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Teenager supporting veterans around Minnesota with clothing
Two vineyards challenge Minnesota grape law
Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest
Driver in crash that killed Litchfield woman to serve 50 months
Report: 'Premature' death rate rising
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
'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
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
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
December 16, 2011
Editorial: End of Iraq War is very welcome, remember the fallen
The red, white and blue colors of the United States were folded for a final time Thursday in Baghdad marking the official end of nearly nine bloody years of the Iraq war. U.S. military forces held flag-lowering ceremony Thurday as a modest end to the unpopular war that began with...
December 16, 2011 - 9:15am
December 15, 2011
Editorial: Complete review of Willmar's Municipal Utilities is needed
The recent turmoil at the Willmar Municipal Utilities has now boiled over onto the public stage as its General Manager Bruce Gomm was placed on paid administrative leave Monday pending an investigation of "activities disruptive to utility operations." The Municipal Utilities Commission...
December 15, 2011 - 2:46am
August 26, 2011
Editorial: District must take a look at all offers
The Willmar School District received a purchase offer on the northern half of the Garfield School property earlier this month. Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard confirmed the offer earlier this week. The school district has not yet released the identity of the potential buyer, pending...
August 26, 2011 - 12:00am
August 25, 2011
Editorial: Two who showed courage, dignity
The diagnosis of any family member with Alzheimer's or only early onset dementia, Alzheimer's-related is not only a shock, but a heartbreaker. Alzheimer's is not yet a curable disease. It is a disease that remains challenging for the medical world as well as the patient's families...
August 25, 2011 - 12:00am
July 29, 2011
Thanks to 'Mick' for fine city service
Willmar City Administrator Michael Schmit is retiring today after a long 37-year career as a public employee. Schmit always kept the city as his "first priority" and it shows in the many things that make Willmar an "All-America City." Under Schmit's management, Willmar has planned,...
July 29, 2011 - 12:00am
July 2, 2011
Editorial: It is time to send a message
It is the Fourth of July weekend as west central Minnesota and the rest of the county celebrates in honor of the birth of America. It time to remember the sacrifices of our Founding Fathers as they created the United States. Democracy has never been a pretty or efficient form of...
July 2, 2011 - 3:43pm
June 4, 2011
Tribune Editorial: Fight against invasive species critical for all
Local, county and state officials are working to educate all residents on the best defense against zebra mussels. The primary keys are self-responsibility and education of all citizens -- whether one is a boat user, angler or not. One such effort was a boat cleaning demonstration...
June 4, 2011 - 12:00am
May 31, 2011
A sampling of editorials from Minnesota newspapers: On no bridge-builders in sight as ideological divide grows: We're not sure what's more disheartening: The failure of the GOP and Gov. Dayton to reach a budget deal, or the fact that the entire state could see this impasse coming...
May 31, 2011 - 12:56am
March 11, 2011
Tribune Editorial: Parents should get their kids immunized
A report Tuesday based upon federal data cited a notable decline recently in Minnesota's childhood immunization rate. The Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota report said that the childhood immunization rate in Minnesota dropped 3.6 percent in 2009 to 76.9 percent, compared...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
March 8, 2011
Letter: Editorial's criticism was unfair
I think it would be wise for the West Central Tribune to make contact with the city government before spouting their opinions about what they should do with regards to the old airport property. In their March 5 editorial, the Tribune says some true and good things in the first four...
March 8, 2011 - 12:00am
American Opinion - On rising oil prices:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On rising oil prices: Libyan unrest is fueling a sharp boost in U.S. pump prices. But beyond that immediate cause for concern lies a far more extended -- and ominous -- trend: Oil costs appear likely to keep rising...
March 8, 2011 - 12:00am
American Opinion - On public financing for presidential elections:
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On public financing for presidential elections: House Republicans, pandering to the new corporate money trough legitimized by the Supreme Court, have voted to kill off public financing for presidential elections....
March 8, 2011 - 12:00am
March 7, 2011
American Opinion - On legacy funds:
An excerpt from recent editorials in Minnesota newspapers: From The Associated Press On legacy funds: What are taxpayers getting for their money? Welcome to the biggest question looming over Minnesota's Legacy Amendment funding decisions. Expect to hear it a lot in the next few...
March 7, 2011 - 12:00am
American Opinion - On GOP's own budget:
An excerpt from recent editorials in Minnesota newspapers: From The Associated Press On GOP's own budget: The news ... was about as good as anyone could have hoped for. Minnesota's improving economy has lopped $1.2 billion from what had been a projected $6.2 billion budget deficit...
March 7, 2011 - 12:00am
February 23, 2011
Editorial: Public notices belong in newspapers
Newspaper publication of government's notices has been the law since our country was founded. A bill has been introduced by Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, and co-sponsored by Rep. Bruce Vogel, R-Willmar, that would permit local governments to publish public notices on the Internet,...
February 23, 2011 - 12:18am