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'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
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Dahl -- Schow
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
November 6, 2012
Update 9 p.m.: Peterson leading in early returns in 7th District over Byberg
At the time this story went to print Tuesday night, the race for Minnesota's 7th Congressional District seat was undecided between incumbent Democrat Collin Peterson, Republican challenger Lee Byberg and Independence Party candidate Adam Steele. The election was a rematch for Peterson...
November 6, 2012 - 9:14pm
October 30, 2012
Letter: Byberg gets my vote
I have worked with congressional candidate Lee Byberg for the past seven years. I'm not exactly an impartial voter in this election, but I'm afraid that my very easy vote for Lee on Nov. 6 will not be as clear-cut to you. He's a creative, positive leader who understands how national...
October 30, 2012 - 9:59am
October 27, 2012
Letter: Peterson's lack of respect
In a recent editorial, the West Central Tribune "endorsed" Collin Peterson, saying he "...treats all with respect." While Peterson may have a 22-year average of being a moderate, the last four years have proven otherwise. "Getting along and being respectful," does not entail calling...
October 27, 2012 - 7:59pm
August 8, 2012
Letter: Socking it to the underclasses
It was once said by Republican leaders that what is good for business is good for America! Under Romney and crew, however, I think the statement must be modified to say: What's good for big business is good for executive salaries and really bad news for all employees and the middle...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 2, 2012
Editorial: Help out by sharing tips about Newville
It has been 10 years ago Wednesday that Daniel Lee Newville left a New London area party and has never been seen again. He basically disappeared and was eventually reported missing later in August. Kandiyohi County Sherriff Dan Hartog and his department are still looking for him...
August 2, 2012 - 12:00am
July 25, 2012
Letter: A violation of the Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights written to protect minorities from the tyranny of the majority clearly states that Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. How then can we be voting on a religious matter supported only by particular...
July 25, 2012 - 12:54am
February 7, 2012
Letter: When church and state collide
If and when the constitutional amendment is adopted making holy matrimony safe from gay marriages as conservative Catholics and Protestant fundamentalists propose, what penalty for breaking the law are they suggesting? How many Protestant ministers, United Church of Christ, Unitarian/Universalist,...
February 7, 2012 - 12:00am
December 21, 2011
Letter: The global warming hysteria
Thank you for enlightening story, "Cold winter ahead for upper Midwest" in the Dec. 17 paper and the prediction that the oncoming winter season "may go down as one of the coldest winters in the past 30, 40 years." Really? How is this remotely possible with all the "global warming"...
December 21, 2011 - 12:00am
June 6, 2011
Letter: The war hawks of Christianity
My chief argument with present-day fundamentalists (so far removed from those with whom I grew up) is that they are the chief faction in our society which is most militant and supportive of the Pentagon. Indeed they have transformed the Christian dove of peace into a war hawk with...
June 6, 2011 - 12:00am
April 25, 2011
Westwood regains No. 1 ranking on PGA Tour
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Lee Westwood won the Indonesian Masters on Sunday and ended up regaining the No. 1 spot in the world when Luke Donald...
April 25, 2011 - 12:00am
March 26, 2011
Letter: The familiar GOP refrain
Lee Byberg's announcement of his intention to run for Congress again is early enough to dedicated his campaign in such a way as to clarify issues, not confuse them. Byberg's statement sounds a lot like the familiar Republican refrain, that our government is solely responsible for...
March 26, 2011 - 12:00am
November 1, 2010
Norwegian candidate: Byberg's accent is heard around the world
WILLMAR -- Voters in Minnesota's 7th Congressional District aren't the only people who have noticed Republican candidate Lee Byberg's Norwegian...
November 1, 2010 - 12:00am
October 25, 2010
Letter: The answer to our problems
It is time to take a check on the direction politics is taking in our area. In 2010 some 15 money bills came before our House of Representatives. The District 20A representative, Andrew Falk, voted taxpayer-friendly 7 percent of the time, according to the 2010 legislative scorecard...
October 25, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Letter: Byberg is the right man
I have had the pleasure of working closely with Lee Byberg for the past five years. While I selfishly may wish that he remain in our organization, we need to send him to Congress. Lee is genuine, honest and passionate about this country. Long before he decided to run for office,...
October 22, 2010 - 11:06am
October 21, 2010
Letter: Peterson's duplicity
The local Chippewa County Area Visitors Guide contains a paid advertisement by Collin Peterson for himself. He states, "As your representative I've tried to maintain my independence in Congress. Sometimes that has meant opposing my own party leaders." He obviously has not tried hard...
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am