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Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
Mom upset after bus makes unannounced stop at Dairy Queen on last day of school
Despite past disagreements, Pope Francis and Trump exchange gestures of peace
Olivia doctors disciplined in labor and delivery case
Manchester bomber had links to Islamic State, officials say, as more arrests are made
Prep Softball: Becker's late run sinks Willmar
Prep Baseball: Falcons close with a gem
Prep Baseball: Cards dazzle in win over Rocori
Local Roundup: Willmar tennis duo take sub-section title
Prep Baseball: BOLD firepower on display
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
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
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
Alpha G. Finden
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
December 27, 2016
Teacher uses near-death accident as lessons on distracted driving, seat belts
MITCHELL, S.D.-- A stray crayon on the floor could be a nightmare for art teacher Cassondra Grogan. Carefulness is key, as a potential step,...
December 27, 2016 - 11:57am
September 26, 2016
It took a study to show Pokemon Go is a distracted-driving hazard
ST. PAUL—Players of Pokemon Go, the smartphone-based creature-hunting videogame that has swept the nation, usually play while on foot....
September 26, 2016 - 10:34am
September 16, 2016
Lawsuit: Driver who struck, killed cyclist 'almost certainly distracted'
WILLMAR—New documents filed in a wrongful death lawsuit suggest a Spicer driver deleted phone records before a forensic examination of...
September 16, 2016 - 9:36pm
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