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Vernon "Bud" Blindt
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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
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November 7, 2012
Gratz, Blom and Lilleberg elected to ACGC School Board
GROVE CITY - Two incumbents and political-newcomer were elected to the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board Tuesday from a field of five contenders. Current school board members Joel Gratz and Jeanna Lilleberg, were re-elected to the board and Sarah Blom was elected to a seat on...
November 7, 2012 - 6:51am
October 3, 2012
Candidate forum tonight in Willmar, Minn., for Senate District 17, House District 17B
WILLMAR -- Candidates for Senate District 17 and House District 17B will participate in a debate tonight in Willmar. The slate includes Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, and Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City, who are both vying for the Senate seat for District 17. Also participating the...
October 3, 2012 - 2:59pm
February 1, 2012
Letter: An ol' country boy's advice
Looks like election season is about to open again, so thought I'd sharpen the old pencil stub and jot a word to you folks what want me to vote for you. First off, don't be making none of those silly pledges to that Norquist fella; heck, he can't even vote for you. 'Sides, that kind...
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
December 17, 2011
One GOP chairman candidate out after arrest, another in
ST. PAUL -- One candidate for Minnesota Republican Party dropped out Friday after being arrested a day earlier while a colorful former legislator got into the race to lead a party facing financial woes. Hearing aid company executive Brandon Sawalich, who had gained support from many...
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
November 29, 2010
Minnesota Opinion: Candidates needs for board of regents
An excerpt from recent Minnesota editorials: Minnesota Opinion: Candidates needed for board of regents Anyone wondering about the importance and impact of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents can consider the big headlines that dominated the state's newspapers (recently)....
November 29, 2010 - 12:00am
Politicians visit with Ridgewater students
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College students had a chance Thursday in the school's cafeteria to question candidates for office. Most of the people...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
October 21, 2010
Six of Willmar School Board candidates support levy
WILLMAR -- Six of the seven Willmar School Board candidates favor passage of the operating levy proposed by the district. Dan Croonquist, Bill...
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
Candidates discuss the issues they'd tackle
WILLMAR -- Seven candidates are competing for three open seats on the Willmar School Board. The board has three open seats because the incumbents who had held the seats for the past nine years all decided not to see re-election. The candidates in the Nov. 2 election are Dan Croonquist,...
October 21, 2010 - 12:00am
October 5, 2010
Letter: A fuller account for voters
The West Central Tribune should be commended for covering the Sept. 28 League of Women Voters candidates forum, "Legislative Q&A avoids candidates' take on the state's debt," Sept. 29. Such reporting will help us all make educated decisions when we step into the voting booth Nov....
October 5, 2010 - 12:00am
October 1, 2010
County Board candidates present views
WILLMAR -- Consolidating services and saving taxpayers money was the theme of listener-generated questions that were posed to the six men running...
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
September 20, 2010
The L you say? It is critical to gov. race in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota governor candidates need to get The L out. Get people in "The L" out to vote, that is. Those in The L are voters in the western and southern parts of the state, an area that would form an "L" on the map. Most L voters do not vote party line, so are prime targets...
September 20, 2010 - 12:00am
September 18, 2010
Willmar high homecoming scheduled next week, homecoming coronation Monday night
WILLMAR -- Willmar High School will celebrate homecoming next week. Monday will be "College Sweatshirt Day" with the homecoming coronation at...
September 18, 2010 - 12:26am
September 7, 2010
Letter: Where are the candidates?
In reading about the lack of candidates for the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City school board election this fall, I am shocked that none of the people who regularly bashed the ACGC school district during what was a very difficult financial period over the past few years felt like stepping...
September 7, 2010 - 12:00am
September 4, 2010
Letter: Research before you vote
Before you vote in November, we need to be informed on where the candidates stand on issues. It may be tempting to say we will vote the middle of the road and vote independent. If, however, you are socially conservative there is a clear choice. Dayton supports abortion on demand...
September 4, 2010 - 12:00am
August 20, 2010
Write-in votes will likely elect school board members: School board filings
Write-in candidates may be filling a number of area school board seats next year. A number of school districts in the area have more open school board seats than they have candidates. Ballots for the Nov. 2 general election are set, now that filing has closed for school district...
August 20, 2010 - 12:00am