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Paynesville man, 22, injured in motorcycle crash
Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
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
November 24, 2013
Democrats face property taxes as a campaign issue
ST. PAUL — Democrats for years blamed Republicans for forcing local governments to raise property taxes.
November 24, 2013 - 11:10pm