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Soybean exports power U.S. economy to best performance in 2 years
Chamber of Commerce backs sales tax before Willmar voters
Dayton offers proposal for 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums
What to do when a health crisis pushes you over the limit
Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as pipeline protest site turns tense
WCT Sports Show: Section playoffs roundup
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Melissa Heen Peterson
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Ron A. Hanson letter: Cast your vote for the greater good
Estrich Commentary: Election landslide? Not so fast
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Carroll and Donna Sarsland letter: The best choices for NL-S School Board
Bob and Joanne Thurston latter: Baker is the best voice for his district
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