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Shrubb to retire as Minnesota West president
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December 4, 2010
Koenen receives Farmers Union Torchbearer Award
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Farmers Union gave out its Torchbearer Award at its 69th annual state convention Nov. 21. The award winners included Levi Koenen of Clara City. "In order to receive the Torchbearers' Award, you have to show dedication to the Farmers Union cause and a commitment...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
November 3, 2010
Koenen narrowly wins, returns in House District 20B
Lyle Koenen, DFL, Clara City, won election to a fifth term to represent a district that has been a DFL-stronghold by holding off a challenge by a young, but energetic and emerging Republican challenger, Brian Kohout of Olivia. Koenen held a 6,687 to 6,461 lead as unofficial results...
November 3, 2010 - 6:47am
District 20B: Lyle Koenen beats Brian Kohout with narrow 165-vote win
Update 4:00 a.m. Incumbent Lyle Koenen won a narrow 165-vote win over challenger Brian Kohout in House 20B with 100 percent of precincts reporting. With 77 of 77 precincts reporting as of 4:00 a.m., Koenen, D-Clara City, had 6,893 votes and Kohout, R-Olivia, had 6,728 votes.
news / region
November 3, 2010 - 4:00am
October 30, 2010
House 20B: Re-elect Lyle Koenen
The House 20B race is between Democrat incumbent Lyle Koenen and Republican challenger Brian Kohout. Koenen is seeking his fifth term. He has been a dairy farmer and is now a contract milk and school bus driver. His priority has been the rural needs of his district. He worked for...
opinion / editorials / state
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 8, 2010
H-R female nominee: Alicia Koenen of MACCRAY
ALICIA KOENEN MACCRAY 9 letters VOLLEYBALL: Koenen earned three letters while starting two years as a hitter for the Wolverines. She had 111 kills, 25 ace serves and 190 digs her senior year when MACCRAY went 15-11. BASKETBALL: A starting guard for three years, Koenen was twice...
sports / prep
June 8, 2010 - 12:00am
November 10, 2009
Gatz announces bid for House District 20A seat
GRANITE FALLS -- Michelle Gatz, veteran's affairs and emergency management director in Yellow Medicine County, has announced her candidacy for state representative in District 20B. Gatz is seeking the endorsement of the Republican Party. The seat is currently held by Lyle Koenen,...
news / region
November 10, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Lawmakers from across region buzz over news of gov.'s plans
WILLMAR -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty's announcement he will not seek a third term didn't really catch area legislators by surprise, but its timing has them buzzing. "It's a reality check for those of us in the Republican party,'' said Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck.
news / local / region
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am
February 5, 2009
Pawlenty could cut LGA by 25%, leaving the amount cities receive at levels of more than a decade past
ST. PAUL -- Bill Clinton was president. Arne Carlson was governor. Gasoline was $1.15 a gallon. Six more years of new television episodes were...
news / region / local
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Koenen says counties will feel state's pain
GRANITE FALLS -- Counties are sure to feel the state's financial pain, perhaps even before the Legislature convenes, State Rep. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City, warned the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. Koenen told the commissioners that he expects Gov. Tim...
news / region
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
October 25, 2008
Dist 20B: Koenen poised to promote rural agenda in St. Paul
CLARA CITY -- Lyle Koenen has fended off challengers in three, hard-fought elections and is now poised like never before if returned to the Legislature for a fourth term. The DFL'er from Clara City started out in a Republican controlled House, but today his party holds the majority...
October 25, 2008 - 12:00am