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Man arrested after shots fired in southeast Willmar, Minn.

October 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A 29-year-old Willmar man faces two felony charges for discharging a firearm in the city after allegedly shooting at least four bullets from a semiautomatic handgun late Tuesday evening. Continue Reading

Firearm permits rise in booming Oil Patch

April 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Cindy Sanford has worked in big cities but it wasn’t until she landed a job in North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch hub of Williston that she began worrying about her safety. Continue Reading

Commentary: Our own insane policy on handguns

January 12, 2011 in West Central Tribune

I had a teacher in college who used to ask, Who discovered America? He would offer some choices. They were Amerigo Vespucci, Christopher Columbus or the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. The answer he wanted was the three ships with which eventually someone would have discovered the New World and without which everyone would have remained in Spain. It is no different with the tragedy in Tucson. Hate speech and madness were part of the mix, but it was the gun and our insane gun laws that resulted in six deaths. Until we come to grips with that, as a nation, we remain armed and dangerous.
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