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September 11, 2012
Letter: A farmer for Joe Gimse
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Political Action Committee has endorsed Sen. Joe Gimse for Minnesota State Senate in District 17. As the state's largest general farm organization, Farm Bureau has nearly 30,000 member families. As a respected leader in the Minnesota Senate, Joe Gimse knows...
September 11, 2012 - 12:00am
September 8, 2012
Thinking 'outside of the box' for transportation designs
WILLMAR -- Unconventional road designs, community collaboration and local funding may be part of the package of solutions for Minnesota's growing...
September 8, 2012 - 12:00am
September 7, 2012
MnDOT boss, Sen. Gimse to discuss transportation today in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- The future of transportation in Minnesota will be discussed at a meeting this morning in Willmar with Minnesota Department of Transportation...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
September 6, 2012
MnDOT Commissioner in Willmar, Minn., Friday to discusses transportation
WILLMAR - The future of transportation in Minnesota will be discussed at a Friday morning meeting in Willmar with MnDOT Commissioner Tom Sorel and Sen. Joe Gimse, who is chairman of the Senate transportation committee. The meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Willmar Airpor...
September 6, 2012 - 4:44pm
February 23, 2012
Letter: Misuse of the legacy fund
I applaud the West Central Tribune in its recent editorial on the misuse of legacy funds by the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton. I first learned about this tragic abuse of power by our elected officials in an article written by Doug Smith in the Star Tribune. His information...
February 23, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Sviggum: Taxpayer-funded brochures falls on his shoulders, Gimse says he was unaware flier had donation link
WILLMAR -- Sen. Joe Gimse, of Willmar, was one of 15 Minnesota Republican senators who requested that taxpayer-funded brochures be made available...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am
January 26, 2012
Gimse and Anderson schedule west central MN town hall meetings
WILLMAR - Sen. Joe Gimse and Rep. Paul Anderson will hold two town hall meetings next month in the northern half of Senate District 13. The first session will be held at 8:30 - 10 a.m. on Feb. 4 at the Lynx National Golf Course in Sauk Centre. The second meeting will be held at...
January 26, 2012 - 11:02am
December 28, 2011
Gimse is happy with new Senate Majority Leader Senjem, confirms Hann as other candidate
WILLMAR - Sen. Joe Gimse said he's pleased with the choice he and other Senate Republicans made last night in selecting Sen. David Senjem as...
December 28, 2011 - 7:39am
December 20, 2011
Sen. Gimse of Willmar, Minn., considers run for Senate majority leader
WILLMAR -- Saying he would be a "calming voice" and provide "decisive leadership" during a time when the Republican Party is in turmoil, Sen....
December 20, 2011 - 11:00am
December 19, 2011
Gimse considers run for Minn. Senate majority leader
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December 19, 2011 - 11:02am
September 15, 2011
Commentary: Clarifying changes to the homestead market value credit
Recently, House Tax Committee Chairman Greg Davids visited Willmar to meet with city and county officials to discuss the omnibus tax bill that was signed into law by Gov. Dayton. Included in the bill were changes to revamp the current homestead market value credit program with a new...
September 15, 2011 - 12:00am
July 30, 2011
Area lawmakers get lots of comments
WILLMAR -- Area lawmakers have received varied reactions from constituents to the $35.7 billion budget deal reached by the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton that ended the state shutdown last week. "I have received a lot of comments: keep up the good work; you didn't raise taxes,''...
July 30, 2011 - 12:00am
June 16, 2011
Gov. Dayton 'extremely, extremely disappointed' in latest GOP offer
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton this afternoon said he is the most discouraged he has been over a budget impasse after seeing what he called a budget...
June 16, 2011 - 3:49pm
Gimse and other transportation leaders call for special session on road funding
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature's transportation leaders today asked for a special legislative session to pass a transportation-funding...
June 16, 2011 - 1:16pm
March 3, 2011
Gimse, Anderson planning town hall meets this month
State Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, and Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, will co-host two town hall meetings in March. The meetings are open to the public. They are designed to allow citizens to provide feedback to their legislators and to ask questions. The first will be from 8:30...
March 3, 2011 - 12:00am