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Briefs: Former Obama aide calls Trump a 'psychopath'
Second case of switched babies shakes Canadian community
More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone
Wild about wine: Carlos Creek expands into Xcel Energy Center, other Twin Cities venues
National Guard soldiers return to Willmar after Kuwait deployment
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Update: Shots fired outside Zorbaz in Spicer early Sunday
October 20, 2012
Letter: Our enslavement to debt
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's...
October 20, 2012 - 12:00am
August 15, 2012
Victim's family among supporters seeking new trial for Montevideo, Minn., man convicted of sex crime; they say girl is not credible witness
GRANITE FALLS -- Supporters of Steven Jon Lynn Horton, 22, of Montevideo, held picket signs Tuesday outside the Yellow Medicine County courthouse...
August 15, 2012 - 12:38am
March 2, 2012
Letter: Why we need conservatives
Graden West (Public Forum, Feb. 28) has just exhibited a trait that is causing polarization of the masses. It is haughtiness. He demands we thank the liberals. I agree. But let's put everything in perspective. Liberals are a compassionate breed and that is a good thing. The American...
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am
December 16, 2011
Commentary: Jon Huntsman appears to be the most consistent
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. -- Since all things seem possible in the Republican presidential contest, is there another turn coming that could benefit Jon Huntsman? That would be the former Utah governor polling nationally at 3.2 percent, according to Wednesday's Real Clear Politics average...
December 16, 2011 - 12:00am
March 19, 2011
Letter: The end of cheap oil
We are indeed in an energy crisis, Michael Loos, but not quite as you describe in your March 12 letter. It's not about the amount of fossil fuels we have; it is about the costs of extracting, refining and using them. It's not about coal and natural gas, because we do have abundant...
March 19, 2011 - 12:00am
December 31, 2010
Gyros for the New Year
December 31, 2010 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Last-minute change made to intersection design
WILLMAR -- A misunderstanding or miscommunication between three government entities that are involved with a project to create a safer intersection...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Project finds corn cobs are a viable fuel opportunity for city MUC
WILLMAR -- A pilot project testing the feasibility of burning corn cobs with coal found that cobs are a viable, renewable fuel opportunity for Willmar Municipal Utilities, according to a recently completed study. Corn cobs were burned with coal at Willmar's power plant in 2009 without...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
May 3, 2010
This month marks 20th anniversary of Adopt a Highway
WILLMAR -- During a half-mile walk down one side of Highway 12 and a half-mile walk down the other side of the road Thursday, Alice Weiberg and...
May 3, 2010 - 12:00am
January 14, 2010
Commentary: Some facts about wind power
Willmarites have been able to monitor and observe the operation of our two new wind turbines for several months now. Recent letters and stories in this newspaper, and numerous questions and comments received, prompt me to present some information concerning the Willmar turbines in...
January 14, 2010 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Konold named new Willmar football coach
WILLMAR -- Willmar High School's new football coach Jon Konold is a former Viking -- Minneota, that is -- with coaching roots deep in the heart...
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am
June 2, 2009
Mankato West assistant coach named head coach of Willmar football program
Jon Konold has accepted the head football coaching position at Willmar, activities director Jamie Thompson announced Tuesday morning. Konold was the offensive coordinator for state champion Mankato West last year. Read more on Willmar's new football coach Wednesday in the West Central...
June 2, 2009 - 12:23pm
April 6, 2009
Letter: An inspiring tribute to veterans
I would like to commend the West Central Tribune for their historical tribute of the lives of veterans of wars from the surrounding area in the April 1 newspaper. As a veteran of the Vietnam era, I felt proud as I read the biographies of those that served during that time and also...
April 6, 2009 - 12:00am
March 18, 2009
Commentary: The mocker should also look in his own mirror
What Jon Stewart needs is Jon Stewart. He could use a droll comedian to temper his ferocity and correct him when he's wrong, as he was about the financial media, particularly CNBC and its excitable analyst Jim Cramer. They didn't cover up the story of financial shenanigans. They didn't...
March 18, 2009 - 12:00am
November 26, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Nov. 26
- Sylvia Wodash, 51, of Willmar, made her first appearance Tuesday on a first-degree drug conspiracy charge for selling 10 or more grams of cocaine, methamphetamine or heroin and a fifth-degree drug possession charge. Unconditional bail was set at $100,000. Conditional bail was allowed...
November 26, 2008 - 12:00am