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Benson: Civil wars and independence

July 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

In George Orwell’s book “Nineteen Eighty Four,” his major character Winston Smith stood in a bar to buy a beer for an old man. The old man appreciated Smith’s gesture but said that the beer was better before the war, and Smith asked him, “Which war was that?” The old man replied, “It’s all wars.” Continue Reading

Liebl endorsed by Independence Party for 17B seat

April 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The Independence Party of Minnesota has given its official endorsement to Zack Liebl to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the new House District 17B.
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Voting for independence

January 11, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Joseph Becensio of Sioux Falls, S.D., photographed a crowd waiting to vote on independence for Southern Sudan on Sunday in Omaha, Neb. Continue Reading

Election poll on governor’s race irks Republicans

October 28, 2010 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL A governor’s campaign argues a poll it lost is inaccurate, state auditor candidates squabble about being a bully and famed humorist Garrison Keillor tells Democrats that his congressional candidate is more honest than her opponent.
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Horner says race for gov. now between him, Dayton

October 20, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR With a wave of campaign momentum on his side, Tom Horner said the race for governor is now between himself and Mark Dayton.
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Editorial: Horner is the best choice for governor

October 17, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Minnesota faces a major decision on Nov. 2 choosing the next governor to lead this state away from the political gridlock into the new decade.
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Ex-GOP strategist is 3rd-party Minn. gov. nominee

August 10, 2010 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Former Republican strategist Tom Horner has won the Independence Party primary for Minnesota governor.
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