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EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
Billionaire: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico
Franken's staff visits Willmar to learn about CEO program
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Eagles on roadways: Give them a brake
Janet L. Barber
Betty S. Adrian
Valerie Geline Wallace
Roger R. Logan
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Ryan Joel Bakker
Marcinkowski - Harter
Bill & Evelyn Somerville
June 20, 2011
Elderly care givers ask for shutdown funds
ST. PAUL -- A group representing nursing homes and other health-care providers for Minnesota's elderly asked the courts today to keep state funding flowing in case of a government shutdown. Aging Services of Minnesota and Care Providers of Minnesota filed paperwork in Ramsey County...
June 20, 2011 - 12:15pm
March 11, 2011
Letter: Price of economic blunders
Congratulations to Mickey Rooney for speaking up in America about the abuse of our elderly. We thank him. Now would be a good time for all of us to join him and let our growing concerns be told and insist our government make its own citizens its No. 1 priority and spend its money...
March 11, 2011 - 12:00am
December 28, 2010
Volunteers needed for program
WILLMAR -- Every Tuesday Vicki Dew takes an early lunch hour from her job as an associate at Wal-Mart to deliver hot meals to elderly, ill or...
December 28, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Bethesda to unveil new digs
WILLMAR - Clustered in a bay lit by tall southeast-facing windows, the tables and chairs in the mini-café at the new Bethesda Wellness Center...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
October 14, 2010
Rice delays awarding of bids for new addition at care center
WILLMAR -- Rice Me-morial Hospital's board of directors was set to award bids Wednesday for a $3 million addition to the Rice Care Center. But when bids were opened last week, the total came in about $400,000 higher than the construction estimate. Hospital officials, the bidders,...
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
August 17, 2010
Democrat says GOP workers' presence is intimidating voters
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton says Republican workers who videotape almost his every move are getting so close that they intimidate voters trying to talk to the DFL governor candidate.
August 17, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
For aging population, need for community services is outgrowing the funding
WILLMAR -- Despite all the transportation, nutrition, respite and other services in the region to serve the aging population, Lynn Buckley still...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
May 28, 2010
Letter: A grand memorial event
Everyone in our community was invited to join the residents of Copperleaf for their Memorial Day ball, grand march and dance on May 22 to honor our war veterans.
May 28, 2010 - 12:00am
May 11, 2010
Man escapes from custody, assaults elderly woman, attendant
LITCHFIELD -- A 20-year-old Minneapolis man has been returned to the Meeker County Jail and faces first-degree burglary, assault and escape from custody charges after he allegedly escaped from custody and assaulted an elderly woman and her caregiver Monday. According to Meeker County...
May 11, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Grand Forks man charged with raping 64-year-old woman
Robert James Rhode, 43, is being held at the Grand Forks County jail on a $10,000 bond, a jail spokeswoman said Tuesday. A police affidavit says the victim had known Rhode for several years. He came to her Grand Forks home intoxicated Nov.
April 28, 2010 - 11:04am
March 3, 2010
'Something to live for': Bethesda volunteer, 75, presented award from Aging Services of Minn.
WILLMAR -- Mary Jane Stredde was so busy greeting well-wishers Tuesday afternoon that she hardly had time to sip her coffee. Stredde, 75, shook...
March 3, 2010 - 12:00am
January 25, 2010
Elderly Minnesota man found dead in Iowa ditch
ALGONA, Iowa - Authorities say the body of an 86-year-old Minnesota man has been found in rural Kossuth County. Kossuth County Sheriff Steve Kollasch says the body of Kenneth Eldon Reed of Elmore, Minnesota was found lying in a ditch in a rural area near the Iowa-Minnesota state...
January 25, 2010 - 11:52am
November 19, 2009
A helping hand along the way
WILLMAR -- Not far into Kate Selseth's presentation on the ins and outs of Medicare and how to compare plans on the Medicare.gov Web site, someone...
November 19, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2009
New regional network focuses on meeting a growing need
Ask just about anyone who works with or provides services for older adults, and they'll list dementia as one of the most pervasive needs. "It's...
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am
October 7, 2009
Carriers will take frozen meals on wheels to handful of county residents
WILLMAR -- There are some elderly or disabled residents who live so far off the beaten path in rural Kandiyohi County that volunteer drivers with the local meals-on-wheels program are unable to drive there. As a result, some of those vulnerable adults have gone without meals for...
October 7, 2009 - 12:00am