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At conservative gathering, Trump blasts purveyors of 'fake news'
Trump attacks FBI on leakers of Russia reports: 'FIND NOW'
Indian engineer shot dead in possible hate crime at Kansas City bar
ACGC selects new superintendent
J.C. Penney to shut 130 to 140 stores
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
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
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
July 3, 2009
Letter: Spend your money at home
This letter is directed to anyone who is about to have countertops or floor covering installed. Spend your money at home; don't give it to chain stores with headquarters outside of Minnesota. Money spent here stays here! We want to thank Capitol Granite of Rockville and Vegdahl's...
July 3, 2009 - 12:00am
April 24, 2009
Letter: The need for a veterans' home
This is in response to the letter to the editor written by Curt Reese from Olivia who questions the need for a veterans' nursing home in west central Minnesota. We currently have approximately 50 veterans residing in private nursing homes in Kandiyohi County. If you extend the area...
April 24, 2009 - 12:00am
April 20, 2009
Letter: Success of the Tea Parties
The Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Parties of April 15 were a success. Of the 5,000 events nationwide, estimated attendance was at least a quarter million. In Willmar the event attracted several hundred people. The mainstream biased media again misstated the impact of the Tea Parties,...
April 20, 2009 - 12:00am
February 21, 2009
Keeping the sidewalks clear
February 21, 2009 - 12:00am
November 15, 2008
No action is taken on Westwind mortgage by officials
WILLMAR -- The developer of Westwind Estates is asking the City Council to approve a $350,000 mortgage and promissory note for the affordable housing project in southwest Willmar. Money for the mortgage came from a $350,000 grant the city re-ceived ea- rlier in the year from the...
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 25, 2008
Letter: Franken is a bad joke
There is a bad joke going around among the Democrats. His name is Al Franken. If you as a voter don't feel you can support Norm Coleman, please vote for Dean Barkley. Barkley has lived here for many years and knows Minnesota. Al Franken hasn't lived here for over 30 years and doesn't...
October 25, 2008 - 12:00am
September 3, 2008
Jesse Ventura rallies Ron Paul supporters
Rivertowns Group photo by Mike Longaecker MINNEAPOLIS -- Thousands of people filled the Target Center Tuesday, hoping to prove there was another Republican show in the Twin Cities. As the Republican National Convention got into full swing in St. Paul, supporters of vanquished GOP...
September 3, 2008 - 12:00am
May 30, 2008
Ron Paul wants to change GOP
ROCHESTER, Minn. - Minnesota Republican officials would not allow maverick Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul to speak to their state convention, which began this morning, but he attracted about 400 spectators for an early-morning speech in a park outside the convention hall. "What...
May 30, 2008 - 10:00am
April 22, 2008
Council hears pleas for understanding, reconciliation over project; remains divided on veto
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council failed 4-4 Monday night to override Mayor Les Heitke's veto of the council's April 7 rejection of the $350,000 state grant for the controversial Westwind Estates Third Addition housing project. The mayor issued the veto in an April 8 letter to...
April 22, 2008 - 12:00am
April 9, 2008
Supporters of Westwind proposal have their say at City Council meeting
WILLMAR -- Supporters of the embattled Westwind Estates housing project had their say at Monday night's Willmar City Council meeting. Housing project supporters and opponents on the eight-member council are evenly split.
April 9, 2008 - 12:00am
April 8, 2008
Westwind proposal draws further criticism
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to reject a $350,000 state grant for the controversial workforce and low-income Westwind Estates Third Addition housing project in southwest Willmar. The motion was offered by project opponent Ron Christianson toward the...
April 8, 2008 - 12:00am
March 18, 2008
Housing proposal remains hot topic for council
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council has ordered that the Board of Zoning Appeals hold a hearing on a controversial low-income housing development planned in southwest Willmar. In another part of the council's Monday night meeting, a member said that Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership...
March 18, 2008 - 12:00am
March 4, 2008
Council vote throws street improvements in doubt
WILLMAR -- The city's proposed 2008 street improvements were thrown into doubt Monday night when the City Council failed to muster the seven votes needed to approve the improvements because a low-income housing project that three council members oppose is on the list. The vote so...
March 4, 2008 - 12:00am
January 23, 2008
City Council fails to overturn Planning Commission's approval of conditional use permit for housing development
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council on a 4-4 vote Tuesday night failed to overturn the Planning Commission's approval of a conditional use permit for a low-to-moderate income housing development opposed by neighboring homeowners. As a result of the council's vote, Mayor Les Heitke...
January 23, 2008 - 12:00am