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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
October 3, 2014
Local candidate forum: Sawatzky, Baker tackle jobs, taxes, transportation and political leadership
WILLMAR — Candidates vying for the District 17B House of Representatives seat met Friday in a forum sponsored by the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber...
October 3, 2014 - 11:31pm
September 21, 2014
New London-Spicer school district sets building project meeting
NEW LONDON — An informational meeting on a proposed $14.6 million construction project in the New London-Spicer School District will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high school cafeteria. Voters will decide on Nov. 4 whether to approve the project, which would be funded with...
September 21, 2014 - 10:45pm
September 2, 2014
Another tax case is coming down the pipe
OLIVIA — One week ago the Renville County Board of Commissioners approved a $195,110 “refund check’’ to Alliance Pipeline, the consequence of a tax court settlement that lowered the value of the pipeline through the county. On Tuesday, the board learned that new litigation...
September 2, 2014 - 9:27pm
July 16, 2014
Minnesota farmland taxes expected to rise
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota property owners could see some tax relief this year, but farmers can expect higher taxes for at least the next two years. “What I am hearing is it is making it much more difficult to do business as a farmer,” Rep. Paul Marquart, D-Dilworth, said of...
July 16, 2014 - 11:32pm
May 28, 2014
Letter: The real source of wealth
In response to E.J. Dionne’s column in the May 20 paper, quoting Elizabeth Warren’s statements: “You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to...
May 28, 2014 - 5:00am
May 8, 2014
Negotiators agree to state tax breaks
ST. PAUL — Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week.
May 8, 2014 - 11:25pm
April 15, 2014
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsay
April 15, 2014 - 12:01am
March 20, 2014
Legislature inches toward tax cuts
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers edged closer to passing millions of dollars in tax cuts today.
March 20, 2014 - 1:32pm
March 19, 2014
Senate tax bill arrives after Dayton complains about fellow Dems stalling
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday used his first public appearance since Feb. 8 to accuse fellow Democrats who lead the Senate...
March 19, 2014 - 1:00am
March 6, 2014
Minn. governor's plan includes more tax cuts, bigger reserves
ST. PAUL -- A bigger tax cut and depositing more money in the state budget reserves are Gov. Mark Dayton's priorities in how to deal with a $1.2 billion surplus.
March 6, 2014 - 11:16am
February 26, 2014
Renville County approves tax settlement with Alliance Pipeline
OLIVIA — As was expected, the Renville County Board of Commissioners approved a state-negotiated settlement that will refund taxes to Alliance Pipeline. The commissioners approved an agreement at their meeting on Tuesday that requires the county, two school districts and...
February 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
February 20, 2014
Minnesota to consider local oil disaster aid
ST. PAUL – Local emergency responders say they want the state’s help handling safety concerns as crude oil travels on railroads, highways and pipelines through their communities, but the Legislature has little time to act on the issue this year and many questions to answer....
February 20, 2014 - 10:00am
February 15, 2014
Ag tax relief a highlight of Minnesota speaker’s rural initiatives
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesotans’ ears will be burning when state legislators return to the Capitol Feb. 25 for their 2014 session. House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, promises a variety of greater Minnesota issues will be debated, especially...
February 15, 2014 - 4:00am
February 12, 2014
Letter: How tax decisions are made
A comment and a couple of legislative concerns caught my eye in the Feb. 5 edition of the West Central Tribune. The quote attributed to Harlan Madsen that “the world is run by those who show up” is certainly true in Kandiyohi County. Wasn’t the decision to build a new law enforcement...
February 12, 2014 - 1:00am
December 4, 2013
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
I have read the letters being submitted to the Tribune concerning our mayor and certain council members. My brother is mayor of Redwood Falls and I have watched him and his council be watchdogs of the public treasury and still find ways to provide needed services to the less fortunate...
December 4, 2013 - 11:51am