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David O. Johnson
Kathleen H. Diederich
July 20, 2012
Letter: The lost has been found
The Willmar Police Chief called me Wednesday and said Brian's bike was located and is not even damaged. It will be returned to him later Wednesday. Thank you to the people who left it in the grass and to everyone who has called with support and offers to replace his bike for him. So...
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
July 19, 2012
Letter: A theft that truly hurt
My son is profoundly mentally handicapped and lives in a group home in Willmar. He is 37. When he was 5, my husband and I purchased a two-seater bike for him. It is the only kind of bike he can ride as he is unable to pedal or steer. It has two seats side by side, one wheel in front...
July 19, 2012 - 12:00am
February 25, 2012
Commentary: If the Iron Lady had watched GOP debates ...
It's a good thing that the Margaret Thatcher we remember isn't running for president as a Republican. A conservative icon, she would nonetheless...
February 25, 2012 - 12:00am
December 30, 2011
Editorial: Michele Bachmann is no Margaret Thatcher
Michele Bachmann's campaign rhetoric apparently is now ringing hollow with many Iowa voters as her poll number continues to sink faster than a county fair hog in a mud hole. Bachmann, like many conservative Republican candidates in this decade, often seeks to compare herself...
December 30, 2011 - 12:32pm
January 8, 2011
Letter: Making the holidays bright
On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, I would like to thank everyone who helped make our holiday community service program, Be a Santa to a Senior, such a success. With support from generous shoppers and Walgreen's we were able to collect more than 60 gifts. Thanks also...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
October 11, 2010
House Speaker Anderson Kelliher takes job with high-tech group
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The speaker of the Minnesota House has taken a job as president of the Minnesota High Tech Association. State Rep. Margaret Anderson Kelliher, who ran for governor instead of a new legislative term, was announced Monday as the group's president-in-waiting. She'll...
October 11, 2010 - 9:25am
Kelliher concedes DFL primary, endorses Dayton for governor
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton is the Democratic-Farmer-Labor governor candidate. Opponent Margaret Anderson Kelliher made it official late this morning...
August 11, 2010 - 11:26am
May 21, 2010
AP Source: Kelliher picks Gunyou as running mate
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher reached outside her party to tap former Republican administration appointee John Gunyou as her running mate, The Associated Press learned Friday. The AP confirmed the selection with a person with direct...
May 21, 2010 - 11:12am
April 10, 2010
Letter: Minnesota needs clean air
Air quality in Minnesota is declining. Yet, Rep. Collin Peterson has introduced a "disapproval resolution" to take away the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate some of the gas emissions coming from smokestacks. I urge voters to call his office to request that...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
February 3, 2010
Candidates for Congress, state auditor on hand at GOP event; DFL draws less of a crowd
In 2008, people were still standing in line at 8 p.m. to register at the DFL caucus site in Willmar. This year, most of the people had already...
February 3, 2010 - 12:00am
September 23, 2009
Morris woman killed in Glenwood crash
GLENWOOD -- Margaret E. Miller, 77, of Morris, died at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood this morning as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 8 a.m. along Highway 28 west of Glenwood. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Miller was driving a 2000 Dodge...
September 23, 2009 - 4:03pm
June 30, 2009
Up to 4,700 job losses expected in Pawlenty unallotment
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty's decision to make unilateral budget cuts could cost up to 4,700 jobs across Minnesota, the state economist told...
June 30, 2009 - 12:10pm
February 16, 2009
Letter: Keep NL-S bus contract local
As a resident and business person in our community I must express my concern over an upcoming budget decision. I'm very concerned about the busing contract possibly being awarded to a business not located in our community. I respect the enormous task of balancing this year's budg...
February 16, 2009 - 12:00am
September 13, 2008
One to hospital after 'hot corner' crash
WILLMAR -- One person was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash around 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highway 71/23 and 23rd Street Northeast. Amanda Alice Johnson, 26, of Willmar, was driving a 1998 Chevy that collided...
September 13, 2008 - 12:00am
May 17, 2008
Budget deal close but elusive as Legislative deadline nears
ST. PAUL - Top lawmakers and Gov. Tim Pawlenty entered today, the final full day of work in the legislative session, lacking an overall budget deal as pressure mounts to end the 2008 Minnesota Legislature with all sides claiming some victories. Despite the slow-moving budget talks,...
May 17, 2008 - 4:00am