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Bat-killing fungus expanding across Minnesota
U.S.-Israeli teen arrested in Israel for Jewish center bomb threats
House delays vote on health care bill
WATCH: Minnesota patrolman brings highway chase to dramatic end
Bob Dylan says 'not yearning' for good old days
United States celebrates first World Baseball Classic title
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
'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
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Ruth O. Jones
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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
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October 25, 2016
Tony Skare letter: We can do better by electing Falk
Every time I went to the Capitol with my colleagues to meet with legislators, our encounters with Tim Miller were not good. He had no answers to constituents’ questions, turned red in the face when he disagreed with someone, and the conversation was over instantly if he didn’t...
October 25, 2016 - 1:00am
October 21, 2016
Jim Van Der Pol letter: Falk supports public education
I stand in support of Andrew Falk because he supports public education. During his time in the Minnesota House he worked to raise the disparity...
October 21, 2016 - 11:26am
October 19, 2016
Legislative candidates debate education funding
WILLMAR — Increasing the K-12 education funding formula, closing the financial equity gap between metro and rural schools and finding ways...
October 19, 2016 - 8:08pm
October 17, 2016
Galen Henjum letter: Taking credit for work by others
I'm amazed when I see elected officials taking credit for things they didn't do. Tim Miller claims responsibility for getting Highway 12 resurfaced between Benson and Kerkhoven and this is simply not true. That project was included in the state transportation improvement program...
October 17, 2016 - 1:53am
September 29, 2016
Legislative forum with House candidates is Tuesday in Willmar
WILLMAR—Legislative candidates from District 17A and 17B will participate in a forum Tuesday night in Willmar. Sponsored by the Willmar Area League of Women Voters, the forum will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the council chambers at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Building....
September 29, 2016 - 8:43pm
September 28, 2016
Faith community to conduct candidate forum Saturday
WILLMAR—A candidate forum sponsored by members of the faith community will be conducted from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church, 411, Becker Ave. S.W. in Willmar. The "Repairing the Breach: A Faith Community Conversation with Candidates" forum will focus on issues...
September 28, 2016 - 4:40pm
September 17, 2016
Letter: Why Falk doesn't deserve your vote
Former state representative Andrew Falk is running to once again represent our district at the Capitol. Last week, we learned another reason why we voted Falk out of office at the last election, and why he isn't fit to be our voice in St. Paul.
September 17, 2016 - 12:51am
August 12, 2016
Legislative candidates assess session during Kandiyohi County Fair forum
WILLMAR—Six candidates from three local legislative races shared their views on issues and participated in some mild political sparring during a forum Friday morning at the Kandiyohi County Fair. There are fewer than 90 days left before the general election Nov. 8 and local...
August 12, 2016 - 11:11pm
December 7, 2014
Andrew Falk in the aftermath of defeat
MURDOCK — Negative campaign messages and a loud drum beat paid for largely by money from political action committees outside the district drowned...
December 7, 2014 - 9:18pm
November 1, 2014
Letter: Falk and positive change
Several years ago I attended a congressional district political meeting. A string of men and women took the stage to make brief statements on a particular topic. One young man stood out as particularly intelligent, down to earth, knowledgeable, and not egotistical. That young...
November 1, 2014 - 4:01am
October 31, 2014
Letter: The definition of pro-life
How should a desire to “choose life” influence decisions regarding elections and citizenship? Consider what destroys life? War kills. Which elected officials will work to end war, work for peaceful resolutions and good will around the world? The economic cost of war to...
October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Letter: Clarifications on tax bill
After reading the letter in Saturday’s paper from Jacque Collins, I think a couple of the statements in the letter need to be clarified. The letter stated that Andrew Falk voted for the repeal of the farm machinery repair tax. While this is true, what is also true is that he...
October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
October 30, 2014
Letter: Senator gives his support to Falk, Sawatzky
It has come to my attention that my name is being used in a legislative campaign effort here in our area. To avoid any confusion this may have caused, I would like to make it very clear that my support is fully behind Rep. Andrew Falk and Rep. Mary Sawatzky. I have been working...
October 30, 2014 - 10:30am
District 17A: Nothing implied, nothing endorsed
WILLMAR — A political blogger based in Maynard has accused Republican challenger Tim Miller of falsely implying that he has discussed governing together with District 17 State Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City. Sally Jo Sorensen, in her blog “Bluestem Prairie’’ posted on Oct....
October 30, 2014 - 10:14am
Letter: Religious facts untwisted
I read with interest the Oct. 23 letter from Carl Lundell of Granite Falls. He seems to have some facts twisted. In 1958 I left the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod due to their wacko ideas. Later I started studying the history of religion which I found to be very interesting. What...
October 30, 2014 - 9:30am