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Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District wins national award
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Cross Country: Freetly wins again in Montevideo
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Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs, dies at age 81
Kosak of Olivia receives Guard honor
Janet H. Hanson
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Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Why City of Willmar employees seek a union?
Letter: Be fair about negative ads
Midwest Opinion: Salute your Constitution
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November 3, 2012
Candidates find plenty to spar about
WILLMAR --District 17 senate and 17B house legislative candidates found plenty to spar about, a few things to agree on, but always differed on...
local / region
November 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 2, 2012
Letter: Vote DFL in Dist. 17
Our state District faces a fundamental fork in the road. When you step into the voting booth, and choose Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) or Republican candidates, here is the choice. The Republicans have proven in the legislature that they absolutely refuse to place back into our...
opinion / letters
November 2, 2012 - 12:08am
October 31, 2012
Letter: District 17 need a good team
The new legislative District 17 (Kandiyohi, Renville, Chippewa and Swift counties) has the opportunity on Nov. 6 to elect an experienced and energetic team to represent them in St. Paul. The team is headed up by Sen. Lyle Koenen who has more than nine years of experience in the House...
October 31, 2012 - 8:30am
October 8, 2012
Olivia candidate forum tonight features district 17 senate, 17B representative candidates
OLIVIA -- Candidates for the Minnesota Legislature in district 17 will speak at 6 p.m. today at the Olivia Community Center. State senate candidates Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City, and Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, and state representative candidates for district 17 B, Andrew Falk, DFL-Murdock,...
news / region
October 8, 2012 - 9:12am
August 15, 2012
Koenen tops Rice in DFL race in Sen. Dist. 17 primary
Update:With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Lyle Koenen has received 2,763 votes and Larry Rice 2,215 votes in the DFL primary in State Senate 17.
news / local / region
August 15, 2012 - 12:23am
August 1, 2012
Letter: I am voting for Koenen
Dear fellow constituents and voters of state Senate District 17: Aug. 14 is primary election day in Minnesota. I have been a moderately conservative voter since 1974. I have supported Republicans perhaps 70 to 75 percent of the time. However, this year in the primary, I endorse...
opinion / letters
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
DFL District 17 Senate decision heads to primary
CLARA CITY -- After four rounds of balloting Thursday night in Clara City DFL delegates from Senate District 17 failed to endorse a candidate to run for Senate, making a primary election necessary. In the end it didn't really matter that Rep.
news / local
April 13, 2012 - 12:00am
April 12, 2012
No decision in District 17 Senate DFL endorsement, race heads to primary
After four ballots in District 17 Senate DFL race, no winner between Lyle Koenen and Larry Rice. Senate 17 DFL race headed for primary.
April 12, 2012 - 9:27pm
Koenen leads Rice by 5 votes in SD 17 DFL endorsement voting first round
Lyle Koenen received 81 votes and Larry Rice got 77 votes in first round of balloting in Senate District 17 Senate endorsement. Neither will abide by endorsement.
April 12, 2012 - 8:48pm
March 1, 2012
Rice announces bid for Senate in MN's new District 17
WILLMAR -- Willmar business owner Larry Rice announced today that he's making another run for the state Senate, in the newly redrawn 17th District. Rice, who ran unsuccessfully two years ago against Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, plans to seek the DFL endorsement at the Senate District...
news / local / region
March 1, 2012 - 12:01pm
June 18, 2010
View the June 17 storm photo gallery
June 18, 2010 - 10:18am
January 12, 2009
Americans scrambling in preparation for U.S. digital TV transition
WILLMAR -- Consumer groups and the president-elect are calling for Congress to take action after a preparation program for the U.S.
nation / television
January 12, 2009 - 12:00am