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April 14, 2015
Agriculture Finance Chairman Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake points to an audience member Tuesday, while his Minnesota House committee discusses bird flu funding. (FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis)
State lawmakers to increase funding to fight bird flu
April 14, 2015 - 11:03pm
April 6, 2015
Minnesota Opinion: Minnesota's highway fix starts in middle of road
April 6, 2015 - 5:00am
March 17, 2015
Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson talks to Kandiyohi County Commissioner Doug Reese following a meeting Monday in Willmar to discuss mental health services. (TRIBUNE/Carolyn Lange)
State delays closing children’s psychiatric hospital in Willmar
March 17, 2015 - 12:05am
March 2, 2015
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
March 2, 2015 - 8:00am
February 22, 2015
Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, is seen in this January, 2015 file photo. “We just want to make sure that greater Minnesota isn’t being shortchanged," Baker said recently in regard to efforts to spread the state's money equally among metropolitan and outstate counties. (FORUM NEWS SERVICE/File)
GOP legislators’ focus turns outstate
February 22, 2015 - 11:00pm
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