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EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
Billionaire: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico
Franken's staff visits Willmar to learn about CEO program
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Janet L. Barber
Betty S. Adrian
Valerie Geline Wallace
Roger R. Logan
Arvin A. Dahmes
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
February 14, 2009
Flu virus is hitting teenagers the hardest
WILLMAR -- Where's the flu? It's well into the annual influenza season, but there have been relatively few cases of the virus so far, local...
February 14, 2009 - 12:00am
February 10, 2009
Joel's Family Foods closes doors, merges with Paynesville SuperValu
PAYNESVILLE -- Paynesville has lost one of its in-town grocery stores, but there are plenty of familiar faces at the remaining Paynesville SuperValu. Paynesville's longtime downtown grocery store, Joel's Family Foods, officially closed its doors Jan. 29 after merging with Paynesville...
February 10, 2009 - 12:00am
February 7, 2009
Editorial: Family Services story is important
The Kandiyohi County Family Services Department is working to tell its story to the County Board and the public. This is a good step on behalf of the department and the county. Family Services Director Jay Kieft told the County Board the department is making a concerted effort to...
February 7, 2009 - 12:00am
January 29, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 28
- Ricky L. Hoffenkamp, 27, of Atwater, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended misdemeanor charge for intentionally pointing a gun at a person. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and another misdemeanor...
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am
November 25, 2008
Couple faces felony charges for taking relative's farm income
WILLMAR -- A Richfield couple made their first appearance Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court on felony charges for allegedly taking an elderly relative's farm rental income and not reporting it to family services. Duaine Gene Vander Bill, 68, and Kathlyn Faye Vander Bill,...
November 25, 2008 - 12:00am
Jury verdict supports Appleton family in medical negligence suit
MORRIS -- A seven-person jury in Stevens County on Thursday issued a unanimous verdict of medical negligence against Dr. Allan Ross, his Northside Medical Clinic of Ortonville and the Ortonville Hospital. The jurors found 70 percent of the fault on Ross and 30 percent on hospital...
November 25, 2008 - 12:00am
November 21, 2008
Holiday blues getting you down?
Letting go of high expectations for the holidays can help ease the blues that people sometimes feel at Thanksgiving and Christmastime, a local...
November 21, 2008 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Letter: Change we can do without
If Sen. Barack Obama were a participant in a debate contest, he would be deserving of our affirmation. However, we do not elect presidents for the eloquence of their speech, but for their ability to actually lead. What we have heard plenty is the "change" mantra. I can think of few...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 27, 2008
Letter: Vote for return to the Bible
Barack Obama's far left agenda for change will be just that. We could have 30 years or more of liberal activist judges. The agenda of the ACLU, homosexual activists, abortion rights activists and many more liberal organizations will gloat with glee. But what about the conservative...
October 27, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Family practice to take over congestive heart failure program
WILLMAR -- Family Practice Medical Center is launching a congestive heart failure program to fill the gap left last month when Rice Memorial Hospital dropped its outpatient congestive heart failure clinic. The new initiative will be modeled after the hospital's program, which provided...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 7, 2008
Beware of large dairy proposal
As a resident of Colorado and part-resident of Willmar, I noted a recent article published in the West Central Tribune regarding plans to build a 5,000-head dairy near the city limits of Willmar. If the residents of Willmar could all see a similar cow confinement operated by Con-Agra...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am
September 17, 2008
Kandiyohi County investigating options as it considers opting out of the state's merit system
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County has paid the state about $18,000 every year since 2003 to participate in a merit system that family service departments are required to follow. The system is designed to ensure that the duties, pay scale, hiring and promotion opportunities are equitable...
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am
September 4, 2008
So where does the mortar go?
September 4, 2008 - 12:00am
Diabetes care pays off with three-star rating for Family Practice Medical Center
WILLMAR -- Every month, Family Practice Medical Center compiles a report on each patient with diabetes who visited the clinic within the past month. It's all there for the doctors to see: how their diabetic patients are faring with their blood sugar levels, cholesterol and blood...
September 4, 2008 - 12:00am
May 22, 2008
May 22, 2008 - 12:00am