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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
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
The Lynx look for one more win for the WNBA crown
WCT Sports Show: Cardinal boys soccer team onto state
Indians blank Jays to book trip to World Series
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Vikings' Sam Bradford returns to Philadelphia to face Carson Wentz
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
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Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
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October 19, 2016
Legislative candidates debate education funding
WILLMAR — Increasing the K-12 education funding formula, closing the financial equity gap between metro and rural schools and finding ways...
20 hours 37 min ago
October 4, 2016
Many issues also same in District 17B rematch from 2014
WILLMAR — In a rematch of the legislative race two years ago — in a district that has a history of flip-flopping parties —...
October 4, 2016 - 10:18pm
September 30, 2016
Nancy Chamberlain letter: Sawatzky will work for Kandiyohi County
An Aug. 12 West Central Tribune article about a recent legislative candidate forum at the Kandiyohi County Fair stated, "(Rep. Dave) Baker said he considers 'what's best for Kandiyohi County' before he pushes the red or green button." Baker has voted with his House Republican Caucus...
September 30, 2016 - 1:00am
September 29, 2016
Legislative forum with House candidates is Tuesday in Willmar
WILLMAR—Legislative candidates from District 17A and 17B will participate in a forum Tuesday night in Willmar. Sponsored by the Willmar Area League of Women Voters, the forum will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the council chambers at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Building....
September 29, 2016 - 8:43pm
September 28, 2016
Faith community to conduct candidate forum Saturday
WILLMAR—A candidate forum sponsored by members of the faith community will be conducted from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church, 411, Becker Ave. S.W. in Willmar. The "Repairing the Breach: A Faith Community Conversation with Candidates" forum will focus on issues...
September 28, 2016 - 4:40pm
September 10, 2016
Terry Holmquist: Sawatzky understands our needs
Mary Sawatzky has visited all 20 townships in District 17B. Mary heard firsthand how terrible internet access is across Kandiyohi County. Mary will bring solutions to all of Minnesota, not just a few select areas.
September 10, 2016 - 12:42am
August 18, 2016
Letter: A candidate with special interests
If you are thinking about voting for Mary Sawatzky this fall, you should be aware of the fact that she is beholden to special interests. The special interests are the people of Kandiyohi County. It is their concerns about a healthy economy and good jobs. It is the concerns parents...
August 18, 2016 - 12:10am
August 12, 2016
Legislative candidates assess session during Kandiyohi County Fair forum
WILLMAR—Six candidates from three local legislative races shared their views on issues and participated in some mild political sparring during a forum Friday morning at the Kandiyohi County Fair. There are fewer than 90 days left before the general election Nov. 8 and local...
August 12, 2016 - 11:11pm
May 20, 2016
Letter: A tired attempt to score points
I found the recent letter stating Mary Sawatzky “is not taking funds from PACs or any other special groups” to be quite comical. Although...
May 20, 2016 - 12:00am
April 7, 2016
Letter: Sawatzky rightly rejects PAC funds
Political campaigns in this country cost too much money, and I’m left feeling like my voice doesn’t matter. The point of democracy is to...
April 7, 2016 - 2:00am
September 17, 2015
Sawatzky aims for re-match in House 17B race
WILLMAR — Mary Sawatzky, of Willmar, is aiming for a re-match with State Representative Dave Baker in 2016. Sawatzky announced she is seeking...
September 17, 2015 - 11:29pm
Mary Sawatzky announces her candidacy for DFL endorsement in District 17B race
WILLMAR -- Former State Representative Mary Sawatzky announced today that she is seeking the Democrat-Farmer-Labor party endorsement for...
September 17, 2015 - 5:22pm
November 5, 2014
Democrats hold post election party at Legion
Rep. Mary Sawatzky, DFL-Willmar, left, speaks with Bev and Rod Engleson during a local DFL gathering Tuesday night at the American Legion Post...
November 5, 2014 - 2:32am
November 1, 2014
Letter: Baker is disappointing
I have been rather disappointed in Dave Baker’s campaign against Mary Sawatzky right from the start. His campaign signs went up very early in the summer stating “State Representative Dave Baker” which was a lie right off the bat. Some of Mary’s signs said “Mary Sawatzky...
November 1, 2014 - 4:01am
Letter: Another baseless attack
I am writing to dispel the latest baseless attack in our mailboxes about Rep. Mary Sawatzky, which now claims she voted to let drunk drivers with multiple convictions get back on the road a whole year sooner. We’ve all been flooded with negative, misleading mail from outside...
November 1, 2014 - 4:01am