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Families apologize after more sex abuse details surface against dead Minnesota teacher, spouse
Man sentenced to prison for exposing himself, having sex with dog
Charges allege man angry with Zorbaz bouncers fired gun in parking lot in Spicer
Minnesota State Fair booth encourages Black Lives Matter discussion
Willmar airport invites public to celebrate a decade of landings, takeoffs
Indians complete sweep of Twins
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
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Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Nicholas J. Walter, Jr.
Alan G. Person
M. Keith Straight
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Cartoon by Ken Catalino for Sept. 1
Thomas: Trump wants an oath to America
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich for Sept. 1
Dionne: Do Trump's white men really want problems fixed?
Will: A 'slush fund' by any other name
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
February 10, 2011
Editorial: Rural access plan overhaul is needed
The Federal Communications Commission chairman Monday released an overhaul plan for the long-criticized program that helps bring telephone service to remote rural areas. The primary purpose of Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposed overhaul is to focus on expansion of high-speed...
February 10, 2011 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Tribune Editorial: All in Congress need to work on deficit
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated Wednesday that the federal deficit would hit a record $1.5 trillion this fiscal year. The federal government will have to borrow 40 cents for every dollar it will spend in this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. These numbers...
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am