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Willmar Middle School rings in new year with new classrooms
County to fast-track improvements at Games Lake Park
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say cold could hit next week
Montevideo father sentenced for assault of baby
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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