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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
September 19, 2013
Raising minimum wage discussed: Legislative committee holds hearing in Willmar as part of effort to get feedback
WILLMAR — Conflicting opinions about why the state’s minimum wage should or should not be raised were expressed Thursday at a legislative...
September 19, 2013 - 11:08pm
August 13, 2013
Letter: DFL’s not kind to farmers
In the last week or so my state representative and now the chair of the Chippewa County DFL have claimed I am distorting and twisting the facts about this last legislative session and refute my claim it was bad for farmers. They ask for proof. Here it is. Decide for yourself. The...
August 13, 2013 - 6:35pm
June 10, 2013
First DFLer joins Minnesota 6th District race, politics
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Circle Pines environmental activist says she'll seek the Democratic endorsement to run for Congress in Minnesota's 6th District. Judy Adams says Monday she will run as a problem solver and political outsider. Adams has never run for office, but says her...
June 10, 2013 - 2:17pm
May 23, 2013
DFL and GOP leaders express views of legislative action
WILLMAR - State legislative leaders from both parties were in Willmar Thursday to reflect on the recently concluded session. It should come as...
May 23, 2013 - 11:11pm
Minnesota DFL swing vote on gay marriage says he'll support
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Democratic state senator seen as a swing vote on gay marriage says he'll vote to make it legal in Minnesota. Sen. Kent Eken (EEK'-en) represents a northwestern Minnesota district that backed last fall's gay marriage ban by 53 percent....
April 23, 2013 - 5:37pm
March 19, 2013
Minn. House DFL would add tax surcharge on rich
ST. PAUL — House Democrats today said they want to not only permanently raise income taxes on wealthy Minnesotans, but also add a temporary surcharge on the richest of the rich to repay schools. By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — House Democrats today said they want...
March 19, 2013 - 2:53pm
December 21, 2012
Sen. Koenen of Clara City, Minn., named DFL caucus whip
ST. PAUL — Sen. Lyle Koenen will serve as the Majority Caucus Whip when he returns to the Capitol in January. Koenen, a DFL’er from Clara City who was elected this fall to represent Senate District 17, was recently named to the leadership role by Senate majority Leader-designate...
December 21, 2012 - 11:29pm
November 2, 2012
Letter: Sawatzky, DFL bad on taxes
Minnesota is at a crossroads this election year. Many dollars are being spent by the Minnesota DFL and out-of-state interests. They're spending a fortune on negative mailers. Ever wonder where they get so much money and what they want? Locally one candidate says she thinks we need...
November 2, 2012 - 12:39am
Letter: Vote DFL in Dist. 17
Our state District faces a fundamental fork in the road. When you step into the voting booth, and choose Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) or Republican candidates, here is the choice. The Republicans have proven in the legislature that they absolutely refuse to place back into our...
November 2, 2012 - 12:08am
Klobuchar trumpets her work with GOP
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar stood in front of 1,100 mostly liberal Democrats concerned if she talked too much about working with...
June 2, 2012 - 4:43pm
April 12, 2012
No decision in District 17 Senate DFL endorsement, race heads to primary
After four ballots in District 17 Senate DFL race, no winner between Lyle Koenen and Larry Rice. Senate 17 DFL race headed for primary.
April 12, 2012 - 9:27pm
Big Stone County man files in special election for district 20 state senate
CORRELL -- A Big Stone County man active in the DFL Party filed as a candidate to serve the remainder of the District 20 state Senate seat held by the late Gary Kubly. John Schultz, Correll, filed as a candidate in the special election, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State. Schultz...
March 12, 2012 - 12:26pm
March 1, 2012
Rice announces bid for Senate in MN's new District 17
WILLMAR -- Willmar business owner Larry Rice announced today that he's making another run for the state Senate, in the newly redrawn 17th District. Rice,...
March 1, 2012 - 12:01pm
February 8, 2012
DFLers in Willmar, Minn., focus on amendments
WILLMAR -- Considering there wasn't a contested presidential race to bring people out, Shane Baker said he was pleased with the 75 DFLers who showed up for the caucus at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. "It would be easy enough for people not to come out to participate," said Baker,...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Kubly supports new minority leader
ST. PAUL -- Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls, was among those who supported Sen. Tom Bakk's selection as the minority leader to represent the party in the State Senate. The DFL caucus selected Bakk its minority leader on Thursday, just two days after the election that saw the party...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am