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Prosecutors describe 'lives snuffed out' at Aaron Hernandez trial
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Minn. man rescued from skid loader submerged in manure pit
New Trump travel order expected in coming days, Pence says
Records published March 1
Golf's governing bodies propose 'fundamental' rule changes
Girls Basketball: Tigers come back to down Lakers
Prep Basketball: NLS advances to 3AA North title game
Girls basketball: Cards get back on track, advance against Rocori
Wild hope mumps just bump in road
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
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Lois G. Beckstrand
Keith A. Kleinsasser
Chester Arthur Schroer
World of Wine: A journey in wine appreciation
Lost Italian: Have a Lenten fish fry Italian style
Dr. Fox: Pet dogs in public demonstrations
Parenting Perspective: Lessons in parenting a toddler come from the bigliest of places
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
January 10, 2017
Willmar mayor's veto of Kacher reappointment stands
WILLMAR — A motion to override Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin's veto of the reappointment of Linda Kacher to a local economic development board...
January 10, 2017 - 6:49am
December 22, 2016
Tribune editorial: City Council in 2017 should confirm procedure and follow it
The Ron Christianson-Steve Ahmann-Tim Johnson-Rick Fagerlie faction has raised its ugly head one last time at a Willmar City Council meeting...
December 22, 2016 - 6:28pm
April 9, 2016
Editorial: Willmar residents deserve better, not retaliation
The Ron Christianson-Steve Ahmann-Tim Johnson-Rick Fagerlie faction of the Willmar City Council has once again shown its negative colors. They...
April 9, 2016 - 5:00am
October 31, 2015
Letter: Too much complacence on City Council
I recently read David Molenaar’s letter to the editor and I have to agree that we have some people in city government that have gotten too big and too complacent. I have been told before that If people like Willmar City Councilman Ron Christianson don’t feel you need to be...
October 31, 2015 - 1:00am
October 20, 2015
Letter: Recall wasn’t about accountability
Since the events of the recent Recall Ron campaign that happened in Willmar this summer, I have been at a loss. How can one group come together and make accusations that are half-true assumptions, and get away with trashing a family’s name who have been respected members of this...
October 20, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Oct. 7, 2015 Letter: Willmar belongs to the people, not Ron
“So this is how Willmar really works.” I’m saddened by recent statements and developments by City Council member Ron Christianson and his supporters during City Council meetings. We’ve learned those who challenge Christianson do so at their peril, given recent events and...
October 7, 2015 - 4:00am
Letter: One can’t make up these shenanigans
One absolutely cannot make this up. At a special Willmar City Council meeting on June 13, some city councilors whined and complained about the “use of cell phones” and technology in general as an avenue for the public to keep tabs on their shenanigans and to keep the public informed...
October 7, 2015 - 2:00am
October 6, 2015
Council OKs playground equipment grant application
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council voted Monday night to authorize city staff to apply for a grant from a playground manufacturer to replace unsafe playground equipment with new playground equipment. The city will be applying for the grant from GameTime, a playground equipment...
October 6, 2015 - 10:00pm
October 1, 2015
Letter: An example of city propaganda
Propaganda is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government.” At the Sept. 7 Willmar City Council meeting, Ron Christianson’s propaganda...
October 1, 2015 - 6:30am
September 9, 2015
Open forum speakers criticize Christianson, Calvin
WILLMAR — Willmar League of Women Voters President Jessica Rohloff on Tuesday urged Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson to rescind his Aug. 17 comment that he would not take direction from any constituent who had signed the petition to recall him from office. Rohloff was...
September 9, 2015 - 11:00pm
September 2, 2015
Willmar City Council members question mayor’s proposed budget
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council members questioned Mayor Marv Calvin this week about the proposed spending priorities in his 2016 budget message. Calvin gave the message to a joint meeting of the council and the Finance Committee. Each year the mayor proposes, and the council approves,...
September 2, 2015 - 11:19pm
August 19, 2015
Commentary: Willmar group to continue working for positive change
While the Recall Ron Committee is of course disappointed by the opinion of the City Attorney, we will respect his decision and the recall process under the city charter as we have from the beginning We believe that regular citizens who hold honest concerns about the integrity of...
August 19, 2015 - 5:35am
August 13, 2015
Commentary: Christianson responds to recall questions
I can’t express how grateful I am for the many people who have offered their support and prayers to me and my family during the last months. The attempt to remove me from office by recall was a misuse of the provisions of our city charter. While the story provided a lot of radio...
August 13, 2015 - 8:00am
August 7, 2015
Willmar city attorney concludes Recall Ron petition is not valid
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Attorney Robert Scott today concluded that the petition to recall long-time City Council member Ron Christianson is not valid because it does not allege facts that, if true, would constitute “malfeasance’’ or "nonfeasance’’ in Christianson’s performance...
August 7, 2015 - 3:30pm
August 6, 2015
Letter: A great day to be an ‘idiot’
Councilmember Ron Christianson was quoted by KSTP-TV Aug. 4 that “the person” who ran against him last fall is leading the recall effort. While I have knocked on a few doors and contributed monetarily, I am a minor foot soldier at best. His statement is false, and he knows...
August 6, 2015 - 5:00am