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Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide
Freak lightening storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
August 26, 2016
FDA wants donated blood tested for Zika virus
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday, Aug. 26, that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested...
August 26, 2016 - 2:40pm
July 6, 2016
Red Cross urges donors to step forward
ST. CLOUD—The American Red Cross is urging donors to step forward over the summer months to help resupply a shortage of blood donations....
July 6, 2016 - 12:03am
March 2, 2016
High schoolers donate blood
First-time blood donor Carly Hulstein, a Willmar High School junior, receives encouragement from Anita Allison of the American Red Cross Wednesday....
March 2, 2016 - 11:56pm
June 16, 2012
Donors needed to stave off a growing blood shortage in upper Midwest
WILLMAR -- Red Cross officials are urging eligible donors to give blood and help stave off a shortage developing this summer across the region. As of Friday, North Central Blood Services was 682 units short of its commitment to the hospitals it serves, said Dave Kelley, donor recruitment...
June 16, 2012 - 12:00am
July 12, 2011
Willmar, Minn., sisters collectively donate 250-plus pints of blood
WILLMAR -- If you do the math, sisters Colleen Barber, Cheryl Plathe and Marian Bloom have collectively donated nearly 300 pints of blood over...
July 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 1, 2010
Teen pleads to charge in burglary, as DNA testing does him in
WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old Spicer teen pleaded guilty Monday to a second-degree burglary charge for breaking into a Willmar home -- which ultimately led to $11,000 in damage in addition to the $10,000 in property taken, including a gun. As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
February 11, 2010
Blood drive draws crowd
February 11, 2010 - 12:00am
January 18, 2010
Winter weather disrupts blood donations in area
WILLMAR -- Last week's bad weather did more than close schools and interfere with travel. It also disrupted the Red Cross's efforts to collect blood for use in the region's hospitals. There's still enough blood for patients who need it, but donors are being urged to give at the earliest...
January 18, 2010 - 12:00am
January 12, 2010
Minneapolis police, fire departments call for blood
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minneapolis police and fire departments are participating in a friendly competition for the rest of January. And even though it's good-natured, they're still calling for blood. The two departments have partnered with Memorial Blood centers and they are competing...
January 12, 2010 - 9:30am
December 31, 2009
Red Cross needs more blood
December 31, 2009 - 12:00am
September 23, 2009
Local banks to host group blood drive Friday
WILLMAR -- Five local banks are hoping for community participation as they host an American Red Cross blood drive Friday in Willmar. "The banks have never done this before. This is new. We're rolling up our sleeves together here for a collaborative effort," said Deb Van Buren of...
September 23, 2009 - 12:00am