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Dylan talks Minnesota, Duluth in new interview
Minnesota man, 29, gets probation for fondling 67-year-old woman in her apartment
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Bat-killing fungus expanding across Minnesota
Boys Basketball: ‘Jays leave feeling blue
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Wild draft pick Kunin inks 3-year deal
Twins' Puerto Ricans rejoin camp
'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
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'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
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American wines are gaining in popularity
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March 6, 2017
Column: Rural life depends on fire, ambulance volunteers
Sometimes, schtuff — yeah, you know what we mean — happens. You do everything you can safety and maintenance-wise, but something...
March 6, 2017 - 3:00pm
January 29, 2017
New London woman injured in broadside crash on Highway 23
NEW LONDON — A semi truck broadsided a car in the westbound lane of Highway 23 in New London Sunday evening, sending a 50-year-old New London...
January 29, 2017 - 10:58pm
November 1, 2016
Vehicle runs off road, injuring New London woman
GREEN LAKE TOWNSHIP—Sarah Loso, of New London, was hospitalized Monday night after her vehicle went off a rural county road northwest...
November 1, 2016 - 10:32am
October 27, 2016
Three injured in crash northeast of Cosmos
COSMOS—Two vehicles collided in a rural intersection northeast of Cosmos Wednesday afternoon, sending both drivers and a passenger to...
October 27, 2016 - 11:11am
October 7, 2016
Spicer man dies, three weeks after serious motorcycle crash
LITCHFIELD -- A Spicer man has died from serious injuries sustained in a Meeker County motorcycle crash three weeks ago, the Meeker County Sheriff's...
October 7, 2016 - 5:51pm
May 12, 2016
Life Link III earns reaccreditation
MINNEAPOLIS — Life Link III has been awarded reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems for both its rotor wing and fixed wing services. To earn accreditation, providers must meet strict guidelines and safety standards that address medical...
May 12, 2016 - 5:24am
October 16, 2014
‘It has no boundaries’: Hospital, ambulance ramp up travel history screening as part of Ebola readiness efforts
WILLMAR — As national fears escalate about the Ebola virus, Rice Memorial Hospital implemented new screening guidelines Wednesday to ensure...
October 16, 2014 - 11:14pm
April 14, 2014
Thunder prompts fire call: Lightning strike ignites house fire on Green Lake
SPICER — An early-morning lightning strike ignited a fire that caused extensive damage to a house overlooking Green Lake near the Green Lake...
April 14, 2014 - 12:21am
December 3, 2011
Stuff the Ambulance
December 3, 2011 - 12:00am
This is the records summary for Dec. 3, 2011. Thefts WILLMAR -- A student's backpack was stolen Thursday night or early Friday morning from a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of 16th Street Northeast. The incident was reported Friday morning to Willmar Police. The backpack apparently...
December 3, 2011 - 12:00am
Grant will pay for utility task vehicles for Willmar, Minn., fire, ambulance crews
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Ambulance Service and the Willmar Fire Department have for years each wanted a piece of equipment called a utility task...
October 3, 2011 - 12:00am
May 17, 2011
Update: Follow live blogging by ambulance crews on HealthBeat.Areavoices.com
Tribune Health Beat blogger Anne Polta is hosting a live guest-blogging event today about the everyday heroes of the Willmar Ambulance Service. Polta...
May 17, 2011 - 3:40pm
May 14, 2011
Willmar to host emergency preparedness conference
WILLMAR -- Willmar will be the host next week for the annual conference of the Southwest Emergency Preparedness Team. The conference will take place Wednesday through Friday at the Holiday Inn and Willmar Conference Center and will include Dr. Edward Ehlinger, commissioner of the...
May 14, 2011 - 12:00am
October 1, 2010
Update: Medical condition leads to SUV crash
GRANITE FALLS -- A Granite Falls couple escaped injury when a Ford Explorer crashed into their home around 7 a.m. Friday on Prentice Street along the Minnesota River. The driver of the vehicle, Bradley Raddatz, 45, of Wood Lake, was transported to the Granite Falls Hospital for non-life...
October 1, 2010 - 11:50am
SUV crashes into Granite Falls home
GRANITE FALLS -- A Granite Falls couple escaped injury when a Ford Explorer crashed into their home around 7 a.m. today on Prentice Street along...
October 1, 2010 - 10:19am