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New London, Spicer communities share food and fellowship during annual Thanksgiving meal
Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
Four injured in Meeker County crash
Skol, Super Bowl
First graduates emerge from Minnesota's 'hybrid' law school
Washington gains ground with win vs. Giants
NFC North is Vikings' to lose
NFC North is the Vikings' to lose
Wolves still not saving the best for last
Rivers, Chargers gobble up Cowboys 28-6
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Catherine A. Brainard
Jeanne M. Poage
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
October 2, 2017
Alzheimer's Walk draws record number of walkers in Willmar
WILLMAR — The seventh annual West Central Alzheimer's Walk at Robbins Island in Willmar Saturday morning reportedly drew a record number...
October 2, 2017 - 7:30am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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