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Kandiyohi County honored as MCIT County of the Year
Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion
OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 5, 2009
Franken's lack of humor, media interviews irks some reporters on Capitol beat
ST. PAUL -- National news reporters are at least a little frustrated with new Minnesota Sen. Al Franken. First, he seldom displays the humor he used as a comedian. Second, he doesn't talk to them. The Hill, a respected newspaper covering Congress, updated its readers about the Democrat...
October 5, 2009 - 12:00am
August 7, 2009
Juhnke taken aback by gov.'s Farmfest speech
GILFILLAN -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty's call to promote exports and reduce regulatory and tax costs for agriculture, and continue research into renewable...
August 7, 2009 - 12:00am
Expansion of exports and less costs are key for state, gov. declares
GILFILLAN -- The state needs to continue to expand its agricultural exports, cut regulatory costs and taxes to be more competitive, and fund...
August 7, 2009 - 12:00am
July 2, 2009
Minnesota Opinion: On Minnesota Senate:
An excerpt from recent editorials in Minnesota newspapers: From The Associated Press On Minnesota Senate: We can't say we were surprised by the Minnesota Supreme Court's unanimous ruling that Al Franken had fairly and legally defeated Norm Coleman, but Coleman's decision not to...
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
July 1, 2009
Editorial: Kudos to both men: Franken, Coleman
Minnesota's longest U.S. Senate election in history is over. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Democrat Al Franken was the winner of the Senate election. Republican Norm Coleman quickly conceded the race, rather than appealing the state decision to federal court. We...
July 1, 2009 - 12:00am
June 30, 2009
Al Franken wins Minnesota's longest election, Coleman concedes
Updated 5:30 p.m.
June 30, 2009 - 1:24pm
June 5, 2009
Letter: Gimse setting the record straight
In response to Rep. Al Juhnke's letter concerning a proposed veterans care facility in Willmar, I need to clarify his facts. In an effort to explain why his proposal was not included in the final Agriculture and Veteran's Affairs bill, he is attempting to lay his failures at the feet...
June 5, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Letter: Juhnke sets record straight
A recent letter to the editor by my three-time former campaign opponent (Bonnie Wilhelm) raised concerns and I would like to correct some of her misstatements. Addressing the historic budget deficit of $6.4 billion was the Legislature's top priority.
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am
May 30, 2009
Let's Go Fishing survives choppy waters
WILLMAR -- The nail biting is over, and now the work begins for Let's Go Fishing. Seven minutes before deadline, an omnibus bill containing state funding for the nonprofit organization reached the governor's desk. Gov. Tim Pawlenty has since signed the bill into law and left intact...
May 30, 2009 - 12:00am
April 23, 2009
Norm Coleman seeks longer schedule for Senate race appeal
ST. PAUL - Norm Coleman proposes that his and Al Franken's campaigns have until mid-May to file written arguments in the U.S. Senate election case headed for a Minnesota Supreme Court appeal. Attorneys for Coleman wrote to the high court today that "the parties, and the court, must...
April 23, 2009 - 12:00am
April 20, 2009
Coleman appeals his U.S. Senate election loss
ST. PAUL - Norm Coleman is appealing to the state's highest court to reverse his U.S. Senate election loss. Attorneys for the former Republican...
April 20, 2009 - 4:00pm
April 13, 2009
Updated: Minnesota court declares Franken winner in U.S. Senate race
Updated 6:30 p.m.
April 13, 2009 - 6:23pm
April 7, 2009
Al Franken increases his lead in ballot recount to more than 300
ST. PAUL - Al Franken took a lead of more than 300 votes today as a three-judge panel counted U.S. Senate absentee ballots that had not been counted before. The Democrat's lead over Norm Coleman grew to 312 votes with the count in what could be the final day of Minnesota's U.S. Senate...
April 7, 2009 - 2:29pm
March 30, 2009
Medical marijuana bill gathers steam at the Capitol; Pawlenty has threatened veto
WILLMAR -- Dan Hartog doesn't look forward to the hassles that law enforcement officials predict will happen if the medical use of marijuana is legalized in Minnesota. "Who's overseeing it? What's the control on it?" wondered Hartog, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff. Jim Kulset, Willmar...
March 30, 2009 - 12:00am