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Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
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
February 21, 2009
Senate trial intrigue lost on observers
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota voters -- and even politically engaged college students -- have little interest in details of the prolonged U.S. Senate...
February 21, 2009 - 12:00am
February 20, 2009
Election official criticizes Coleman, Franken campaigns
ST. PAUL -- A local election official blamed the U.S. Senate campaigns for trying to count favorable votes and block others that could help the...
February 20, 2009 - 12:00am
February 19, 2009
Coleman legal team says judges created 'fatal flaw'
ST. PAUL -- Norm Coleman's legal team said judges created a "fatal flaw," claiming the jurists are making contradictory decisions in Minnesota's...
February 19, 2009 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
Court will not rethink ballot ruling
ST. PAUL - Judges presiding over the U.S. Senate election trial will not reconsider a decision to block some rejected absentee ballots from being reviewed for possible counting. The three-judge panel this morning rejected Norm Coleman's request that the court reverse its ruling last...
February 18, 2009 - 10:05am
Signatures are key Senate trial issue
ST. PAUL -- The absentee application was signed "B Weitenbach" and the ballot envelope was signed "William Alan Weitenbach." With that difference -- one a full name, the other shorthand for Bill Weitenbach -- the Elk River man's vote was excluded from Minnesota's November election. "I...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
February 11, 2009
U.S. Senate recount trial judges will count 23 ballots
ST. PAUL -- Judges deciding Minnesota's U.S. Senate election trial said Tuesday they will count nearly two-dozen improperly rejected absentee ballots. The 23 ballot envelopes all are believed to contain votes for Democrat Al Franken, who ended the recount with a 225-vote lead over...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
February 7, 2009
Candidates plan differently for eventually joining Senate
ST. PAUL -- Al Franken says he is getting in the know, but Norm Coleman says he already knows. Each U.S. Senate candidate says he is poised...
February 7, 2009 - 12:00am
February 6, 2009
Franken makes argument for election ticket
ST. PAUL -- Al Franken awaits word whether he will get a ticket to the U.S.
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
February 5, 2009
Justices question Franken request
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Supreme Court justices asked why they should order that Al Franken be given an election certificate before the U.S. Senate race is resolved. In a hearing this morning, the high court strongly questioned whether state law allows for an election certificate to...
February 5, 2009 - 10:45am
U.S. Senate ballot recount could take weeks
ST. PAUL -- A note to Minnesotans: Get comfortable, as the U.S. Senate election trial is going to some time. There is no trial timeline, but a brief courtroom comment Wednesday by one of three judges hearing the election lawsuit confirmed that the case is far from over. Judge Denise...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Judges to examine all disputed ballots
ST. PAUL - Judges deciding Minnesota's U.S.
February 4, 2009 - 12:15pm
Judges set limit to the number of ballots for counting in U.S. Senate trial
ST. PAUL -- A judicial panel could review at least 5,000 uncounted absentee ballots for counting in the U.S. Senate election trial. Judges ruled Tuesday that Norm Coleman can argue to include in the election tally absentee ballots it believes were wrongly rejected in the Nov. 4 ...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 3, 2009
Senate trial looks at Washington County
ST. PAUL - A Washington County official testified in the U.S.
February 3, 2009 - 1:15pm
Millions spent on recount
ST. PAUL -- Al Franken and Norm Coleman are spending millions in the ongoing U.S. Senate fight. The campaigns raised more than $3 million and...
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
Voters at center of trial's early days
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am