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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
April 21, 2011
Distracted driving patrol is today, local law urges drivers to focus on driving
WILLMAR -- You're thoroughly enjoying that juicy burger after a long day (never mind that the ketchup just dripped on your shirt). Listening to the radio, thinking about what has to be done tomorrow. Then your cell phone rings. You set your drink down, lunge for the phone - and CRASH!...
April 21, 2011 - 10:14am
December 29, 2010
Teen faces aggravated robbery, assault charges
WILLMAR -- A 17-year-old Willmar girl pleaded not guilty Monday to three felony charges of first-degree aggravated robbery and third- and fifth-degree assault for allegedly beating a woman in an effort to get her cell phone. Sara Ann Saldana also faces a misdemeanor theft charge...
December 29, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Information sought in thefts at BOLD school
OLIVIA -- The Olivia Police Department is investigating the theft of cell phone memory cards as well as a very unique necklace. The necklace is described as being silver and containing an angel figurine. The items were stolen Oct. 20 from a locker room at the BOLD school in Olivia. The...
November 5, 2010 - 10:38am
September 13, 2010
American Opinion: On a U.S. federal judge's stem cell research ruling
From The Associated Press An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On a U.S. federal judge's stem cell research ruling: A federal judge has seen through President Barack Obama's attempt to use word games to circumvent a law intended to prevent destruction...
September 13, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
Obama mulls options after stem cell plan blocked
VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) -- The White House says federally funded stem cell research should continue and is exploring how to respond to a judge's order halting it. President Barack Obama, who last year ordered stem cell research expanded, "thinks that we need to do research, he...
August 24, 2010 - 1:30pm
States use K-9s to search for smuggled cell phones
GALT, Calif. (AP) -- They've been finding hidden bombs, drugs and corpses for years, using their sense of smell to locate what their human handlers would otherwise have to see in plain sight. Now dogs are being deployed in prisons to help curb one of the most serious problems confronting...
August 24, 2010 - 10:35am
August 5, 2010
Distracted driving enforcement is today, don't text, turn off that cell phone
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is launching a print and radio public service announcement campaign to educate motorists about the state's two-year-old texting-while-driving law. The campaign supports a one-day enhanced enforcement of...
August 5, 2010 - 9:27am
February 25, 2010
Letter: A perfect letter to the editor
A perfect letter by Craig Davis in the Feb. 19 West Central Tribune Public Forum. My feelings exactly! How many accidents and deaths do there have to be before laws will pass to prohibit all this phoning, texting, etc., while driving? You drivers can't seem to think and so far...
February 25, 2010 - 12:00am
February 19, 2010
Officials push bill to help track missing people through their cellular phones
ST. PAUL -- The assistant St. Paul police chief says authorities may have found an 18-year-old Eveleth man's body quicker last year if they had...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
October 7, 2009
Minnesota consumers warned of cell-phone 'do not call' scam
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning consumers of a scam involving e-mails urging people to contact a "do not call" list for their cell-phone numbers. The e-mails tell consumers they must register their cell phone number with the National Do Not Call...
October 7, 2009 - 12:36pm
August 4, 2009
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On cell phone use while driving motor vehicles: Cell phones and distracted drivers are a perilous combination. Add texting to the equation, with the driver peering down at a tiny screen and pounding out a message...
August 4, 2009 - 12:00am
March 12, 2009
Commentary: Too many eggs in Obama's basket
WASHINGTON -- As he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research Monday, President Barack Obama proclaimed that scientific decisions now will be made "on facts, not ideology." This sounds good, but what if there were other nonideological facts that Obama seems...
March 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 21, 2009
Spicer adopts cell phone policy for staff
First proposed in October, new council approves policy in second meeting of year SPICER -- Spicer's new City Council didn't waste time making decisions in its second meeting on Tuesday when it adopted a policy that has been in the council chambers for three months. Spicer City Council...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am