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Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
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October 24, 2016
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
October 24, 2016 - 1:50am
January 5, 2016
Dave Baker announces re-election bid for House 17B seat
WILLMAR - Representative Dave Baker, R-Willmar, announced today that he will seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives for District...
January 5, 2016 - 10:00am
October 7, 2015
Letter: Recognition for Rep. Baker
It was an honor to have Dave Baker follow me onto the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce board of directors after my term expired. I was very surprised when he announced he was declining that position but pleased that he was running for the Minnesota House of Representatives because...
October 7, 2015 - 3:00am
October 1, 2015
Letter: Baker falls short on broadband
On May 18 Rep. Dave Baker voted to earmark $2 million to the city of Annandale for broadband, while ignoring Kandiyohi County’s need for quality Internet service. Then, ironically, on Aug. 19 Baker put out a press release about applications for broadband grants and said, “Expanding...
October 1, 2015 - 1:00am
September 17, 2015
Sawatzky aims for re-match in House 17B race
WILLMAR — Mary Sawatzky, of Willmar, is aiming for a re-match with State Representative Dave Baker in 2016. Sawatzky announced she is seeking...
September 17, 2015 - 11:29pm
Mary Sawatzky announces her candidacy for DFL endorsement in District 17B race
WILLMAR -- Former State Representative Mary Sawatzky announced today that she is seeking the Democrat-Farmer-Labor party endorsement for...
September 17, 2015 - 5:22pm
April 24, 2015
Playing games with avian flu
One of the things we've quickly learned as first-term members is that the Legislature has a long history of acting quickly and in a bipartisan fashion to help Minnesotans facing natural disasters and emergencies. Turkey farmers in Kandiyohi County and more than a dozen other...
April 24, 2015 - 4:35am
November 5, 2014
Baker elected to House in 17B
WILLMAR — Rep. Mary Sawatzky narrowly lost her re-election bid to the House of Representatives in District 17B by a margin of 214 votes in a hard-fought race against Willmar businessman Dave Baker. In unofficial results, Baker, a Republican, had 7,807 votes and Sawatzky, a Democrat,...
November 5, 2014 - 2:31am
November 1, 2014
Letter: Baker is disappointing
I have been rather disappointed in Dave Baker’s campaign against Mary Sawatzky right from the start. His campaign signs went up very early in the summer stating “State Representative Dave Baker” which was a lie right off the bat. Some of Mary’s signs said “Mary Sawatzky...
November 1, 2014 - 4:01am
October 31, 2014
Letter: A desperate attack by GOP
I recently got a piece of campaign literature stating that Mary Sawatzky lives “high off the hog.” Mary is a teacher. Her husband is a retired teacher. The Republicans are so desperate to attack and defeat Rep. Sawatzky they will say or do anything. It is really pathetic. Big...
October 31, 2014 - 8:00am
October 30, 2014
Letter: Sawatzky speaks for us
The Chamber (of Commerce) has framed the local House election exactly right. If you are wealthy and privileged, vote for Dave Baker who will vote to lower taxes on the wealthiest Minnesotans. If you are like the rest of us and want a representative that speaks for all of...
October 30, 2014 - 11:30am
District 17A: Nothing implied, nothing endorsed
WILLMAR — A political blogger based in Maynard has accused Republican challenger Tim Miller of falsely implying that he has discussed governing together with District 17 State Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City. Sally Jo Sorensen, in her blog “Bluestem Prairie’’ posted on Oct....
October 30, 2014 - 10:14am
Letter: Ignore ads; look at the past
First of all, vote on Nov. 4. Primarily study each candidate’s past performance and rely little on what they promise to do if elected. Ignore the negative ads generated by political groups. Do that and your voting choices will be easier. It is hard to ignore the daily junk...
October 30, 2014 - 10:00am
Letter: Baker is what we need
Political ads and other letter writers talk about how their candidate will lower taxes, raise minimum wages, build more roads and more. These are very pertinent topics but as a small business owner and rural resident I have had other concerns — electric vehicle regulations and...
October 30, 2014 - 8:30am
Letter: Baker is better candidate
I was touched by Olivia Baker’s letter to the editor regarding her father Dave. I am one of the people that know Dave and Mary Baker well and have witnessed their tireless fight against drug addiction. It is inspiring. My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Dave on the...
October 30, 2014 - 8:05am