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After healthcare flop, White House seeks help from Congress on tax
Settlement reached in wrongful death lawsuit of Franks in Kandiyohi County
SD forum planned this week on protecting Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian communities
Gunfire in crowded Ohio nightclub kills one, wounds 15
Endometriosis is 'expected agony' for sufferers
South Carolina defeats Florida for first Final Four berth
Athanasiou converts in OT as Red Wings nip Wild
Kinglets can brighten a March day
Dokken: Having a blast with a fishing partner from the past
Cook: Late-ice lake trout prove cooperative
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 8, 2017
Pioneering role continues at Vanguard
GRANITE FALLS — Project Turnabout was termed a "pioneer" when it opened its doors to help compulsive gamblers 25 years ago. It still is....
March 8, 2017 - 4:53am
October 17, 2016
Craig Holmgren letter: Baker's leadership on drug prevention
Rep. Dave Baker authored, introduced, gathered support in committee, and got passed on the House floor a bill referred to as the prescription monitoring program. Rep. Baker then took the bill to conference committee with the Senate. Gov. Dayton signed the bill known as SF 1440 into...
October 17, 2016 - 1:37am
September 10, 2016
Minnesota dentist finds out man with teeth pain had been to 23 others for pain pill addiction
DULUTH —The patient, who came in just before lunch, was well-dressed and had a disarming personality. He said he was in terrible pain. He had...
September 10, 2016 - 11:37am
May 16, 2016
Researchers warn antidiarrheal medicine can be abused by opioid addicts
FARGO, N.D. --A new warning in a medical journal about over-the-counter antidiarrheal medicine being used improperly by opioid addicts could...
May 16, 2016 - 8:55am
May 4, 2016
Prince died one day before he was to meet with doctors about addiction to pain pills
The body of music superstar Prince was found one day before a doctor was to meet him to help end an addiction to pain killers, the Minneapolis...
May 4, 2016 - 10:38am
February 14, 2016
The ‘loaded revolver’ in the medicine cabinet
WASHINGTON — Doctors are sharing ideas and data in the campaign against a health crisis which the Centers for Disease Control says now kills...
February 14, 2016 - 11:59pm
January 22, 2016
Montevideo among first rural Minnesota police departments to carry overdose antidote
MONTEVIDEO — A young woman’s death in Fargo, North Dakota, may save lives in Montevideo. The woman’s mother and Montevideo Police Chief...
January 22, 2016 - 1:55pm
July 24, 2015
State board restricts local doctor’s license
WILLMAR — A local doctor has had his medical license restricted over ongoing issues with addiction. Dr. Scott Abrams will be allowed to continue practicing medicine but under conditions stipulated by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Failure to comply could result in suspension...
July 24, 2015 - 11:08pm
July 12, 2015
Rally in White Earth against heroin,meth
WHITE EARTH — They were fed up and looking for change — a group of Native Americans gathered at the tribal headquarters of the White Earth...
July 12, 2015 - 11:11pm
October 24, 2014
Sobriety earns praise, even applause in drug court hearings
WILLMAR — A handful of people facing felony drug charges stood, one by one, in front of Judge Stephanie Beckman on Wednesday at the Kandiyohi County Courthouse, with a group of social workers, attorneys, probation officers and others watching the proceedings. Any criminal court...
October 24, 2014 - 11:52pm
September 4, 2014
Program transforms former addicts
WILLMAR — Al Cesarlo, nutrition specialist at LifeRight Outreach, lives a sober life and said his faith is what keeps him on track. LifeRight...
September 4, 2014 - 10:31pm
May 26, 2014
Willmar C.A.R.E. receives safety award
WILLMAR — For the second year in a row, Willmar Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise (C.A.R.E.) program that specializes in helping people with mental illness overcome addiction has received a Governor’s Safety Award for outstanding or continuing improvement in workplace safety. C.A.R.E....
May 26, 2014 - 11:46pm
March 25, 2014
Kramer is Grace Place program director
WILLMAR — Janine Kramer has been named program director of Grace Place of Willmar, a nonprofit, faith-based supportive Christian residential facility for women facing difficult life situations. Grace Place welcomes adult women without dependents with living skills and a safe...
March 25, 2014 - 9:26am
November 11, 2010
Former addict urges parents to say 'yes' to talking about drugs with their teens
It's time to say "yes" to our teenage children by opening up and talking about alcohol and other drug use, according to William C.
November 11, 2010 - 12:00am
August 30, 2010
James House expands services to help families of addicts cope
WILLMAR -- After four years in and out of 11 treatment facilities, Joe Thimons hadn't found what he described as "meaningful sobriety." "You...
August 30, 2010 - 12:00am