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Alex football: Ready for the payoff

August 8, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Cardinal quarterback John Vogeler hopes a busy off-season leads to big things this fall. Continue Reading

Update: Senate GOP staffer fired after profane Twitter comments about Rep. Kriesel

November 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

A Minnesota Senate Republican staffer was out of his job Friday, hours after he used profanity on Twitter to publicly criticize Cottage Grove Republican John Kriesel’s opposition to the proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Continue Reading

GOP Rep. Kriesel of Cottage Grove featured in anti-marriage amendment ad (video)

November 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

State Rep. John Kriesel’s dramatic speech in the Minnesota House opposing a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is featured in a television commercial for amendment opponents Minnesotans United for All Families. Continue Reading

Litchfield, Minn., native Carlson returns to Vikings’ practice field

August 27, 2012 in West Central Tribune

EDEN PRAIRIE While the Minnesota Vikings conducted practices this past month, John Carlson watched from behind the huddle, a white ball cap on his 6-foot-5 frame signaling his nonparticipation in the drills. Continue Reading

Minn.’s Kline advances in bid for 6th term

August 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Rep. John Kline has easily prevailed in a Minnesota Republican primary election as he seeks a sixth term in Congress representing a southern suburban district. Continue Reading

McCain defends Clinton aide against allegations from Rep. Bachmann

July 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) Republican Sen. John McCain on Wednesday strongly defended a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton against unsubstantiated allegations that her family has ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, repudiating charges leveled by another Republican, Rep. Michele Bachmann. Continue Reading

The wheels on his bus have gone ’round for 50 years

June 14, 2012 in EOT Focus

John Reger has been awarded a special plaque for his 50 years of service to the New York Mills School District. Continue Reading

Minn. senator tours Oil Patch

April 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON North Dakota isn’t the only state benefiting from the oil boom, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Friday. Continue Reading

Philanthropist, former Star Tribune publisher John Cowles Jr. dies at 82

March 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) John Cowles Jr., former publisher and chairman of the Star Tribune newspapers and a philanthropist who helped shape the cultural community of the Twin Cities by pushing for facilities like the Guthrie Theater and the Metrodome, has died. He was 82. Continue Reading

War hero Kriesel won’t run again for Minn. legislative seat

March 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL — A first-term Minnesota legislator who made a bigger splash than most says he is not running again. Continue Reading