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October 1, 2013
Govt. shutdown impact on state remains spotty
October 1, 2013 - 11:45pm
September 27, 2013
With four days to go before the federal government is due to run out of money, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., center, points to a countdown clock during a news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Schumer, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate set to OK budget bill, but fight not over
September 27, 2013 - 10:00am
Editorial: Congress needs to get this job done
September 27, 2013 - 3:00am
October 31, 2012
Letter: Vogel took his pay
October 31, 2012 - 9:24am
October 2, 2012
Letter: Don't forget the 2011 showdown
October 2, 2012 - 10:00am
January 27, 2012
Contractors file claims for work lost during shutdown
January 27, 2012 - 10:19am
December 31, 2011
The Law Enforcement Honor Guard carries out the special flag-folding ceremony during the Faith at Work community service held Sept. 11 at the Willmar Civic Center. (Tribune file photo by Ron Adams)
Year in Review: Top news stories of 2011 in Willmar, Minn., region
December 31, 2011 - 12:30am
July 30, 2011
Jim and Betty Christensen of Worthington and Jeff and Terri Hughes of Westbrook enjoy their campsite at Sibley State Park Friday afternoon. Jim Christensen reserved two camp sites Tuesday afternoon after his wife, Betty, was unsuccessful Tuesday morning. Tribune photo by TJ Jerke
Parks busy after shutdown
July 30, 2011 - 12:00am
July 23, 2011
Upper Sioux Agency State Park worker Eric Iszler cuts an uprooted ash tree Friday in the park's upper picnic area. He is helping clean up the downed trees and limbs that have forced the park to delay the reopening of its campgrounds until this coming week. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)
Storm damage delays reopening western Minnesota's Upper Sioux Agency State Park
July 23, 2011 - 12:00am
July 19, 2011
All signs point to shutdown end as Capitol reopens
July 19, 2011 - 9:50am
July 16, 2011
Willmar School Board making levy decisions, seeking input from the public
July 16, 2011 - 12:00am
July 15, 2011
Editorial: Shutdown paychecks disappoint the voters
July 15, 2011 - 12:00am
Chairman Larry Howes of the House Capital Investment Committee conducts a meeting to fund flood-related projects in this May file photo. Howes met Dayton for lunch secretly earlier this week to discuss what Dayton could offer Republicans toward reaching a deal on the budget and ending the state government shutdown. (Don Davis/Forum Communications Co., file photo)
Howes-Dayton meeting set stage for Minnesota budget deal
July 15, 2011 - 12:00am
There were no smiles Thursday evening as state leaders announced a framework of a budget deal. From left are House Speaker Kurt Zellers, Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and Gov. Mark Dayton. (Don Davis/Forum Communications Co.)
Dayton, GOP say they have Minnesota budget deal
July 15, 2011 - 12:00am
Construction crews from TerWisscha work at the site of a new orthodontic clinic being built on 19th Avenue in Willmar. A lengthy state shutdown could delay construction because of needed inspections. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams(
Willmar, Minn., seeks remedies to possible construction delays due to shutdown
July 15, 2011 - 12:00am