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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
State Wrestling: NLS' Austvold, BOLD's Garcia take home gold
Prep Wrestling: Area has 10 entrants reach state semifinals
Girls Basketball: Cardinals win regular-season finale
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Odell "Red" Orland Reiten
Margie G. Bomstad
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Letter: Get consensus on highways
Minnesota Opinion: It is time to fight back to protect our privacy
Letter: Baker isn’t what he claims
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
Letter: District 17 need a good team
The new legislative District 17 (Kandiyohi, Renville, Chippewa and Swift counties) has the opportunity on Nov. 6 to elect an experienced and energetic team to represent them in St. Paul. The team is headed up by Sen. Lyle Koenen who has more than nine years of experience in the House...
October 31, 2012 - 8:30am
August 1, 2012
Letter: I am voting for Koenen
Dear fellow constituents and voters of state Senate District 17: Aug. 14 is primary election day in Minnesota. I have been a moderately conservative voter since 1974. I have supported Republicans perhaps 70 to 75 percent of the time. However, this year in the primary, I endorse...
opinion / letters
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Lyle Koenen sworn in as District 20 senator
Lyle Koenen took the oath to become a Minnesota state senator Wednesday, taking the seat vacated with the death of veteran lawmaker Gary Kubly. "Welcome Lyle Koenen, welcome aboard," Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, said shortly after the Senate went into session. Sitting...
April 18, 2012 - 1:41pm
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
April 7, 2010
Photos as Sgt. Kruize's body arrives at Dover Air Force Base
A photo gallery of Sgt. Kruize's body arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware April 6, 2010.
news / region
April 7, 2010 - 4:21pm
Updated: 1993 Hancock graduate killed Sunday in Iraq
A Hancock High School graduate was killed Sunday in a noncombat-related injury, according to family sources. The soldier's father, Lyle Kruize of Hancock, confirmed Wednesday morning to the Hancock Record that Army Sgt. Kurt E. Kruize of Hancock died Sunday in Iraq. Sgt. Kruize's...
news / region
April 7, 2010 - 12:28pm
November 11, 2009
For Willmar man, his war heroics aren't forgotten by faraway land
WILLMAR -- Lyle Sande of Willmar said he was surprised when a UPS driver delivered a letter-size package to his door last month. The package...
November 11, 2009 - 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
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
January 14, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 14
n Emilio Ozornia, 24, of Willmar, made his first appearance Tuesday on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, plus misdemeanor charges of driving after revocation and receiving stolen property. Unconditional bail was set at $75,000. His next appearance is...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
Smith gets 150 days in jail, stayed prison time for golf course burglary, theft and sale of scrap metal
WILLMAR -- Timothy Lee Smith, 22, of Litchfield was sentenced to 13 months in prison, which was stayed, $100 in fines and five years of probation on a third-degree burglary charge for burglarizing the Island Pines Golf Course in Atwater and a felony theft charge for stealing auto...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am