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December 1, 2009
Meeker County receives grant for warning sirens, to be placed on lakes
LITCHFIELD -- A grant received by the Meeker County Sheriff's office will be used to fund two outdoor warning sirens that will be placed on Lake Minnie Belle and Star Lake. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the $39,550 grant was received from the federal Homeland...
December 1, 2009 - 10:01am
September 19, 2009
It's National Preparedness Month, local officials urge planning, communication
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Emergency Management Director Don Ericson usually hears the same comment from people affected by tornados or other severe weather situations. "They say "I never thought it would happen to me,'" he says. "No one expects it to happen to them." While Federal...
September 19, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
Man extracted from vehicle in Willmar
August 4, 2009 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
Emergency personnel praised for response to EF-1 twister
WILLMAR -- Lessons learned in the 2008 twister that hit Willmar helped county emergency management personnel handle the tornado that skipped...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am
July 15, 2009
County official: Tornado confirmed in Spicer
SPICER - Local officials said this morning that the storm that hit Spicer yesterday was a tornado. Kandiyohi County Emergency Management Deputy...
July 15, 2009 - 8:45am
July 7, 2009
Letters: Helping during hard times
I am commenting on your article in the June 18 issue of the paper: "Caught in somewhat of a Catch 22." The article gave a good review to the situation nonprofits are facing. I felt I needed to share what is going on at the Meeker County Emergency Food Shelf in Litchfield. We have...
July 7, 2009 - 12:00am
May 15, 2009
Emergency room visits soaring at Rice Memorial Hospital
WILLMAR -- In the past three months, emergency visits at Rice Memorial Hospital have soared, prompting the hospital to add a second emergency-room...
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 30, 2009
Police say Mandan man drives pickup into N.D. emergency room
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A pickup driven by a naked man crashed into the admitting area of the St. Alexius Hospital emergency room early Wednesday, police said. No one was hurt. The driver was arrested. Police said he may have overdosed on a prescription drug. Police Sgt. Dwight Offerman...
April 30, 2009 - 8:31am
April 29, 2009
This time it was fake
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 10, 2009
Swift County Commissioners give their approval to grant application for radio system
April 10, 2009 - 12:00am
March 31, 2009
Local ambulance crews on flood standby
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota River is rising in their own backyard, but when the call came late last week to help evacuate hospital patients in flood-beleaguered...
March 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
Snow emergency declared for downtown Willmar, starting at 1 a.m. Thursday
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Public Works Department declared a snow emergency beginning at 1 a.m. on Thursday for the central business area. The area affected is from First Street to Seventh Street Southwest and from Trott Avenue to the Byass. Vehicles may be kept in city parking lots...
January 14, 2009 - 4:00pm
January 5, 2009
Kandiyohi County to dispatch 911 calls for Big Stone County
WILLMAR -- When there's a fire, accident or medical need for an ambulance, the dispatchers in the Kandiyohi County law enforcement center in...
January 5, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
Snow emergency declared for Willmar's business district through 5 a.m. today
WILLMAR -- The City of Willmar Public Works Department declared a snow emergency in the central business district from 1 to 5 a.m. today. The area affected is bounded by First to Seventh Streets Southwest and from Trott Avenue to the Highway 12 bypass.
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
City declares downtown snow emergency for Wednesday morning
City declares downtown snow emergency for Wednesday WILLMAR -- The City of Willmar Public Works Department is declaring a snow emergency in the central business district from 1 to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24. The area affected will be from First to Seventh Streets Southwest and...
December 23, 2008 - 11:35am