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Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
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Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
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Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
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October 27, 2012
Letter: The actual ballot language
As I visit with Minnesotans across the state, many are surprised to learn that they never get to see the actual language of the two proposed changes to our state's constitution on their ballot. This seems odd to many voters, given the importance of the constitution as our state's...
October 27, 2012 - 8:16pm
August 3, 2012
Letter: The language manipulator
Mark Ritchie's word flatulence has both provoked and inspired me to search the dictionary and the thesaurus for appropriate expoundatory and superfluous descriptator locution. Yes, Mr.
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
GOP senator considers another amendment lawsuit against Ritchie
ST. PAUL -- Another lawsuit could arise over a proposed constitutional amendment in Minnesota. Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, said at mid-day that he will consider taking Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to court, claiming the Democrat is making false comments about a proposed constitutional...
July 20, 2012 - 12:49pm
January 27, 2012
Governor Dayton's visit to Bird Island postponed due to inclement weather
BIRD ISLAND -- Governor Mark Dayton will not visit St. Mary's School in Bird Island today. His visit is being postponed until next Friday due to the weather. The Governor's office contacted the school this morning to report that the snow moving through the region makes it unsafe...
January 27, 2012 - 10:59am
January 19, 2012
Governor Dayton honoring promise, coming to St. Mary's in Bird Island
BIRD ISLAND -- Students at St. Mary's School in Bird Island are preparing to host Governor Mark Dayton next Friday afternoon. The Governor's...
January 19, 2012 - 5:04pm
October 22, 2011
Getting birds was a bonus
By Tom Cherveny email@example.com They were keeping score at the Governor's Pheasant Opener, and at the end of the day it added up to 52...
October 22, 2011 - 12:46am
August 11, 2011
First annual Minn. Governor's Pheasant Opener to be held in Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO -- Governor Mark Dayton will break new ground by hosting the first Governor's Pheasant Opener, and will be doing so in Montevideo, his office announced on Thursday. "This is going to be a good thing for the community and a great thing for the state,'' said Dennis Larson,...
August 11, 2011 - 2:58pm
January 31, 2011
Dayton wants $1 billion in bonding; he suggests half of projects
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton today offered a unique proposal: The Legislature should pass a $1 billion public works funding bill, but the Democratic...
January 31, 2011 - 12:30pm
January 24, 2011
Dayton orders agencies to speed up permits
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton today ordered two state agencies to issue permits quicker. Under his order, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Department of Natural Resources must try to issue permits with 150 days, down from the current informal 180-day guideline. The order...
January 24, 2011 - 12:53pm
Gov. Dayton rejects Bachmann health care request, accuses her of playing presidential politics
ST. PAUL - U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann asked Gov. Mark Dayton to rip up an order he signed just after taking office this month joining a federal...
January 24, 2011 - 11:55am
January 14, 2011
Medicaid opt-in is good for hospitals in rural Minnesota
Gov. Mark Dayton's first executive order this month was to opt Minnesota into early enrollment in the federal Medicaid program for the state's poor. It was a good move for Willmar's Rice Memorial Hospital and other rural hospitals in west central Minnesota. Medicaid will...
January 14, 2011 - 7:01am
January 4, 2011
Buffalo Lake girl sings for Dayton
BUFFALO LAKE -- Having been "discovered'' by Mark Dayton, it is only appropriate. McKaia Ryberg sang the national anthem Monday at the new governor's...
January 4, 2011 - 12:00am
January 3, 2011
New Gov. Dayton calls on Minnesotans to work together
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton became Minnesota's 40th governor early this afternoon, immediately urging Minnesotans to work together to solve state...
January 3, 2011 - 1:06pm
Bird Island student to sing at Dayton's inauguration today
BIRD ISLAND -- Having been "discovered'' by Mark Dayton, it is only appropriate. McKaia Ryberg will be singing the National Anthem for Governor...
January 3, 2011 - 10:28am
Dayton prepares to become 40th Minnesota governor
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton becomes Minnesota's 40th governor early this afternoon, and the first Democratic governor in two decades faces a $6.2...
January 3, 2011 - 8:59am