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Republican state senator announces bid to unseat Peterson
Police Commission hears evidence to fire longtime Willmar law enforcement officer
Wrongful death lawsuit filed in accident that killed man in Buffalo Lake
While the first real storm of the season promised more than it delivered, it’s going to be messy for a few days
Wolves game in Mexico postponed after smoke enters arena
NFL fines Vikings' Cook for touching official
Konerko to retuns to White Sox, Morneau to sign with Rockies
College football: Minnesota waits for bowl destination
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
Hanson — Petersen
Schack — Malkuch
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Review: Five shoppings apps to get you the best prices
Take control of holiday spending: Finance counselor says make a budget, start shopping early
Thomas H. Bonde
Adella C. Kvendru,
Margaret Anne Walsh
Arden H. Pearson
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
Letter: Willmar Council is balanced (link fixed)
Letter: A rational view of the mayor
December 16, 2012
Legislative priorities for Minn. Chamber of Commerce
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce will focus on six top legislative priorities at the State Capitol in 2013. Education and workforce Strengthen the education and workforce development systems: * Ensure that all high school graduates have practical and academic skills to enter postsecondary...
news / state
December 16, 2012 - 11:48pm
Minnesota and Willmar Chambers of Commerce encouraged by Dems’ desire to work with business community
WILLMAR — A spokesman for Minnesota’s largest business advocacy organization is encouraged by Democratic leaders who say they want to work with the business community on policies that create private-sector jobs. “Our message is we really are encouraged by what we’re hearing...
news / local
December 16, 2012 - 11:46pm
September 20, 2012
Pawlenty leaves Romney, lands lobbying gig
ST. PAUL -- Former Minnesota Gov.
September 20, 2012 - 10:59am
February 5, 2010
EDC votes to hire lobbyist for veterans home project
WILLMAR -- On a 5-1 vote, the governing board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission hired a lobbyist Thursday to help secure legislative funding this year for a veterans home in Willmar. The board's pick: former state senator Dean Elton Johnson...
news / local
February 5, 2010 - 12:00am
January 29, 2010
Vote on lobbyist is moved back by the EDC
WILLMAR -- No super majority, no vote. A decision by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission on hiring a lobbyist for the upcoming legislative session has been put off until next week, after the EDC joint powers board fell short Thursday of the super...
news / local
January 29, 2010 - 12:00am
January 23, 2010
Editorial: Lobbying plan for vet home needs OK
The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Commission operating board recently voted 2-3 against recommending a lobbying effort for the proposed veterans' nursing home and mental health care facility in Willmar. The operating board's decision was a penny-wise and pound-foolish...
opinion / editorials
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
January 21, 2010
Letter: Ninety years of advocacy
Lobbying vs. advocacy... What is the difference? There is no difference and our system of government encourages it. Citizenship is more than voting. It is holding those elected, accountable. Unfortunately, when large sums of money, perks and other influences are added to it, it gets...
opinion / letters
January 21, 2010 - 12:00am