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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
UPDATE: Twins to appeal Sano's one game for 'aggressive actions'
SHIPLEY: 'It' factor is no mystery, but the Wild need to find it
China's Shao Ting getting acclimated to Lynx and hoping to make roster
Vikings likely to select a guard earlier than usual in the draft
Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson 'closing in' on contract with Saints
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
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'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
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
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
June 14, 2016
Baker tornado matches Montana’s strongest ever
BAKER, Montana -- The National Weather Service rated the tornado that ripped through Baker Saturday as an EF-3 in a preliminary storm survey...
June 14, 2016 - 5:30am
June 17, 2015
Klobuchar orders in
OLIVIA — Thanks to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Master’s Coffee Shop and Bakery in Olivia will get its first taste of overnight shipping. Klobuchar’s assistant called the shop and ordered 50 assorted pastries for a constituent meeting in Washington, D.C., according to shop owner...
June 17, 2015 - 11:19pm
March 19, 2015
Rep. Baker authors bills to fund Highway 23 expansion between New London and St. Cloud
WILLMAR — Three different bills with three different funding options to finish a four-lane expansion of state Highway 23 between New London and St. Cloud will be introduced Monday in the Minnesota House of Representative. Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, has authored bills to pay...
March 19, 2015 - 1:11pm
November 5, 2014
Baker elected to House in 17B
WILLMAR — Rep. Mary Sawatzky narrowly lost her re-election bid to the House of Representatives in District 17B by a margin of 214 votes in a hard-fought race against Willmar businessman Dave Baker. In unofficial results, Baker, a Republican, had 7,807 votes and Sawatzky, a Democrat,...
November 5, 2014 - 2:31am
GOP delegates meet Saturday in Willmar for endorsement in Dist. 17B race
WILLMAR –– Republican delegates from District 17B will meet Saturday in Willmar with the goal of endorsing a candidate to run this fall against DFL Rep. Mary Sawatzky of Willmar. The district’s convention begins at 9 a.m. at the MinnWest Technology Campus. Two GOP candidates,...
March 5, 2014 - 11:43pm
January 24, 2014
Willmar businessman Dave Baker will seek Republican nod to challenge Sawatzky in House race
WILLMAR –– Willmar businessman Dave Baker announced this afternoon that he will seek the Republican nomination for the Minnesota House of...
January 24, 2014 - 1:10pm
October 15, 2013
Baker sworn in as new Kandiyohi County Attorney
WILLMAR — Shane Baker was sworn in Tuesday as the new Kandiyohi County Attorney. He will fill the unexpired term of Jenna Fischer, who resigned...
October 15, 2013 - 11:57pm
Baker sworn in as new Kandiyohi County attorney
WILLMAR – Shane Baker was sworn in Tuesday as the new Kandiyohi County Attorney. He will fill the unexpired term of Jenna Fischer, who...
October 15, 2013 - 1:52pm
October 10, 2013
Committee recommends Shane Baker for county attorney
WILLMAR — Assistant Kandiyohi County Attorney Shane Baker will be recommended for the job as the county’s top legal adviser and prosecutor. A committee interviewed three finalists for the job of Kandiyohi County Attorney earlier this week and will recommend that the...
October 10, 2013 - 11:22pm
September 5, 2013
State Chamber Board elects Baker chair-elect
ST. PAUL — Dave Baker was elected chair-elect of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2013-14. He is owner of Baker Hospitalities Inc. of Willmar. Baker would take over as chairman in October 2014. Baker said he was humbled and honored to be asked to serve...
September 5, 2013 - 3:24pm
February 22, 2013
Thieves swipe entire landscaping building in Baker, Minn.
By Mike Nowatzki The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead BAKER, Minn. – As the owner of a landscaping business, Lance Akers has suffered through minor...
February 22, 2013 - 7:45am
September 25, 2012
Municipal Utilities Commission OKs general manager employment agreement
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has approved the employment agreement with Wesley Hompe as general manager. Hompe, former...
September 25, 2012 - 12:00am
August 6, 2012
Prairie Kitchen blog: Baking tips for the home baker
August 6, 2012 - 8:43am
April 7, 2012
Why Willmar needs the 'iCardinal Campaign'
Education is "a changin." It is not a matter of "if" the tablets will appear in schools, but "when." This question for me was raised this past summer when I heard two college presidents speak on the concern of student "readiness" for college.
April 7, 2012 - 12:00am
February 13, 2012
Investigator to complete report this week for Willmar, Minn., utility
WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission President Dave Baker said today the investigative report on possible misconduct by General Manager Bruce Gomm will be completed later this week. Baker told the commission today the report will be completed by Friday. He said the commission...
February 13, 2012 - 1:55pm