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Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Holiday DWI enforcement in Minnesota kicks off statewide
Philippines to extradite ex-priest accused of abusing two North Dakota boys
Dayton: Shouldn't take long to elect two new legislators
Lawyer: Schoen was warned sexual harassment claims could become public during potential state auditor bid
Timberwolves hand Magic sixth straight loss
Wild hand Sabres seventh straight loss
Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur: Meeting Cuban relatives 'a blessing to think of on Thanksgiving'
Ex-Wild Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella enjoying new roles in Buffalo
Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings' 1,000-yard receiving drought
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Catherine A. Brainard
Jeanne M. Poage
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
August 16, 2017
Employee and resident of Willmar licensed facility charged with multiple burglaries
WILLMAR — A former employee of a licensed community residential facility in Willmar and a vulnerable adult who lived there have been charged...
August 16, 2017 - 6:21pm
July 15, 2017
Kandiyohi County Board to meet Tuesday
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board will meet Tuesday in the boardroom on the second floor of the county Health and Human Services Building,...
July 15, 2017 - 8:25am
March 27, 2017
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's Senate Republicans found more room in their proposed two-year state budget for transportation, tax cuts and other...
March 27, 2017 - 8:38pm
January 22, 2016
Grant will fund development of mobile mental health crisis teams in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — A new state grant to Kandiyohi County Human Services will help support the development of regional mobile response teams for children and adults in mental health crisis. The grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, approved Tuesday by the County...
January 22, 2016 - 12:05am
January 2, 2016
Benson's Heartland Girls Ranch awarded state funds
BENSON — Heartland Girls Ranch of Benson is among seven organizations awarded funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to continue and expand services for sex-trafficked minors. Altogether, $3.3 million was awarded for emergency shelter, outreach services and supportive...
January 2, 2016 - 12:29am
December 8, 2015
Lawmaker wants to split human services department
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House Democratic leader want to split the state’s biggest department into five agencies. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis, Tuesday said this is a good time for change as the commissioner role moves from Lucinda Jesson, just named an Appeals...
December 8, 2015 - 11:11pm
February 16, 2015
Kandiyohi County to hear Tuesday from DHS official about proposed cuts in mental health services
WILLMAR –– A top state official with the Department of Human Services will be in Willmar on Tuesday to discuss the proposed closing of a children’s psychiatric hospital in Willmar and the downsizing of an adult treatment facility here. Anne Barry, deputy commissioner of the...
February 16, 2015 - 12:04am
February 13, 2014
Becker County human services director resigns after negotiated separation agreement
BDETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Longtime Becker County Human Services Director Nancy Nelson resigned following a closed County Board session Tuesday. She had been on paid administrative leave since Feb. 3, for reasons that have not yet become public. The Becker County Board on Tuesday...
February 13, 2014 - 11:59am
December 31, 2013
Heartland Community Action names Swanberg executive assistant
WILLMAR — Sam Swanberg has been named executive assistant for Heartland Community Action Agency Inc. in Willmar. Swanberg will be responsible for assisting the executive director with human resource functions and procedures, and coordinating and implementing fund development programs....
December 31, 2013 - 11:34am
October 29, 2013
Minn. starts to plug holes that led to release of mentally ill man
ST. PAUL -- Procedures are in place to prevent mentally ill patients from being prematurely released from a high-security state hospital, Department of Human Services officials told Minnesota senators Monday.
October 29, 2013 - 8:07am
May 18, 2013
Budget funding elderly, disabled heads to governor
ST. PAUL -- Nursing homes and other care facilities will get more state money than they have seen in years.
May 18, 2013 - 7:07pm