McLeod County authorities confirmed today that 55-year-olg Garry Kontz was the man who was found dead yesterday morning more than two miles from his car, which had gotten stuck amid blizzard conditions on Sunday night.According to Chief Deputy Tim Lagenfeld, the sheriff's department received a call ... More >>
The presses have been alerted -- a politician has spoken untruthfully.SEE ALSO: Gay marriage opponents waved bizarre signs during Capitol rally [PHOTOS]This time, the culprit is first-term Rep. David Osmek, R-Mound, who either hasn't read the not-especially-long text of the marriage equality bill be ... More >>
After election night, Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, improbably led her Democratic challenger, Bob Cunniff, by a single vote.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann's reelection: She's as resilient as a cockroach during a carpet bombingFollowing the discovery of an election night snafu at a polling place in he ... More >>
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SEE ALSO:-- Mary Franson, MNGOP Rep., compared food stamp recipients to wild animals [VIDEO]-- Mary Franson upset by "offensive" anti-Gulf oil spill House prayerLast winter, Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandia, made a name for herself by comparing food stamp recipients to wild animals in a video posted o ... More >>
See also: Rep. Mary Franson got restraining order against McLeod County GOP chair Eric Harpel See also: Eric Harpel will request hearing to contest Rep. Mary Franson's restraining order See also: Eric Harpel, GOP chairman, accused of threatening another woman Update: Harpel got in touch with us abou ... More >>
McLeod County Republican Party chairman Eric Harpel threatened another woman and her husband last week, according to the woman's attorney.Harpel had a restraining order taken out against him by state representative Mary Franson last month. Franson accused Harpel of being a "stalker." That disclosure ... More >>
Two leaders in the McLeod County Republican Party have resigned in response to Rep. Mary Franson's "stalker" allegations against chairman Eric Harpel. The McLeod County GOP held a meeting this past Thursday where vice chair Marie Thurn and secretary Linda Senst quit their leadership positions. Both ... More >>
McLeod County Republicans knew that state representative Mary Franson had accused then-deputy party chair Eric Harpel of "stalking" her but decided to promote him to their top leadership post anyway.Harpel's immediate predecesor, Craig Hoel, stepped down as the McLeod County GOP boss in March for "p ... More >>
McLeod County Republican Party chairman Eric Harpel plans to contest Rep. Mary Franson's restraining order against him.The embattled party chairman acknowledged his breakup with Franson in a statement released today, saying "emotions have been running high." Harpel said he was "surprised and dishear ... More >>
Rep. Mary Franson took out a restraining order against McLeod County Republican Party chair Eric Harpel after he "stalked" her, made threats, and sent "lewd" emails, according to a petition filed in Douglas County. The paperwork, filed May 10, names Harpel as Franson's ex-boyfriend.On May 2, Franson ... More >>
McLeod County Sheriff's DepartmentSex offender Jason Blashack can't practice law for at least three years.Jason Blashack, a 37-year-old lawyer from Lester Prairie, just served 30 days in jail for sexually molesting a 15-year-old. Now the Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended his law license indef ... More >>
More than just a summer festival celebrating our favorite bulb, the Minnesota Garlic Festival is also a fundraiser to benefit rural Minnesota farmers for all the work they do to feed us so well. Filled with music, local foods, arts, general merriment, and 100 kinds of garlic (!) the festival also ... More >>
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