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Hearing considers factors for harsher sentence for Willmar man accused of sexual assault
Minnesota man sentenced to 23 years in prison for sex trafficking
Rice Health Foundation meets $500,000 donor challenge
UPDATE: Shooting protesters remain camped outside Minneapolis precinct
Pregnant Minnesota TV meteorologist ridiculed over her appearance
Girls Hockey: Storm’n Sabres take down Cards
Don’t give up on Wolves just yet
Zimmer determined not to let loss have snowball affect on Vikings
Men's Basketball: Gophers’ Pitino: Fouls ‘draining our team’
Twins great Carew recovering from heart attack
'Happy Hollandaise' opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Willmar light display to be featured on ABC’s ‘Light Fight’
Charlie Sheen confirms he's HIV positive, says he was extorted to keep diagnosis quiet
Actor Charlie Sheen reportedly to announce he's HIV positive
Video: Willmar High School Musical ends four-day run with another sellout
Baxter — Kubesh
Video: VFW Post 1639 Willmar assembles Thanksgiving Day Meals for Area Veterans
Video: A hint of snow at 2015 Willmar Holidaze Parade
Video: Roosevelt 5th-Grade Songfest at Willmar
Toops — Lauer
LIVE IT!: Kandiyohi County focused on providing permanent homes for foster kids
LIVE IT!: After an extended period trying to adopt, rural Atwater couple seek another route
LIVE IT!: A how-to on planning the perfect family photo session
LIVE IT! For Raymond couple, parenthood once seemed a lost dream
LIVE IT!: Willmar woman knows both the loss and gain of adoption
Inora G. Westheim
Wilhelmina "Minnie" Grove
Edna L. Grof
Wayne A. Torkelson
Editorial: A day to be thankful and reflect upon our blessings
Commentary: The discipline of gratitude
Editorial: Defeating ISIS will be a complicated task
Letter: God is the game-changer
Letter: An evening of diversity, inclusion
February 27, 2012
Miller will run for GOP endorsement in new 17A district
PRINSBURG - A Prinsburg man is the first to announce his candidacy for the House of Representatives for the new District 17A seat. Tim Miller...
February 27, 2012 - 3:12pm
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...
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...
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