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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
October 28, 2011
Deadline is Thursday to apply to United Way of West Central Minn. for food, shelter funding
WILLMAR -- United Way of West Central Minnesota reminds agencies who serve the hungry and homeless that the application deadline for supplemental funding is Thursday. The local United Way has received $4,835 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program...
October 28, 2011 - 4:46pm