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August 10, 2018
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Marv Garbe has led the veterans home campaign in Montevideo.
Veterans home on pace to raise pledged funds in Montevideo
August 10, 2018 - 8:03pm
August 6, 2018
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While the number of new job openings in the five counties of the Upper Minnesota River Valley has risen substantially, the "quality" of those openings are questioned by the Jobs Now Coalition. Only 38 percent of all openings offer health care, the smallest share of openings in any of the state's 13 economic regions.
Upper Minnesota River Valley sees rise in low-wage job openings
August 6, 2018 - 7:39pm
May 31, 2018
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Marv Garbe, Montevideo City Council president who led the community's 11-year campaign for a veterans home, said the next step is D.C., after the governor on Wednesday signed the bonding bill that includes funds for the state's share of building three 70-bed homes, including one in Montevideo. Garbe is shown speaking to legislators in 2015.
Montevideo's 11-year journey for veterans home reaches goal
May 31, 2018 - 5:52am
March 15, 2018
John Schlegel of Blomkest
Arrest helps John Schlegel family on path to closure
March 15, 2018 - 7:09pm
January 9, 2018
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Members of the State Senate Capital Investment Committee listen Monday as proponents of a veterans nursing home in Montevideo explain their request for state funding. From left are Sens. John Jasinski, Scott Newman and David Senjem.
Montevideo makes its mark again for vet home, turns out for bonding tour
January 9, 2018 - 6:01am
December 6, 2017
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John Handeen, a World War II veteran, was among those Tuesday at a rally in Montevideo who encouraged state legislators to obtain funding for a veterans home. Handeen said it is especially needed to serve Vietnam veterans.
Montevideo moves forward on veterans home
December 6, 2017 - 7:04am
December 4, 2017
Supporters to rally for Montevideo veterans home project
December 4, 2017 - 3:48pm
September 28, 2017
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John Larson creates functional ceramic works, such as dinnerware, shown above, as well as abstract objects. He uses native clays which he will blend with some commercial clays.
Celebrating a community of artists: Meander artist inspired by those around him
September 28, 2017 - 2:10pm
September 19, 2017
Upper Minnesota counties making progress, but rural needs remain
September 19, 2017 - 7:28am
August 16, 2017
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An artist's rendition of the proposed veterans' nursing home in Montevideo. Proponents are planning to return to the capitol for another try at state funding for the project.
Monte Veterans Home plans yet another try
August 16, 2017 - 6:20pm
April 21, 2017
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Rich Radtke said he never saw a bill, thanks to James Rothers, for the 32-foot by 48-foot building behind him. The new building replaced a barn destroyed by fire on the Radtke farm east of Kerkhoven in March 2014.
Mayor Rothers came to one couple's rescue
April 21, 2017 - 8:41pm
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James Rothers and the city of Kerkhoven remain at odds over the 54-foot tower he built in front of his property along U.S. Highway 12 on the town's west end.
Tower pits mayor vs. city of Kerkhoven
April 21, 2017 - 8:40pm
March 12, 2017
The National Weather Service advised Minnesota drivers to be cautious while driving Sunday afternoon as a significant snowfall was expected. This still photo from a Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplow camera shows snow accumulating around 2 p.m. in Willmar.
Caution advised as winter storm moves into west central Minnesota
March 12, 2017 - 2:54pm
March 2, 2017
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Permits to carry handguns in Minnesota rose in 2016 to the highest number of permits issued in a single year since the current firearm laws were implemented in 2003. Kandiyohi County issued nearly twice as many permits in 2016 as 2015, and Lac qui Parle County nearly quadrupled the number it issued.
Kandiyohi County permits to carry nearly doubled in 2016
March 2, 2017 - 10:19am
November 26, 2016
Christian Goyne-Yarns takes his blank ballot into a voting booth Nov. 8 at Word of Faith Family Church in Willmar. Most voters still prefer to cast ballots on Election Day, but there were an increased number of voters who utilized absentee voting this year.

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Absentee voting numbers up in region
November 26, 2016 - 7:34am