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Pipeline protester charged with abusing elderly mother at camp, exploiting vulnerable adult
Trump to order review of WOTUS regulations, official says
Buffer law draws questions from landowners in Renville County
Creative finds under one roof: Market Under Glass slated next week
Records published Feb. 28
Prep Basketball: 'Jays wrap up Camden championship
Junior Hockey: 3 WarHawks in top prospect tournament
Wild score 12 seconds into overtime to beat Kings
Girls Basketball: Small stature, big talent
Trade energizes Wild as they aim for playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Marvin C. Woehler
Grace E. Peterson
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
OPINION: Property rights measure would have been positive move for ND agriculture
Column: What's a family farm?
Column: The power of noticing can save lives
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
November 3, 2014
Only poll that counts comes at ballot box today
Follow the election on Twitter: Look for #wctvote on Twitter for up-to-the-minute local election coverage by the West Central Tribune. ST....
November 3, 2014 - 11:46pm
October 21, 2014
Letter: Be sure to vote on Nov. 4
By the time this gets into print, we will be just a few days away from Election Day. Many people are looking forward to the end of the campaign ads. But how many people are looking forward to voting? We need to remember that many of our ancestors worked hard to give us the...
October 21, 2014 - 12:00am
September 24, 2014
NLS residents learn about school’s $14.6M building proposal
NEW LONDON — During band and choir concerts at New London-Spicer schools parents sit on bleachers and the music rumbles through the high ceilings of the gym. Drama students catch after-school rides to downtown New London to practice in the “Little Theater” that’s leased from...
September 24, 2014 - 11:24pm
June 13, 2014
Commentary: The roar of Europe’s vote
WASHINGTON — When the dyspeptic poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), who loathed Belgium even more than most things, was asked to imagine an epitaph for that nation, he suggested: “At last!” Which is how many Europeans feel about the rapidly growing disgust with the European...
June 13, 2014 - 2:00am
January 3, 2014
Parents of young children in the MACCRAY School District urging ‘no’ vote as district seeks approval of $20M in bonds
RAYMOND — Marriage to Shaun Shubert brought Shelly from the West Coast to Maynard, while a job in Willmar and a house to make their home brought...
January 3, 2014 - 10:55pm
August 29, 2013
Benson, Minn., elementary school wants your vote
BENSON -- Second-grade teacher Roger Ebnet wants to throw a big party for Northside Elementary School and the entire community of Benson, with some help from west central Minnesota and Target. Northside Elementary was leading the nation Thursday afternoon in a race to get the most...
August 29, 2013 - 11:26pm
May 7, 2013
Advocates optimistic as Minnesota Legislature poised for votes on same-sex marriage measure
ST. PAUL — Gay marriage supporters feel victory in the air. Their confidence is high as Minnesota state representatives plan to vote on...
May 7, 2013 - 10:57pm
January 14, 2013
Minnesota GOP loses farm vote, but get message across
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House will not consider agriculture program funding by itself, but rural Republicans who wanted to divorce farm programs...
January 14, 2013 - 10:58pm
December 29, 2012
Absentee ballots available for Willmar special election
WILLMAR — Absentee voting begins Monday in the special election to fill a vacant Willmar City Council seat. The election is only for residents in Ward 4, who will be choosing a replacement for Doug Reese. The longtime city councilman resigned after he was elected in November to...
December 29, 2012 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
$5.4M school bond approved by voters in Hancock, Minn.
HANCOCK -- Voters in the Hancock school district have overwhelming approved a $5.4 million bond referendum. There were 196 "yes" votes and 36 "no" votes cast in Tuesday's balloting. The funds will be used to construct an addition of six classrooms with an elevator, total renovation...
December 19, 2012 - 1:16pm
Lake Lillian council to appoint mayor
LAKE LILLIAN -- The Lake Lillian City Council will appoint a new mayor in January, after the recipient of the most write-in votes declined the job. City Council member Ken Wittman did not seek the mayor's post, but received the most write-in votes with 13 in the Nov. 6 election. Council...
November 19, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
Voters decide against voter ID
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota voters do not want to prove who they are. Forty-six percent of voters Tuesday wanted to amend the state Constitution to require a photo ID before voting, but 50 percent was needed. The Minnesota vote went against a trend in other states to approve voter ID. Election...
November 7, 2012 - 2:53am
November 6, 2012
America casts its ballots on democracy's day
APEX, N.C.: Once laid-off, a voter says Obama deserves a chance to turn things around A few miles outside of Raleigh, N.C., voters streamed into the Wake County Firearms Education & Training Center to cast ballots. They lined up along a hallway dominated by posters offering National...
November 6, 2012 - 8:30am
November 2, 2012
Letter: I will vote 'no', I've changed my mind
I've changed my mind. Two sets of my great grandparents settled north of Willmar in 1861 -- one pair on the east shore of Eagle Lake; the other on the south shore of Twin Lakes. It was their dream come true. After struggling to survive in the stony province of Smaland in Sweden,...
November 2, 2012 - 12:18am
Letter: Don't take freedoms
I find it interesting that the Republican Party that supports less government control and involvement in our lives has decided to control our right to vote and our choice in marriage. As a nation founded on freedom, we should not be using laws to take away people's rights and freedoms...
November 2, 2012 - 12:15am