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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Bulldogs down Jags
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
November 26, 2016
Absentee voting numbers up in region
WILLMAR — The workload was higher for county auditors throughout the 2016 election season, with early in-person absentee voting and increased...
November 26, 2016 - 7:34am
July 30, 2016
With few races, Minnesota primary turnout in August likely small
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans may be the best at turning out for general elections, but they have voted in shrinking numbers in primary elections....
July 30, 2016 - 7:31am
October 26, 2014
Absentee ballot board to begin the count this week but no tally until Election Day
WILLMAR –– For more than a month, stacks of absentee ballots have been arriving in the mail at the Kandiyohi County Auditor’s Office and...
October 26, 2014 - 11:23pm
September 22, 2012
Absentee ballots available in Minnesota now through Nov. 5
WILLMAR -- Absentee ballot voting for the Nov. 6 general election opened Friday and will continue through Nov. 5 in Minnesota. "Almost 300,000 Minnesotans will vote by absentee ballot this election," said Secretary of State Mark Ritchie in a news release.
September 22, 2012 - 12:00am
November 4, 2010
Just 3,000 rejected Minn. ballots
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A top Minnesota election official says the pool of rejected absentee ballots is about 3,000, far less than the vote gap in the undecided governor's race. State Elections Director Gary Poser told The Associated Press today that the number could be even smaller...
November 4, 2010 - 9:16am
November 1, 2010
Group provides consistency for rejecting, accepting absentee ballots
WILLMAR-- For nearly six weeks, the four members of Kandiyohi County's absentee ballot board have been meeting at the County Auditor's Office...
November 1, 2010 - 12:00am
August 10, 2010
Absentee ballots double in county
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County voters apparently got the message to vote by absentee ballot if they were unable to go to the polls for today's primary...
August 10, 2010 - 12:00am
June 25, 2010
Absentee ballots for primary in Aug. can be cast today
WILLMAR -- Starting today, absentee ballots can be cast for candidates in the primary election. This is much earlier than in the past and helps...
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2009
Election is still on the hot seat for some state residents
MINNEAPOLIS -- Simplifying Minnesota's absentee ballot procedure would have prevented many problems in the U.S. Senate race, a group of voters...
July 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
County auditor concerned about security of ballots
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Auditor Sam Modderman didn't realize Tuesday that he is on Al Franken's list of potential witnesses in the Senate...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
December 31, 2008
$50K pledged by Yellow Medicine County for building of a new veterans home in Monte
GRANITE FALLS -- Yellow Medicine County will commit $50,000 toward the possible construction of a veterans home in Montevideo, the County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday at its meeting. The unanimous vote to commit funding came as veterans from across the county filled the...
December 31, 2008 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
Wrongly rejected absentee ballots get challenged again at Willmar regional meeting
WILLMAR - More objections to absentee ballots were raised today in Willmar as campaign officials for Norm Coleman and Al Franken reviewed ballots that had been wrongly rejected in the U.S. Senate race. Representatives from Norm Coleman and Al Franken met with officials from five...
December 30, 2008 - 6:00pm
Regional meeting to review rejected absentee ballots is at 1:30 p.m. today in Willmar
WILLMAR - A regional meeting to review absentee ballots believed to be wrongly rejected in the U.S. Senate race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken takes place at 1:30 p.m. today at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building. Similar meetings are being held throughout...
December 30, 2008 - 11:00am
December 12, 2008
Rejected absentee ballots in U.S. Senate race sorted by Kandiyohi County officials
WILLMAR -- The reasons why 16 absentee ballots were rejected in Kandiyohi County during the general election were confirmed Thursday morning. As...
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Absentee balloting begins in county
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County had already processed application requests for about 600 absentee ballots by Friday afternoon. "That seems high to me," said Auditor Sam Modderman, who will continue to accept applications until 5 p.m. the night before Election Day. Most of the absentee...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am