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Family establishes reward fund in Iron Range man's unsolved death
With Dakota Access in limbo, more Bakken crude to move on trains
Pearl Harbor memorial event with KMS band is living streaming here
Rep. Miller to conduct health insurance meeting Dec. 13 in Olivia
Merkel ally threatens Facebook with fines over online hate speech
Willmar WarHawks respond in force to Kennedy Elementary second grader's letter
Cards 3-0 after victory over Dassel-Cokato
Cardinal girls can't hold off Northern Lakes
Gophers slip past New Jersey team to go to 8-1
Becker hands Card girls first loss
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
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Ronald A. Olson
Luella O. Carlson
Janet L. Pearson
Marsall Kim Brinton
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 22, 2016
Tribune editorial: Election creates new era for Willmar City Council
City of Willmar voters have spoken, calling for a new direction on their City Council by electing three new proactive members and re-electing...
November 22, 2016 - 8:45am
November 9, 2016
Schwantes, Asmus, Alvarado elected to Willmar City Council
WILLMAR — It took longer than anyone wanted, but results of the Willmar City Council races were finally released early Wednesday morning and showed decisive victories for Kathy Schwantes, Julie Asmus and Fernando Alvarado. Shawn Mueske retained his seat as well, running unopposed...
November 9, 2016 - 9:11pm
Schwantes defeats Kacher in Willmar Ward 1 race
WILLMAR – Voters in Ward 1 have chosen Kathy Schwantes as their new city council representative. Schwantes had 1,077 votes and Kacher had 558....
November 9, 2016 - 6:01am
November 8, 2016
West Central Tribune endorsements for 2016
Here is a review of the West Central Tribune and Forum Communications election endorsements for 2016:
November 8, 2016 - 9:12am
November 4, 2016
Dr. Emily Flannigan-Kuipers letter: Schwantes has proven leadership
My family and I have had the great privilege of knowing Kathy Schwantes for the past eight years. I have never met another person that has such...
November 4, 2016 - 9:49am
October 27, 2016
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Although I am no longer a resident of Willmar, it's a privilege for me to endorse Kathy Schwantes for Willmar City Council, Ward 1. Kathy and I were longtime colleagues at Ridgewater College where she was an outstanding business instructor and, later, the administrator for customized...
October 27, 2016 - 6:24am
October 26, 2016
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Schwantes is the right choice for Willmar's Ward 1 seat
Voters have a choice on Nov. 8 of Linda Kacher or Kathy Schwantes for the open Ward 1 seat on the Willmar City Council. The winner will replace...
October 26, 2016 - 12:22pm
October 14, 2016
Willmar City Council candidates talk business
WILLMAR — Candidates for the Willmar City Council shared their thoughts and ideas about issues affecting the city and its business community...
October 14, 2016 - 6:03pm
October 11, 2016
Willmar's Ward 1 candidates Kacher and Schwantes both promise change
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of three stories the Tribune will publish about contests for seats on the Willmar City Council....
October 11, 2016 - 6:10pm
May 10, 2016
Kathy Schwantes announces candidacy for Willmar City Council's Ward 1 seat
WILLMAR - Kathy Schwantes will be running for the open Ward 1 Willmar City Council seat, she announced today in a news release. The Ward 1 seat...
May 10, 2016 - 4:00pm
August 23, 2013
Letter: Watch council for yourself
I've just finished watching the Aug. 20 special Willmar City Council meeting on the organizational study and could not be more frustrated. I strongly encourage each of you to watch this meeting. It is typical of our council's behavior. Examples: A request for input from the general...
August 23, 2013 - 6:50am