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ACGC student dies in avalanche
Broadband push moves on without support of the governor
Kandiyohi County can now pursue appointing key officials
Governor signs bill allowing Kandiyohi County to appoint auditor, recorder
Boys basketball: ACGC to try and slow down R-P
Boys basketball: Willmar native Swansson ends 35-year career as Woodbury coach
Boys basketball: BBE heads to state as top seed
BBE's Goodwin a Mr. Basketball Finalist
Music Matters: West Central Tribune music aficionados take a look at the songs of 2013
Cardettes Dance Show is tonight at Kennedy Elementary in Willmar, Minn.
Willmar, Minn., Middle School stage production 'Alice in Wonderland Jr.' opens run tonight
Harold Ramis remembered as 'Buddha of Comedy'
Figure skating shows on ice this weekend at Willmar, Minn., Civic Center
Target warns data breach could hurt future profit
GM ratchets up truck discounts as U.S. sales skid
U.S. auto sales beat expectations, setting up strong March
For J.C. Penney, e-commerce is no easy fix
Macy's sticks to forecast despite slow Valentine's Day sales
AG Church opens Kidsworld to public in Willmar, Minn.
W.C. Minn. YES! students enjoy ground-floor look at emerging economy based on passive solar technology (with video)
Mix it up with some quinoa
Willmar, Minn., curling officials headed to Switzerland for world competition
Staley — Coleman
Merlin William Rau
Lois Jean Rajewsky
Evelyn Marie McGee
Kenneth "Ken" L. Johnson
Tribune Editorial: Success of Vision 2040 will depend upon entire community
Letter: More anti-bully rules not needed
Editorial: Council should OK Jennie-O proposals
Commentary: Let Willmar and county be the place for growth
Editorial: Kudos for end of the tray-pulling policy in Willmar
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
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