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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
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
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
June 7, 2016
Today is Prince Day; are you wearing purple?
Today is officially "Prince Day" in the state of Minnesota, in honor of the legacy of the iconic musician — and Minnesota native — who died...
June 7, 2016 - 8:11am
April 21, 2016
Five things you might not know about Prince
Prince's death Thursday stunned a music world heavily influenced by his string of top-selling hits, gifted songwriting and dynamic stage performances.Recommended for youHere is a look at his legacy: 'PURPLE RAIN' Prince's best-selling album was released in 1984 to accompany the semi-autobiographical...
April 21, 2016 - 4:49pm
December 12, 2013
Editorial: Mandela’s legacy is one for the ages
Ordinary people and leaders around the world have sang the praises of Nelson Mandela this week following his death in South Africa. Tens of thousands gathered Tuesday at a Mandela memorial in Soweto, South Africa. Mandela is now in the midst of a three-day period of lying in state...
December 12, 2013 - 12:00am
May 23, 2013
Gov. Dayton vetoes two provisions in legacy funding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two provisions of a bill funding outdoors and arts projects, saying a House committee ignored a citizen advisory panel. The vetoes eliminated $3 million to fight aquatic invasive species that was destined for tribal and local governments and...
May 23, 2013 - 12:49pm
September 26, 2012
Renville County to seek grant funds for OHV park in Minnesota River Valley
OLIVIA -- As a dozen or more supporters watched, the Renville County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to apply for Legacy funds to acquire lands for an off-highway vehicle park. The proposed park would be developed in the Minnesota River Valley on 272 acres of land to...
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
August 16, 2012
Legacy Destination Weekend events Friday-Sunday in Willmar, Minn., Lakes Area
The Barn Theatre's live performance of Agatha Christie's "A Murder is Announced": through Friday, The Barn Theatre, Willmar. Live theater performance of Agatha Christie's "A Murder is Announced" directed by Barn Theatre veteran and UCLA coach Tom Orth. www.thebarntheatre.com Legacy...
August 16, 2012 - 9:56am
Artist from Montana featured at weekend festival in New London, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Combining her fascination with glass and her love of animals, Kathleen Sheard hopes to inspire others with her artwork. Most known...
August 16, 2012 - 9:49am
Legacy Destination: Willmar Lakes Area a showcase for the state of Minnesota
WILLMAR -- Organizers in and around Willmar are preparing to leave a legacy. A wealth of events planned to celebrate the area's arts, history...
August 16, 2012 - 9:46am
February 23, 2012
Letter: Misuse of the legacy fund
I applaud the West Central Tribune in its recent editorial on the misuse of legacy funds by the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton. I first learned about this tragic abuse of power by our elected officials in an article written by Doug Smith in the Star Tribune. His information...
February 23, 2012 - 12:00am
February 17, 2012
Dawson-Boyd Schools receive Minnesota Legacy Amendment grant
ST. PAUL -- Dawson-Boyd Public Schools has received a $34,569 Legacy Amendment grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. The award was announced Friday by state Rep. Andrew Falk, DFL-Murdock. The competitive grant will allow students, teachers and community members of the Dawson-Boyd...
February 17, 2012 - 5:04pm
December 15, 2011
Opening of kiln coincides with ARThouse event in New London, Minn.
NEW LONDON - People are invited to view the opening of Bill Gossman's kiln, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at his studio, located at 313 First Ave. S.E., in New London. The event coincides with an artist reception that night for Sean Connaughty at the ARThouse, located a few blocks...
December 15, 2011 - 12:18am
Contents of new three-chamber wood-fired kiln to be unveiled Saturday in New London, Minn.
NEW LONDON - A unique three-chambered wood-fired kiln that was expanded this summer in New London with the help of state Legacy funds got its...
December 15, 2011 - 12:17am
November 5, 2011
Letter: Keep legacy funds intact
Recent press reports have revealed that some legislators are proposing diverting funding from the arts to pay for a Vikings stadium. The governor himself has said that all funding options are on the table. Thousands of Minnesotans worked together on the Clean Water, Land and Legacy...
November 5, 2011 - 12:00am
June 4, 2011
Sibley State Park's new exhibit features the oak savanna in west central Minnesota
NEW LONDON - Once common, the oak savanna is now among the most endangered ecosystems in the world. It is also the defining characteristic of...
June 4, 2011 - 8:00am
April 14, 2011
Tribune editorial: Let's use Legacy fund for invasive fight
Minnesota is facing a growing threat of invasive species, which is a major threat to the Land of 10,000 Lakes. As Tribune has said before, the threat of invasive species to Minnesota waters -- lakes, rivers and streams -- is serious. This threat includes zebra mussels, Asian carp,...
April 14, 2011 - 12:00am