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West Central Tribune Minute: Fischbach talks inflation, border security in Willmar campaign stop

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Here’s a look at the top headlines from around west central Minnesota for Sept. 25, 2022.

Seventh District Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach made a campaign stop in Willmar at the local Republican party headquarters on the morning of Sept. 23, 2022 to rally support 46 days ahead of the election and on the first day that absentee ballots could be cast.
Seventh District Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach made a campaign stop in Willmar at the local Republican party headquarters on the morning of Sept. 23, 2022 to rally support 46 days ahead of the election and on the first day that absentee ballots could be cast.
Tom Cherveny / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — Inflation, public safety, border security and drug trafficking were the issues highlighted by U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach during a brief campaign rally held at the Republican Party headquarters in Willmar on Friday morning.

She also promoted the Republican Party platform called the Commitment to America that was introduced on Friday by House minority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California.

Fischbach mingled with the local party members before addressing them, part of a tour to other party headquarters on a path that was to take her from Willmar to Moorhead on Friday.

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Roommate friction brings new laughs to the Barn Theatre stage in 'The Odd Couple'

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Oscar Madison, played by Anton Switajewski, attempts to calm down Felix Ungar, played by Tim Ostby, during a dress rehearsal of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" at the Barn Theatre on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — Roommate situations are rarely perfect. And when two people approach life in vastly different ways — which shows in their approach to the dishes and general apartment upkeep — melding those lifestyles into one cohesive unit can cause plenty of friction.

The Barn Theatre presents Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22-24 and Sept. 29-Oct. 1, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2.

Tickets are adults $20, ages 18 and younger $10; call 320-235-9500, online at www.thebarntheatre.com or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday.

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League of Women Voters of the Willmar Area sets election candidate forums

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WILLMAR — Next week begins a series of 2022 election candidate forums conducted by the League of Women Voters of the Willmar Area.

Forums are planned in New London, Spicer and Willmar, but according to the announcement from the League of Women Voters, no audience will be present due to COVID-19 concerns.

Questions from the public may be emailed in advance to lwvwillmar@lwvmn.org . The forums will be shown live on WRAC-8 and also may be streamed on the Facebook page of the League of Women Voters of the Willmar Area .

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The West Central Tribune newsroom can be reached via email:
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