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Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion
OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Willmar area bird count to be Dec. 17
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
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
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Luella O. Carlson
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 12, 2016
Vision 2040 to host World Cafe workshop Monday in Willmar
WILLMAR — A World Cafe meeting facilitation technique workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the MinnWest Technology Campus...
November 12, 2016 - 8:09am
June 8, 2016
Editorial: Trump must change direction to become a leader
Many believe Donald J. Trump’s criticism of a federal judge of Hispanic origin is racist and inappropriate. Only time will tell how much the...
June 8, 2016 - 4:00am
March 22, 2016
Granite Falls mayor named Bush Fellow in 2016
GRANITE FALLS - Mayor Dave Smiglewski of Granite Falls is among 24 leaders being introduced today as Bush Fellows in 2016. The 24 Bush Fellows...
March 22, 2016 - 9:37am
February 2, 2016
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber recognizes community excellence
WILLMAR — The Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will recognize three individuals for their leadership and support of the community and Chamber at the Chamber Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Event Luncheon at noon Friday at the Willmar Conference Center. Melissa Sorenson,...
February 2, 2016 - 10:19pm
June 25, 2015
Vision 20/40: Leadership graduates inaugural class
WILLMAR — Vision 20/40: Leadership celebrated the graduation of its inaugural class of 2015 on June 12 at the Life Science Auditorium on the MinnWest Technology Campus. The celebration honored 26 individuals from throughout the Willmar lakes area who completed the program. Vision...
June 25, 2015 - 11:17pm
February 27, 2015
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
WILLMAR — Minnesota’s state college system has said it supports Ridgewater College President Douglas Allen. Allen came under fire at the end of the week when the community college’s faculty passed a vote of no confidence in his leadership Thursday evening. According to Sam...
February 27, 2015 - 11:52pm
May 22, 2014
Letter: The downfall of our nation
An open letter to former President George H.W. Bush: I know you are requesting money, not advice, but please read this anyway. As an American voter, I am disappointed with both Republicans and Democrats. Our government is broke in many ways, and neither party seems willing to...
May 22, 2014 - 5:30am
October 30, 2013
Leadership involves some risks: Speaking from experience, these leaders in Willmar, Minn., say women need to be willing to ‘put ourselves out there’
Sometimes, you just have to be willing to jump off the end of the dock. It’s not always comfortable for women to move into leadership roles,...
October 30, 2013 - 10:48am
October 12, 2013
Editorial: It’s time this city leader do reflecting
Sometimes you can lead a mule to water, but you cannot make him drink from the fountain of leadership. That appears to be a maxim describing...
October 12, 2013 - 3:00am
October 11, 2013
Letter: Obama’s disastrous leadership
Well, well, well I see now that President Obama has gotten his wish and has shut down the government. He says he is willing to negotiate but then says he will only sign what he wants. And of course he is blaming those nasty evil Republicans. He’s blaming them because he can’t...
October 11, 2013 - 2:00am
August 28, 2013
Editorial: A lack of leadership on Willmar council
The do-nothing faction within the Willmar City Council has decided it is acceptable to spend $25,000 for an organizational study and then simply do nothing. Voting to do nothing by keeping the current city organization “as is” were council members Ron Christianson, Jim Dokken,...
August 28, 2013 - 6:11am
April 4, 2013
Letter: A day of reckoning is coming
I am sad when I see my country destroying itself from within. The American society has become mature. It has progressed from a society of rugged individualism to one of entitlement dependency. People in this country are using their animal instinct of herding to follow each other into...
April 4, 2013 - 12:00am
March 2, 2013
Editorial: Willmar needs a mayor who leads
When is Mayor Frank Yanish going to stop acting like a grumpy old man and become a leader in Willmar? That is a major question for Yanish and something the citizens of Willmar should be concerned about. A community visioning effort called Vision 2040 is hoping to follow the Vision...
March 2, 2013 - 6:00am
January 4, 2013
Editorial: A critical need for better city leadership in WIllmar this New Year
Mayor Frank Yanish will address citizens and the Willmar City Council on the state of the city Monday night. It will be interesting to see the mayor’s version of this city’s current affairs and what his vision for the city in 2013 might be. The question is what will we hear: Yanish’s...
January 4, 2013 - 11:34pm
December 8, 2012
Editorial: WMU’s relief help is Willmar leadership
West Central Tribune readers Friday read about the efforts of Willmar Municipal Utilities and two of its linemen to assist in the electrical power recovery efforts on the East Coast. The two WMU employees — lineman Casey Jenny and crew chief Dick Thynes — volunteered to join...
December 8, 2012 - 12:00am