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Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
Traffic deaths rise 7.2% in 2015; almost half involved no seat belt use
U.S. immigration agency to review private prison deals; shares slide
Freak lightening storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Story not over on EpiPen scandal
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
December 13, 2013
Editorial: FDA plan is a good one on antibiotics
The Food and Drug Administration took steps Wednesday to phase out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat. This is a good move that is supported by experts in the health and agriculture industries. This is a growing public health problem. A FDA report earlier...
December 13, 2013 - 3:00am
November 8, 2013
FDA is right on trans fat decision
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it plans to bar nearly all trans fats from the American food supply. Trans fats, also known as partially hydrogenated oils, are an additive, often used in vegetable oil to make it more solid at room temperature The additive...
November 8, 2013 - 10:59pm
October 25, 2013
FDA issues proposed rule to improve food safety for animals
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it is issuing a proposed rule aimed at improving the safety of food for animals and pets. The rule would require companies that make animal feed and pet food sold in the United States to identify potential hazards...
October 25, 2013 - 10:00am
October 23, 2013
FDA says 580 pets have died from jerky-caused illness
(Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration has turned to pet owners for help in an ongoing investigation into jerky products, most made in China, that have killed nearly 600 dogs and cats. Since 2007, roughly 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have fallen ill - and more than 580 have died...
October 23, 2013 - 3:49pm
FDA: Menthol cigarettes likely pose greater public health risk
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes but does not make a recommendation on whether to limit or ban the minty smokes - one of the few growth sectors of the shrinking...
July 23, 2013 - 3:25pm
May 2, 2013
Women's groups decry appeal on morning-after pill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration's decision to appeal a court order lifting age limits on purchasers of the morning-after pill set...
May 2, 2013 - 7:09am
May 1, 2013
FDA lowers age for buyers of Plan B pill to 15
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a surprise twist to the decade-plus effort to ease access to morning-after pills, the government is lowering the age limit...
May 1, 2013 - 7:12am
April 30, 2013
FDA to investigate foods with added caffeine, drinks already under scrutiny
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans...
April 30, 2013 - 6:59am
April 29, 2013
FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says it will launch a new investigation into foods with added caffeine and their potential impact on the health of children and adolescents. By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food...
April 29, 2013 - 4:29pm
April 1, 2013
FDA says longer use of nicotine gum is OK
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says smokers who are trying to quit can safely use over-the counter nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended in a move to help millions of Americans kick the habit. By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM AP Tobacco...
April 1, 2013 - 1:46pm
August 23, 2010
FDA commissioner says agency needs more authority
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Food and Drug Administration said Monday her agency is taking the massive egg recall "very, very seriously," but needs more enforcement powers. Appearing on morning news shows, Margaret Hamburg urged passage of legislation pending in Congress that...
August 23, 2010 - 8:35am
February 14, 2009
Board of Animal Health encourages producers to try composting dead cattle
WILLMAR -- With the federal Food and Drug Administration rule change on rendering of 30-month or older cattle set to change April 27, the Minnesota...
February 14, 2009 - 12:00am