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Bemidji police investigating shooting at Enbridge building, no one hurt
Estimated 30 protesters remain in Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp after closure, officers monitoring
Minn. nursing facility staffer fired for theft after getting caught in sting
Treasury's Mnuchin says wants "very significant" tax reform passed by August
Fox News veteran Alan Colmes dies at 66
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Red-hot Gophers upset No. 24 Maryland, win 6th straight
Local Roundup: Warrior teams win two on Wednesday
Twins' Sano working to put down roots at third base
Santana on track to start season opener
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Roger "Billy" Schlueter
Donald "Donnie" Clausen
Gladys M. Torbenson
Donna M. Goff
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
February 22, 2017
Renville County to study office mergers
OLIVIA — Renville County's long-range, strategic plan calls for it to explore the possibility of merging the auditor/treasurer, assessor...
February 22, 2017 - 9:24am
February 15, 2017
3 Minnesota counties foot bill to fight state auditor lawsuit
ST. PAUL — It is not fair that three counties are funding a fight to allow all 87 Minnesota counties to save money, a Becker County commissioner...
February 15, 2017 - 7:10pm
August 10, 2014
Minnesota auditor’s race surprising to many as it jumps into the spotlight
ST. PAUL — Few political observers could have guessed that the hot Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party primary election race would be for state auditor. State auditor? Yes, Democratic candidates for the office that specializes in checking local government’s books are in the middle...
August 10, 2014 - 11:23pm
March 19, 2014
Kandiyohi County Board votes to appoint auditor/treasurer, recorder
WILLMAR –– If there’s no public challenge within the next 60 days to action taken Tuesday by the Kandiyohi County Commissioners, then the county auditor/treasurer and recorder will become appointed positions next year. In a unanimous vote, the County Board of Commissioners...
March 19, 2014 - 5:00am
March 12, 2014
Kandiyohi County can now pursue appointing key officials
WILLMAR –– Now it’s up to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, or possibly the voters in the county. Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday in a news release that he signed legislation that allows Kandiyohi County to pursue the option to appoint, rather than elect, the...
March 12, 2014 - 11:10pm
Governor signs bill allowing Kandiyohi County to appoint auditor, recorder
WILLMAR –– Now it’s up to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, or possibly the voters in the county. Gov. Mark Dayton announced that he signed legislation today that allows Kandiyohi County to appoint, rather than elect, the county auditor/treasurer and recorder....
March 12, 2014 - 2:14pm
January 16, 2014
Legislative auditor scolds Dayton: Auditor: Dayton violated law by taking campaign aide on plane
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton broke the law when he took a campaign aide with him on a 2012 state airplane trip, the legislative auditor...
January 16, 2014 - 10:27pm
October 10, 2013
Auditor, researcher question online voter registration
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s decision to institute Internet-based voter registration may not be legal, a House researcher and an auditor say. “In my opinion, implementing online voter registration through legislative enactment is the...
October 10, 2013 - 11:20pm
April 30, 2013
Swift Co., Minn., enters new phase with retirements of auditor, deputy auditor
BENSON — Tuesday was the first day in 31 years that Byron Giese didn’t worry about a long list of budget numbers and deadline dates that...
April 30, 2013 - 10:59pm
April 3, 2013
Interviews Friday for three finalists for auditor in Swift County, Minn.
BENSON — Swift County Commissioners will interview three finalists Friday morning for the appointed position of auditor. Whoever is selected will replace Byron Giese, who is retiring at the end of the month after 31 years in office. Giese will be the last elected auditor in the...
April 3, 2013 - 11:50pm
Swift County auditor to submit resignation Tuesday
BENSON — It’s been in the works for almost two years, and on Tuesday longtime Swift County Auditor Byron Giese will make it official and submit his letter of resignation, ending his 31-year stint in office. “Short and sweet” is how Giese described the letter of resignation...
February 3, 2013 - 10:29pm
November 8, 2012
Auditor and recorder will be appointed positions in Swift County, Minn.
BENSON -- Voters in Swift County overwhelmingly approved two separate measures Tuesday that will allow the County Commissioners to hire the auditor and recorder. Giving up the right to elect those positions is not something Minnesota voters readily do. Similar ballot measures were...
November 8, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
Swift County voters approve measures to appoint auditor and recorder; similar measure fails in neighboring Pope County
BENSON - Swift County voters approved two measures Tuesday that will allow the County Commissioners to appoint an auditor and recorder. In the past voters elected people to those positions. The vote on measure one to appoint an auditor was approved on a vote of 2,732 to 2,215. The...
November 7, 2012 - 8:52am
November 2, 2012
Swift County voters to decide future of auditor and recorder positions
BENSON -- Swift County voters will decide Tuesday whether the county auditor and recorder should remain elected offices or be appointed positions hired by the County Board. There are two separate questions on the ballot in Swift County that seek voters' approval to appoint, rather...
November 2, 2012 - 12:00am
July 25, 2012
Voters to decide if auditor and recorder will be appointed in Swift County, Minn.
BENSON -- Voters in Swift County will decide if the county auditor and recorder should be appointed positions rather than elected posts. The...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am