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Package thieves beware: Residents have their eyes (and cameras) on you
Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
Fire damages rural Olivia home
Dragons place third at own invite
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
Card gymnast place third at Becker
Gophers accept bid to Holiday Bowl in San Diego Dec. 27
Slagter paces Cards at Monticello invite
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
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Dorothy M. Peterson
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
September 28, 2016
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
August 12, 2016
Legislative candidates assess session during Kandiyohi County Fair forum
WILLMAR—Six candidates from three local legislative races shared their views on issues and participated in some mild political sparring during a forum Friday morning at the Kandiyohi County Fair. There are fewer than 90 days left before the general election Nov. 8 and local...
August 12, 2016 - 11:11pm
June 22, 2016
Letter: The most mismanaged session ever
Here we go again! In a letter to the editor by Rep. Dave Baker and Sen. Lyle Koenen, they call for "immediate action" by Gov. Dayton so that "important bills can be corrected, adjusted properly, and executed with the governor's signature to do what is best for our citizens."
June 22, 2016 - 3:32am
June 15, 2016
Unfunded school mandates questioned
NEW LONDON — Unfunded mandates for all districts and special grants for select school districts that were approved this legislative session...
June 15, 2016 - 11:46pm
June 13, 2016
Legislature got some things done, but work remains, Rep. Baker says
WILLMAR — Rep. Dave Baker attended Monday’s Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission meeting to give an update on the completed legislative...
June 13, 2016 - 9:22pm
June 8, 2016
Letter: A legislator who gets it… sometimes
Rep. Dave Baker gets it, sometimes. The May 22 editorial in the Star Tribune chronicles how Baker and his family lost their 25-year-old son,...
June 8, 2016 - 2:00am
May 26, 2016
Special session sought for bonding bill
NEW LONDON — Standing in the parking lot of his auto body and car sales business on the edge of state Highway 23 by New London, Troy Holtkamp...
May 26, 2016 - 11:57pm
May 20, 2016
Letter: A tired attempt to score points
I found the recent letter stating Mary Sawatzky “is not taking funds from PACs or any other special groups” to be quite comical. Although...
May 20, 2016 - 12:00am
March 17, 2016
Baker co-authors bill for broadband expansion
ST. PAUL — A bill chief-authored by Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, to expand broadband in Greater Minnesota passed its...
March 17, 2016 - 7:40pm
March 16, 2016
Letter: Baker is deaf to Highway 23 needs
When Dave Baker first ran for the Legislature in 2014 he said something that I agreed with: “We need to understand the shared priorities...
March 16, 2016 - 1:30am
March 2, 2016
Reaching community goals ‘brick by brick’
WILLMAR — It was an evening of celebration and conversation for the attendees of the Vision 2040 event Monday night. “Tonight is the night...
March 2, 2016 - 11:38pm
February 24, 2016
Legislative town hall meeting set for Saturday morning in Willmar
WILLMAR — A meeting to discuss the upcoming legislative session will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Willmar. Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City, and Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, will hold the joint town hall meeting at Cornerstone Coffee in the Skylark Center, 1604 South First Street...
February 24, 2016 - 11:07pm
February 23, 2016
NLS school board discusses education issues with lawmakers
NEW LONDON — A shortage of K-12 grade teachers, a threat of losing the ability to offer college-level classes and 3-1/2-hour standardized reading...
February 23, 2016 - 11:27pm
February 18, 2016
Rural childcare access to be discussed at meeting Wednesday
WILLMAR — The availability of affordable childcare in rural Minnesota is the topic of a legislative listening session that will be held Wednesday in Willmar. The meeting will be 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, 610 NE Highway 71 in Willmar. Hosted by local...
February 18, 2016 - 11:03pm