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Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
'Our family is complete': Minnesota family reunited with dog who spent 10 days in ND cold
Willmar council unanimously OKs Rice Hospital lease to newly formed Carris Health
Essentia nurses' union challenges firings over mandatory flu shots
Former northern Minnesota cult leader has sentence reduced
Devils score goal in overtime to nip Wild
Howard, Hornets down Timberwolves
Vikings' Riley Reiff ready for return to Detroit
Gophers need to focus more on perimeter defense, coach says
Fleck, Gophers scrambling to fill QB void after Ohio prep star decommits
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Helen D. Johnson
Thomas "Tom" Rice
Shelby Kingman Jr.
Donald Schmitz Sr.
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
November 2, 2012
Update: Senate GOP staffer fired after profane Twitter comments about Rep. Kriesel
A Minnesota Senate Republican staffer was out of his job Friday, hours after he used profanity on Twitter to publicly criticize Cottage Grove...
November 2, 2012 - 3:15pm
Letter: Back Republicans
In 2010, Minnesota elected, for the first time in nearly 40 years, a Republican legislature. Saddled with a deficit of almost 6 billion dollars, and applying Republican values of fiscal responsibility and limited government, this legislature was able to turn that deficit into a surplus...
November 2, 2012 - 12:26am
November 1, 2012
Letter: Letter falsely attacked Gimse
In response to Dale Boxrud's weak attempt to rebut my Oct. 29 letter, here's my clarification. First, the word slander is applicable because the Webster's Dictionary defines slander as: "the utterance or spreading of a false statement or statements, harmful to another's character...
November 1, 2012 - 12:40am
Letter: Gimse supports public safety
As a former federal law enforcement agent, my local fellow law enforcement friends and I appreciate Sen. Joe Gimse's ongoing support of our communities' safety and his genuine respect and gratitude of our fellow officers' public service. He understands and addresses the need for...
November 1, 2012 - 12:33am
October 31, 2012
Letter: Attack on Koenen wrong
In a letter to this paper on Oct. 29 Sue Quist, a supporter of Sen. Joe Gimse, complained that attacks on him were wrong. Despite using words such as slander, she didn't do much in the way of explaining what those attacks were and refuting them. Instead she chose to attack Sen. Lyle...
October 31, 2012 - 8:43am
October 29, 2012
Letter: Attacks on Gimse wrong
Credibility comes with speaking the truth and providing the evidence that proves it. The supporters of Senator Lyle Koenen are spending lots of their money on newspaper/radio ads and mailings to misrepresent his opponent Senator Joe Gimse's character and voting record. Not fully disclosing...
October 29, 2012 - 8:47am
October 27, 2012
Letter: Misleading tactics
If you repeat something over and over again, people tend to believe the statements are true. Unfortunately supporters of Sen. Lyle Koenen and House candidate Mary Sawatzky are using this deceptive political tactic to distort their opponent's voting record. In my August West Central...
October 27, 2012 - 8:03pm
October 26, 2012
Letter: Who do flyer senders care about?
Hey, how about all those slick, colored giant postcards we're getting in the mail lately? I suppose their purpose is to educate us about why Candidate A would be better for us than Candidate B. You can usually tell who's being touted by the attractive, smiling colored picture of...
October 26, 2012 - 8:51pm
September 11, 2012
Letter: A farmer for Joe Gimse
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Political Action Committee has endorsed Sen. Joe Gimse for Minnesota State Senate in District 17. As the state's largest general farm organization, Farm Bureau has nearly 30,000 member families. As a respected leader in the Minnesota Senate, Joe Gimse knows...
September 11, 2012 - 12:00am
April 30, 2012
Joe Fitness blog: Secrets to successful weight loss
April 30, 2012 - 8:25am
February 23, 2012
Letter: Misuse of the legacy fund
I applaud the West Central Tribune in its recent editorial on the misuse of legacy funds by the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton. I first learned about this tragic abuse of power by our elected officials in an article written by Doug Smith in the Star Tribune. His information...
February 23, 2012 - 12:00am
February 2, 2012
Minnesota AD Joel Maturi to retire
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota athletics director Joel Maturi will leave his post when his contract expires this summer. School...
February 2, 2012 - 11:41am
November 28, 2011
Video: Ex-Viking Kapp exchanges blows at CFL event
Former Viking quarterback Joe Kapp got into a fight during a Canadian Football League alumni luncheon over the weekend. Kapp, also a former B.C. Lions quarterback, and 74-year-old ex-Hamilton TigerCat defensive lineman Angelo Mosca exchanged blows Friday at a CFL alumni luncheon. The...
November 28, 2011 - 10:16am
November 22, 2011
Former Twin Joe Nathan signs with Texas Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas - Back-to-back AL championships got the Texas Rangers another prize in closer Joe Nathan. The Rangers' new closer was formally...
November 22, 2011 - 1:14pm
September 15, 2011
Commentary: Clarifying changes to the homestead market value credit
Recently, House Tax Committee Chairman Greg Davids visited Willmar to meet with city and county officials to discuss the omnibus tax bill that was signed into law by Gov. Dayton. Included in the bill were changes to revamp the current homestead market value credit program with a new...
September 15, 2011 - 12:00am