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Willmar Middle School rings in new year with new classrooms
County to fast-track improvements at Games Lake Park
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say cold could hit next week
Montevideo father sentenced for assault of baby
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
October 21, 2016
Corrine Nelson letter: Help the U.S. rise from its decay
History repeats itself. Centuries ago King Solomon of Babylon taught for us today a very important lesson of life. A king of a faltering country...
October 21, 2016 - 11:47am
October 6, 2016
Cal Miner letter: Is this the end of civilization?
The Israelites wanted a worldly king like the nations around them. The God-fearing were letting the things of the world dictate their beliefs, ideas and desires. Does this sound a little bit like the U.S.? Founded on certain ideals and beliefs, are we too getting what we deserve...
October 6, 2016 - 1:31am
September 16, 2016
Letter: We need better role models
Disturbing to me is the fact that there is so much disrespect in our nation. Not saluting our soldiers, such as our president refuses to do when he arrives with the helicopter on his lawn, is one example. Sitting for our national anthem, such as Colin Kaepernick has recently done,...
September 16, 2016 - 9:00am
September 9, 2016
Letter: Letters that make us think
Thanks to the West Central Tribune's opinion page for taking in opinions from local people in our region. On Aug. 27, there appeared two very thoughtful letters that made one think and realize the world we live in. Thanks to Patricia Carter Harding of Willmar for her strength and...
September 9, 2016 - 8:44am
January 5, 2016
Letter: Does this reflect our values?
A recent Star Tribune article published Dec. 23 revealed that half of the Republicans in a presidential poll thought Donald Trump “shared their values and would be proud if he were elected.” I am not sure when race-baiting, scapegoating, vulgarity and character assassinations...
January 5, 2016 - 2:00am
January 10, 2011
Farmland values rising
WILLMAR -- Farmland values in west central Minnesota are continuing to climb to new, historic highs, assessors in the seven-county area around Willmar report. The rising values come despite some angst over whether the values might represent a bubble in the making. "Is this the new...
January 10, 2011 - 12:00am
October 27, 2010
Letter: Careful what you vote for
No election in memory provides the distinctions among the candidates as appear before us for voting next week. The palette of choices and what they represent is as clear as you could hope for, and the results will echo within our state and country for a long time. Too bad our candidates...
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
June 15, 2010
Co. says no to justice; lake-home residents frustrated
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners may have just turned one of the state's more liberal supreme court justices into a cynic. In a...
June 15, 2010 - 12:00am
June 14, 2010
Kandiyohi County Board of Equalization meets today
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Board of Equalization meets at 6 p.m.
June 14, 2010 - 12:00am
April 12, 2010
Residential market values drop slightly in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR -- The market value of residential property in Kandiyohi County dropped nearly 2 percent this year. That's not nearly as big a drop...
April 12, 2010 - 12:00am
June 18, 2009
About half of the residents who appealed their property value assessments will see a reduction by the county
WILLMAR -- About half of the Kandiyohi County residents who appealed their property values this week got what they asked for -- a reduction in their assessed values. Nine of the property owners, however, were denied their requests. The Kandiyohi County Board of Appeal and Equalization,...
June 18, 2009 - 12:00am
June 16, 2009
Board weighs requests from lakeshore property owners seeking lower property values
WILLMAR -- The values placed on lakeshore lots were questioned by a majority of the property owners who appeared Monday night before the Kandiyohi County Board of Appeal and Equalization. The board, which is made up of the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, is considering appeals...
June 16, 2009 - 12:00am
March 21, 2009
Values for 2009 and taxes for 2010
From start to finish, it takes about two years from when information about market values is gathered until property taxes on that parcel are paid. That lag time is part of the problem when it comes to understanding high market values when homes are selling for far less. "An appraisal...
March 21, 2009 - 12:02am
October 31, 2008
Letter: Change we can do without
If Sen. Barack Obama were a participant in a debate contest, he would be deserving of our affirmation. However, we do not elect presidents for the eloquence of their speech, but for their ability to actually lead. What we have heard plenty is the "change" mantra. I can think of few...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 27, 2008
Letter: Vote for return to the Bible
Barack Obama's far left agenda for change will be just that. We could have 30 years or more of liberal activist judges. The agenda of the ACLU, homosexual activists, abortion rights activists and many more liberal organizations will gloat with glee. But what about the conservative...
October 27, 2008 - 12:00am