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Paynesville man, 22, injured in motorcycle crash
UPDATED: Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
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
April 20, 2016
Cartoon by Steve Benson
April 20, 2016 - 12:05am
January 27, 2016
Letter: Challenge rumors, seek the facts
Thank your for your insightful editorial on Jan. 21 regarding our Muslim neighbors in the Willmar community. We winter in California and we even had received an email with that biased piece that you referred to in your editorial out here. We responded back to the sender by stating...
January 27, 2016 - 3:00am
December 19, 2015
Editorial: Willmar is working for the latest immigrants
Muslims in Willmar are reporting that life in our fair city has remained peaceful and free of any significant harassment for them. That is a good thing. We hope it continues. Since the recent terror attack in San Bernardino that killed 14 people, harassment of Muslims and...
December 19, 2015 - 1:00am
August 6, 2015
Letter: Letter writer was hypocritical
In the July 31 West Central Tribune, Benjamin Larson’s scolding of Patricia Carter Harding over her July 30 letter to the editor — which was spot on, in my opinion — piques my interest. He tells of two of his friends in the refugee and immigrant communities who are both industrious...
August 6, 2015 - 4:00am
August 1, 2015
Letter: Get to know your Willmar neighbors
This letter is in response to “The end of the American experiment” letter to the editor that was published on July 30 and written by Patricia Carter Harding. Patricia, I want to address your xenophobic, slanderous letter. There are many aspects that are just outright wrong,...
August 1, 2015 - 1:00am
July 30, 2015
Immigrants’ way to Willmar varies
WILLMAR — The trio of immigrants came to Willmar in different ways, whether fleeing civil war or leaving a life without promise. They moved...
July 30, 2015 - 11:41pm
May 18, 2015
Commentary: The Halperin-Cruz teaching moment
SAN DIEGO—Latinos, especially immigrants, are well-known for doing other people's chores for them—cutting their lawns, cleaning their homes, cooking their food. So it was refreshing to see Mark Halperin step forward recently to do a couple of things for us. First,...
May 18, 2015 - 12:43am
April 24, 2015
Letter: Reach out to immigrants
As I listened to the various morning services Sunday on the AM channels like 1290, 1340, 1410 and 1490, a thought dawned on me. We have many new immigrants now living in our area - immigrants placed here quietly by agencies who did not give us a forewarning of what was about...
April 24, 2015 - 4:30am
April 7, 2015
Letter: Don't believe license supporters
On March 25, Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin, Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt and Rep.
April 7, 2015 - 4:16am
January 28, 2015
Jobs, schools draw Micronesians to western Minnesota
LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY — Thanks to Pacific Ocean breezes, temperatures on the islands of Micronesia do not fall below 70 degrees or rise above...
January 28, 2015 - 11:15pm
December 22, 2014
Letter: Bob Enos has extreme views
First off, for Bob Enos to arrive in Willmar in 2008 and to think he knows the inhabitants and the culture of Willmar is absurd. To write a whole website of propaganda is a step backwards for our community; to even think the Willmar community (or any community) can even think to elect...
December 22, 2014 - 10:00am
July 1, 2014
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
July 1, 2014 - 6:00am
November 7, 2013
Editorial: Willmar politics have been evolving
Our city and state’s politics are evolving as Minnesota’s new immigrants become citizens, exercise their basic right to vote and later begin running for political office. Abdi Warsame made history Tuesday as he was elected to a seat on the Minneapolis City Council. He will be...
November 7, 2013 - 5:00am
July 10, 2013
Report: Immigration overhaul could boost U.S. states' revenue
WASHINGTON - (Reuters) - Granting citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States could boost state and local government coffers by about $2 billion annually, said a liberal-leaning think tank study released on Wednesday.
July 10, 2013 - 9:27am
April 20, 2011
To engage immigrant volunteers, relationships matter
WILLMAR -- The hospital volunteer coordinator was having trouble with her young Somali volunteers. They would fail to show up when it was their...
April 20, 2011 - 12:00am