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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
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
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
June 9, 2016
Volunteers help Willmar church build new sanctuary
WILLMAR — Grace Baptist Church of Willmar is growing along with its population of Karen worshipers. Karen people, an oppressed minority in...
June 9, 2016 - 10:58pm
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: This judge deserves your vote
When you are looking at your ballot do you wonder, as we do, who those candidates are and do they deserve my vote? Well, we can speak for one candidate as we know him well. His name is Tim Tingelstad and he'll be on the ballot for Supreme Court Justice. Tim and his family were our...
October 26, 2012 - 8:37pm
October 12, 2012
Letter: A sleepless night, and response
After spending a sleepless night last night, I feel compelled to respond to Peggy Karsten's Public Forum letter found in the Monday edition of the West Central Tribune. Ms. Karsten writes, "My last divorce set me back $30,000, and he is dead, so I will never get the money he was...
October 12, 2012 - 2:53am
November 1, 2011
Letter: Passing the educational torch
Our youngest of three sons will graduate from Willmar High School this spring. We moved to Willmar when our oldest was about to start kindergarten nearly 20 years ago. We have been blessed to raise our family in a community that supports a strong and dynamic school system. The "educational...
November 1, 2011 - 12:00am
October 26, 2010
Letter: The DFL's expensive line-up
"Common sense, character, integrity" is the headline in the newspaper ad describing the DFL party line-up. Do these words portray how they vote? Do you endorse their social issues -- gay marriage, government-paid abortions, marijuana, racino, no voter ID and a wink at illegal immigration? If...
October 26, 2010 - 12:00am
October 8, 2009
Letter: Health plans and their power
I am writing because I think it's so important to have health care reform. I paid thousands of dollars for health insurance after retiring in 2000 and still had to argue with the insurance company to get the coverage I was paying for and I don't think that is necessary. Plus my benefits...
October 8, 2009 - 12:00am
July 15, 2009
Letter: What is Tribune's agenda?
What is the West Central Tribune's agenda? In its recent editorial, "Trivial City Council antics are disturbing," many of the allegations were baseless. The procedure to nominate was not properly followed. Therefore it warranted questioning by our city council. Granted, editorials...
July 15, 2009 - 12:00am
January 16, 2009
Letter: Caring and helping year round
At 8:40 a.m. Tuesday as I waited to turn onto County Road 5 to go to work, I noticed someone walking up the hill towards me. Remember, it was 20 below. I also noticed a number of people who drove by, looking right at this person. It obviously was a student headed to the college as...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
January 10, 2009
Valencia Querubin -- Fostervold
Karen Paula Valencia Querubin and Andrew Peter Fostervold were united in marriage Oct. 11 at Salem Lutheran Church in West St. Paul. The bride...
January 10, 2009 - 12:00am
November 28, 2008
YME student dies in rollover
GRANITE FALLS -- Stina Leiseth, 16, was killed Wednesday after the vehicle she was driving rolled and landed upside down in a small stream near...
November 28, 2008 - 12:00am
October 21, 2008
Letter: Setting the record straight
I want to thank State AARP Director Michelle Kimball for setting the record straight that AARP does not make endorsements. Perhaps the Oct. 11 letter writer was confused because AARP ran a newspaper ad and sent a mailing to its members recognizing Dean Urdahl's vote for health care...
October 21, 2008 - 12:00am
September 5, 2008
Air Patrol major helps two people in two weeks, but says he is not a hero
WILLMAR -- Gerald Kleene, of rural Maynard, has been in the right place at the right time lately, helping a man who was injured when in a motorcycle vs. deer crash and a child who was choking on a piece of candy. Kleene, a pilot and a major in the Wesota Composite Squadron of the...
September 5, 2008 - 12:00am