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Opening eyes to danger on the road
Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
Minnesota heroin dealer found guilty in first of 4 deaths
Residents of halfway house found two men dead from overdoses - their drug counselors
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
Prep Softball: Gjerde does Saints' heavy lifting
Local Roundup: Area tennis players advance to 6A semifinals
Vikings still don't know if Bridgewater will ever play in NFL again
Twins' Hughes may not miss many games
Former Minnesota high school hockey star, current Penguins veteran Cullen playing Game 7 like it's his last
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
David J. Peterson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Commentary: The genius of Roger Ailes
Letter: Give families options for early childhood education
Commentary: Federal power spins its ever-growing web
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
May 2, 2017
Western Minnesota Republicans under fire for anti-Muslim post
Republicans in the congressional district that represents western Minnesota are seeing a backlash from a Facebook post calling Rep. Keith Ellison,...
May 2, 2017 - 6:06pm
February 19, 2017
‘It makes you feel you belong’: Schools provide Muslim students space, time for daily prayers
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — Somali immigrants who come to live here quickly learn to deal with the huge differences between Africa and America....
February 19, 2017 - 12:33pm
February 11, 2017
Letter: No justification for Muslim ban
According to Eric P. Schwartz, dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and former assistant secretary...
February 11, 2017 - 10:19am
January 29, 2017
'Walk out': Willmar church stands in solidarity with refugees
WILLMAR — As national news organizations broadcast live footage of protests around the country Sunday afternoon, members of Willmar's...
January 29, 2017 - 6:57pm
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