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Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
CMCS rebounds to play for consolation crown
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'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
'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
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
Dave & Vivian Swanson
Commentary: 2016’s scrambled coalitions
Republicans are a more ideological party than the Democrats, but ideology has mattered less in the GOP primaries this year than in the race between...
April 25, 2016 - 12:00am
February 23, 2016
Coalition opposes lease of Appleton prison
MINNEAPOLIS — A coalition of Minnesota-based community, faith, labor and civil rights organizations is opposing the public lease of the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, owned by Corrections Corporation of America, a private prison corporation. The coalition, led by ISAIAH,...
February 23, 2016 - 11:30pm
Drug drop box has successful first year in Kandiyohi County, Minn.
WILLMAR -- During the first year the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office operated a drop box for unused and unneeded prescription and over-the-counter...
April 23, 2012 - 12:00am
August 13, 2011
Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities honors Heitke, Schmit
ST. PAUL -- Former Willmar Mayor Les Heitke and former Willmar City Administrator Michael Schmit have been honored by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities. Willmar is a Coalition member. Heitke received the Jack Murray Award for his excellence in service to greater Minnesota...
August 13, 2011 - 12:00am
February 27, 2010
Coalition works to give parents tools for talking with their teens about sex
WILLMAR -- It's not easy to discuss sexuality with youth. It may come as a surprise, but youth want their parents -- not their peers or school...
February 27, 2010 - 12:00am
February 12, 2010
Local coalition joins dialogue on immigration reform
WILLMAR -- The letter being sent to U.S. Rep Collin Peterson comes right to the point: The immigration system has broken down, and a local grassroots...
February 12, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2009
Human services speaker outlines the health risks of misusing energy drinks
Rick Moldenhauer brought an entire show-and-tell Thursday to a seminar on energy drinks: 16-ounce beverage cans, highly concentrated "energy...
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
November 2, 2009
Local coalition takes aim at health risks of energy drinks
WILLMAR -- They come in cans with aggressive-looking labels and names like Rockstar, Monster Energy and Cocaine. Kids like them, but they --...
November 2, 2009 - 12:00am
October 1, 2009
Early Childhood Initiative, SW Initiative develop kids book about rural firefighters
Early Childhood Initiative, SW Initiative develop kids book about rural firefighters WILLMAR -- More than 4 out of 5 fire departments use on-call...
October 1, 2009 - 12:00am
September 23, 2009
Community marketing campaign aims to sell Willmar area to itself
WILLMAR -- The face of Ryan Ruhl, flanked by two members of the Little Crow Ski Team, smiles out from the Community Marketing Coalition's latest...
September 23, 2009 - 12:00am
September 16, 2009
Job seekers outnumber openings in the region, data show
WILLMAR -- Job seekers in west-central Minnesota outnumber job openings 8-to-1, a new analysis has found. The statistics were released Tuesday by the Jobs Now Coalition on the heels of the state's latest job vacancy survey. Kevin Ristau of the Jobs Now Coalition doesn't see these...
September 16, 2009 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
Alcohol coalition receives grants
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Coalition will focus this coming year on reducing the incidence of adults who provide alcohol to underage drinkers. The coalition recently learned that it has received a $5,000 one-year grant from the Minnesota Institute...
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am
November 7, 2008
Agencies work to prevent falls among elderly
WILLMAR -- It's commonplace for Connie Feig, director of the Atwater Area Living at Home Block Nurse Program, to hear her elderly clients talk about how they've slipped or stumbled or nearly fallen. So when the Minnesota Department of Human Services launched an initiative recently...
November 7, 2008 - 12:00am
September 27, 2008
It takes more than teaching teens
WILLMAR -- It takes a comprehensive approach -- education, policy change and enforcement -- for communities to reduce the rate of alcohol and drug abuse by youths, a state expert told a Willmar audience on Thursday. "Don't think we can teach our way out of this, because we can't,"...
September 27, 2008 - 12:00am