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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
March 13, 2013
Letter: No distraction for the GOP
Good for the Republicans, they have large issues in mind and cannot be distracted by an issue like gay marriage in 2013. Two years ago, gay marriage and voter ID took up all of their oxygen as they used those two issues to distract many Minnesotans from the Republican hanky-panky...
March 13, 2013 - 1:00am
November 2, 2012
GOP Rep. Kriesel of Cottage Grove featured in anti-marriage amendment ad (video)
State Rep. John Kriesel's dramatic speech in the Minnesota House opposing a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is featured in a television...
November 2, 2012 - 10:02am
Letter: Back Republicans
In 2010, Minnesota elected, for the first time in nearly 40 years, a Republican legislature. Saddled with a deficit of almost 6 billion dollars, and applying Republican values of fiscal responsibility and limited government, this legislature was able to turn that deficit into a surplus...
November 2, 2012 - 12:26am
May 21, 2012
Republicans leave convention with problems, but optimistic
ST. CLOUD -- Their party faces a $1.3 million debt, ideological differences and lingering questions about a sex scandal, and Republicans leaving their state convention Saturday both acknowledged the problems and kept their chins up. "We don't really have a lot of unity within the...
May 21, 2012 - 12:00am
May 14, 2012
Urdahl to meet tonight with Republicans in Litchfield, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- Rep. Dean Urdahl will address Meeker County Republican Party leaders when they meet this evening to discuss whether to yank the...
May 14, 2012 - 5:04pm
Meeker Co. Republicans to discuss reconsidering Urdahl endorsement
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Republican Party leaders will meet this evening to discuss whether to reconsider the party's endorsement of Rep....
May 14, 2012 - 11:09am
April 17, 2012
Tea party rallies faithful to get involved with 2012 election
WILLMAR -- Starting with an opening prayer that called President Obama the "liar in chief," the fourth annual Kandiyohi County tea party rally...
April 17, 2012 - 12:00am
April 13, 2012
TEA Party rally set for Monday in Willmar
WILLMAR - Kandiyohi County Republicans are organizing the fourth annual TEA Party rally Monday night in Willmar. The "Taxed Enough Already" event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
April 13, 2012 - 12:40pm
Longtime Minnesota GOP senator retiring, cites frustration with partisanship
ST. PAUL -- A senior Republican state senator says she'll leave the Minnesota Legislature after this term, citing frustration with deepened partisan divides at the Capitol. Sen. Claire Robling of Jordan announced her decision Friday. She is completing her fifth term for a seat she...
April 13, 2012 - 11:57am
April 1, 2012
Byberg endorsed to run for U.S. House
ALEXANDRIA -- Willmar's Lee Byberg received the Republican endorsement Saturday to run in November for Minnesota's 7th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He will challenge U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. Byberg "is a principled conservative leader who will work...
April 1, 2012 - 11:39pm
March 31, 2012
Willmar's Lee Byberg gets GOP endorsement for 7th Congressional District race
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Willmar's Lee Byberg received the Republican nomination for the 7th Congressional District seat today in Alexandria. The...
March 31, 2012 - 1:39pm
March 24, 2012
GOP endorses candidates for House District 12A and 12B
STARBUCK -- Paul Anderson of Starbuck and Scott Dutcher of Brandon were endorsed March 17 as the Republican candidates for the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 12B and District 12A. The endorsing convention took place in Starbuck. "I was pleased to be endorsed by...
March 24, 2012 - 12:00am
February 27, 2012
Miller will run for GOP endorsement in new 17A district
PRINSBURG - A Prinsburg man is the first to announce his candidacy for the House of Representatives for the new District 17A seat. Tim Miller...
February 27, 2012 - 3:12pm
February 24, 2012
Commentary: Who is in charge in this race?
The fight between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum doesn't just raise questions about each man's strengths and weaknesses.
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
Santorum wins slow Romney nomination express
ST. PAUL -- About 22,000 Minnesota Republicans helped Rick Santorum slow down what many had seen as a Mitt Romney domination of the Republican...
February 8, 2012 - 12:14pm