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Opening eyes to danger on the road
Willmar hospital and clinic seek affiliation with CentraCare of St. Cloud
Minnesota heroin dealer found guilty in first of 4 deaths
Residents of halfway house found two men dead from overdoses - their drug counselors
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
Vikings still don't know if Bridgewater will ever play in NFL again
Twins' Hughes may not miss many games
Former Minnesota high school hockey star, current Penguins veteran Cullen playing Game 7 like it's his last
NFL eases celebration rules. One player already planning a TD party
Murphy: Michael Floyd the fresh face of old news at Vikings camp
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
David J. Peterson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Letter: Give families options for early childhood education
Commentary: Federal power spins its ever-growing web
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
April 25, 2016
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