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Willmar chooses five superintendent finalists, including one current employee
Bird flu hits second chicken flock, largest U.S. farm yet
Hormel says turkey sales to be reduced by avian flu outbreak
Avian flu confirmed in 6th flock in Kandiyohi County
Judge signs order for dismissal in medical cannabis case
DNR suggests wild turkey hunters take precautions
College Softball: Warriors sweep MN West behind Horning’s no-hitter
Prep Baseball Roundup: Hatlestad, Rasmusson throw combined no-hitter for KMS
Prep Softball Roundup: Blackjacks topple Sting
Boys tennis: Monday's result
Lambert, Bryan big winners at ACM Awards
Willmar graduate Lachlan Smith publishes latest Maxwell novel
The Barn Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Willmar, Minn.
Martha Vande Steeg
Kermit Ronald Swanson
Alice Mae Lange
Video: West Central Connection Chorus
Marcus — Faber
Medalen — Beadell
Rothmeier — Gass
Lundell — Stuhr
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: 'Little Boy': A classic modern film
Commentary: Can the GOP learn from California?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: City Council's silent drama
September 28, 2009
Wis. driver involved in 4 crashes in 7 minutes, alcohol involved
APPLETON, Wis. - An Appleton driver who was involved in four crashes in seven minutes has suffered life-threatening injuries. The Wisconsin State Patrol says the 23-year-old was driving in Outagamie County early Sunday morning when he struck a guardrail. He then rear-ended two vehicles...
news / nation
September 28, 2009 - 9:46am
September 14, 2009
County coalition receives grant to reduce underage drinking
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Coalition has received a major boost in the form of a five-year federal grant. Over the next five years, the organization will receive $125,000 a year -- a total of $625,000 -- to carry out prevention activities and...
news / local
September 14, 2009 - 12:00am
July 30, 2009
Letter: Sonshiners were well-behaved
Nancy Chaplinski's letter, published on July 22, implies that the Sonshine Festival sells alcohol, marijuana, and tattoos. I would like to know where she saw these items for sale, since no people who actually attended seem to have seen what she saw. One would have to be totally naïve...
opinion / letters
July 30, 2009 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
Alcohol coalition receives grants
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Coalition will focus this coming year on reducing the incidence of adults who provide alcohol to underage drinkers. The coalition recently learned that it has received a $5,000 one-year grant from the Minnesota Institute...
news / local
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am
June 20, 2009
Paynesville talks shelter liquor ordinance
PAYNESVILLE -- Local clubs and nonprofit groups may soon be allowed to bring alcohol to Veterans Park on Lake Koronis if they rent the park's...
news / region
June 20, 2009 - 12:00am
May 1, 2009
Recent Survey measures Kandiyohi County's readiness to tackle, prevent teenage drinking
WILLMAR -- On a readiness scale, Kandiyohi County falls somewhere between "denial/resistance" and "vague awareness" of local underage alcohol use and efforts to prevent it. The readiness survey was conducted this past winter to help the Kandiyohi County Alcohol, Tobacco and Other...
news / local / region
May 1, 2009 - 12:00am
November 15, 2008
Speaker sheds light on disorders caused from drinking while pregnant
WILLMAR -- A baby doll with scrawny legs and a misshapen face was passed from hand to hand Thursday, giving participants at the seventh annual Community Conference on the Brain an idea of what infants with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders look like. Kari Fletcher knows firsthand...
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 18, 2008
Guia: Providing guidance away from drugs, alcohol
WILLMAR -- A new program is being launched that will help Hispanic and Latino youth in a four-county area who struggle with drug and alcohol use. Funded with a four-year, $1.1 million state grant, the program will fund unique intervention efforts for youth, ages 14-22, their...
news / local
October 18, 2008 - 12:00am
September 27, 2008
It takes more than teaching teens
WILLMAR -- It takes a comprehensive approach -- education, policy change and enforcement -- for communities to reduce the rate of alcohol and drug abuse by youths, a state expert told a Willmar audience on Thursday. "Don't think we can teach our way out of this, because we can't,"...
September 27, 2008 - 12:00am
September 17, 2008
Montevideo eases rules for businesses to acquire city permit to construct patios for customers who smoke
MONTEVIDEO -- Restaurants and establishments that sell alcohol will have an easier time getting a city permit to construct outdoor decks and patios for their customers after the Montevideo City Council approved a new ordinance at its Monday meeting. The city's previous ordinance...
news / region
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am