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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
State Wrestling: NLS' Austvold, BOLD's Garcia take home gold
Prep Wrestling: Area has 10 entrants reach state semifinals
Girls Basketball: Cardinals win regular-season finale
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Odell "Red" Orland Reiten
Margie G. Bomstad
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Letter: Get consensus on highways
Minnesota Opinion: It is time to fight back to protect our privacy
Letter: Baker isn’t what he claims
Willmar City Council overrides mayoral veto of community groups’ funding
WILLMAR — Mayor Frank Yanish admitted to the Willmar City Council that he made a mistake in vetoing council approval of $110,000 in funding to four community groups, and he urged the council to override his veto. Monday night, the council took his advice and voted 8-0 to override...
December 1, 2014 - 11:12pm
May 23, 2013
Gov. Dayton vetoes two provisions in legacy funding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two provisions of a bill funding outdoors and arts projects, saying a House committee ignored a citizen advisory panel. The vetoes eliminated $3 million to fight aquatic invasive species that was destined for tribal and local governments and...
news / state
May 23, 2013 - 12:49pm
May 4, 2012
Dayton: Tax veto not connected to stadium vote
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton said his veto today of a Republican-proposed tax bill should not affect a Vikings stadium construction plan. "I don't think it should be related in any way," he said. "I hope that legislators will separate the issues." Dayton said he has made it clear...
news / state
May 4, 2012 - 10:59am
May 25, 2011
Dayton marriage amendment veto will not stop public vote
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed what he called a "mean-spirited, divisive, unMinnesotan" proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, but his action will not stop the public from voting on it next year. The symbolic veto this morning drew attention to the most...
news / state
May 25, 2011 - 10:38am
May 24, 2011
Dayton vetos Legislature's $34 billion budget
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton today vetoed Republican legislators' $34 billion budget plan. The vetoes of budget and tax bills came hours after Legislature adjourned its regular session. The actions set up continued negotiations and the need for a special legislative session. If...
May 24, 2011 - 1:39pm
February 10, 2011
Update: Dayton vetoes Legislative budget cut bill
Update 5:20 p.m.
February 10, 2011 - 5:22pm
May 11, 2010
Pawlenty vetoes DFL's budget plan, next budget steps remain in limbo
ST. PAUL - A Democratic-Farmer-Laborite spending cut and tax bill ended up trashed late this morning. Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty fulfilled his promise to veto the bill soon after it arrived in his office.
news / state
May 11, 2010 - 12:04pm
Pawlenty says newest bill will not survive, leaving officials with few options, little time
Gov. Tim Pawlenty says a budget-balancing bill will not survive as it contains a $445 million tax increase, sending state leaders back to the starting line in figuring out how to plug a nearly $3 billion budget deficit.
May 11, 2010 - 12:00am
March 18, 2010
Editorial: Pawlenty veto hurts, Gimse was of no help
Gov. Tim Pawlenty's recent moves for political advantage -- both statewide and for his presidential campaign -- on the capital investment bonding bill hurt Willmar and Kandiyohi County. While the bonding bill passed -- 89-44 in the House and 49-17 in the Senate -- with Republican...
opinion / editorials
March 18, 2010 - 12:00am
March 16, 2010
Ridgewater falls victim to governor's veto pen
WILLMAR -- Three weeks ago, Sen. Joe Gimse sent a letter to Gov. Tim Pawlenty and met personally with his staff to make a plea for keeping a...
news / local / Ridgewater
March 16, 2010 - 12:00am
March 11, 2010
Bonding bill is workable, but gov. will use line-item veto power
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty is looking at ways to chop a public works funding bill down to size and how to expand a sex offender facility on the cheap. Pawlenty on Wednesday said he plans to sign a public works bill, which the House and Senate likely will pass today. However, he...
March 11, 2010 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Agreement is reached on bonding bill, though veto likely
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty will veto a public works funding bill a House-Senate committee approved Tuesday, a Republican lawmaker told his colleagues. The main point of contention is money for a Moose Lake sex offender facility. Pawlenty wants $89 million and the Democratic-controlled...
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 2, 2010
House upholds Pawlenty veto of health program for poor
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House upheld Gov.
March 2, 2010 - 12:00am