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Report: 'Premature' death rate rising
World of Wine: Merlot continues to gain strength despite movie remark
Early-childhood education money in dispute
Human remains identified as disabled man missing for 2 years
Vehicle hits building just behind Minnesota Capitol
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
Before the Buzzer: Top 10 prep basketball games of the year
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
David "Doc" Halliday
John Thomas Hutchinson
Shirley Mae Ehrlich
Keith L. Sorenson
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 14, 2017
Bills aim to ease greater Minnesota's housing, homelessness struggles
ST. PAUL—Signs of homelessness in small Minnesota communities are not always as obvious as in bigger cities. While people without a roof...
March 14, 2017 - 5:55pm
January 25, 2016
Fellowship's Willmar homes for men licensed, operated with strict rules
WILLMAR — Overcomers International Fellowship operates three homes in Willmar. The Willmar homes are licensed with Kandiyohi County and the...
January 25, 2016 - 12:05am
Fellowship's Willmar homes offer safe, sober place for men trying to rebuild their lives
WILLMAR — Over the past 20 years, the Rev. Michael Laidlaw and Overcomers International Fellowship have housed over 6,500 homeless men, many...
January 25, 2016 - 12:00am
October 17, 2015
Letter: Why not do more for the homeless?
I’m again impressed with the wealth of some people in the Willmar area. I read of the couple offering a half million dollars for the Rice Rehab Center. Will I soon be reading of the wealthy people of Willmar area pledging, say, even half this amount for construction of housing...
October 17, 2015 - 1:00am
July 11, 2015
Video: Helping the homeless
Concert-goers listen to The Eagle Lake Gospel Quartet Friday evening, the first of five musical groups to perform in downtown Willmar during...
July 11, 2015 - 12:00am
July 1, 2015
Concert, sleep-out to raise awareness, funds for homeless programs
WILLMAR — Mike Botzek of Willmar has never slept in his car or in a cardboard box because of homelessness. But he’s been collecting dozens...
July 1, 2015 - 11:39pm
Sleep-out registration deadline is Friday
WILLMAR — Registration for participation in the Family Promise of Kandiyohi County and Heartland Community Action Agency Safe Harbor Program sleep-out must be submitted by Friday. Registration can be made online at heartland caa.org. Registration and a $10 suggested donation...
July 1, 2015 - 11:39pm
May 26, 2015
Cartoon by Chris Britt
May 26, 2015 - 5:30am
April 14, 2015
Some foster kids were homeless
ST. PAUL — New research shows that 20 percent of one-time foster children have been homeless. “The fact that one in five foster youth have experienced homelessness is a stark reminder to all of us involved in the child welfare system that we have a lot of work to do,” said...
April 14, 2015 - 9:00am
May 5, 2014
Housing tour designed to reveal need: Senate’s $80M allocation a step toward adequate housing: Otteson
WILLMAR –– A bus tour of affordable housing units scheduled for Friday afternoon in Willmar will give a local Vision 2040 committee a look...
May 5, 2014 - 11:13pm
April 19, 2014
Letter: A need to help homeless
I see it most every week as they come to church for help. A church is a good place to go, and a pastor the logical person. But their situation is not good or logical. It may be a family with children needing gas money to get back home, food to make it to the next paycheck or a meal...
April 19, 2014 - 5:00am
February 17, 2014
Coalition fighting homelessness seeks $100M in bonding money for affordable housing
WILLMAR –– A statewide homeless coalition with roots in west central Minnesota wants the Legislature to approve $100 million in bonds this...
February 17, 2014 - 5:00am
March 7, 2013
Coalition wants more funds for effort to aid homeless in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Jen Peterson and her three young children left their home with no place to go when it got to be unsafe. “My kids and I became homeless fleeing a marriage that had become dangerous,” the Cottage Grove City Council member said Thursday. That was more than two decades...
March 7, 2013 - 11:21pm
February 18, 2013
Newly formed organization seeks to aid homeless families in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — An organization representing churches, residents and social service agencies is asking churches in Willmar and Kandiyohi County to...
February 18, 2013 - 5:25am
November 2, 2011
Letter: A lesson in giving more
I find it highly ironic that the Occupy Wall Street protesters' volunteer kitchen crew is currently on strike because "professional homeless people" have crashed the party to get the free lunches. I thought the whole point of the protests was that those who have more should be forced...
November 2, 2011 - 12:00am