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Bomb threat at technical college in Canby forces evacuation, disrupts voting

November 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

CANBY A bomb threat forced the temporary evacuation of the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus in Canby this morning, as well as a polling place located there.

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Urdahl to meet with Republicans in Meeker County who are discussing yanking endorsement over Viking stadium vote

May 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD State Rep. Dean Urdahl will address Meeker County Republican Party leaders when they meet this evening to discuss whether to yank the party’s endorsement of him for his vote in favor of a new Vikings stadium Continue Reading

Buffalo Lake faces taxing dilemma with blight

December 20, 2011 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA Buffalo Lake has made steady progress towards removing those properties that were damaged by the tornadoes that swept through town in June of 2003, and left blighted and neglected in their wake.
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Fahey sentencing for Renville County sexual assault of newspaper carrier is delayed as defendant retains new attorney

April 26, 2011 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA Matthew Fahey’s sentencing for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old newspaper carrier in Fairfax is being postponed until May 27. Continue Reading

Minnesota River rising towards expected crests in Montevideo, Granite Falls

April 6, 2011 in West Central Tribune

MONTEVIDEO The Minnesota River is rising towards its expected crests in Montevideo and Granite Falls. Continue Reading

Geological Atlas project to map groundwater and other resources

November 7, 2010 in West Central Tribune

BIRD ISLAND With hammer and chisel in hand, Alan Knaeble split open the gray core of clay like he was opening a book and peered at the landscape of Renville County some 400,000 to 500,000 years ago.
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Koenen narrowly wins, returns in House District 20B

November 3, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Lyle Koenen, DFL, Clara City, won election to a fifth term to represent a district that has been a DFL-stronghold by holding off a challenge by a young, but energetic and emerging Republican challenger, Brian Kohout of Olivia. Continue Reading

Falk retains District 20B House seat

November 3, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Andrew Falk, DFL, Murdock, survived a hard-fought campaign by Republican challenger Jay Backer, Graceville, to return for a second term in the state legislature. Continue Reading

Kubly retains Senate 20 seat

November 3, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Senator Gary Kubly, DFL, Granite Falls will return to a second term in the senate after fending off a challenge from political newcomer Gregg Kulberg, R, Hector. Kubly led by a 15,648 to 11,723 vote count, according to unofficial results on Wednesday morning. Continue Reading