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At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
February 1, 2012
Letter: An ol' country boy's advice
Looks like election season is about to open again, so thought I'd sharpen the old pencil stub and jot a word to you folks what want me to vote for you. First off, don't be making none of those silly pledges to that Norquist fella; heck, he can't even vote for you. 'Sides, that kind...
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
June 17, 2011
Letter: A plea to our lawmakers
Since there is nothing to be gained and much to lose if the state shuts down, let us hope that reason will prevail. Since both sides seem to have painted themselves into a corner, here is a simple suggestion. Remember, compromise means both sides have to give a bit. To the governor,...
June 17, 2011 - 12:00am
June 6, 2011
Letter: No winners in state shutdown
35,000 state employees will receive layoff notices on June 10. At first glance, it might appear to many that this will be one great way to help balance our state budget. Yet more than most, my Hutchinson community is well aware of the collateral damage massive layoffs can trigger:...
June 6, 2011 - 12:00am
May 5, 2011
Letter: Issues facing city of Olivia
In support of Dan Knight's excellent letter on the new and current Olivia City Council, there are several issues that have been addressed and are concerns of the people attending these infrastructure meetings. The meetings have had armed Olivia Police Department at the door, the...
May 5, 2011 - 12:00am
December 23, 2010
Letter: The spirit of Christmas
Merry Christmas These are the only proper two words for this time of year and became especially true for me on Dec. 12. I was sitting in my big chair in my living room where I spend most of my time watching TV. Actually, I think, like most older, living-alone seniors like myself,...
December 23, 2010 - 12:00am
November 18, 2010
Letter: Why voters are frustrated
Why the anti-incumbent tidal wave in the recent election? Simple. We are tired of politicians giving more loyalty to a party, or big campaign donors, than to those whom they are supposed to represent. We are tired of politicians giving themselves raises, generous retirement benefits,...
November 18, 2010 - 12:00am
March 3, 2010
Contamination investigation plan for county landfill gets OK from co. board
WILLMAR -- A plan to look into contamination at the Kandiyohi County landfill will cost $850,000. The plan, which received final approval Friday by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, will help pinpoint the highest levels of contamination at the landfill and provide information...
March 3, 2010 - 12:00am
January 20, 2010
Old issue at landfill may cost taxpayers a bundle
WILLMAR -- An underground plume of methane, likely caused by barrels of lead paint that were dumped in the landfill back in the 1970s, has been haunting the Kandiyohi County Commissioners for the last decade. On Tuesday, the commissioners were told that investigating the source of...
January 20, 2010 - 12:00am
November 19, 2009
Letter: Was this front-page news?
Please excuse my limited view of the world, but with all that is going on around us, can the West Central Tribune really believe that a review of Sarah Palin's new book is a front-page story? Just because some liberal writers for the Associated Press critique her book, this somehow...
November 19, 2009 - 12:00am
October 14, 2009
Letter: A deserving prize winner
President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize was quite a surprise. At first I was taken aback, and the thought crossed my mind that while he has certainly made strides toward world peace, his road ahead is much longer. Then I took a look at the criteria for the award.
October 14, 2009 - 12:00am
August 26, 2009
Letter: More cuts to rural counties
Once again our southwest Minnesota rural counties get the short end of the stick! Not only will we be hit with the governor's unallotments but additional cuts! Why? Because of the state's County Program Aid formula which nobody fully understands. The reduction is due to the drastic...
August 26, 2009 - 12:00am
July 2, 2009
Letter: Our misplaced priorities
Do I have this right? Little, if any, mention of our veterans who receive the Medal of Honor. Never any mention of the heroics performed by our soldiers overseas every day. And yet, hours and hours that will go on for days and days on every TV channel and headlines for every news...
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
June 17, 2009
Kandiyohi County Board urged to remain vigilant, informed in fight against aquatic invasive species
WILLMAR -- With 17 lakes and 43 boat accesses in Kandiyohi County, the fear that zebra mussels will get into waters here is a growing concern. The aquatic invasive species has already been found in at least two Minnesota lakes, including Mille Lacs Lake. "There's nothing to stop...
June 17, 2009 - 12:00am
March 2, 2009
Letter: A return to business as usual
While I do not hold high expectations for political pundits in the mainstream press, I sometimes catch things that still bring me up short. All the rage in analysis of the Republicans in Washington, D.C., now is, "They're finally returning to their fiscally responsible roots." We're...
March 2, 2009 - 12:00am
January 26, 2009
Despite low market prices, recycling remains beneficial: Kandiyohi County's recycling program
WILLMAR -- The economic slump has hit the recycling market, with lower prices being paid for products like cardboard, newspaper and aluminum. The...
January 26, 2009 - 12:00am