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Letter: The importance of diversity

December 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Mind my frustrations, everybody, but I moved to Willmar in 2004 when this city was experiencing a huge growth economically and socially, especially with the growing number of people coming to Willmar from different countries. This led to Willmar becoming an All-America City, new businesses opening up and Willmar becoming a better place to live. Continue Reading

Editorial: Willmar City Council must walk the walk of leaders, Mayor needs to improve his leadership

November 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Where has the leadership gone on the Willmar City Council? Are Willmar citizens satisfied with city leaders becoming known as a bunch of angry old men? Continue Reading

Cartoon: An example of our mayoral leadership?

November 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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New London, Minn., teen gets probation for stealing church chalice, garage burglary

October 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Darien Cole Frank, 19, of New London, was sentenced Monday to 20 years of probation and 365 days in jail on a first-degree burglary charge for burglarizing a garage in Willmar in June and on gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor receiving stolen property charges for possessing a gold-plated chalice stolen in April from Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer.
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Making the big move: Frank Lake Covenant Church travels 25 miles during seven-hour trip to new home

August 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MURDOCK By 8 a.m. Tuesday the Thein Moving Co. of Clara City had secured the Frank Lake Covenant Church on a massive trailer, the electrical workers were poised to lift the wires over the country roads north of Murdock and Kathy Weckwerth had gathered family, friends and members of the moving crew in a circle for a prayer. Continue Reading

Frank Lake Church begins journey this morning near Mudock, Minn.

August 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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A fond farewell

July 29, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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Farewell service for Frank Lake Covenant Church set for Sunday

July 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MURDOCK When Kathy Weckwerth looks at the Frank Lake Covenant Church, she looks past the peeling exterior paint and the stained glass windows that are in need of a good washing.
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Home of rural Swedish Covenant faith listed for sale

April 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MURDOCK Sitting at the antique kitchen table in her equally old rural Murdock farm house, Marie Johnson listens intently to the Swedish church hymns coming from an under-the-kitchen-cabinet CD player.
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Editorial: City, utilities officials should follow the rules

December 22, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Mayor Frank Yanish and most of the Willmar City Council Monday night voiced their support of the Municipal Utilities Commission concerning the organization’s operations and pending investigation of General Manager Bruce Gomm for “activities disruptive to utility operations.” Continue Reading