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Joseph Wapner, Former 'People's Court' Judge, Dies at 97
Transgender wrestler wins Texas championship for girls
White House: Trump might support probe into Yemen raid
Meryl Streep accuses Karl Lagerfeld of spoiling her Oscars
Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with U.S.
Ted Takasaki offers walleye tips and techniques
Dokken: Learning in the wild
Baltimore player arrested on multiple drug charges in Miami
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
Gymnastics: Schramm, Henjum in state All-Around top-20
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
July 17, 2012
UPDATE 11 a.m.: Willmar, Minn., aquatic center has no health concerns
WILLMAR -- There has been no spike in swimming-related illnesses in the Willmar area, and the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center will continue to operate as usual, city officials said today. Steve Brisendine, director of Willmar Community Education and Recreation, said he had spoken to...
July 17, 2012 - 11:07am
May 18, 2011
Letter: The downfall of wind energy
The May 9 story about wind energy clearly identifies its Achilles heel. Someone has to buy back the electricity when it isn't needed, i.e. about three o'clock in the morning. It is not speculation. The facts are supplied by an owner of an operating wind tower. His neighbors have to...
May 18, 2011 - 12:00am
May 14, 2011
Restored waterfowl lake site in west central Minnesota to remember Adam Hoekstra
RAYMOND -- Friends and family of Adam Hoekstra answered his untimely death in the best way they knew how. They made a lasting gift in the Spicer...
May 14, 2011 - 8:00am
Olson Lake making a comeback in west central Minn.
RAYMOND -- Olson Lake is a 124-acre, shallow water lake that was once a waterfowl hunter's Mecca and could be soon again. It's part of a 450-acre...
May 14, 2011 - 8:00am
May 4, 2011
Letter: More restrictions on teachers
As difficult as it must already be for a teacher to conduct class in a modern-day special education classroom, the teacher's plight has just gotten worse by placing added restrictions on the use of the valuable tools of seclusion and restraint to remove the unruly from the classroom....
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
Letter: Good news, for a change
Our stoic nature is not just a Scandinavian trait, but pretty well describes the citizens of the United States. So what prompted my thoughts today: the front page story, Thursday last, in the West Central Tribune describing students as polite and friendly. Then also in the same issue...
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
March 26, 2011
Letter: The familiar GOP refrain
Lee Byberg's announcement of his intention to run for Congress again is early enough to dedicated his campaign in such a way as to clarify issues, not confuse them. Byberg's statement sounds a lot like the familiar Republican refrain, that our government is solely responsible for...
March 26, 2011 - 12:00am
December 30, 2010
December 30, 2010 - 12:00am
September 7, 2010
Letter: Where are the candidates?
In reading about the lack of candidates for the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City school board election this fall, I am shocked that none of the people who regularly bashed the ACGC school district during what was a very difficult financial period over the past few years felt like stepping...
September 7, 2010 - 12:00am
July 27, 2010
New London grocery store takes another step forward in reopening
NEW LONDON -- Community leadership and a desire to keep Main Street alive has apparently prompted a local resident to purchase the Big Store building in New London. Ron Baeth, from New London Real Estate, said Monday that Keith Olson is purchasing the building, with final closing...
July 27, 2010 - 12:00am
June 24, 2010
'Courageous Mom' photo submitted by Jason Olson named winner in 'Best Photo of Mom Contest'
The photo submission of his mother entitled "Courageous Mom" from Jason Olson of Spicer was named the grand prize winner in the Best Photo of...
June 24, 2010 - 2:07pm
An assist from a would-be queen
June 24, 2010 - 12:00am
June 8, 2010
Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center implements changes to assist public
Swimmers will know at a glance this summer if Willmar's Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center is open or closed. If they see a green flag flying, the...
June 8, 2010 - 12:00am
March 18, 2010
Prominent local businessman, Raymond Peterson, dies at 92
WILLMAR -- When Raymond Peterson finished four years of Army service in World War II, he looked for a business to buy. In 1947, Peterson bought...
March 18, 2010 - 12:00am
March 4, 2010
Letter: Taxes and representation
Since the days of the Boston Tea Party, Americans (colonists in those days) have despised, indeed most seem disposed to hate taxes. While pondering this historical event and its possible effect on current dispositions, it is important to recall the protest was sending money across...
March 4, 2010 - 12:00am