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Chamber of Commerce backs sales tax before Willmar voters
Dayton offers proposal for 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums
What to do when a health crisis pushes you over the limit
Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as pipeline protest site turns tense
Minnesota BEST robotics competition Friday, Saturday at NLS
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Melissa Heen Peterson
Myron F. Koosmann
Wallace V. Ashburn
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Carroll and Donna Sarsland letter: The best choices for NL-S School Board
Bob and Joanne Thurston latter: Baker is the best voice for his district
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
September 2, 2016
DWI arrests generally decreasing in Minnesota
WILLMAR—Alcohol-related crashes, fatalities and injuries cost Kandiyohi County an estimated $1.8 million last year. That's according...
September 2, 2016 - 9:33am
June 4, 2016
Off-duty state trooper charged with DWI after hitting signs, getting stuck
FRIDLEY -- An off-duty Minnesota state trooper took out several road signs and got his pickup truck stuck in a median before he was arrested...
June 4, 2016 - 5:30am
April 27, 2016
Speedy, late-night search warrants at play in Supreme Court challenge of Minnesota, North Dakota DUI laws
FARGO -- At any hour of the night, Judge Steven Marquart could get a phone call from a police officer wanting him to sign a search warrant. Police agencies in the Fargo area all turn to Marquart because he's the only judge in North Dakota's East Central Judicial District who handles...
April 27, 2016 - 8:13am
March 26, 2016
MADD, lawmakers proposes ignition interlock proposed for all DWIs
ST. PAUL -- Citing the potential to stop millions of drunken drivers before they get on the road, a group of Minnesota lawmakers wants to mandate the use of ignition interlock devices for all drunken-driving offenders. The devices, which prevent a car from starting without a sober...
March 26, 2016 - 5:30am
March 16, 2016
Expect extra DWI patrols this weekend in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — Extra DWI patrols will police Kandiyohi County roads over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi...
March 16, 2016 - 11:07pm
December 28, 2015
Appeals court rules warrantless DWI urine tests unconstitutional
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday held that the state cannot prosecute drivers for refusing to submit to warrantless urine tests. Reversing the Steele County conviction of Ryan Thompson, the court said the case affects “his fundamental right to be free from unconstitutional...
December 28, 2015 - 11:08pm
September 24, 2015
DWI fatalities, arrests continue downward trend
ST. PAUL — Drunken driving arrests and fatalities are continuing a five-year downward trend, said the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Thursday. The recently released Minnesota Impaired Driving Facts 2014 report shows impaired-related traffic fatalities dropped to 91 in 2014,...
September 24, 2015 - 10:55pm
August 19, 2015
Kandiyohi, Swift counties to increase patrol for drunk drivers
WILLMAR — As summer winds down, law enforcement will ramp up patrol in search of drunken drivers starting Saturday, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. Both Kandiyohi and Swift counties will participate in the statewide effort, which will last...
August 19, 2015 - 8:45pm
July 9, 2015
Local law enforcement officers recognized for being ‘DWI Enforcer All-Stars’
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety recognized local law enforcement officers Thursday before the Minnesota Twins game at Target Field for being “DWI Enforcer All-stars.” A total of 39 law enforcement officers and prosecutors from 32 agencies were recognized...
July 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
July 2, 2015
Expect extra DUI enforcement on roads for holiday weekend
SPICER — Local law enforcement officers are preparing for what is considered the deadliest major holiday on Minnesota roadways and will be on the lookout for drunk drivers this Fourth of July weekend. A total of 25 people died on the Fourth of July on Minnesota roadways during...
July 2, 2015 - 10:07pm
Zamboni driver found guilty in DUI trial
FARGO — A man has been sentenced to 19 days in jail by a municipal court judge for driving a Zamboni while drunk during a high school hockey game on New Year’s Eve. Steven James Anderson faced a Class B misdemeanor driving under the influence charge after witnesses reported Anderson...
June 2, 2015 - 11:09pm
February 12, 2015
Minn. Supreme Court upholds implied consent law
ST. PAUL — A law making it illegal for suspected drunken drivers to turn down a breath test was upheld in Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday.
February 12, 2015 - 6:32am
January 30, 2015
Minnesota targets Meeker County for DWIs
LITCHFIELD — Meeker County, which has been put on the list of one of the 25 most “dangerous drunk driving” counties in Minnesota, will...
January 30, 2015 - 11:32pm
Halloween safety tips for the young and old
Three tips for fewer tricks this Halloween The National Sheriff’s Association reminds people to stay safe while having fun this Halloween...
October 30, 2014 - 11:04pm
April 8, 2014
Midwest Opinion: Rescind lawmakers ‘free pass’ on DWI law
From From News Service An editorial from a Midwest newspaper. Rescind lawmakers ‘free pass’ on DWI law GRAND FORKS — When they began their project to rescind Minnesota lawmakers’ immunity to drunk driving arrests, political science students at Concordia University...
April 8, 2014 - 6:00am