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ABC News lists Mills, Westrom among 'most interesting' Republican House candidates
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Tue Aug 19, 2014
Peterson's Greatest Challenge Yet, but GOP Still Looks to 2016
Minnesota Democrats think Rep. Collin C. Peterson is nearly unbeatable in the 7th District.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Democrats worried about Torrey Westrom
The best proof that Democrats are worried is the fact they're attacking Torrey Westrom .
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Bill would limit members of Congress in hiring family
From left, U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison, Erik Paulsen and Collin Peterson have all used campaign funds to hire family, a practice that would be banned under a bill introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier.
What kind of minds think alike? Those in politics
So far in the 113th Congress, Al Franken has voted along party lines 99 percent of the time - a bit higher than in the previous four years.
National Republicans commit cash to Minnesota races
The National Republican Congressional Committee has committed to a $2.5 million ad buy in the Minneapolis media market that could help GOP challengers Stewart Mills and Torrey Westrom.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Peterson is asset to Minnesota
I am writing this letter in response to the Aug. 4 edition of the Redwood Gazette front page coverage of Congressional candidate Westrom's visit to Redwood Falls and his recent mailing.
GOP congressional candidate Torrey Westrom says 48 percent of Americans don't pay taxes [VIDEO]
Since we didn't single out sales taxes, Westrom's remark was actually less accurate than Romney's infamous gaffe.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Stepping up to the table
Area farmers gathered at the Lloyd and Wendy Schrunk farm Wednesday afternoon for the Southwest Minnesota Farm Water Management and Cover Crop Field Day.
Success around state propelled Jeff Johnson to GOP primary win
Republican Jeff Johnson swept over his three rivals in nearly every part of the state during Tuesday's gubernatorial primary, with a show of support among voters that placed him first or second in 63 of Minnesota's 87 counties.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
The future of 23
MORTON?- Calls to expand Minnesota Highway 23 in southwest Minnesota got a positive reception from national legislators on Wednesday.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Peterson, Westrom talk EPA, renewable fuels
Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson and his Republican challenger Torrey Westrom faced off in their first debate at Farmfest Wednesday.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Collin Peterson Honored for Ethanol Support
In this Ethanol Report, RFA Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper gives some of the major findings of a new report that shows ethanol is the world's lowest cost motor fuel and octane source.
Company Gets Waiver To Maintain Propane Supplies
The Army Corp of Engineers has granted a waiver allowing a Benson petroleum company to move forward with a project designed to speed up a propane-infrastructure project.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
Congressional candidates to debate at FarmFest
First District congressional candidates will face off in a debate during a candidate forum at FarmFest on Wednesday, Aug. 6, and another debate in Rochester at a later date.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Republicans Vote to End DACA After Tense Floor Debate
House Republicans voted to prohibit President Barack Obama from granting what they consider to be an unconstitutional amnesty to illegal immigrants Friday.
GOP gaining ground in House races
The Cook Political Report has revised its district-by-district assessment of this fall's House races.
John Owen - a southern farmer's perspective on the new farm bill
Rice producer John Owen, left, best friend, Roux, and long-time farmhand, William Davis, stand beside a reservoir used to irrigate rice and other crops.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Minnesota family fights to bring children home from Congo
The Zeidlers' adopted Congolese daughter Amida, 4, is in foster care in Congo while they wait for the country to issue exit letters..
Congressional Jam Band Returns to Cantina Marina
Part-time rocker Rep. Collin C. Peterson can no longer recall which iteration of "The Amendments" he's playing in these days.