - Some 1,640 people are estimated to have attended the gun show Saturday and Sunday at the Willmar Civic Center's Blue Line Arena. Proceeds...
April 12, 2016 - 9:59am
April 8, 2016
Western Minn. man sentenced to nearly seven years for illegally possessing guns
MADISON -- The Madison man arrested in 2015 for the attempted burglary of two Madison businesses and a gun shop has been sentenced to nearly seven years in federal prison for a being a felon in possession of firearms. Joseph Alan James, 30, had been charged with 22 burglary, criminal...
April 8, 2016 - 6:14pm
January 5, 2016
Obama makes new push to tighten gun rules
WASHINGTON — Wiping back tears Tuesday as he remembered children killed in a mass shooting, President Barack Obama ordered stricter gun rules...
January 5, 2016 - 11:45pm
October 31, 2015
Letter:The shedding of innocent blood
Your Oct. 10 cartoon of the weeping eagle above the place names of recent gun deaths shows that in today’s America we need to expand Thomas Jefferson’s comment, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants,” to now include...
October 31, 2015 - 12:29am
October 27, 2015
Letter: Article belonged on op-ed page
Am I the only person to question the placement of Walter Scott’s weekly article on the Outdoors page of the Oct. 17 West Central Tribune? Inasmuch as it contained only Scott’s opinion re no gun zones and his purported and most likely erroneous insight into President Obama’s...
October 27, 2015 - 12:10am
October 3, 2015
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
October 3, 2015 - 12:00am
July 29, 2015
Lawmakers consider allowing National Guard members to carry firearms without permits
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers discussed the possibility of allowing Minnesota National Guard members to carry firearms without permits at a public hearing Wednesday. The information-only hearing came two weeks after a shooting at a Chattanooga, Tenn., military recruiting center that...
July 29, 2015 - 11:17pm
June 20, 2015
Commentary; Charleston and its politics
WASHINGTON — We Americans are exceptionally good at evasion when we want to be. Our skills in this sphere are particularly impressive on the matter of race and the subject of guns. Nonsense, you say. Have we not been talking about race and racism for our entire history? Our conversations...
June 20, 2015 - 1:00am