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Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
Seven arrested, meth found following high-speed chase
Decadent slow cooker desserts to delight your palette
Kandiyohi Co. proposes new traffic option for wye corridor
Stenehjem: 'Very likely' North Dakota will sue feds for cleanup costs
Hockey Olympian sisters tap Fighting Sioux logo designer for new apparel line
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wild with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
January 10, 2017
New Willmar council elects Nelsen mayor pro tempore
WILLMAR — The new Willmar City Council elected Councilwoman Audrey Nelsen as mayor pro tempore as part of its reorganization Monday night....
January 10, 2017 - 7:20am
January 6, 2017
A happy birthday for the playground
WILLMAR — Turning 10 is a big deal but Lily Kallevig, a student at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, didn't asked for presents or a big party. "Instead...
January 6, 2017 - 7:27am
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