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At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
August 26, 2011
Commentary: His Libya policy worked, but Obama's still chastised
WASHINGTON -- You have to ask: If unemployment were now at 6 percent, would President Obama be getting pummeled for not having us back to full employment already? The question comes to mind in the wake of the Libyan rebels' successes against Moammar Gaddafi.
August 26, 2011 - 12:00am
January 15, 2011
Editorial: Christianson proposal is simply bad public policy
City Councilman Ron Christianson's suggestion Monday that the city of Willmar cease publishing public notices in its official newspaper and replace them with other methods was ill-advised for open government purposes but also is not legal under Minnesota law. Once again, Christianson...
January 15, 2011 - 9:55am
January 13, 2011
Commentary: Our own insane policy on handguns
I had a teacher in college who used to ask, Who discovered America? He would offer some choices. They were Amerigo Vespucci, Christopher Columbus or the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. The answer he wanted was the three ships with which eventually someone would have discovered...
January 13, 2011 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
American Opinion: On the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: From The Associated Press On the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy: President Barack Obama campaigned on a promise to repeal the military's damaging "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The American people...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
October 21, 2010
American Opinion - On the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' ruling:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' ruling: U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips of California didn't mince words in ordering a permanent end to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" ban on openly gay...
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
American Opinion - On U.S. energy policy
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On U.S. energy policy: It's difficult not to be charmed by the homespun pitch from Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens.
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
September 16, 2010
NLS reports greater enrollment increase than expected
NEW LONDON -- Student enrollment in the New London-Spicer School District is higher than expected. Enrollment Sept. 9, which was the first day of school, was 1,485 students, according to information provided by Superintendent Paul Carlson. The district counted 1,457 students at the...
September 16, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
Commentary: It's quack medicine on taxes
WASHINGTON -- The modern Republican argument about taxes seems to boil down to two principles, both misguided: Taxes can be reduced, but they can never be allowed to go up. And whatever level taxes are at, they are too high. Think back to the beginning of the Bush administration...
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
St. John's history prof. discusses foreign policy issues while addressing local Kiwanis Noon Club
WILLMAR -- When it comes to foreign policy, few people voice their opinions as candidly as St. John's history professor Nick Hayes. He was the featured speaker Tuesday afternoon at the Kiwanis Noon Club in Willmar. In a mere 30 minutes, Hayes identified what he considers the biggest...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
May 13, 2010
Rice adopts policy on physician recruitment agreements
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital has adopted a new policy that lays out guidelines for helping local medical groups with physician recruitment. The new policy, which was adopted unanimously Wednesday by the hospital board of directors, is similar to how Rice has offered recruitment...
May 13, 2010 - 12:00am
April 14, 2010
American Opinion - On airline passenger screening policy:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: By The Associated Press On airline passenger screening policy: The attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day was a catastrophe that was only narrowly averted. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab,...
April 14, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Letter: Obituary policy is an affront
A recent policy change for obituary printing initiated by the West Central Tribune has changed me from reader to writer. Charging grieving families $10 for a photo of their loved one and 35 cents per word in an obituary is an affront on the history of this community. I realize economic...
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Letters to the Editor
We welcome letters to the editor on topics of public interest. Your letter should be clear and concise. Letters should not exceed 350 words, typewritten or e-mailed if possible. Letters may be edited for grammar, length, and style. Be sure to include your name, address and phone...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2009
Willmar City Council approves amended street closure policy
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has approved an amended street closure policy that lets the council decide whether or not to close a street without fear of possible liability repercussions arising from the closure. The amended policy was approved 6-2 Monday night with Ron Christianson,...
November 5, 2009 - 12:00am
October 30, 2009
Commentary: Here's a dose of realism in today's war on drugs
WASHINGTON -- During his immersion in his new job, Gil Kerlikowske attended a focus group of 7-year-old girls and was mystified by their talk about "farm parties." Then he realized they meant "pharm parties" -- sampling pharmaceuticals from their parents' medicine cabinets. What he...
October 30, 2009 - 12:00am