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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
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
May 12, 2009
State's addiction recovery program has new location on Willmar tech campus
WILLMAR -- The state's chemical addiction recovery program will have a new home on the MinnWest Technology campus in Willmar. Pending final licensing, the program and its staff and clients could make the transition in the next week. The move from two of the old three-story "cottages"...
May 12, 2009 - 12:00am