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Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Discipline key to farmers' financial success
Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
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'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Enid Evangeline Martell Olson
Cheryl (Cheri) Rae Downs Holgerson
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
April 13, 2016
Minnesota law enforcement agencies try to change ‘culture’ of texting and driving
ST. PAUL — Just as the “culture” of driving while intoxicated has changed, Lt. Tiffani Nielson of the Minnesota State Patrol also would...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
City of Willmar increases zoning nuisance violation enforcement
WILLMAR — To continue its mission of helping keep the people of Willmar healthy and safe in and out of their homes, the staff of the Planning and Development Department are going to focus on building safety and enforcing nuisance ordinances this year. “It is all about life safety,”...
March 2, 2016 - 11:53pm
October 5, 2015
Law enforcement in Kandiyohi, Swift counties and Willmar plan extra seat belt enforcement Oct. 9-25
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, the Swift County Sheriff’s Office and Willmar Police Department announce they will participate in the Click It or Ticket campaign Oct. 9 - 25 to continue educating motorists that seat belts save lives. Not wearing a seat belt...
October 5, 2015 - 12:11am
October 28, 2013
Every State Patrol Trooper on patrol Tuesday
WILLMAR — Every State Patrol trooper, supervisor and investigator in the St. Cloud district of the Patrol will be on the road working for increased visibility and taking enforcement action Tuesday as part of enhanced patrols to address fatal crashes. The trooper enforcement...
October 28, 2013 - 11:18am
July 19, 2013
Editorial: Danger of too much data for too long
There is growing concern across America about the increasing level of surveillance at all levels of government - from government cameras to government eavesdropping on phone calls. The American Civil Liberties Union reported this week that police across the country are routinely...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
November 27, 2012
Meeker County, Minn., Sheriff's Office now on Facebook, Twitter
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Sheriff's Office has launched both a Facebook page and Twitter feed in an effort to better connect with the county's citizens. "Businesses of all kinds have found social media to be a very effective way of reaching potential or existing customers,"...
November 27, 2012 - 10:56am
November 23, 2012
Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office in Minn. now has Facebook page
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office now has a Facebook page, where citizens can get information about the county's most wanted list, the current county jail roster, Nixle text and e-mail announcements and other information about sheriff's office programs. Sheriff Dan...
November 23, 2012 - 12:00am
November 6, 2012
Bomb threat at technical college in Canby forces evacuation, disrupts voting
CANBY -- A bomb threat forced the temporary evacuation of the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus in Canby this morning, as well as a polling place located there. No bomb was found, and Canby Police and the Yellow Medicine Sheriff's Department are seeking information...
November 6, 2012 - 2:49pm
Area law officers cite 75 people for no seat belts
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement officers cited 75 people for seat belt violations during the extra Click It or Ticket enforcement patrols Oct. 12-26 in Swift and Kandiyohi counties. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi County and Swift County sheriff's...
November 6, 2012 - 12:00am
November 5, 2012
West central Minn. law officers cite 75 for no seat belt during Click It campaign
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement officers cited 75 people for seat belt violations during the extra Click It or Ticket enforcement patrols from Oct. 12 to 26 in Swift and Kandiyohi counties. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi County and Swift County...
November 5, 2012 - 1:33pm
October 25, 2012
Boo! Minnesota law putting extra patrols on this weekend for Halloween
ST. PAUL -- Law enforcement agencies from across Minnesota will have officers working additional patrols this weekend seeking Halloween partyers who get behind the wheel and drive after drinking alcohol. According to the State Department of Public Safety, Minnesota State Patrol troopers,...
October 25, 2012 - 12:17pm
August 30, 2012
Willmar, Minn., law agencies planning extra patrols for "move over" day
WILLMAR -- Statewide law enforcement agencies, including the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office and the Willmar Police Department, will have extra patrols on the roads Friday to increase enforcement of the Ted Foss Move Over Law. State Patrol Trooper Ted Foss was killed 12 years ago,...
August 30, 2012 - 4:34pm
August 9, 2012
Kandiyohi, Swift Co., Minn., law officers ticket 135 drivers during speed enforcement
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers from Kandiyohi and Swift counties ticketed 135 motorists for speeding during the July statewide speed enforcement effort. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi and Swift county sheriff's offices participated in the...
August 9, 2012 - 10:59am
July 5, 2012
West central Minn. law enforcement stepping up patrols, tickets this month
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers and emergency responders from Kandiyohi and Swift counties put on a show of force Tuesday afternoon to remind...
July 5, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Speeders to get more than fireworks this holiday, area law stepping up patrols, tickets
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers and emergency responders from Kandiyohi and Swift counties put on a show of force this afternoon to remind...
July 3, 2012 - 2:50pm