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'We need to stay ahead': Duluth police recruits will test ‘customer service’ training
Former New York Mills teacher acquitted of charge alleging sexual contact with student
Inmate recaptured after walking away from Clay County Jail annex
What we know about the Al Franken accusations and responses
Three arrested following shooting in Fergus Falls
Heat scorch nets from 3, beat Timberwolves
Wild have had Blues rematch 'circled on the calendar'
Vikings' Zimmer says blocked kicks weren't Forbath's fault
No drama: Zimmer says Keenum will start Vikings' next game
Wild rally, beat Avalanche in shootout
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Commentary: Sen. Franken still hasn't denied grabbing women
Tribune Editorial: Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Riley Gregory Muench
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June 22, 2016
Letter: Peterson's band needs name change
In the aftermath of the record toll of dead human bodies in Orlando, Florida, I urge Rep. Collin Peterson to change the name of your "Second Amendment" band.
June 22, 2016 - 3:34am
June 17, 2016
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
June 17, 2016 - 12:10am
May 9, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Is that a gun or a cellphone?
Let’s make this clear right off the bat — this is not an anti-gun statement. Having gotten that out of the way, what is the obsession lately with people wanting to manufacture guns that look like cell phones and cell phones to look like guns? As if the country isn’t already...
May 9, 2016 - 1:00am
April 12, 2016
More than 1,600 on hand for Willmar gun show
WILLMAR - Some 1,640 people are estimated to have attended the gun show Saturday and Sunday at the Willmar Civic Center's Blue Line Arena. Proceeds...
April 12, 2016 - 9:59am
April 8, 2016
Western Minn. man sentenced to nearly seven years for illegally possessing guns
MADISON -- The Madison man arrested in 2015 for the attempted burglary of two Madison businesses and a gun shop has been sentenced to nearly seven years in federal prison for a being a felon in possession of firearms.
April 8, 2016 - 6:14pm
January 5, 2016
Obama makes new push to tighten gun rules
WASHINGTON — Wiping back tears Tuesday as he remembered children killed in a mass shooting, President Barack Obama ordered stricter gun rules...
January 5, 2016 - 11:45pm
October 31, 2015
Letter:The shedding of innocent blood
Your Oct. 10 cartoon of the weeping eagle above the place names of recent gun deaths shows that in today’s America we need to expand Thomas Jefferson’s comment, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants,” to now include...
October 31, 2015 - 12:29am
October 27, 2015
Letter: Article belonged on op-ed page
Am I the only person to question the placement of Walter Scott’s weekly article on the Outdoors page of the Oct. 17 West Central Tribune? Inasmuch as it contained only Scott’s opinion re no gun zones and his purported and most likely erroneous insight into President Obama’s...
October 27, 2015 - 12:10am
October 3, 2015
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
October 3, 2015 - 12:00am
July 29, 2015
Lawmakers consider allowing National Guard members to carry firearms without permits
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers discussed the possibility of allowing Minnesota National Guard members to carry firearms without permits at a public hearing Wednesday. The information-only hearing came two weeks after a shooting at a Chattanooga, Tenn., military recruiting center that...
July 29, 2015 - 11:17pm
June 20, 2015
Commentary; Charleston and its politics
WASHINGTON — We Americans are exceptionally good at evasion when we want to be. Our skills in this sphere are particularly impressive on the matter of race and the subject of guns. Nonsense, you say. Have we not been talking about race and racism for our entire history? Our conversations...
June 20, 2015 - 1:00am
April 15, 2015
April/May issue of Live it! Magazine available online
The April/May issue of Live it! Magazine is now online. This issue takes a look at the increase in popularity for conceal and carry permits...
April 15, 2015 - 5:03pm
April 4, 2015
Hutchinson man faces gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor charges for firearms possession
LITCHFIELD — A 61-year-old Hutchinson man alleged to be living in the U.S. without proper immigration documents made a court appearance Wednesday on multiple charges for illegally possessing firearms. Domingo Alvarez faces charges of gross misdemeanor illegal alien in possession...
April 4, 2015 - 1:07am
April 2, 2015
Investigation leads to arrest, seizure of 13 firearms yesterday at residence west of Hutchinson
LITCHFIELD -- Law enforcement reportedly seized 13 firearms yesterday at a residence west of Hutchinson and arrested a man who allegedly has been living in the U.S. illegally and provided false information to obtain a gun permit.
April 2, 2015 - 10:56am
October 30, 2014
Letter: Vote to protect your rights
Last week I received a phone call asking me to complete a three-minute survey. Although I rarely consent to such, I figured it was a political survey so I decided to go ahead with it. After being asked the usual political survey questions, there came one I was unprepared for. The...
October 30, 2014 - 12:30pm