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Records published June 26
Willmar considers TIF district on First Street
Mark Dayton reread the Constitution, then vetoed legislative funding. Now it goes to court
Highway 12 portion of Willmar Wye can move forward
County OKs land purchase to expand Games Lake park
Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers in playoff
When will Hughes, Pressly rearrive to fortify bullpen?
Ryu wins NW Arkansas Championship
Harvick wins for first time this season at Sonoma
Twins complete three-game sweep of Indians
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Sam Hunt, the R&B-loving country star, is challenging Nashville rules - and winning
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Oscar M. Engebretson
Teresa Marie Dahl
Ervin M. Mithun
Charlotte Adella McChesney
Jean Ann Sordahl
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Column: How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
Blane Aidan Wendt
June 5, 2017
Letter: Is history repeating itself?
Before Donald Trump officially became president, I wrote a letter that was printed Jan. 11 saying that there was no use in complaining about...
June 5, 2017 - 8:37am
May 23, 2017
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
I see the city of Willmar will soon replace the old wading pool at Rice Park with a splash pad. The pool had been closed for the last five years...
May 23, 2017 - 2:14am
March 7, 2017
Letter: City has many priorities
I hear that the Willmar City Auditorium is in need of renovation. Many people consider that a landmark, and they may be anxious to get this...
March 7, 2017 - 9:55pm
January 26, 2017
Letter: It's about music, not money
I was disappointed to hear of the cancellation of Sonshine this year. It was moved to Somerset, Wis., in hopes that it would reverse the declining attendance. According to the story, that didn't happen. Some regular Sonshiners are probably hoping that this is only temporary, but...
January 26, 2017 - 1:47am
January 10, 2017
Letter: No point in griping about Trump
In some of my previous letters, I expressed my opinions about our recent election. Like some people, I wasn't very happy when Donald Trump won....
January 10, 2017 - 10:44pm
November 17, 2016
Kent Syverson letter: Nothing about elections should surprise us
Several years ago, when Jesse Ventura ran for governor, I didn't think he stood much of a chance. He had been a professional wrestler. He was...
November 17, 2016 - 1:19am
October 19, 2016
Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
Let's see now. Women started campaigning for voting rights in 1848. They finally got the right to vote in 1920 with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, 72 years later. It is now 96 years later, and there is a rumor going around that somebody wants to repeal the 19th Amendment!...
October 19, 2016 - 7:14pm
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