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Willmar Middle School Principal Simenson wins statewide recognition
Willmar city budget passes but mayor refuses to sign in protest
Bus route from Willmar to Litchfield to begin in February
Montevideo adopts $4M budget, takes no action on property offer
Willmar records 3.5 inches of snow; Bird Island area records highest total in region
Boys basketball: Wildcats smoke Melrose
Boys basketball roundup: BOLD rallies past ACGC
Girls basketball roundup: NLS’ Thunstedt scores 2,000th in win at EVW
Women's basketball: Warriors ride by Range
Men's basketball: Norsemen edge Warriors
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
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Thomas J. H. Bonde
Deann K. Johnson
DuWayne C. Halvorson
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
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
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
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
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
January 11, 2011
Video: Senator Al Franken visits with Grand Forks newspaper editorial board
Sen. Al Franken, DFL-Minn., sat down Monday with the editorial board of the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald. Here is a video report on the discussion.
January 11, 2011 - 4:11pm