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Child found safe in Willmar after possible abduction
Klobuchar, Peterson go to bat for rural broadband
Nolan hears about Iron Range infrastructure challenges
Today, Keith Ellison may become DNC leader
Five charged in connection with meth found following Willmar high-speed chase
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
Palmer, Bryan share Honda Classic lead
Local Roundup: Wildcats bounce back with vengeance
Junior Hockey: Two WarHawks heading to Hamline
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.
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
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
November 2, 2012
Editorial: Our picks for Willmar City Council - Recommend Anderson, Johnson, Ahmann and Lawton
Willmar voters will be electing four members to its City Council. The candidates are: Dennis Anderson in Ward 1; Tim Johnson and Andrew Bjur in Ward 2, Steve Ahmann in Ward 3 and Jim Dokken and Jay Lawton in Ward 4. Ward 1: Anderson is running unopposed for re-election to this Ward...
November 2, 2012 - 9:34am
October 26, 2012
Letter: A new low in politics
Wow. A new low in politics. The attack on Sen. Joe Gimse by Steve Marquardt's Oct. 23 letter to the editor went too far. Marquardt's letter was mean, ruthless and extremely disrespectful towards a grieving family. Using the death of someone's loved one to advance your political opinion...
October 26, 2012 - 8:58pm
October 23, 2012
Letter: Our dangerous highways
The tragic death of Belgrade teacher and coach Richard Vos as he rode his bicycle on U.S.
October 23, 2012 - 1:23am
November 22, 2011
From the publisher: An explanation of our obituary changes
Thank you to all of our readers for your loyal support of the West Central Tribune. I also compliment our readers for taking the time to share...
November 22, 2011 - 1:06pm
November 7, 2011
Letter: Afraid to shop in Willmar
Letter to members of the Willmar City Council: This past week I had the pleasure of sitting with an elderly woman from Appleton. This woman asked me where I was from. I told her I live in Willmar. She asked me if I was afraid to live in Willmar because of all the crime. She then...
November 7, 2011 - 12:00am
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
Sviggum chooses to keep UMinn regents seat, will resign U teaching position
MINNEAPOLIS - Former Minnesota House Speaker Steve Sviggum says he'll keep his seat on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents and resign from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to end a conflict of interest. A regents committee last week told Sviggum that holding both jobs...
April 4, 2011 - 10:37am
December 2, 2010
State budget deficit grows, but local governments spared cuts for this month
ST. PAUL - Minnesota cities and schools will not need to help plug a state budget gap this month, but the state faces a major budget deficit...
December 2, 2010 - 1:30pm
November 18, 2010
Letter: It's a poor intersection fix
I would like to congratulate Duininck Construction on their quick work to complete the Highway 71/23 (business) intersection with the law enforcement road and the golf course road. However, this poorly designed project, which cost more than $725,000 (plus the additional costs of...
November 18, 2010 - 12:00am
October 27, 2010
ACGC audit shows decrease in district's expenses, but slow stabilization overall
COSMOS -- An audit of the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District shows reductions in expenses has resulted in an increase in the net assets and reserve fund for the 2009-10 school year. But the state's delayed aid payment has weakened the district's cash fund. In a report to the...
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
August 19, 2010
Woods' caddy not worried about job
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Steve Williams doesn't believe his job as Tiger Woods' caddy is under any threat, despite media speculation about their 11-year association and concern over the champion golfer's form. Williams told New Zealand radio Wednesday that he and Woods remain...
August 19, 2010 - 12:00am
January 26, 2010
Weather wreaks havoc
WILLMAR -- A Monday storm that seemed to come out of the blue took west central Minnesota school districts, highway departments and travelers...
January 26, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Sen. Dille outlines his legislative record
Twenty-four years ago, in 1986, I began my campaign for the Minnesota House of Representatives. My campaign slogan was "Experienced leadership with a common-sense approach." In speeches I would expand on that by saying, "Our decisions should be based on valid science, sound economics...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
November 19, 2009
Tribune Editorial: Sen. Dille will be missed at Capitol
Sen. Steve Dille announced earlier this week that he would not seek re-election in 2010. The veteran Republican senator will serve during the 2010 Minnesota legislative session. Dille will be missed in the Legislature. A veterinarian and farmer from Dassel, Dille has served diligently...
November 19, 2009 - 12:00am
November 6, 2009
Letters: The kids are all right
In response to the letter by Lowell Tieszen from Raymond (Public Forum, Oct. 29): In your letter you refer to news stories regarding the murder and rape of little girls. Then, to cap it all off, you mention a poster for "Drag Me To Hell" at the local library. The poster portrays...
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am