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Melania Trump will be back in spotlight, apparently to her surprise
Records published Oct. 28
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
New London cyclist's life remembered in court; driver in accident sentenced
Hacked emails show Clinton aides surprised at 2015 email revelations
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
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
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
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Wallace V. Ashburn
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
October 26, 2016
Joe Jorgenson letter: Our legislators' choices matter
The choices our state legislators make in St. Paul matter. It matters when Rep. Dave Baker votes to send a special grant of $500,000 to the...
October 26, 2016 - 11:34am
October 24, 2016
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
October 24, 2016 - 1:50am
October 21, 2016
Tomi Pirrotta letter: Why this voter is with Dave
I have known Dave Baker for a long time. I just felt I needed to write a letter to the editor to show my support for a person that I think is...
October 21, 2016 - 11:36am
Lawmakers hear local concerns about rising health insurance costs
WILLMAR — Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, and Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, gathered a small group of insurance brokers and...
October 21, 2016 - 9:49am
Bob Dols letter: Ending the gridlock on Highway 23
In this terrible political climate, it's hard to even imagine leaders of both parties working together toward a common goal. Even one that is seen as a nearly universal priority. But I have hope that that can soon occur.
October 21, 2016 - 12:53am
October 19, 2016
Legislative candidates debate education funding
WILLMAR — Increasing the K-12 education funding formula, closing the financial equity gap between metro and rural schools and finding ways...
October 19, 2016 - 8:08pm
October 17, 2016
Craig Holmgren letter: Baker's leadership on drug prevention
Rep. Dave Baker authored, introduced, gathered support in committee, and got passed on the House floor a bill referred to as the prescription monitoring program. Rep. Baker then took the bill to conference committee with the Senate. Gov. Dayton signed the bill known as SF 1440 into...
October 17, 2016 - 1:37am
October 5, 2016
Pam Lindahl letter: A sad road trip with Dave Baker
Rep. Dave Baker has claimed that "I am committed to working with all sides to find the best multi-year plan that responsibly invests substantial dollars into our roads and bridges. A top priority is seeing Highway 23 completed.". Let's take a road trip with Baker behind the wheel....
October 5, 2016 - 1:37am
October 4, 2016
Many issues also same in District 17B rematch from 2014
WILLMAR — In a rematch of the legislative race two years ago — in a district that has a history of flip-flopping parties —...
October 4, 2016 - 10:18pm
October 3, 2016
John W. C. Dahl letter: Not impressed with Baker's record
Ken Warner's recent letter about the "accomplishments" of Rep. Dave Baker certainly qualifies as fiction. I'll give Warner credit for identifying himself as Baker's campaign chair, which explains his imaginative comments. Warner claims Baker "made good on his promise to bring high-speed...
October 3, 2016 - 1:51am
September 30, 2016
Ed Downey letter: Baker's broadband plan flawed
Priorities are Important! If you have been following the articles in this paper about Kandiyohi County partnering with Consolidated Telephone Company of Brainerd to expand internet services in the northern part of the county, you know that $500,000 of the $10 million cost of the...
September 30, 2016 - 1:29am
September 29, 2016
Legislative forum with House candidates is Tuesday in Willmar
WILLMAR—Legislative candidates from District 17A and 17B will participate in a forum Tuesday night in Willmar. Sponsored by the Willmar Area League of Women Voters, the forum will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the council chambers at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Building....
September 29, 2016 - 8:43pm
September 28, 2016
Faith community to conduct candidate forum Saturday
WILLMAR—A candidate forum sponsored by members of the faith community will be conducted from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church, 411, Becker Ave. S.W. in Willmar. The "Repairing the Breach: A Faith Community Conversation with Candidates" forum will focus on issues...
September 28, 2016 - 4:40pm
Ken Warner letter: Dave Baker gets results for 17A
Baker represents — and gets results — for Kandiyohi County Mary Sawatzky's supporters must be desperate. They're writing misleading letters to the editor saying Dave Baker doesn't represent us. Let's get one thing straight: Dave Baker has been the most effective representative...
September 28, 2016 - 2:50am
September 22, 2016
West letter: Who does Baker really represent?
I was puzzled to read Rep. Dave Baker claim on his campaign website, "From the beginning, my goal was to fund our schools and see rural schools...
September 22, 2016 - 8:28am