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Police capture gunman who shot and killed five at Washington state mall
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Rising above the fire
In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key
Records summary for Sept. 24
NLS turns back Crusaders
Prep Football: Minneota edges 'Jacks in OT
Roundup: Ridgewater recovers from deficit to head off national champs
Second-half stumbles derail Willmar
WCT Sports Show: Willmar and Morris volleyball play crucial matches; Willmar girls cross country rolls
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
Simplified French onion soup recipe perfect for home cooks
Likely world record elk shot by Montana archer
As baby leaves go gender-neutral, dads get time off
Choosing stronger sunscreen would reduce women's melanoma risk
Organic oats make these Monster Cookies scary good
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Don E. Miller
Jozy Lyn Saterbak
Pauline M. Chambers
Thomas: Just more terror, more denials
Harrop: Could Britain Become the Fourth Amigo?
Deepen Charleston's port, and the big ships will come
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Commentary: Table is set for special session
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
October 31, 2012
Letter: Kudos to city leaders
Strong critics usually have an agenda we may not be able to discern, so as they say, "Buyer beware." Political life has become a matter of priorities and staying focused. All good-sounding ideas can't be funded, so there are winners and losers. You know, just like at home. Those...
October 31, 2012 - 9:05am