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Letter: Willmar school issues
Letter: Veterans, you are needed
Commentary: Harry Reid vs. the Smooth Deal
Commentary: Disability services in critical need of funding
October 23, 2014
Letter: Disappointing national leaders
First, I want to thank all those that have chosen to put themselves and families through the process of running for elected office. Second, I am so disappointed in the decisions that have been made in Washington, D.C. These people have been elected to first and foremost to defend...
opinion / letters
October 23, 2014 - 12:00am
October 9, 2013
Former U.S. senator, anchorman Rod Grams dies
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. senator Rod Grams, a popular TV anchorman who went on to become the most conservative politician ever elected to statewide office in Minnesota, has died. He was 65.
news / state
October 9, 2013 - 11:22am
April 17, 2013
Update: Ricin in Obama letter, odd packages scramble Hill
Update 1:15 p.m.: Update: Ricin in Obama letter, odd packages scramble Hill WASHINGTON (AP) — Police swept across the U.S. Capitol complex...
news / nation
April 17, 2013 - 12:47pm
April 18, 2012
Lyle Koenen sworn in as District 20 senator
Lyle Koenen took the oath to become a Minnesota state senator Wednesday, taking the seat vacated with the death of veteran lawmaker Gary Kubly. "Welcome Lyle Koenen, welcome aboard," Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, said shortly after the Senate went into session. Sitting...
April 18, 2012 - 1:41pm
April 13, 2012
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
March 7, 2012
Video: Funeral of Senator Gary Kubly
The funeral of Senator Gary Kubly held Wednesday at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church in Granite Falls, Minn.
March 7, 2012 - 5:02pm
Former state Sen. Gary DeCramer has died
ST. PAUL - A former state senator who served southwest Minnesota died Wednesday while on a trip to Morris. Former state Sen. Gary DeCramer, 67, lived in the Twin Cities suburb of Mendota Heights in recent years. When he was in the Senate, from 1983 to 1992, he lived in southwestern...
March 7, 2012 - 3:44pm
Inside Scoop blog: Sen. Kubly's compassion came from helping less fortunate
A lot of kind words, all of them deserving, are being offered as we eulogize Gary Kubly. I'd like to add one because it will always define him...
March 7, 2012 - 8:43am
March 3, 2012
Sen. Gary Kubly remembered as a kind and passionate man and legislator
WILLMAR - Past and present legislators are remembering Sen. Gary Kubly for his sincerity and honesty for being one of the few moderate voices in the legislature. Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls, died Friday after being diagnosed just over a year ago with amyotropic lateral sclerosis, known...
news / local
March 3, 2012 - 5:11pm
Breaking: Sen. Gary Kubly of Granite Falls, Minn., has died
Sen. Gary Kubly of Granite Falls has died, according to the Minnesota Farmers Union. The MFU announced this afternoon that the "MFU is deeply saddened by death of Sen. Gary Kubly. He always fought hard for rural MN & will be missed. Sympathy to his family." The MFU later tweeted...
March 3, 2012 - 1:49pm
April 10, 2011
Sen. Franken sees Georgetown's flood struggle
GEORGETOWN, Minn. - With Sen. Al Franken visiting Saturday, Georgetown Mayor Traci Goble took the opportunity to let him know exactly how flooding hurts this town of 129 people.
April 10, 2011 - 12:09pm
March 3, 2011
Gimse, Anderson planning town hall meets this month
State Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, and Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, will co-host two town hall meetings in March. The meetings are open to the public. They are designed to allow citizens to provide feedback to their legislators and to ask questions. The first will be from 8:30...
news / region
March 3, 2011 - 12:00am
Juhnke to travel state promoting ag, energy issues for Sen. Franken
ST. PAUL -- Al Juhnke, a Willmar Democrat who served seven terms in the Minnesota House of Representative, will go to work for U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. Juhnke, defeated by Willmar Republican Bruce Vogel last November, will handle Franken's agriculture, energy and environmental...
March 3, 2011 - 12:00am
March 2, 2011
Sen. Franken hires Juhnke for ag, energy and environmental outreach slot
Seven-term veteran state Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, will go to work for U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. Juhnke, defeated by Republican Bruce Vogel last November, will handle Franken's agriculture, energy and environmental outreach duties. He will be stationed in Willmar, but travel...
news / local
March 2, 2011 - 2:05pm
January 12, 2011
Franken pushes rural jobs, small business in Minnesota
Growing small business will create new jobs -- and new tax revenue, says U.S. Sen. Al Franken.
news / state / business
January 12, 2011 - 9:21am