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1 prisoner remains at large after transport van carrying inmates is overtaken
Alexandria hopes customers come crawling
John Boehner unloads on Trump: A 'complete disaster'
Authorities: Five offenders at large after heist of MCF-Lino Lakes correctional vehicle
Park Rapids police reveal contents inside suspicious box initially considered to be possible explosives
Vikings' Zimmer: 'I'll be back shortly with one eye or two'
Vikings sign two 2017 draft picks, but rookie contract disputes rage on
James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
United's Venegas, front office don't see eye-to-eye
Wild's owner sees no need to rebuild
Watch: 'Price is Right' contestant loses his mind as he breaks Plinko record
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Marlys J. Mithun
Editiorial: Remembrance and safety are key for this weekend
Navarrrette: Welcome to the information crisis
Thomas: Saudi Arabia's duplicity
Commentary: Focus on victims reward terrorists
Manworld tried extra hard this week to tell women 'no.' We weren't listening.
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