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Congressional talks yield deal to fund government through September
Fire races through Duluth apartment building
Republican lawmaker Ros-Lehtinen, a Trump critic, to retire
Toned-down White House press dinner carries on without Trump
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Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
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June 11, 2014
Warranty about to expire: Utilities Commission seeks answers to wind turbine questions
WILLMAR — Municipal Utilities Commission members would like answers to some questions they have about future operation and maintenance costs...
June 11, 2014 - 10:58pm
November 3, 2012
Editorial: Our picks for the Legislature - Gimse, Falk, Sawatszky, and Urdahl
Redistricting in 2012 brought some incumbents together and new challengers in legislative races across west central Minnesota. Here are our endorsements in a number of those races. Senate 17: This race pairs two incumbents: Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, and Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara...
November 3, 2012 - 2:06am
November 2, 2012
Update: Senate GOP staffer fired after profane Twitter comments about Rep. Kriesel
A Minnesota Senate Republican staffer was out of his job Friday, hours after he used profanity on Twitter to publicly criticize Cottage Grove...
November 2, 2012 - 3:15pm
Letter: Back Republicans
In 2010, Minnesota elected, for the first time in nearly 40 years, a Republican legislature. Saddled with a deficit of almost 6 billion dollars, and applying Republican values of fiscal responsibility and limited government, this legislature was able to turn that deficit into a surplus...
November 2, 2012 - 12:26am
Letter: Jacob's Law supports them
I would like you to consider something next week when you go to the polls. Who will you vote for? Why? Most people tend to vote with their party, no matter who the candidate is. I am asking you to think twice about that deciding factor. Rep. Bruce Vogel showed all of us this last...
November 2, 2012 - 12:11am
Letter: I endorse Gimse
This letter is directed to you intelligent voters who may not as yet have decided for whom to vote in the District 17 state senate race, incumbent Joe Gimse or challenger Lyle Koenen. I am proud to say that Joe Gimse is my friend and I'd like to share with you a few attributes of...
November 2, 2012 - 12:09am
November 1, 2012
Letter: Letter falsely attacked Gimse
In response to Dale Boxrud's weak attempt to rebut my Oct. 29 letter, here's my clarification. First, the word slander is applicable because the Webster's Dictionary defines slander as: "the utterance or spreading of a false statement or statements, harmful to another's character...
November 1, 2012 - 12:40am
Letter: Gimse supports public safety
As a former federal law enforcement agent, my local fellow law enforcement friends and I appreciate Sen. Joe Gimse's ongoing support of our communities' safety and his genuine respect and gratitude of our fellow officers' public service. He understands and addresses the need for...
November 1, 2012 - 12:33am
October 31, 2012
Letter: Attack on Koenen wrong
In a letter to this paper on Oct. 29 Sue Quist, a supporter of Sen. Joe Gimse, complained that attacks on him were wrong. Despite using words such as slander, she didn't do much in the way of explaining what those attacks were and refuting them. Instead she chose to attack Sen. Lyle...
October 31, 2012 - 8:43am
October 29, 2012
Letter: Attacks on Gimse wrong
Credibility comes with speaking the truth and providing the evidence that proves it. The supporters of Senator Lyle Koenen are spending lots of their money on newspaper/radio ads and mailings to misrepresent his opponent Senator Joe Gimse's character and voting record. Not fully disclosing...
October 29, 2012 - 8:47am
October 27, 2012
Letter: Misleading tactics
If you repeat something over and over again, people tend to believe the statements are true. Unfortunately supporters of Sen. Lyle Koenen and House candidate Mary Sawatzky are using this deceptive political tactic to distort their opponent's voting record. In my August West Central...
October 27, 2012 - 8:03pm
October 26, 2012
Letter: Who do flyer senders care about?
Hey, how about all those slick, colored giant postcards we're getting in the mail lately? I suppose their purpose is to educate us about why Candidate A would be better for us than Candidate B. You can usually tell who's being touted by the attractive, smiling colored picture of...
October 26, 2012 - 8:51pm
October 24, 2012
Gimse emphasizes his legislative record, touts work on Transportation Committee
WILLMAR -- As he campaigns in the new Senate District 17 this fall, Joe Gimse is emphasizing one constant: his record. The Republican from Willmar,...
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am
October 4, 2012
Koenen, Gimse differ on taxes, but share views in other areas
WILLMAR -- Joe Gimse and Lyle Koenen have differing views about property tax relief and the future of the local government aid program to Minnesota...
October 4, 2012 - 12:00am
October 2, 2012
Letter: Don't forget the 2011 showdown
They hope that you have forgotten all about it because they are up for election in November. Although most states had budgetary problems during the Great Recession, Minnesota was the only state that shut down. It was the longest shutdown in state history and the longest shutdown...
October 2, 2012 - 10:00am