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October 28, 2010
Letter: Vote for Bruce Vogel
There are two very different men running for state representative in District 13B this year. On one hand, we have a 14-year incumbent and career politician named Al Juhnke, who has long forgotten the citizens who elected him and has become a pawn of special interest groups that pour...
opinion / letters
October 28, 2010 - 12:00am
December 22, 2009
Pawlenty names Solheid and Wilhelm to state boards
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Monday the appointment of Patricia A. Solheid of Spicer to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Board and the reappointment of Bonita C. Wilhelm of Willmar to the Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board. Solheid is vice president of...
news / state / local
December 22, 2009 - 12:00am
December 21, 2009
Pawlenty names Solheid, Wilhelm to state boards
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty today announced the appointment of Patricia A. Solheid of Spicer to the Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Review Board and the reappointment of Bonita C. Wilhelm of Willmar to the Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board (Petrofund Board). Solheid...
December 21, 2009 - 3:07pm
May 30, 2009
Letter: Our legislators have failed
Our state Legislature has failed. We, the people, elected them to work together and solve the budget, and they failed miserably. We should be upset, even outraged, that the one job they were sent to do this year did not get done. They were to represent our budgetary needs, not their...
opinion / letters
May 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 27, 2008
Wilhelm running for third time on GOP slate in District 13B
WILLMAR -- Four years ago, when Bonnie Wilhelm first ran for the state Legislature, one of her challenges as a new candidate was building name recognition. This time around it's different. "When I go to the door, people know who I am," she said. Next week Wilhelm, a Republican,...
October 27, 2008 - 12:00am
Editorial endorsements from the WC Tribune
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news / opinion
October 27, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Letter: Casting a vote for change
I haven't seen much of an effort out of Al Juhnke's campaign and I am starting to question his dedication to the job. There is no doubt that he enjoys the prestige of being a legislator but he has long let go of the idea that he is accountable to the residents of his district.
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
Juhnke, Wilhelm present differing views regarding state spending
WILLMAR -- Al Juhnke and Bonnie Wilhelm found some common ground Tuesday. Both support a state constitutional amendment on the Nov.
local / education
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
Forums set Tuesday for Kandiyohi County Board, 13B candidates
WILLMAR -- Candidates for the House of Representatives District 13B race will participate in a forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Sponsored by the Willmar Area League of Women Voters and Heartland Community Action Agency, the one-hour forum will be held in the Willmar City Council Chambers,...
local / community
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
June 12, 2008
Juhnke announces re-election bid for 7th term
WILLMAR -- State Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, announced Wednesday the he will seek a seventh term to the Minnesota House of Representatives this fall. Juhnke, who was first elected in 1996, represents District 13B, which includes all but three northern townships in Kandiyohi County. Republicans...
June 12, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Wilhelm endorsed by GOP to run for 13B seat
WILLMAR -- Republican Bonnie Wilhelm will run for the District 13B House of Representatives seat in this fall's election. Wilhelm was unanimously endorsed Thursday night by the Kandiyohi County Republicans, according to Rollie Nissen, county co-chairman. On Friday, Wilhelm said...
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
May 23, 2008
Wilhelm wins House 13B GOP endorsement to challenge Juhnke again
WILLMAR -- Republican Bonnie Wilhelm will challenge DFL'er Al Juhnke for the District 13B House seat in this fall's election. Wilhelm was unanimously endorsed Thursday night by the Kandiyohi County Republicans, according to Rollie Nissen, county co-chairman. This is the third time...
May 23, 2008 - 10:00am