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Authorities making more arrests near Dakota Access Pipeline camp
U.S. labor, housing markets data underscore economy's stamina
Friday snow storm expected to wallop southern Minn., less expected in the north
Trump revokes rules on transgender bathrooms
Bemidji police investigating shooting at Enbridge building, no one hurt
Remembering the "Miracle on Ice" game 37 years later
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Red-hot Gophers upset No. 24 Maryland, win 6th straight
Local Roundup: Warrior teams win two on Wednesday
Twins' Sano working to put down roots at third base
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Roger "Billy" Schlueter
Donald "Donnie" Clausen
Gladys M. Torbenson
Donna M. Goff
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
June 18, 2016
Minnesota senior health program works
ST. PAUL -- A federal study shows that a Minnesota health effort that combines two major health programs works for the state's elderly. The study said that older adults served by the Minnesota Senior Health Options program, combining federal Medicaid and Medicare benefits, showed...
June 18, 2016 - 5:30am
Judge sentences Balaton man to life times two for murder of elderly couple
WORTHINGTON — A judge Monday handed a Balaton man two life prison sentences, plus an additional 15 years in prison, for the April 2015 murders...
May 18, 2016 - 12:13am
May 13, 2016
Litchfield woman faces five years supervised probation after stealing $220,000 from mother
LITCHFIELD — A Litchfield woman who financially exploited nearly $220,000 from her elderly mother — a vulnerable adult — was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail, five years of supervised probation and 80 hours of community service. Ann Marie Zillmer, 56, asserted an Alford...
May 13, 2016 - 11:08pm
May 5, 2016
Judicial process continues for Montana couple despite their absence
WILLMAR — Warrants are still active for the arrests of Billings, Montana, couple Michael Scott Christie and Martina Annette Christie, but a hearing in the criminal case alleging the two exploited $340,000 of Michael’s elderly mother’s estate proceeded without the two Thursday....
May 5, 2016 - 9:59pm
March 17, 2016
Litchfield woman accused of draining $200K-plus from elderly mother's accounts enters Alford plea
LITCHFIELD — A Litchfield woman accused of financially exploiting nearly $220,000 from her elderly mother, a vulnerable adult, entered a plea...
March 17, 2016 - 9:58am
March 3, 2016
State seeks dedicated funds for elderly care
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s elderly population is beginning to boom, and some Minnesota lawmakers say the state is late in making sure there is...
March 3, 2016 - 11:54pm
January 4, 2016
Spicer woman co-founds organization to help widows in Uganda
WILLMAR — Every time she travels to Uganda, Tonya Thimons sees women who once seemed without hope transformed in just a few months into people...
January 4, 2016 - 11:44pm
December 21, 2015
Minnesota GOP says it will deliver more elderly care provisions
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans say they are putting a priority on aiding the state’s elderly, but when they announced that Monday...
December 21, 2015 - 11:33pm
December 1, 2015
Home, community caregivers seek more state money
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who provide the elderly and disabled care in their homes and other community-based settings are leaving the profession...
December 1, 2015 - 10:09pm
October 26, 2015
Rice Care Center in Willmar celebrates 50th anniversary
WILLMAR — Rice Care Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a public open house, refreshments and tours of the recently renovated facility...
October 26, 2015 - 12:36am
December 25, 2014
Rural legislators prioritize care for the elderly, disabled
ST. PAUL — The top priority for many rural Minnesota legislators is to improve state funding sent to elderly and disabled care programs. House...
December 25, 2014 - 11:55pm
December 8, 2014
Minnesota’s elderly and disabled citizens seek more state funds
ST. PAUL — Advocates for Minnesota’s elderly and disabled are back at the state Capitol asking for money on top of new funding they just...
December 8, 2014 - 10:46pm
July 26, 2013
Rochester woman pleads guilty to swindling elderly
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Rochester woman has pleaded guilty to swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly couple. KSTP-TV (http://bit.ly/12p3Qah) reports 61-year-old Carolyn Jean Cassar has admitted stealing $840,000 over six years from the couple. Cassar was indicted...
July 26, 2013 - 1:41pm
March 17, 2013
Renville Health Care expanding services and its hospitality focus
RENVILLE — With a waiting list that continues to grow, Renville Health Service in Renville has brought back four skilled nursing home beds, and will be adding four more on April 1. Cami Peterson-DeVries, administrator, said the facility was able to obtain state approval to return...
March 17, 2013 - 10:35pm
September 16, 2011
Letter: A show for the whole family
Wednesday night I went to the Barn Theatre to "The Trip to Bountiful," and was very pleased with the play. It was an evening well spent! The cast, especially the three main characters played by Bev Raske, J.P. Cola, and Stacey Neuhaus, were excellent. And the subject of this play...
September 16, 2011 - 12:00am