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Clinton picks Kaine as her running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Clinton picks Kaine as her running mate
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
April 15, 2015
April/May issue of Live it! Magazine available online
The April/May issue of Live it! Magazine is now online. This issue takes a look at the increase in popularity for conceal and carry permits...
April 15, 2015 - 5:03pm
April 4, 2015
Hutchinson man faces gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor charges for firearms possession
LITCHFIELD — A 61-year-old Hutchinson man alleged to be living in the U.S. without proper immigration documents made a court appearance Wednesday on multiple charges for illegally possessing firearms. Domingo Alvarez faces charges of gross misdemeanor illegal alien in possession...
April 4, 2015 - 1:07am
April 2, 2015
Investigation leads to arrest, seizure of 13 firearms yesterday at residence west of Hutchinson
LITCHFIELD -- Law enforcement reportedly seized 13 firearms yesterday at a residence west of Hutchinson and arrested a man who allegedly has been living in the U.S. illegally and provided false information to obtain a gun permit. Domingo Alvarez, 61, was reportedly booked into...
April 2, 2015 - 10:56am