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Records published Oct. 26
Trump comes out ahead in Willmar High School mock election
Safety coalition rewards drivers for buckling up
County Board candidates square off at forum
Renville County parks to close to motor vehicles in winter
Four-goal period sparks Wild to rout of Bruins
Ness runs wild in NLS victory
Prahl helps Dragons overcome Holdingford
Kluber, Indians blank Cubs in World Series opener
Cardinals preparing for stingy Northfield defense
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Donna Mae Mathis
Dale Richard Rosengren Sr.
Dale R. Johnson
John G. Schmidt
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Schwantes is the right choice for Willmar's Ward 1 seat
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
MACCRAY submits single-campus proposal to state
June 23, 2016
Spicer voters to decide on sales tax
SPICER — Spicer residents will vote this fall on whether a local option sales tax will be implemented in their town. On a 4-1 vote Tuesday,...
June 23, 2016 - 12:00am
October 29, 2014
NLS, Minnewaska seek building levies; Lac qui Parle Valley, ACGC and Yellow Medicine East seek operating levies
Several area school districts will have ballot questions on Election Day Nov. 4. Voters in two districts will decide whether to approve bonding...
October 29, 2014 - 11:51pm
October 26, 2014
Absentee ballot board to begin the count this week but no tally until Election Day
WILLMAR –– For more than a month, stacks of absentee ballots have been arriving in the mail at the Kandiyohi County Auditor’s Office and...
October 26, 2014 - 11:23pm
October 5, 2014
Sunday liquor: Issue on the ballot in several communities
MAYNARD –– It’s 3 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon and nearly all of the stools around the U-shaped bar at Moldy’s in Maynard are full. It’s...
October 5, 2014 - 10:23pm
October 27, 2012
Letter: The actual ballot language
As I visit with Minnesotans across the state, many are surprised to learn that they never get to see the actual language of the two proposed changes to our state's constitution on their ballot. This seems odd to many voters, given the importance of the constitution as our state's...
October 27, 2012 - 8:16pm
September 25, 2012
Minn. Supreme Court orders Gauthier off ballot, to be replaced with Simonson
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court late this afternoon ordered Rep. Kerry Gauthier's name to be replaced on Duluth ballots. The order written by Chief Justice Lori S. Gildea said that Erik Simonson's name replace Gauthier. The ruling grants a request filed by Simonson and the...
September 25, 2012 - 6:04pm
August 27, 2012
Minn. Supreme Court says Secretary of State Ritchie overstepped his authority
ST. PAUL -- Legislators have the duty to write ballot titles for proposed constitutional amendments, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today, eliminating those that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie rewrote earlier this year. The court also ruled that a proposal to require Minnesota...
August 27, 2012 - 2:39pm
December 3, 2010
Update: Emmer admits he lacks recount votes, but presses on
Update 11:30 a.m.
December 3, 2010 - 10:57am
November 29, 2010
422 frivolous challenges in Renville County
OLIVIA -- Renville County's recount showed a one-vote change at the end of the day, but amassed 422 frivolous ballot challenges in the process. County Auditor Larry Jacobs said the recount showed only a one-vote change from the results previously canvassed.
November 29, 2010 - 5:45pm
August 10, 2010
Absentee ballots double in county
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County voters apparently got the message to vote by absentee ballot if they were unable to go to the polls for today's primary...
August 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 3, 2008
Several Swift County precincts use mail-in balloting
BENSON -- This will be the second election and the first presidential election in which mail-in ballots will be used in a majority of precincts in Swift County. County Auditor Byron Giese said 1,700 voters in 18 precincts will be voting with mail-in ballots for the general election. The...
November 3, 2008 - 12:00am
Prepared for Election Day
County auditors across the region are convinced voter turnout for Tuesday's general election will be huge. The preparations they've undertaken for Election Day have been just as monumental. Between processing requests for absentee ballots, training election judges, boxing up equipment...
November 3, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Absentee balloting begins in county
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County had already processed application requests for about 600 absentee ballots by Friday afternoon. "That seems high to me," said Auditor Sam Modderman, who will continue to accept applications until 5 p.m. the night before Election Day. Most of the absentee...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am