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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
Highways 23, 212 among those increasing to 60 mph
Speed limits to increase on some rural, two-lane highways
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
Boys basketball roundup: Bluejays knock off Lancers
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 bu Catilino
Editorial: ‘Da Kid’ returns tonight, welcome
Letter: Willmar’s intellectual Taliban
Editorial: It’s time to speak on Hwy. 23 gap needs
Letter: Put salaries in perspective
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...
opinion / letters
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 commercial for amendment opponents Minnesotans United for All Families. The Cottage Grove lawmaker joined Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing...
news / state
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...
opinion / letters / state
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 party's endorsement of him for his vote in favor of a new Vikings stadium. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. today at the Main Street Café in...
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. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, for his vote in favor of a new Vikings stadium. The meeting will be at 6 p.m.
news / local / region
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...
news / local
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.
news / local
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 Willmar businessman is running for the seat currently held by Congressman Collin Peterson, DFL-Detroit Lakes. Byberg "is a principled conservative...
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...
news / region
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 said today he will seek the endorsement of the Republican Party at the Senate District 17 convention in late March. The new 17A district,...
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.
opinion / commentary
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am