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TEA Party rally set for Monday in Willmar

April 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Kandiyohi County Republicans are organizing the fourth annual TEA Party rally Monday night in Willmar.
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Emmer, others vie for now-open Minn. slots on RNC

January 21, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Less than two months removed from a protracted Minnesota governor’s race, Republican Tom Emmer is seeking a new office – this time a spot on the Republican National Committee. Continue Reading

Emmer campaign stiffs Kandiyohi Co. out of $1,400 during recount

December 14, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Sam Modderman doesn’t know exactly how many hours he and his staff spent preparing a cache of documents requested by Tom Emmer during the governor’s recount. But he knows the county hasn’t been paid for the work.
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Dayton, Emmer end campaign as differently as their politics

December 9, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor’s office as differently as they were on the campaign trail.
Dayton, the liberal winner, was somber. Emmer, the conservative loser, was light hearted. The contrast was much like their campaigns, which presented voters the starkest liberal-conservative gap in memory. Continue Reading

Torch passed to Dayton

December 9, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

Pawlenty gives Governor-elect residential tour
ST. PAUL There is no doubt the election is over: Democrat Mark Dayton, Minnesota’s governor-elect, and Republican Tim Pawlenty, who holds the office until Jan. 3, sounded like old pals Thursday after they met privately and before Pawlenty and his wife showed Dayton and his sons around the governor’s residence. Continue Reading

Ever jovial,Tom Emmer concedes his bid for the state’s top elected position

December 8, 2010 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor’s office as differently as they were on the campaign trail.
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Emmer concedes

December 8, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

Candidates end campaign as differently as their politics
ST. PAUL Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor’s office as differently as they were on the campaign trail. Continue Reading

Dayton claims victory, pledges to work with all

December 8, 2010 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL — Mark Dayton promises to work with Republicans and Democrats alike now that he is Minnesota’s governor-elect.
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Dayton asks for GOP help fixing budget deficit

December 8, 2010 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Gov.-elect Mark Dayton asked the Republican-led Legislature on Wednesday for help solving the state budget crisis, hours after his opponent conceded the race.
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Emmer concedes at home

December 8, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Tom Emmer left the Minnesota governor’s race at home, surrounded by family and leaving open the option of running for office again.
Emmer stood outside his Delano home in a sport coat, without gloves, this morning and said he would not take the election to court, adding that everyone needs to support Democrat Mark Dayton as he prepared to take office Jan. 3.
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