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Records published Oct. 26
Trump comes out ahead in Willmar High School mock election
Safety coalition rewards drivers for buckling up
County Board candidates square off at forum
Renville County parks to close to motor vehicles in winter
Four-goal period sparks Wild to rout of Bruins
Ness runs wild in NLS victory
Prahl helps Dragons overcome Holdingford
Kluber, Indians blank Cubs in World Series opener
Cardinals preparing for stingy Northfield defense
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Donna Mae Mathis
Dale Richard Rosengren Sr.
Dale R. Johnson
John G. Schmidt
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Schwantes is the right choice for Willmar's Ward 1 seat
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
MACCRAY submits single-campus proposal to state
March 8, 2011
Letter: Editorial's criticism was unfair
I think it would be wise for the West Central Tribune to make contact with the city government before spouting their opinions about what they should do with regards to the old airport property. In their March 5 editorial, the Tribune says some true and good things in the first four...
March 8, 2011 - 12:00am
Letter: Thank you, Mr. Mayor
Mayor Heitke, I want to personally thank you for the years of service to the city of Willmar and its citizens. I was always treated with respect when I had a project to bring to you as the mayor for the city of Willmar. We always had a great discussion and if you felt it was good...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
New leaders take office in Atwater city government
ATWATER -- The gavel was handed over to Atwater's new mayor Wednesday during the City Council's reorganizational meeting. In farewell comments, former Mayor Bruce Baker said he enjoyed his time serving on the council and was pleased with past accomplishments that will benefit the...
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
November 29, 2010
Letter: Memories of Dr. Hodapp
Recently, Willmar lost a good friend and leader: Dr. Robert V. Hodapp. He served as Willmar's mayor for one term in the 1960s. I don't know what he did back then, but anybody who can be a doctor and a mayor at the same time deserves a lot of credit. Had he run for office a few years...
November 29, 2010 - 12:00am
November 18, 2010
Dr. Hodapp, pediatrician and former mayor, dead at age of 86
WILLMAR -- Dr. Robert V. Hodapp had a way of staying calm, no matter how intense the situation. "He was always even-tempered. Ev-en if he got...
November 18, 2010 - 12:00am
November 10, 2010
DeGraff returns incumbents
DEGRAFF -- Unofficial results for the City of DeGraff show three incumbents returned to office, even though none of them filed for re-election. Voters returned Randy Simmonds to the mayor's post with 27 votes. They returned Ernest Thompson and Adam Himley to seats on the City Council...
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2010
Letter: Heitke served Willmar well
I had the honor of serving on the Willmar City Council for four years. Because I still have both family and business interests in Willmar, I am often asked my opinion about the events and people involved in the city of Willmar. Whenever the subject of Mayor Les Heitke comes up, I...
November 6, 2010 - 12:00am
November 2, 2010
Willmar: Frank Yanish wins Willmar mayor race, defeats incumbent Les Heitke
Challenger Frank Yanish has defeated incumbent Les Heitke in the Willmar mayor race, according to unofficial city results. Willmar votes show...
November 2, 2010 - 10:03pm
October 29, 2010
Letter: Yanish will bring new vision
Frank Yanish -- wow -- a successful businessman who is ready to take on the huge challenge of becoming the mayor of the city of Willmar. Frank is a positive, upbeat, ready-for-change person. He sees the good in the city and sees the areas that need change. Frank will work for fixing...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
October 28, 2010
Editorial: Heitke is the best candidate for Willmar mayor
Willmar voters face a decision Nov. 2 of re-electing incumbent Mayor Les Heitke or electing challenger Frank Yanish. It is a choice between...
October 28, 2010 - 12:19am
October 20, 2010
Candidates offer solutions to fiscal and quality-of-life issues facing city
WILLMAR -- Candidates for mayor and City Council in the Nov. 2 general election responded to questions about budgets, land use, immigration enforcement...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
Mankato mayor arrested for DWI in Golden Valley
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The mayor of Mankato is apologizing after his arrest for drunken driving in the Minneapolis suburb of Golden Valley. The Star Tribune reports John Brady was arrested Saturday afternoon after reportedly being seen driving erratically on Interstate 94 in south...
August 24, 2010 - 2:33pm
June 21, 2010
Letter: Frank Yanish for mayor
With the November general elections rapidly approaching, I'd like to offer a few words of support for mayoral candidate Frank Yanish, who's running in opposition to our present mayor, Les Heitke, who has filed for re-election.. As Yanish stated in an article in the Tribune on May...
June 21, 2010 - 12:00am
May 20, 2010
N. London chickens out
NEW LONDON -- New London Mayor Bill Gossman will not be allowed to keep five laying hens in a backyard chicken coop. His request was denied...
May 20, 2010 - 12:00am
March 30, 2010
Somali-American announces plans to run for Fargo mayor
FARGO - Fargo may have its first African-American candidate for mayor. Ahmed Haji, president of the Somali Community Development of North Dakota,...
March 30, 2010 - 9:21am