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When money struggles push a household into a tailspin, the food shelf can offer aid
A plunge in obesity in preschoolers? Not so fast, experts say
Willmar Area Food Shelf participates in annual FoodShare campaign
'Good night': Haunting final contact from missing Malaysian jet
Records for March 17
NASCAR: Edwards wins at rain-soaked Bristol track
NBA: Martin, Wolves edge Kings
College Basketball: Gophers miss cut for NCAA tourney
College Basketball: Florida overall No. 1 for men’s NCAA tourney
Jubilant Jaguars: BBE boys win another Class A title
Willmar, Minn., native rolls out second book in series; third book in the works
Music Matters: West Central Tribune music aficionados take a look at the songs of 2013
Cardettes Dance Show is tonight at Kennedy Elementary in Willmar, Minn.
Willmar, Minn., Middle School stage production 'Alice in Wonderland Jr.' opens run tonight
Harold Ramis remembered as 'Buddha of Comedy'
Target warns data breach could hurt future profit
Quiznos files for bankruptcy protection
J.C. Penney turnaround faces big test with home goods relaunch
GM ratchets up truck discounts as U.S. sales skid
U.S. auto sales beat expectations, setting up strong March
‘Chairs Gone Wild’ hits Spicer, Minn.
Bach — Smith
Mark your picks in our March Fever Upfront Picks contest
AG Church opens Kidsworld to public in Willmar, Minn.
W.C. Minn. YES! students enjoy ground-floor look at emerging economy based on passive solar technology (with video)
Zelda M. Everson
Marlin S. B. Engen
Louis Ronald Steffens
Editorial: Dayton’s reasoning wrong on this issue
Letter: Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Letter: Recycle at school sports events
Letter: Misconceptions about wolves
Letter: Conventional wisdom vs. truth
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
November 5, 2008
Democrats strive for gains
ST. PAUL -- Democrats hoped to build a veto-proof Minnesota House Tuesday, so legislators could go over Republican Gov.
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am