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GOP scrambling for health bill votes after ultimatum from Trump
Ms. Simplicity: Gift-giving during a health crisis
New London man charged with stalking
Intersections in Willmar railroad bypass corridor to be studied this spring
Benson Schools develops facilities plan, HVAC cost estimates expected next month
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
December 9, 2014
Ex-DNR officer James Steffen pleads guilty to felony theft charge
WILLMAR — A former Department of Natural Resources conservation officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony theft charge for allegedly charging more gasoline on his state-issued fleet card than what he used while on patrol. James Clifford Steffen, 48, of Sunburg entered an Alford...
December 9, 2014 - 10:15pm
January 4, 2011
Traffic deaths in Minnesota are at lowest level since 1944
ST. PAUL -- The state Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety has announced that at least 410 people were killed in crashes last year on the state's highways. The preliminary numbers were released Monday and the department projects that the final 2010 count will be close...
January 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 31, 2010
10 stories that made 2010 history
While a number of stories played a part in shaping the region during 2010, the No. 1 news story of the year is the number of local elected officials...
December 31, 2010 - 12:03pm
November 30, 2010
Video report on Minnesota governor election recount
A video report on the Minnesota governor election recount Nov. 29, 2010, in Kandiyohi County.
November 30, 2010 - 9:59am
November 29, 2010
Update: Some counties complete ballot recounts, Renville County leading in challenged ballots at 107
ST. PAUL -- More than two dozen of Minnesota's 87 counties had finished their portion of 2.1 million ballots in the governor's race by mid-afternoon today. The recount begin quietly and relatively few vote changes were evident. "Overall, they are going amazingly well," said Ken...
November 29, 2010 - 2:05pm
November 27, 2010
Editorial: We all wait for governor recount
The word of the day for Monday is "recount," as all 87 counties in Minnesota begin recounting ballots from the Nov. 2 governor's election. Since Democrat Mark Dayton holds only an 8,770-vote lead over Republican Tom Emmer, the race totals fell within the 0.5 percent margin where...
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
November 24, 2010
Editorial: Thursday is a day to give thanks
Family members across west central Minnesota and beyond are hoping to travel or come home today or Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving, for most, is truly a holiday of good family, friends and great food, especially with locally grown turkey. The harvest festival,...
November 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 22, 2010
State high court rejects Emmer ballot case
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court late this afternoon rejected a request by Republican governor candidate Tom Emmer that could have led...
November 22, 2010 - 5:36pm
Update: Both sides questioned hard during ballot hearing at Supreme Court
Update 4:30 p.m.
November 22, 2010 - 11:02am
November 6, 2010
Editorial: Recount is for sake of all citizens of the state
Minnesota citizens, for the second election in a row, face a recount of a statewide race -- this time in the governor's race between Democrat nominee Mark Dayton and Republican nominee Tom Emmer. As of Friday afternoon, unofficial results on the Secretary of State's Web site showed...
November 6, 2010 - 12:00am
November 3, 2010
Another Minnesota recount? Republicans lawyer up for possible recount
Update 11 a.m.
November 3, 2010 - 11:01am
GOP takes over Minn. Senate after nearly 40 years
MINNEAPOLIS - Republicans have roared into the majority in the Minnesota Senate after nearly 40 years in the minority. GOP challengers snatched 16 seats from Democrats to gain a seven-vote advantage. They will control the chamber 37-30. It's a stunning turnaround for a caucus that...
November 3, 2010 - 4:06am
November 2, 2010
Ritchie, Swanson re-elected in Minn. SOS, AG races
MINNEAPOLIS - Mark Ritchie won a second term as secretary of state on Tuesday less than two years after steering Minnesota through its most contentious recount ever, while Democrats extended their 40-year grip on the attorney general's office with Lori Swanson's victory. A third...
November 2, 2010 - 11:31pm
Minnesota: Minor problems reported with counting machines
November 2, 2010 - 8:06pm
1st-termers seek to keep 3 constitutional offices
MINNEAPOLIS - Secretary of State Mark Ritchie faced a re-election challenge on Tuesday less than two years after steering Minnesota through its most contentious recount ever. Two other first-term Democrats, Attorney General Lori Swanson and Auditor Rebecca Otto, sought to keep the...
November 2, 2010 - 9:21am