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July 3, 2010
Authorities remind boaters to celebrate the holiday safely
WILLMAR -- When heading out to the lakes this weekend, it might be best to leave the beer at home, local law enforcement advises. Over the Fourth...
July 3, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
New London considers adopting social host ordinance
NEW LONDON -- The New London City Council is considering adopting an ordinance that would hold adults responsible for hosting parties where alcohol is provided to underage individuals. Representatives from New London will be attending a meeting Monday with representatives from Kandiyohi...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
May 22, 2010
Letter: Abide by alcohol laws
This letter is in response to the article in the West Central Tribune on May 11 titled "$1 penalty in alcohol server case is under fire from group." The Kandiyohi County Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Coalition is working to educate the community about the dangers of underage drinking...
May 22, 2010 - 12:00am
April 29, 2010
Underage drinking targeted
WILLMAR -- When kids are picking up their prom tuxedos this week at Weddings on First and at Coat and Tie Inc., they'll get something else as...
April 29, 2010 - 12:00am
April 23, 2010
Hargreaves pleads to crim sex, witness tampering, drug and alcohol charges
WILLMAR -- Craig Allan Hargreaves, 39, of New London, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges for molesting...
April 23, 2010 - 12:00am
April 6, 2010
Letter: Motorcycles, alcohol don't mix
It's that time of year again when motorcycles are pulled out of the Willmar-area garages after a long Minnesota winter. So it's time to review what any alcohol in the blood can do to judgment, especially to a motorcycle driver. A blood alcohol level of 0.01 (just one beer) to 0.04...
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am
January 28, 2010
S.D. panel OKs bill to allow alcohol sales every day
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- People would be able to buy alcohol in South Dakota any day of the year under a bill advanced to the full House Wednesday by its commerce committee. The legislation would allow beer, wine and liquor sales -- either off-sale or on-sale -- from 7 a.m. to 2...
January 28, 2010 - 12:20pm
January 18, 2010
Snowmobile incident under investigation in YM County
HANLEY FALLS -- The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident involving a snowmobile early Sunday morning. According to a news release, a deputy was on routine patrol around 1 a.m. Sunday when he observed a person lying in the ditch in rural Hanley Falls...
January 18, 2010 - 9:14am
January 16, 2010
Alcohol, driving don't mix
Opinion A friendly reminder from the Kandiyohi County ATOD (Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs) Coalition to not drink and drive. Alcohol and driving don't mix, especially with winter road conditions. It's a recipe for disaster. In 2008, Minnesota recorded 163 alcohol-related traffic...
January 16, 2010 - 12:00am
January 10, 2010
Walgreens wants to sell beer in S.D.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Walgreens is seeking to add beer sales at three of its six locations in Sioux Falls and at its store in Pierre. The Sioux Falls City Council is to consider the license requests in that city on Jan. 19. In Pierre, the City Commission has approved a beer...
January 10, 2010 - 2:20pm
December 22, 2009
Prompted by pastors' pleas, NLS takes aim at underage drinking
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School District is stepping up its efforts to combat what some observers describe as a climate that condones and facilitates underage alcohol use. School officials say it's an issue they intend to take seriously. "It's something that we need to...
December 22, 2009 - 12:00am
December 4, 2009
Consumption begins early for underage drinkers, new study shows
WILLMAR -- Underage drinkers often start consuming alcohol by the time they're in their mid-teens, and they're most likely to drink when they're...
December 4, 2009 - 12:00am
November 13, 2009
Local woman sentenced to 58 months in prison in the death of baby
OLIVIA -- Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar, received the state guideline sentence Thursday of 58 months in prison for causing the...
November 13, 2009 - 12:00am
November 6, 2009
Human services speaker outlines the health risks of misusing energy drinks
Rick Moldenhauer brought an entire show-and-tell Thursday to a seminar on energy drinks: 16-ounce beverage cans, highly concentrated "energy...
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
November 2, 2009
Local coalition takes aim at health risks of energy drinks
WILLMAR -- They come in cans with aggressive-looking labels and names like Rockstar, Monster Energy and Cocaine. Kids like them, but they --...
November 2, 2009 - 12:00am