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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
December 7, 2016
Willmar council discusses whether adequate details shared on possible housing project
WILLMAR — A possible multi-unit housing project might now be in danger of falling apart after it was discussed at Monday night's Willmar City Council meeting, before the developer was ready to go public. "I would say this project is in serious jeopardy after our conversation...
December 7, 2016 - 7:16am
November 9, 2016
Ahmann defeats Reese in Kandiyohi County Board race
WILLMAR – In a closely watched contest, Steve Ahmann won election Tuesday to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, representing the...
November 9, 2016 - 6:12am
November 4, 2016
Bruce Swanson letter: Ahmann has great integrity
Please check out Steve Ahmann. He is a person of great integrity. He is always there to help anyone and everyone. I've known Steve now for quite...
November 4, 2016 - 9:26am
November 1, 2016
Elaine Carlson letter: Still no action on city flooding
Steve Ahmann tried. I can't believe it. The other evening at the Willmar City Council meeting a well-informed citizen was making a presentation...
November 1, 2016 - 1:51pm
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Re-elect Doug Reese for District 2 in Kandiyohi County
Voters in District 2 can re-elect Doug Reese as their county commissioner or choose Steve Ahmann as their next county representative. Kandiyohi...
November 1, 2016 - 10:00am
October 25, 2016
County Board candidates square off at forum
WILLMAR — Candidates for the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners squared off Tuesday night at a public forum, fielding questions on...
October 25, 2016 - 10:36pm
October 20, 2016
Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
"The bottom of the toilet." Yup.That's what Mr. Steve Ahmann called Willmar at the Oct. 17 City Council meeting His fake front of concern for...
October 20, 2016 - 12:19pm
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
March 17, 2016
Willmar's Rice Park requests concern committee
WILLMAR — A possible contract with SRF Consulting Group for construction management services for a project in Willmar’s Rice Park brought out concerns from a Willmar City Council member. Councilman Steve Ahmann, a member of the council’s Public Works and Safety Committee, said...
March 17, 2016 - 7:21pm
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
Editorial: A failure of leadership on Willmar City Council
“Knucklehead definition: fool, idiot” — Dictionary.com There is a failure of leadership on the Willmar City Council and its Labor Relations Committee. Neither the chairman nor any member of the City Council has spoken up to apologize for the unidentified “idiot” commenter...
June 1, 2015 - 5:22am
May 18, 2015
Editorial: Willmar City Council members are losing our trust
“Trust is a two-way street. If your government does not trust you, how can you trust your government?” — Bruce Montague, a Canadian government critic The biggest issue facing the Willmar City Council today has become a simple one-word statement: Trust. This is...
May 18, 2015 - 12:18pm
April 8, 2015
Editorial: Why avoid discussion on meeting location?
The final item discussed at the Willmar City Council Monday night was a council member's inquiry asking whether the Labor Relations/City Council meeting scheduled this afternoon needed to be moved to a larger meeting place in anticipation of significant public attendance. That...
April 8, 2015 - 7:00am
March 21, 2015
Editorial: Willmar is waiting for answers
“What we got here is a failure to communicate.” - The Captain, 1967 “Cool Hand Luke” The Willmar City Council’s silent five have failed to communicate to the city of Willmar and its citizens reasonable explanations for what brought forth Monday’s movement to terminate...
March 21, 2015 - 9:41am
March 2, 2015
Mayor suggests City Council delay planning retreat
WILLMAR — Mayor Marv Calvin did not respond directly to questions raised by City Council member Audrey Nelsen during Monday night’s council...
March 2, 2015 - 11:18pm