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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
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Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
May 21, 2012
Special Olympians on the run
In the lead photo, Jesse Bojas of the Divine House team races to the finish line Saturday during the Special Olympics held at Hodapp Field in...
May 21, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
Koenen takes early lead in Senate District 20 special election
Rep. Lyle Koenen has taken an early lead in the Senate District 20 special election. With 53 percent of the votes counted Koenen, DFL-Clara City, has 1,935 votes. Gregg Kulberg, R-Hector, has 1,348 votes and Leon Greenslit, a member of the Independence Party from Olivia has 157. The...
April 10, 2012 - 8:37pm
March 27, 2012
Koenen leads in Senate District 20 primary election
WILLMAR -- As ballots are being counted in the special primary election held today in the seven west central Minnesota counties of Senate District 20, Rep. Lyle Koenen, DFL of Clara City, currently has the lead over DFLer John Schultz of Correll. With 47 percent of the ballots reported...
March 27, 2012 - 8:44pm
March 24, 2012
Polar Plunges raise $2.85M
SPICER -- Polar Plunge events this year raised a record $2.85 million for Minnesota Special Olympics. More than 14,000 people participated in 17 events and raised money by accepting the challenge to jump into ice cold lakes. An event on Green Lake in Spicer raised $80,004. The...
March 24, 2012 - 12:00am
March 23, 2012
Polar Plunges raised $2.85 million
Polar Plunge events this year raised a record $2.85 million for Minnesota Special Olympics. More than 14,000 people participated in 17 events and raised money by accepting the challenge to jump into ice cold lakes. An event on Green Lake in Spicer raised $80,004. The money was...
March 23, 2012 - 12:08pm
March 12, 2012
Primary to be held as two DFL'ers file to serve remainder of Kubly's state senate term
WILLMAR -- Two DFL'ers have filed to serve the remaining term of the state senate seat held by Gary Kubly, who died on March 2. State Representative Lyle Koenen, DFL, Clara City, and John Schultz, of Correll, filed. It means a primary will be held on March 27 to decide the DFL candidate...
March 12, 2012 - 12:54pm
Big Stone County man files in special election for district 20 state senate
CORRELL -- A Big Stone County man active in the DFL Party filed as a candidate to serve the remainder of the District 20 state Senate seat held by the late Gary Kubly. John Schultz, Correll, filed as a candidate in the special election, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State. Schultz...
March 12, 2012 - 12:26pm
March 6, 2012
Minnesota governor to announce Wednesday date of special election to fill Kubly seat
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton plans to announce on Wednesday when an election will be held to replace Sen. Gary Kubly, who died Friday. Dayton's office said the announcement will come after Kubly's funeral in Granite Falls. The secretary of state's office reports that the election...
March 6, 2012 - 2:49pm
January 2, 2012
Work experience program helps launch students into life
WILLMAR -- Willmar Senior High student Chris Voss watches a big white pickup truck slowly move through the car wash at Walt's of Willmar, and...
January 2, 2012 - 12:00am
December 12, 2011
Two special deer hunts see success
By Tom Cherveny firstname.lastname@example.org NEW LONDON -- Two special hunts held in the area proved successful once again. Sibley State Park hosted its annual, special muzzleloader deer hunt Nov. 26 -27. The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center hosted a deer hunt for disabled persons...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am
November 2, 2011
Special stadium session declared very unlikely
ST. PAUL -- Chances of a special legislative session to approve a Minnesota Vikings football stadium all but died late this afternoon. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton emerged from a meeting with Republican legislative leaders saying they rejected his plan to produce a stadium construction...
November 2, 2011 - 5:34pm
July 19, 2011
Minn. special session begins, then stops as shutdown end nears
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature went into special session this afternoon to pass a state budget, almost immediately recessing to discuss the bills in private. There was no indication when lawmakers would approve spending more than $35 billion in the next two years, ending the...
July 19, 2011 - 3:56pm
Special session starts at 3 p.m. today, Minn. shutdown ends soon
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature begins voting on budget bill this afternoon, setting up the end to the state's longest government shutdown. Late this morning, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a proclamation calling lawmakers back into special session to pass the state budget. "We worked...
July 19, 2011 - 11:26am
July 16, 2011
Leaders target Monday for Legislature special session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Capitol remained closed to the public Friday, two weeks after a government shutdown began, but it was busy with legislative...
July 16, 2011 - 12:00am
July 15, 2011
Special session on budget targeted for Monday
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota leaders hope a special legislative session starts Monday to finish the state budget and end a state government shutdown. Gov. Mark Dayton said on Minnesota Public Radio this noon that he and legislative leaders set a 10 p.m.
July 15, 2011 - 1:23pm