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Trump says 'nothing funny' about 'Saturday Night Live' mockery
Trump inauguration protest groups demand access to Washington sites
Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs
Republican wins recount, GOP gains Senate control
KMS Marching Saints join mass band, choir at Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
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Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
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
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
March 21, 2016
Letter: Time to move ahead with appointments
I would like to speak to the selection and appointment process for boards and commissions for the Willmar City Council. First, the Willmar city...
March 21, 2016 - 11:44am
May 26, 2015
Letter: Questions for Willmar council member Ron Christianson
At the May 18 City Council meeting, Joe Riddler spoke on behalf of council member Ron Christianson. It was a very passionate speech in which Riddler accused Mayor Marv Calvin of orchestrating administrator Stevens separation from the city. There is no doubt in my mind Riddler believed...
May 26, 2015 - 3:35am
April 14, 2015
Letter: Support healthy lifestyles
I want to thank Rep. Dave Baker, Rep. Tim Miller and Sen. Lyle Koenen for taking time out of their busy schedules to discuss the need to support measures that will increase active living and physical activity among Minnesota's youth, thereby helping to combat childhood obesity....
April 14, 2015 - 5:35am
Letter: Yes, evolution is science
This is in response to Steve Emery's letter in the March 11 edition of the West Central Tribune on evolution. Emery said evolution is not a science, however the dictionary says science is something that can be studied or learned. It is knowledge acquired by careful observation....
April 14, 2015 - 4:44am
March 26, 2015
Letter: A misuse of Robert’s Rules
If you are going to hide behind Robert’s Rules of Order, then you should follow them. When Mayor Marv Calvin wanted to speak during the debate at the March 16 Willmar City Council meeting, two things happened that should not have happened. One, Councilman Ron Christianson should...
March 26, 2015 - 10:49am
March 11, 2015
Letter: Common sense on immigration
“That tyrant is shredding the Constitution!” screech Republicans, ignoring preceding presidents who “shredded the Constitution” by issuing similar executive immigration orders. A little history! The 113th Congress (2013-2014) performed a miracle — the Senate passed a bipartisan...
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
Letter: Not every Muslim is radical
Our president and our government representatives at all levels have to recognize that radical Islam is one of the biggest dangers facing our nation and our world today. And we who are non-Muslim citizens of this country are smart enough to know that we should not view every Muslim...
March 11, 2015 - 12:00am
March 10, 2015
Letter: Lobbying for a purpose?
On March 4, the West Central Tribune’s Don Davis reported a verbal exchange at a House hearing that bears explaining. During testimony from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, House representative Rick Hansen, D-South St. Paul, turned the spotlight on the group’s lucrative...
March 10, 2015 - 12:00am
January 16, 2015
Letter: Why we must preserve the Martin Luther King holiday
I wish I could forget how inarticulate I was when, in my younger years, a distant relative reproached me about the newfound annual observance to honor the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr.
January 16, 2015 - 12:06pm
January 5, 2015
Letter: My own view on leadership
Speech is always debatable unless you are talking to yourself. Therefore, not discussing anything (being silent) will not lead to debate, controversy, bad press or solving an issue to form a plan of direction to resolve a problem. True leadership is shown when an issue of...
January 5, 2015 - 12:00am
April 24, 2013
2nd Miss. man investigated in ricin case
2nd Miss. man investigated in ricin case EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS,Associated Press JEFF AMY,Associated Press TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement...
April 24, 2013 - 7:10am
April 17, 2013
Update: Ricin in Obama letter, odd packages scramble Hill
Update 1:15 p.m.: Update: Ricin in Obama letter, odd packages scramble Hill WASHINGTON (AP) — Police swept across the U.S. Capitol complex...
April 17, 2013 - 12:47pm
Secret Service: Suspicious letter mailed to Obama, U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service says it has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a “suspicious substance.” Law enforcement officials also say a second letter sent to the U.S. Senate has been intercepted and is being tested for poisonous...
April 17, 2013 - 10:49am
November 1, 2012
Letter: Letter falsely attacked Gimse
In response to Dale Boxrud's weak attempt to rebut my Oct. 29 letter, here's my clarification. First, the word slander is applicable because the Webster's Dictionary defines slander as: "the utterance or spreading of a false statement or statements, harmful to another's character...
November 1, 2012 - 12:40am
Letter: Sawatzky is proven leader
Minnesota needs a change in the legislature. Mary Sawatzky has a lifetime of leadership experience getting things done in public service. Mary will bring her experience as a great leader and listener to the state of Minnesota. Join us in voting for a proven leader, Mary Sawatzky. Annette...
November 1, 2012 - 12:35am