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CIA: Russia intervened to help Trump win
Wall Street again marks new highs in post-election run
Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Discipline key to farmers' financial success
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
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'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Enid Evangeline Martell Olson
Cheryl (Cheri) Rae Downs Holgerson
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
August 18, 2016
Witness in N.Y. cleric killing ID'd someone other than suspect
NEW YORK—A potential witness in the New York City shooting deaths of a Muslim cleric and his assistant picked out someone during a police...
August 18, 2016 - 2:08pm
August 2, 2016
Commentary: Trump dishonors the ultimate sacrifice
Donald Trump betrays the betrayed. In his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, Trump accurately and forcibly identified his core constituency...
August 2, 2016 - 12:00am
June 17, 2016
Willmar Muslims observe Ramadan
WILLMAR — Ramadan is a time for reflection, introspection and coming together as Muslims. The holy month of fasting began more than a week...
June 17, 2016 - 12:11am
June 13, 2016
Minnesota’s Muslim and LGBT leaders seek solidarity
MINNEAPOLIS — As a Muslim religious leader, Imam Mohammed Dukuly treads a fine line when he talks about the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, that left 49 people dead Sunday at a gay nightclub. His faith, he said, does not embrace gay rights, but it would never condone the actions...
June 13, 2016 - 10:00pm
January 27, 2016
Letter: Kudos on defending Willmar immigrants
I read with interest the West Central Tribune’s Jan. 21 editorial defending Willmar’s immigrant community. I commend the editorial board for speaking out against hateful speech that demeans Willmar’s East-African residents. I thank you for celebrating the invaluable economic...
January 27, 2016 - 4:00am
Letter: Challenge rumors, seek the facts
Thank your for your insightful editorial on Jan. 21 regarding our Muslim neighbors in the Willmar community. We winter in California and we even had received an email with that biased piece that you referred to in your editorial out here. We responded back to the sender by stating...
January 27, 2016 - 3:00am
December 8, 2015
Bemidji State University responds to anti-Muslim sentiment on campus
BEMIDJI — Bemidji State University administrators are trying to calm a ripple of anti-Muslim sentiment at the school while an intensifying faction of the country views Islam as a threat to national security. Martin Tadlock, provost and vice president for academic affairs, sent a...
December 8, 2015 - 8:10pm
January 29, 2015
Muslims worry federal anti-terror program could gather intelligence
Civil-liberties and Muslim community groups are scrutinizing the intent of a federal anti-terror program that will launch next month in Minnesota. The Department of Justice chose the Twin Cities, Boston and Los Angeles to create pilot programs to prevent people from becoming radicalized...
January 29, 2015 - 6:00am
December 17, 2011
Cartoon by Clay Jones
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
September 13, 2010
Commentary: To the Muslim world
Dear Muslim World, I am writing you today as an American citizen who is deeply embarrassed by current events in my country. First, let me say that I am not representing anyone. I can't claim to speak for anyone but myself, though I am certain that many others feel as I do. I want...
September 13, 2010 - 12:00am
September 12, 2010
Willmar Area Muslims Observe End of Ramadan
Muslims in the Willmar area gather for prayer and a message of encouragement from the Imam during the festival fast-breaking at the Willmar Civic...
September 12, 2010 - 5:56pm
September 11, 2010
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
September 11, 2010 - 12:00am
Area Muslims observe end of Ramadan at Willmar Civic Center
WILLMAR -- Women wearing colorful hijabs and men wearing long, loose overshirts called khamiis gathered Friday morning at the Willmar Civic Center...
September 11, 2010 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Iraqi peacemaker wants friendship to follow violence
MONTEVIDEO -- While hundreds of National Guard troops from west central Minnesota are deployed in Iraq, an Iraqi-American came calling to introduce children to the country. Sami Rasouli, director of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams, told a small gathering Monday in Montevideo how he is...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Commentary: Innocent or 'infidel' is the question Obama will face
President Obama faces numerous challenges as he heads to Cairo this week for a much-anticipated speech to the Muslim world. At best there are mixed feelings in the region. Mohammed Habib, deputy leader of the radical Muslim Brotherhood, said the president's trip "will be useless...
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am