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Push to make smoking tougher in Minnesota gains student support
Democrats to elect new party leader Saturday
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Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
April 20, 2010
For the new owners of popular Willmar restaurant, plan remains simple: Good food, friendly service
WILLMAR -- Margaret Latcham of Willmar and her brother, Francis Whetston of Lake Lillian, say they enjoy eating at McMillan's Restaurant in Willmar. Latcham says the wait staff is friendly "and Ron is really nice.'' Latcham was referring to Ron Guetter, who won't be leaving McMillan's...
April 20, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Letter: Who's fiscally conservative?
$2 trillion. That is what the Congressional Budget Office said would be added to the national debt when former President Bush pushed through his two tax cuts and Medicare Part D plan. This did not stop or slow down the Republican Party from pushing these bills through Congress without...
April 19, 2010 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Letter: Apply the sales tax fairly
One thing the state of Minnesota should do to both increase its revenue and help level the playing field for existing business is to close the existing loopholes in the sales tax law. To allow Minnesota taxable merchandise to be purchased online or through catalog sales tax-free...
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Letter: Let's take our country back
Our economists are giving us all warnings on our recession lasting another decade, with unemployment at 10 percent and higher because it isn't the true numbers. We have done nothing on immigration issues. We keep on importing and no deporting. We are sucking our Social Security dry...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
January 16, 2010
A health care nanny state?
Opinion Steven Moore of the Wall Street Journal said ObamaCare is "so bad you have to pick it up with a pooper-scooper." The picture is self-explanatory. But the real issue is the meaning of "bad." To many Americans, nationalized health care sounds good, not bad, because they think...
January 16, 2010 - 12:00am
December 29, 2009
Letter: A trashing of our freedoms
During 2008 President Obama promised transparency, saying all Congressional bills would be on the Internet 72 hours before passage. Instead, the opposite has occurred. Consider Senate passage of ObamaCare. Democrats unilaterally wrote the bill behind closed doors. Sen. Brent Steele,...
December 29, 2009 - 12:00am
November 25, 2009
Letter: Distorting the housing market
Despite bailouts the housing financial deck of cards is still teetering. Next year 48 percent of the outstanding home mortgages will have a negative loan value, whereby the amount owed will be more than the home's value. Currently one of every 136 homes are foreclosed; this is distorted...
November 25, 2009 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
Letter: Definition of a progressive
In a fund-raising speech Bill Clinton said the elections of Nov. 3 are a referendum on Obama, the health care bill, and our progressive agenda. Hillary Clinton says, "I am a progressive, not a liberal." Obama ran on change and the need to transform this country. McCain said, "Put...
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
October 17, 2009
Letter: A prescription for failure
Can pigs fly? They seem to in Washington, D.C. Consider the Baucus Senate health care plan (really an entitlement). In conjunction with the Congressional Budget Office, Baucus has unveiled his $829 billion plan over the next 10 years that he says will reduce the federal budget by...
October 17, 2009 - 12:00am
September 14, 2009
Letter: U.S. is bankrupt, now what?
In the last 40 years America has gone from the world's greatest creditor nation to the greatest debtor nation. America is bankrupt. The problem lies in Washington, D.C., on both sides of the aisle. Through gerrymandered seats politicians pick the voters that get them re-elected rather...
September 14, 2009 - 12:00am
August 6, 2009
Letter: The perils of Obamacare
Does America need Obama government health care? Seventy-five percent of Americans are satisfied with the existing health care system. The current Congressional health care bill would socialize 15 to 20 percent of the American economy. The real issue is freedom. If Obamacare becomes...
August 6, 2009 - 12:00am
July 15, 2009
Letter: Journalism doesn't defame
I would like to suggest that the editors of the West Central Tribune grow up and realize that true journalism does not include the defamation of individuals who have been elected to serve on our city council. Kris Pederson Willmar
July 15, 2009 - 12:00am
Letter: Unfair attack on Christianson
Your July 10 editorial validates the saying, "One not reading a newspaper is uninformed; one reading the newspaper is misinformed." Your unsubstantiated and personal attack against Councilman Ron Christianson is most disturbing. You incorrectly allege that "Christianson should get...
July 15, 2009 - 12:00am
Letter: Cronyism at city hall?
I feel compelled to respond to your editorial of July 10, in which you accuse Councilman Ron Christianson of trying to micromanage city staff, among other trivia. I wholeheartedly disagree. Christianson spoke his mind, which he has a right (and a duty) to do. I give Christianson...
July 15, 2009 - 12:00am
July 10, 2009
Editorial: Trivial City Council antics are disturbing
It is time for select members of the Willmar City Council to grow up and act like adults at public meetings. This is especially true following the embarrassing discussion over the possible nomination of a new member to the Willmar Charter Commission. Council member Ron Christianson...
July 10, 2009 - 12:00am