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Briefs: Former Obama aide calls Trump a 'psychopath'
Second case of switched babies shakes Canadian community
More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone
Wild about wine: Carlos Creek expands into Xcel Energy Center, other Twin Cities venues
National Guard soldiers return to Willmar after Kuwait deployment
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Update: Shots fired outside Zorbaz in Spicer early Sunday
May 2, 2016
Willmar police cite more than 100 in distracted driving campaign
WILLMAR — Perched in the back of city buses, Willmar police officers went above and beyond — quite literally — to catch distracted drivers in mid-April. The elevation from the buses gave officers increased visibility to see distracted drivers and stop them in their tracks. It...
May 2, 2016 - 9:37pm
April 27, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: The tragic truth of distracted driving
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the dangerous — wow, is it 4:30 p.m. already — consequences of — what’s for supper tonight — getting distracted. Annoying, isn’t...
April 27, 2016 - 1:30am
April 19, 2016
Minnesota opinion: The serious truth about distracted driving
Spring is here and — oh, look at that bird outside — and now is a good time to think — who is that walking by the office — about the...
April 19, 2016 - 1:00am
April 13, 2016
Minnesota police arrest man with 0.31 BAC after his vehicle nearly strikes school bus
Moorhead police riding a school bus Tuesday while looking for distracetd drivers arrested a man on suspicion of DUI after his vehicle nearly...
April 13, 2016 - 10:51am
April 2, 2016
Distracted driver collides with police squad car
A Hudson, Wis., police officer was lucky to escape uninjured after a collision with a distracted driver Thursday, according to the police department....
April 2, 2016 - 10:38am
November 9, 2015
Unmarked squad cars added to State Patrol fleet to nab distracted drivers
ST. PAUL - Distracted drivers attract the full attention of the Minnesota State Patrol. Five new unmarked cars were added to the patrol fleet...
November 9, 2015 - 12:19pm
April 21, 2015
Distracted driving campaign nets dozens of tickets
WILLMAR — Local law enforcement officers rode in dump trucks and snowplows last week to get elevated views of those who were distracted behind the wheel. During just two days of riding in the elevated vehicles, participating law enforcement locally issued a total of 59 citations...
April 21, 2015 - 11:30pm
March 5, 2015
Editorial: Distracted driving is a risk that does kill
The 17-year-old driver involved in the Wright County accident in August that killed Robert Brau, of Willmar, was sentenced Wednesday for her role in the deadly crash. She reportedly received probation and 100 hours of community service. The woman, now 18, was charged on a misdemeanor...
March 5, 2015 - 9:16am
April 15, 2014
Minnesota Opinion: Stop distracted driving on Minnesota highways
BRAINERD — Zero deaths might strike some as an impractical goal when it comes to traffic safety, but Minnesota Department of Transportation officials last week correctly pointed out that if a traffic death affects just one family member, that’s one traffic death too many for...
April 15, 2014 - 7:00am
September 22, 2013
Local law enforcement agencies install software to limit officer distraction
WILLMAR — Both the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and the Willmar Police Department have recently installed software and hardware in their agency’s squad cars to limit officer distraction caused by interaction with the vehicle’s computer. The agencies...
September 22, 2013 - 11:12pm
May 14, 2013
Big 4 cellphone carriers unite on anti-texting ads
NEW YORK (AP) -- The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer.
May 14, 2013 - 7:07am