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Updated: Spicer couple injured in crash on Highway 23
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to say that no alcohol was detected in anyone involved in this accident based upon a corrected Minnesota...
9 hours 13 min ago
September 16, 2016
Failed alcohol compliance checks bring changes to three establishments
WILLMAR—The Kandi Entertainment Center, Applebee's and the Foxhole Brewhouse found themselves in front of the Willmar Finance Committee...
September 16, 2016 - 3:18pm
June 22, 2016
Willmar City Council to consider ordinance amendments
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will conduct public hearings at its July 5 meeting on two ordinance amendments. In February Redeemer Lutheran...
June 22, 2016 - 7:29pm
February 8, 2016
Ridgewater College students find missing ice fisher
WILLMAR — For some people, ice fishing is just instinct. Take Zach Moist. Lake Wakanda was a winter mainstay, up until he recently moved....
February 8, 2016 - 11:34pm
January 20, 2016
State Patrol says alcohol a factor in crash that injured two near Blomkest
Two people were injured Tuesday night after their vehicle ran off Highway 71 in Blomkest and rolled, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Eliezer Rodriguez, 22, of Renville, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound on Highway 71. Dakota A. Wallert, 19, of Olivia, was a...
January 20, 2016 - 10:39am
August 26, 2015
Two teens killed in Meeker County crash last night
LITCHFIELD – Two teenagers from Watkins were killed late Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash near Litchfield. According to the State Patrol, the crash happened around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when a 1998 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Benjamin L. Tate, 27, of Paynesville, was going south...
August 26, 2015 - 6:53am
July 24, 2015
Alcohol, inexperience and lack of life jackets common trends in boating incidents
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Boating accidents and fatalities in Minnesota have remained steady over the last several years, most of which could have...
July 24, 2015 - 12:05am
June 26, 2015
Man arrested in alcohol-related crash involving his three kids
STEWART -- A Hutchinson man was arrested last night following an alcohol-related crash in Renville County that involved the driver's three young children. According to the Renville County Sheriff's Office, Andrew Kyle Bergum, 35, was arrested and transported to the Renville County...
June 26, 2015 - 7:20am
April 25, 2014
Willmar Planning Commission OKs permit for transitional housing program for men
WILLMAR — The Willmar Planning Commission has approved a conditional use permit for LifeRight Outreach of Alexandria, a non-profit organization that plans to operate a faith-based, drug-free and alcohol-free transitional residential housing program for men in a former north side...
April 25, 2014 - 11:00pm
April 1, 2014
‘Talk to your kids’: Town hall meeting on alcohol, drugs emphasizes message of prevention
WILLMAR — When members of the regional CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force give public presentations, they hear from many parents who have no idea...
April 1, 2014 - 10:54pm
September 24, 2013
Letter: Pitfalls of tobacco, alcohol
The cigarette tax that has been raised now is going to help pay for the new stadium. The players get millions and millions of dollars to play even if they keep losing. It has gotten so a person can’t smoke hardly anywhere. Instead of taking the money for cigarettes and building...
September 24, 2013 - 12:50am
August 26, 2013
Minnesota report: 104 drunken-driving deaths last year
ST. PAUL (AP) — State traffic-safety officials have released a report on drunken driving that says 104 people died last year and more than 28,000 people were arrested in alcohol-related traffic incidents. The state Department of Public Safety said Monday the drunken-driving...
August 26, 2013 - 11:49am
August 15, 2013
Tribe votes to end alcohol ban on Pine Ridge Reservation
(Reuters) - Oglala Sioux Tribe members have voted to end a widely ignored prohibition on alcohol at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, one of the poorest areas in the United States. Tribe members voted 1,871 to 1,679 to end prohibition on the expansive reservation,...
August 15, 2013 - 7:16am
January 25, 2013
Schoen gets four years in prison for Pope County crash that killed Bigler baby
GLENWOOD — Dana Allen Schoen, 38, of Starbuck, was sentenced this morning to 48 months in prison on a criminal vehicular homicide charge for causing the July 28 motor vehicle crash in Pope County that killed 5-month-old Drake Bigler, As part of his sentencing by District Judge Charles...
January 25, 2013 - 11:47am