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Upper Minnesota counties making progress, but rural needs remain
Keep wireless in mix to serve rural areas
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Willmar Community Assembly begins
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October 31, 2016
Bruce Vogel letter: Baker deserves another term
As I listen to the radio ads that Mary Sawatzky and her special-interest groups are running against Dave Baker, it becomes quite apparent that...
October 31, 2016 - 2:17pm
October 29, 2016
Health insurance a key topic in Willmar legislative forum
WILLMAR — In the last public forum to be held before the Nov. 8 general election, candidates from local legislative races met Friday in...
October 29, 2016 - 4:32am
October 28, 2016
Gail Guptill letter: Send Baker back to St. Paul
A couple of years ago I wrote a letter about my boss Dave Baker, before he was elected into office. Back then, I talked about working for a...
October 28, 2016 - 2:03pm
Bob and Joanne Thurston latter: Baker is the best voice for his district
Thank you, state Rep, Dave Baker, for actually making a difference in St. Paul. It has been refreshing to see a representative in his first...
October 28, 2016 - 6:46am
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