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Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 6, 2012
Update 9 p.m.: Peterson leading in early returns in 7th District over Byberg
At the time this story went to print Tuesday night, the race for Minnesota's 7th Congressional District seat was undecided between incumbent Democrat Collin Peterson, Republican challenger Lee Byberg and Independence Party candidate Adam Steele. The election was a rematch for Peterson...
November 6, 2012 - 9:14pm
October 30, 2012
Letter: Byberg gets my vote
I have worked with congressional candidate Lee Byberg for the past seven years. I'm not exactly an impartial voter in this election, but I'm afraid that my very easy vote for Lee on Nov. 6 will not be as clear-cut to you. He's a creative, positive leader who understands how national...
October 30, 2012 - 9:59am
October 27, 2012
Letter: Peterson's lack of respect
In a recent editorial, the West Central Tribune "endorsed" Collin Peterson, saying he "...treats all with respect." While Peterson may have a 22-year average of being a moderate, the last four years have proven otherwise. "Getting along and being respectful," does not entail calling...
October 27, 2012 - 7:59pm
Byberg believes his second campaign could send him to Congress
WILLMAR -- The health of the U.S. free enterprise system is a number one priority of Lee Byberg in his second run for the U.S. House. Republican...
October 27, 2012 - 12:00am
August 8, 2012
U.S. House candidates' support of ag differs
REDWOOD FALLS -- It is no surprise that U.S. House candidates speaking to farmers will say they support agriculture, but on Tuesday, six of them...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
April 14, 2012
TEA Party rally set for Monday in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Republicans are organizing the fourth annual TEA Party rally Monday night in Willmar. The "Taxed Enough Already" event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
TEA Party rally set for Monday in Willmar
WILLMAR - Kandiyohi County Republicans are organizing the fourth annual TEA Party rally Monday night in Willmar. The "Taxed Enough Already" event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
April 13, 2012 - 12:40pm
March 31, 2012
Willmar's Lee Byberg gets GOP endorsement for 7th Congressional District race
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Willmar's Lee Byberg received the Republican nomination for the 7th Congressional District seat today in Alexandria. The...
March 31, 2012 - 1:39pm
March 26, 2011
Letter: The familiar GOP refrain
Lee Byberg's announcement of his intention to run for Congress again is early enough to dedicated his campaign in such a way as to clarify issues, not confuse them. Byberg's statement sounds a lot like the familiar Republican refrain, that our government is solely responsible for...
March 26, 2011 - 12:00am
March 20, 2011
Byberg announces 2012 bid for Congress
WILLMAR -- Lee Byberg of Willmar has announced his plans to launch a second campaign for Congress. Byberg, the endorsed Republican, ran against...
March 20, 2011 - 2:52pm
November 1, 2010
Norwegian candidate: Byberg's accent is heard around the world
WILLMAR -- Voters in Minnesota's 7th Congressional District aren't the only people who have noticed Republican candidate Lee Byberg's Norwegian...
November 1, 2010 - 12:00am
October 25, 2010
Letter: The answer to our problems
It is time to take a check on the direction politics is taking in our area. In 2010 some 15 money bills came before our House of Representatives. The District 20A representative, Andrew Falk, voted taxpayer-friendly 7 percent of the time, according to the 2010 legislative scorecard...
October 25, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Letter: Byberg is the right man
I have had the pleasure of working closely with Lee Byberg for the past five years. While I selfishly may wish that he remain in our organization, we need to send him to Congress. Lee is genuine, honest and passionate about this country. Long before he decided to run for office,...
October 22, 2010 - 11:06am
October 21, 2010
Letter: Peterson's duplicity
The local Chippewa County Area Visitors Guide contains a paid advertisement by Collin Peterson for himself. He states, "As your representative I've tried to maintain my independence in Congress. Sometimes that has meant opposing my own party leaders." He obviously has not tried hard...
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
Letter: A candidate with integrity
Evil persists when good people do nothing. The health care bill is an evil that could bankrupt our country. The latest polls indicate that 60 percent of Americans would like to see that bill repealed. If you are one of those good people, I hope you will vote for Lee Byberg for Congress,...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am