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Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Man arrested after high-speed chase in Minnesota, pleads guilty to killing woman in Michigan
Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
Vikings extend contract of head coach Mike Zimmer
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
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
April 28, 2012
Willmar, Minn., says 'thank you' to longtime county auditor
WILLMAR -- With his wife, Barb, standing by his side, Kandiyohi County Auditor Sam Modderman shook a long line of hands Friday during a retirement...
April 28, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Modderman attends his last Kandiyohi County Board meeting Tuesday
WILLMAR -- After working 40 years in the Kandiyohi County Auditor's office -- 25 of those as the elected auditor/treasurer -- Sam Modderman attended...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am