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Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
Clinton calls for lower price on allergy drug EpiPen
Interactive poll: Clinton leads Trump in key swing states, would likely win election
Renville County selects new administrator
Willmar committee hears proposal to convert waste to energy
Tigers overpower Twins
Reloaded Cardinals look to make further strides
May may still return to Twins lineup
Bridgewater throwing in practice
Broken hand not stopping roster hopes for Vikings' Roberson
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Study finds 50 children per day nationwide injured in stroller, carrier accidents
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Alan Lee Midby
Henry (Hank) Wiegmann
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
August 12, 2016
Legislative candidates assess session during Kandiyohi County Fair forum
WILLMAR—Six candidates from three local legislative races shared their views on issues and participated in some mild political sparring during a forum Friday morning at the Kandiyohi County Fair. There are fewer than 90 days left before the general election Nov. 8 and local...
August 12, 2016 - 11:11pm
April 18, 2016
District Republicans endorse Miller, Lang
OLIVIA — State Rep. Tim Miller and first-time office seeker Andrew Lang collected unanimous endorsements from the local Republican Party at the District 17 convention Saturday at Max’s Grill in Olivia. Lang, of Olivia, will challenge State Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City, this...
April 18, 2016 - 11:00pm
March 24, 2016
Dayton opens door to buying private prison some day
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton continues to say he would veto a bill to open a shuttered western Minnesota private prison, but Wednesday said...
March 24, 2016 - 12:02am
February 22, 2016
Miller seeks re-election to District 17A House seat
PRINSBURG — State Rep. Tim Miller announced this week he will seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 17A....
February 22, 2016 - 10:52pm
February 18, 2016
Rural childcare access to be discussed at meeting Wednesday
WILLMAR — The availability of affordable childcare in rural Minnesota is the topic of a legislative listening session that will be held Wednesday in Willmar. The meeting will be 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, 610 NE Highway 71 in Willmar. Hosted by local...
February 18, 2016 - 11:03pm
February 10, 2016
Rep. Miller to discuss property taxes
BENSON — Action taken last year to address property taxes and possible action to take at this year’s legislative session is the topic of a listening session Monday in Benson. Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, and Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, who is chairman of the House Property...
February 10, 2016 - 10:29pm
November 17, 2015
Citizens in west central Minnesota speak out on rising health insurance costs
OLIVIA — Legislators heard the pain that rising health care insurance premiums are causing those who are buying individual policies this year. Small...
November 17, 2015 - 11:33pm
May 27, 2015
Answers to avian flu questions remain elusive to producers, researchers alike
OLIVIA — Jeff Barber found himself on the front line in the avian influenza epidemic in April when one of his turkey flocks became the first...
May 27, 2015 - 11:18pm
May 21, 2015
Miller seeks local input on H5N5 virus
ST. PAUL — Meetings will be held next week in Benson, Olivia and Montevideo to gather input on the impact of the avian influenza epidemic and answer the questions of producers and others affected. State Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, is hosting the meetings and said he would be...
May 21, 2015 - 11:38pm
May 5, 2015
Safe turkey message loses traction with uneducated politician
ST. PAUL — A suburban Minnesota legislator proved his rural colleagues still have work to do as they spread the word that turkey is safe to...
May 5, 2015 - 11:35pm
April 24, 2015
Playing games with avian flu
One of the things we've quickly learned as first-term members is that the Legislature has a long history of acting quickly and in a bipartisan fashion to help Minnesotans facing natural disasters and emergencies. Turkey farmers in Kandiyohi County and more than a dozen other...
April 24, 2015 - 4:35am
March 10, 2015
Miller: Reverse transgender sports law
Legislation introduced Monday in the Minnesota House and Senate would tell transgender students which sports teams they can join and which locker rooms they can use. The bill would undo the Minnesota State High School League’s new transgender athletic policy and prevent school...
March 10, 2015 - 11:32pm
February 23, 2015
Area lawmakers vie for trails bills to protect towns
SAINT PAUL — A bill that would require 80 percent of all residents and 80 percent of all landowners living or owning land adjacent to a proposed trail or park to provide written approval before state funds could be awarded to a project is not moving forward in the legislature, according...
February 23, 2015 - 11:57pm
December 9, 2014
Montevideo rallies troops to build veterans' nursing home
MONTEVIDEO — Montevideo is rallying the troops for another run at winning state support to build a 90-bed veterans’ nursing home in the community. Some...
December 9, 2014 - 11:07pm
October 30, 2014
District 17A: Nothing implied, nothing endorsed
WILLMAR — A political blogger based in Maynard has accused Republican challenger Tim Miller of falsely implying that he has discussed governing together with District 17 State Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City. Sally Jo Sorensen, in her blog “Bluestem Prairie’’ posted on Oct....
October 30, 2014 - 10:14am