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November 6, 2012
Willmar Ward 4 voters return Dokken to City Council
WILLMAR -- Willmar voters in Ward 4 returned incumbent Jim Dokken to the City Council in Tuesday's general election. Dokken is completing 14 years on the council. Dokken defeated challenger Jay Lawton 864 to 578 in unofficial returns. Dokken carried all three precincts, with 236...
November 6, 2012 - 9:47pm
November 3, 2012
Letter: Our city is functional
A very functional Willmar City Council: as in, having a practical application, or serving a useful purpose. A recent review of all City Council motions and resolutions, from Jan. 1, 2012, through Oct. 15, 2012, reveal some interesting facts. The review revealed that 206 motions...
November 3, 2012 - 12:30am
October 29, 2012
Letter: Protect our right to vote
I've always been proud of the fact that Minnesota has one of the highest voter turnouts, if not the highest, in our nation. That's why it is so disappointing that the Republican-majority Legislature decided to disenfranchise and discriminate against everyday Minnesota citizens in...
October 29, 2012 - 12:52am
February 14, 2012
In the 1920s in Germany there was a great political divide. On the extreme right there was the National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party. On the far left there was the Communist Party. Both of these advocated centralized control of virtually everything, they were socialist in...
February 14, 2012 - 12:00am
January 19, 2012
Editorial: Council is right on hiring officers
The Willmar City Council correctly approved the recommendation to hire two replacement police officers. The council's decision was decided by Mayor Frank Yanish's tiebreaking vote in support of the police officer hires, which was recommended by the Labor Relations Committee, City...
January 19, 2012 - 12:00am
August 16, 2011
Thome hits 600th career home run in Twins' win over Tigers
By Noah Trister, AP Sports Writer DETROIT -- When Jim Thome arrived at the ballpark, his pursuit of 600 home runs had been all but forgotten. Minnesota...
August 16, 2011 - 12:00am
August 10, 2011
Thome's quest for 600 homers a quiet pursuit
By By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jim Thome's pursuit of 600 career home runs has been a rather quiet quest. Fighting...
August 10, 2011 - 12:19am
May 5, 2011
'The Special One' looking all too ordinary
Spanish soccer giants Barcelona and Real Madrid have played each other 213 times in the last 109 years, including five this season and four in the past 18 days. Together, they own nearly 100 domestic league and cup titles and more than two dozen European and world club champions...
May 5, 2011 - 12:14am
March 12, 2011
Thome chasing 600th HR, first ring
By Jon Krawczynski, AP Baseball Writer FORT MYERS, Fla.
March 12, 2011 - 12:00am
March 2, 2011
Letter: A disgrace to the flag
I am writing this letter because there is something that has bothered me for quite some time. I was raised by proud, patriotic parents who taught their children to love their country. Both of my parents, Rodney and Florence Gimse, loved to travel, but especially my father would say,...
March 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 14, 2011
Thome signs another one-year contract with the Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins say the team's reached a one-year contract agreement with designated hitter Jim Thome. The 40-year-old...
January 14, 2011 - 11:38am
November 26, 2010
If Woods has answers, he's keeping them secret
Over the course of a year, almost everything we knew about Tiger Woods has been turned on its head. He touched new lows, both personal and professional. He lost his wife, his aura, some fans, wheelbarrows of cash and in a sense, every tournament he entered. Even his good name is gone. Think...
November 26, 2010 - 12:00am
November 9, 2010
Letter: Corporate campaigning
A drive from east to west through Willmar this election season revealed five businesses displaying Republican campaign signs. As a livestock farmer, businessman and Democrat, I had been inclined to smile to myself, shrug my shoulders and do business with these companies anyhow. But...
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Kandiyohi Co. District 1: Richard Falk endorsed for re-election
The District 1 Commissioner choice is incumbent Richard Falk or challenger Jim Butterfield, both of Willmar. This district includes the west side of Willmar. Butterfield is a sales manager and travels Minnesota and Iowa. He has negotiating talents and problem-solving abilities as...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 6, 2010
Falk touts his 'well-rounded' experience
WILLMAR -- Richard Falk calls himself a "doer." Whether it's in his role as a Kandiyohi County Commissioner, being a "book buddy" with a Willmar...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am