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Keeping kids safe: South Dakota does a better job of it than most states
Authorities uncover couple's 'sex room' in Minn. sexual assault case
20 measles cases prompt warning from Minnesota officials
Protesters, supporters face off over Crosby mayor
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Peterson agrees to terms with Saints, who open at Minnesota
Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of NASCAR season
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
August 20, 2010
Legacy Run makes stops in the region
MORRIS -- Hundreds of motorcycles will be rumbling through west central Minnesota and the Upper Midwest during this year's American Legion Legacy Run. The Minnesota Legacy Run riders will be in Morris for two hours Monday for a breakfast from 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The riders are...
August 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 17, 2010
Sheriff: Mother of SC toddlers confessed to suffocating children, driving car into river
A South Carolina mother who claimed her children drowned when her car careened into a river was charged with murder Tuesday after authorities...
August 17, 2010 - 10:16am
July 8, 2010
Offering a helping hand to children and their parents
Involvement by parents will be a key element in helping to make a new children's social and emotional screening process as effective as possible. The screening, which was introduced this summer on a pilot basis in ACMC's pediatrics department in Willmar, is being offered to all children...
July 8, 2010 - 12:00am
June 12, 2010
Hats Off to the American Legion and Willmar Police officers
Hats off to the American Legion Auxiliary, the Willmar Police bicycle patrol officers and the concerned parents who had their children participate in the bike rodeo and bike safety check on June 7. Also thanks to the businesses that donated their products. As Franklin D. Roosevelt...
June 12, 2010 - 12:00am
June 10, 2010
Cartoon by Michael Ramirez
June 10, 2010 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
Duluth man pleads guilty to beating children with belts, cords
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Duluth man has pleaded guilty to beating five children so severely with belts and extension cords that he left permanent scars on their bodies. Twenty-eight-year-old Jason Wiggins entered the pleas to two felony counts of malicious punishment of a child resulting...
April 30, 2010 - 10:00am
April 15, 2010
Growmobile seeing results
It's seven months since Regina Schmitz first went on the road with the Growmobile, bringing preschool learning to day-care children in Kandiyohi...
April 15, 2010 - 12:00am
February 6, 2010
Helping hand reaches to Haiti
PRINSBURG -- A helping hand from west central Minnesota reaches all the way to the north coast of Haiti, where it is aiding the relief efforts for orphaned children along with victims of the earthquake. Volunteers and staff at the Children of the Promise orphanage near Cap-Haïtien...
February 6, 2010 - 12:00am
January 18, 2010
Warm the Children tops 2009 goal
WILLMAR -- A couple sizable donations in recent days have put the Warm the Children campaign over the top for 2009. Goal of the 2009 campaign was $38,000, and recent donations have topped $39,700. The "very successful" 2009 campaign helped to provide warm winter clothing for an...
January 18, 2010 - 12:00am
December 29, 2009
Warm the Children still shy of goal
WILLMAR -- The Warm the Children campaign is still 10 percent shy of its goal of $38,000. A total of 463 donations have been received during the 2009 campaign. To date, donations total $34,272, about 90 percent of the 2009 goal. The Warm the Children program aims to help provide...
December 29, 2009 - 12:00am
December 21, 2009
County gives Harmony Visitation Center financial boost
WILLMAR -- An additional $20,000 from Kandiyohi County Family Services will help restore some of the services that were cut this fall at the Harmony Visitation Center. The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners has agreed to grant the money, in addition to a previous $20,000 allocation,...
December 21, 2009 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Letter: Please stop for school buses
I am asking for help from the community to rectify a major hazard to public safety. My kindergarten-age son and his neighborhood friends get picked up by the school bus on 15th Avenue Northwest (aka "the college road"). Due to the nature of the bus route, they are required to cross...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
September 10, 2009
Letter: A family's day care dilemma
My oldest child is starting second grade at Roosevelt School. Our family attended the wonderful open house last week, where we found out about the new bus routes. At the open house I learned that our day care is in the new Kennedy area. I was told that my daughter can leave class...
September 10, 2009 - 12:00am
July 2, 2009
Letter: Ensuring children's safety
I would like to thank our legislators for passing the booster seat bill. The booster seat bill went into effect on July 1 and requires children who are under the age of 8 and less than 4 feet 9 inches tall to be placed in an appropriate child restraint. I have been a certified car...
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
June 29, 2009
Jackson's mom gets temporary guardianship of kids; also seeks to be estate guardian
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has approved Michael Jackson's mother's request for temporary guardianship of his children. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff made his ruling Monday. A hearing on whether she can become the children's permanent guardian is set for Au...
June 29, 2009 - 12:32pm