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Chronic drunken drivers continue to traverse Minn. roads to put others at risk
In search of 'Dead Man's Curve': Minn.'s DOT uses data to find dangerous roads
New apartment complex for homeless veterans opening at Fort Snelling
Son pleads guilty to financial exploitation of mother in Clarkfield
4 Minn. women join group to climb Mount Everest to raise funds for Duchenne's research
Local Roundup: Card soccer sits atop CLC
Sabathia strong in Yankees win over Twins
Prep Volleyball: Cards sweep Sartell to remain perfect in CLC
Sano might not be ready to play even if injury heals
Wild thrilled Mikko Koivu keeping 'flag in the ground' three more years
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
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In loss for Netflix, 'Star Wars' and Marvel films will move to Disney's new streaming service
What's coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in September 2017
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Fall Home Improvement 2017 now available online
LOST ITALIAN: Say goodbye to summer with two favorite flavors: grilled steaks and fresh tomatoes
Retired nuclear physicist from Park River makes, sells thousands of jars of chokecherry jelly for charity
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Letter: Why do we honor traitors?
Commentary: Why Trump's threat to 'totally destroy' North Korea is extraordinary - even for him
Analysis: Running for Miss America now looks a lot like running for office
How reading can make you healthier and happier
Bygone staples and technology of the 1970s
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
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Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
September 6, 2017
For more information on dementia awareness:
For more information To schedule a dementia awareness training, contact Jody Loseth, lead educator for the West Central Dementia Awareness Network, at 320-444-8027 or email@example.com. Four types of curriculum are available: "Know the 10 Signs," Dementia basics, Dementia Friendly...
September 6, 2017 - 9:43pm
Demystifying dementia: Initiative brings awareness, training to community
WILLMAR — Staff at the Willmar Public Library are used to working with all types of customers, but when an opportunity arose this past...
September 6, 2017 - 9:39pm
July 20, 2017
Assisted living tries virtual reality to help seniors with dementia
ORLANDO, Fla. — Black-and-white-striped angelfish glide past Mary Spencer as she scuba dives for the first time in her 84 years.
July 20, 2017 - 7:22pm
June 1, 2017
Willmar musician charged with sexual contact with woman with dementia
WILLMAR — A well-known Willmar musician, who was playing music to entertain residents at a memory care facility earlier this spring in...
June 1, 2017 - 5:50pm
November 28, 2016
Dementia rates falling among older Americans
The proportion of older Americans living with dementia fell between 2000 and 2012, according to a new study. The exact reasons for the drop aren't clear yet, researchers say. "If we can do a better job of pinpointing those (reasons), not only will we be able to estimate future burden...
November 28, 2016 - 10:43am
July 25, 2016
National speaker to lead local workshops on dementia
WILLMAR—Dementia expert Teepa Snow will be in Montevideo and Willmar for three days in September to provide information and training for professionals, family caregivers and the general public. On the first day, Snow will lead an all-day session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept....
July 25, 2016 - 2:24am
July 11, 2016
Memory cafe to fill unmet social, emotional needs of dementia
WILLMAR—As part of their homework for starting a memory cafe in Willmar, Kathy Thonvold and Renita Thonvold visited Arthur's Memory Cafe...
July 11, 2016 - 11:48am
September 15, 2015
Father, 90, will be held in his son’s shooting
ST. PAUL -- A Ramsey County judge on Tuesday declined to release Minnesota’s oldest murder defendant, who suffers from an array of health issues, to his family. Citing the seriousness of the charges and the need for a mental health evaluation, District Judge Jeffrey Bryan said...
September 15, 2015 - 10:16pm
March 25, 2015
Coalition receives grant for Alzheimer’s education
WILLMAR — A local coalition working to help make Kandiyohi County more dementia-capable will increase its presence in upcoming months as it begins implementing a plan of action. The ACT on Alzheimer’s group recently received a $9,795 grant to build community awareness and education...
March 25, 2015 - 8:02pm
October 8, 2014
Willmar to host national speaker on aging, dementia
WILLMAR — A packed house is expected this coming week when a nationally recognized speaker visits Willmar to talk about a serious and urgent topic: caring for the rising number of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. Speaker Teepa Snow will give...
October 8, 2014 - 11:31pm
July 23, 2014
Alzheimer’s coalition settles on projects to implement
WILLMAR — A local Alzheimer’s disease coalition has set its sights on increasing the number of support groups for caregivers of older adults...
July 23, 2014 - 12:19am
June 19, 2014
Caregiver support tops priority list of local initiative on Alzheimer’s
WILLMAR — Support for caregivers of aging adults with dementia topped a list of priorities identified at a community forum earlier this month on Alzheimer’s disease and age-related dementia. Increased awareness and knowledge of dementia also was high on the list.
June 19, 2014 - 10:48pm
June 4, 2014
Many voices: Nearly 100 contribute input at community forums on dementia
WILLMAR — The small-group conversations got intense at a pair of local forums Wednesday on setting priorities for a community response to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of age-related dementia. Service pro-viders spoke of being in frequent crisis mode, struggling to help...
June 4, 2014 - 11:38pm
May 26, 2014
Lakeview Ranch names Marco referral liaison
DASSEL — Lakeview Ranch announces Susan Marco of Dassel is the company’s referral liaison. Marco will manage existing and new relationships, build a network of providers to promote the best access to care for specialty dementia care services, and design and implement programs...
May 26, 2014 - 11:43pm
April 25, 2014
Age-related dementia will be the focus of workshops next week in Renville and Willmar
WILLMAR — The journey through age-related dementia is different for everyone, but Renita Thonvold and Mary Laib see one thing in common: Almost everyone benefits from gaining practical tools and information. “It’s very difficult to do a job if we don’t have the tools or the...
April 25, 2014 - 11:15pm