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September 26, 2016
Kent Syverson: Pedestrian bridge should be fixed
I see that the pedestrian bridge over the railroad needs repair. I've always admired it. In fact, I now consider it a landmark in Willmar. Although I live several blocks away from it, I do use the bridge from time to time. I have noticed chunks of concrete missing from the platform....
September 26, 2016 - 1:28am
September 8, 2016
Rio put on gold medal caliber games
Rio de Janeiro did it! They pulled off a remarkable Olympics. They were able to host over 200 countries despite having major problems and potential problems. The threat of the Zika virus did not relocate nor postpone the Olympics. The terrorists stayed at home. Even an impeachment...
September 8, 2016 - 10:53pm
August 2, 2016
Letter: New playground equipment is needed
I finally understand why there's a push to update the playground equipment at Robbins Island Park. I took a good look at what's there, and there's not very much. One of the swing sets looks like it's left over from my era. It might still be sturdy enough for kids, but for how much...
August 2, 2016 - 1:30am
July 5, 2016
Letter: Our political tragedy of errors
If Shakespeare were alive today and he saw who was running for President, he could write a sequel to his "Comedy of Errors." But this time, he would probably call it "Tragedy of Errors." Kent Syverson Willmar
July 5, 2016 - 12:00am
May 26, 2016
Letter: Can the Vikings really win it all?
Recently, Adrian Peterson made a bold statement: “The Vikings can win it all.” Now, where have we heard that before? The problem with statements like these is that they seldom come true. Before the Twins season began, there was praise for the team, especially the pitching staff....
May 26, 2016 - 6:00am
March 24, 2016
LETTER: Streets named after teams?
Recently the Vikings had been trying to get a section of a street that runs by their stadium renamed “Vikings Way.” Since the Twins have...
March 24, 2016 - 12:29am
March 3, 2016
Letter: Another idea for Highway 12
Recently, we were introduced to another plan for the proposed railroad wye: reroute Highway 12 a little further south. That would make the...
March 3, 2016 - 2:00am
February 18, 2016
Letter:Safe drinking water in Minnesota
This topic is already an old one, and I should have written about it days ago. Because of circumstances beyond my control, I had to wait until now. It is too important to ignore. The water in Flint, Mich., has drawn a lot of attention. Gov. Dayton has since addressed the issue,...
February 18, 2016 - 3:00am
October 6, 2015
Letter: Do we really need another stadium?
I really thought we were done with stadium issues. TCF Bank Stadium opened in 2009. Target Field opened in 2010. The new Vikings stadium, which will be called US Bank Stadium, is currently under construction and scheduled to open next year. That should be the end of all of this,...
October 6, 2015 - 1:00am
August 19, 2015
Letter: How is downtown really doing?
Once again, Willmar is considering a downtown revitalization plan. Many of us remember when the downtown area was reconstructed back in the early 1980s. The streets and sidewalks were rebuilt, new streetlights put up, trees planted, and some buildings even had new entrances put on....
August 19, 2015 - 2:00am
October 21, 2014
Letter: Be sure to vote on Nov. 4
By the time this gets into print, we will be just a few days away from Election Day. Many people are looking forward to the end of the campaign ads. But how many people are looking forward to voting? We need to remember that many of our ancestors worked hard to give us the...
October 21, 2014 - 12:00am
December 17, 2013
Letter: Ella Avenue needs guard rails
Recently I read the letter to the editor about the need for guard rails along Ella Avenue. I’m all for that idea. Last January, I was on my way to work when my car made an unscheduled U-turn. Fortunately, the small trees prevented my car from going into the lake. Also fortunately,...
December 17, 2013 - 12:00am
August 7, 2013
Letter: After 50 years, still questions
This November will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Kennedy. Even after all this time, people are still asking questions like, “Was Lee Harvey Oswald the lone gunman, or was there a second one?” Recently, a new theory emerged: A Secret Service agent near...
August 7, 2013 - 1:00am