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Developing a vision
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
New Bush Fellow pursues community development
Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
CMCS rebounds to play for consolation crown
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Minding our Elders: Feeling useful integral to emotional health
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Dave & Vivian Swanson
April 8, 2013
Local projects on list for Dayton’s bonding plan
WILLMAR — Money to extend a bike trail from New London to Sibley State Park and funds to install a decontamination system on Green Lake to rid boats of aquatic invasive species are included in Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed $750 million bonding bill. “I’m absolutely thrilled,”...
April 8, 2013 - 11:12pm
November 3, 2012
Editorial: Our picks for the Legislature - Gimse, Falk, Sawatszky, and Urdahl
Redistricting in 2012 brought some incumbents together and new challengers in legislative races across west central Minnesota. Here are our endorsements in a number of those races. Senate 17: This race pairs two incumbents: Sen. Joe Gimse, R-Willmar, and Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara...
November 3, 2012 - 2:06am
May 17, 2012
Commentary: Explaining our stadium vote
Sometimes we need to step back from a legislative issue to look at the big picture. The recent stadium issue is a prime example. It is important...
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
May 15, 2012
Urdahl: County Republican board votes 5-1 to keep endorsement
LITCHFIELD -- Rep. Dean Urdahl will keep the endorsement of the Meeker County Republicans. The county board voted 5-1 Monday evening to not...
May 15, 2012 - 10:14am
May 14, 2012
Meeker Co. Republicans to discuss reconsidering Urdahl endorsement
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Republican Party leaders will meet this evening to discuss whether to reconsider the party's endorsement of Rep....
May 14, 2012 - 11:09am
May 8, 2012
Dassel, Minn., woman endorsed for DFL House race in District 18A
DASSEL -- Nancy Larson, of Dassel, was endorsed last month in Hutchinson as the DFL candidate for House in District 18A. She will face Rep.
May 8, 2012 - 12:00am
July 30, 2011
Area lawmakers get lots of comments
WILLMAR -- Area lawmakers have received varied reactions from constituents to the $35.7 billion budget deal reached by the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton that ended the state shutdown last week. "I have received a lot of comments: keep up the good work; you didn't raise taxes,''...
July 30, 2011 - 12:00am
July 7, 2011
Letter: Shutdown is unnecessary
I profoundly regret that our budget situation came to a state shutdown. Gov. Mark Dayton did not need to do this. We offered three major compromises to him that he rejected. The governor demanded that we raise taxes. Please understand these tax increases would impact everyone, not...
July 7, 2011 - 12:00am
February 23, 2011
Public Forum: Urdahl sets record straight
As an incumbent state representative, I know my record is open to inspection and interpretation. However, regarding Stuart Busse's letter in the Feb. 21 Tribune, while he's entitled to his own interpretation, he's not entitled to his own facts. It's unfortunate he has chosen to go...
February 23, 2011 - 12:17am
February 21, 2011
Letter: Disappointed in Urdahl
During the past election season we all heard about better representation of the people of our district from Rep. Dean Urdahl. We heard promises to create jobs, protect our schools, promote business, and keep taxes low. Where are those promises from the campaign? What we are seeing...
February 21, 2011 - 1:25am
November 18, 2010
Grove City lawmaker will chair Legacy Funding Division
GROVE CITY -- While most legislative committee chairman will be looking for ways to reduce spending the state's revenues, Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove...
November 18, 2010 - 12:00am
November 3, 2010
Urdahl elected to fifth term in District 18B
GROVE CITY -- Voters in District 18B have re-elected Dean Urdahl to a fifth term in the House of Representatives. Unofficial final results showed Urdahl with 9,615 votes, 63 percent of those cast, and DFL challenger Darrin Anderson with 5,417, 36 percent of the ballots cast. Anderson,...
November 3, 2010 - 6:34am
October 30, 2010
House 18B: Re-elect Dean Urdahl
The House 18B seat is a race between Republican incumbent Dean Urdahl and Democratic challenger Darrin Anderson. Anderson lives in Litchfield and teaches in the Prairie Lakes Detention Center in Willmar. His priorities include education, business growth and fair tax structure. He...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 29, 2010
House 18B: Urdahl says there's no quit in him
GROVE CITY -- It was a long, arduous process to create and fund the new Greenleaf Recreational Area in Meeker County, but Rep. Dean Urdahl doesn't...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
House passes bill that cuts a mix of health programs for Minn.'s poor
ST. PAUL -- A bill Minnesota representatives passed late Tuesday continues to trim the state's largest spending area, health and human services programs. The House bill passed 79-54 and cuts health programs, mostly for the state's poorest residents, by some $170 million. Those cuts...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am