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We welcome letters to the editor on topics of public interest. The deadline for election-related letters is 5 p.m. Nov. 2. Letters exceeding 350 words will not be considered. Submit letters preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org , by fax to 320-235-6769 or mail us at Letters the Editor, West Central Tribune, P.O. Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201.0839.
It was a study in contrast: one of a candidate cornered by his own words coming out in attack mode striving to salvage his campaign at any costs, and the...
The majority of Willmar students get the fact that Willmar is and likely always has been a city of immigrants. The students recognize each other, accept who they are and treat each other as they would want to be treated. Thus, the Willmar Senior High School selection of Anisa Abdulahi last week as homecoming queen, along with homecoming king Grant Duininck, reflects the students' world of WIllmar. It was a proud moment for Willmar.
The annual Kandiyohi County Fair opens today and runs through Saturday. It is four days of fun for everyone. And there is a lot going on. Today opens with Veterans Day, a chainsaw carving, a lot of judging events, and pig racing. The Red Letter Band and Jason, Alina and Danny will play at Heritage Square. And it is Bull Riding night at the Grandstand. On Thursday, the judging and the pig racing events continue. The Kingery Family and the Talent Show will be featured at Heritage Square. And it is Demo Derby in the Grandstand.
After several months of study and debate, the Willmar City Council has decided to place a new local option sales tax before the voters on the Nov. 8 ballot. The final proposal has a $10 million target plus finance costs for specific projects for improvements to Robbins Island, the Willmar Civic Center and the Swansson Field Complex.
The $6.5 million rehabilitation project at the Kandi Mall in Willmar took another step toward reality Monday as the Willmar City Council voted to participate in a tax abatement pending completion of specific conditions. This is a positive step for Willmar and west central Minnesota. The 44-acre Kandi Mall property was purchased by RockStep Capital, in partnership with RockStep Willmar LLC, for $14.1 million in October 2015.
Donald Trump continues to display his inability to keep quiet when criticized and has opened an unwinnable debate with the Muslim American parents of an Army soldier killed in the Middle East. Khizr and Ghazala Khan appeared at the Democratic National Convention, where Mr. Khan called on Republican leaders to reject Trump's call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration and called it "unconstitutional." Their son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, 27, was killed by a car bomber in 2004 in Iraq.
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Willmar has yet another opportunity to move onward as a community with its selection as a pilot program for the "Moving Health Forward" initiative. Our community is fortunate to partner with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and have the partner investment of $2 million to fund the initiative through the end of 2018. That is a serious financial investment opportunity for the community of Willmar.