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February 18, 2015
Anne Barry, deputy commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, speaks about the  state’s mental health budget at a Kandiyohi County board meeting Tuesday in Willmar. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Proposed mental health budget could mean cuts, opportunities for local programs
February 18, 2015 - 12:19am
The Minnesota Highway 23 bypass south of Willmar is two-lane until nearing the junction with U.S. Highway 71, where it expands to four lanes. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Highways in west central Minnesota that made Governor Dayton's fix-it list:
February 18, 2015 - 12:03am
February 17, 2015
Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle, watched by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton explains Tuesday what roads and bridges could be repaired and upgraded under the governor’s $6 billion plan. It’s funded tax money and registration fees. (Forum News Service/Don Davis)
Dayton releases road plan
February 17, 2015 - 11:55pm
December 8, 2014
Rosie Moriarty, right, and Melanie Kett appear at a Monday news conference announcing a plan to seek more state money to help the disabled and elderly. They live in Mendota Heights. (FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis)
Minnesota’s elderly and disabled citizens seek more state funds
December 8, 2014 - 10:46pm
December 1, 2014
Willmar City Council overrides mayoral veto of community groups’ funding
December 1, 2014 - 11:12pm
November 4, 2014
Willmar City Council OKs funding $3.6M industrial park project
November 4, 2014 - 12:05am
September 23, 2014
Vehicles travel Tuesday along the four-lane stretch of Highway 23 that extends from Willmar to New London. The Transportation Alliance is once again talking about the transportation gaps in west central Minnesota, and the four-lane section of Highway 23 is high priority. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Group builds momentum to support transportation funding issues
September 23, 2014 - 11:24pm
September 17, 2014
Feds pass on funding railroad bypass
September 17, 2014 - 11:55pm
September 13, 2014
Editorial: United Way asks for your assistance
September 13, 2014 - 6:00am
June 30, 2014
Update: MnDOT plans Highway 23 announcement today
June 30, 2014 - 10:01am
May 6, 2014
Cal Thomas
Commentary: Gov. waste: Where does all of our money go
May 6, 2014 - 12:10am
April 24, 2014
Push continues for broadband funding
April 24, 2014 - 10:50pm
March 22, 2014
Commentary: Make wise investments in higher education
March 22, 2014 - 1:00am
February 14, 2014
Mayors add voices for transportation
February 14, 2014 - 11:24am
February 10, 2014
Minnesota Sens. Chuck Wiger of Maplewood, left, and David Tomassoni of Chisholm listen Monday to federal highway official Derrel Turner during a session on transportation. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
DFL wants to increase transportation taxes
February 10, 2014 - 11:14pm