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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 5, 2012 - A Missouri man who received $4 million in compensation for wrongful imprisonment says Osage County owes Dale Helmig millions of dollars for the 14 years of pain and anguish Helmig suffered in prison.

"Dale hasn't just been victimized by a false incarceration," said Joshua Kezer. "Dale's life has been raped for all intents and purposes. At the very least they need to provide this man with an amount of money to live comfortably for the rest of his life."

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Edited 9:45 p.m. Sunday to correct spelling of mother's name in second paragraph

After 15 years, the murder of Norma Helmig is again an open case.

Osage Co. prosecutor Amanda Grellner released a statement over the weekend saying that she was dropping murder charges against Norma's son Dale, who was convicted of her death in 1996 and sentenced to life in prison without parole. The paperwork will be filed Monday.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: November 3, 2008 - The high-energy campaigns that the presidential and gubernatorial candidates have waged in Missouri have led to a voter-registration surge that promises to end with a bang on Election Day. A record 76 percent of voters, or roughly 3.2 million people, are expected to cast ballots.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: November 3, 2008 - Although most public attention for Tuesday's election is focused on national and statewide races, plenty of political drama could occur between Democrats and Republicans over control of the Missouri House.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 11, 2008 - COLUMBIA, Mo. - Jay Nixon, Missouri's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for governor, said Thursday that if elected he would immediately release emails being withheld by Gov. Matt Blunt. Rep. Kenny Hulshof , the Republican candidate, sidestepped the issue, saying, "I'm not sure of all of the nuances" of the case. But Hulshof added a "hallmark of a Hulshof administration will be accountability, openness and integrity."

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: August 18, 2008 - On paper and in person, from one end of the state to the other, Amy Blouin is trying to get out the word that, notwithstanding the rosy fiscal picture painted by Gov. Matt Blunt and many other Republicans, it is not morning in Missouri. She says the governor seems to wake up to a Missouri that's very different than the one many residents experience or worry about. Theirs is a morning of getting up on the wrong side of the bed -- with anxiety over job insecurity and overdue mortgages, vanishing health benefits and price shock at the gas pump, the kind of morning that seems to escape the governor.

Map by Brent Jones, data from Missouri Secretary of State

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, August 8, 2008 - A less than scintillating ballot -- not the heat -- is most to blame for an election day turnout that saw fewer than one in five registered voters casting primary ballots in Missouri on Tuesday, says a St. Louis authority on the American electorate.

The governor's race shapes up

Aug 6, 2008
Photo by Robert Joiner | The Beacon

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: August 6, 2008 - Fresh from a bruising but victorious primary, GOP gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof took his campaign into enemy territory Wednesday afternoon by visiting a business in Jefferson County, Jay Nixon's home county, to talk about improving Missouri's economy. The trip marked Hulshof's first official campaign stop after defeating state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in Tuesday's primary battle to decide which Republican would take on Nixon, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

Commentary: Looking toward November

Aug 6, 2008

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: August 6, 2008 - Sarah Steelman fought the Republican establishment -- and the establishment's candidate, U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, won.

Hulshof will face Nixon for governor in the fall

Aug 5, 2008

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: August 5, 2008 -  U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof defeated state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in Tuesday's GOP gubernatorial primary and immediately stressed party unity for a tough fall campaign against state Attorney General Jay Nixon, who won the Democratic nomination for governor.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: August 4, 2008 - U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof and state Treasurer Sarah Steelman wrapped up their contentious primary campaigns for governor on Monday with each arguing for the chance to take on Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, the presumptive Democratic nominee, in the fall general election.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: July 24, 2008 - In last night's final debate for the GOP nomination for governor of Missouri, candidates U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof and state Treasurer Sarah Steelman agreed on one thing: Each would make a better chief executive than Attorney General Jay Nixon, the presumptive Democratic nominee. Otherwise, the two GOP candidates dug in their heels and stuck to their usual campaign themes of low taxes and less government waste in an effort to sway voters before the August 5 primary.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: July 10, 2008 - This profile of Kenny Hulshof, the Republican candidate for governor, has been updated and revised since it first ran in July, before the August GOP primary election.

When U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof began his campaign for the GOP nomination for governor this year, he didn't put forth many positions on how his election would help Missouri. He offered few plans about how he would govern, focusing instead on his fight to beat Missouri Treasurer Sarah Steelman in the GOP primary.