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USDA expects more soybeans, small-market crops to be planted this spring
Former Willmar mayor Richard Hoglund dies
Tot dies weeks after falling through ice
State job vacancies soar to highest level since 2001
Tom Powers: Vikings’ draft options remain wide open
Area golf courses in full swing
NHL: Wild determined to not slow down
MLB: For Twins’ Milone, it’s a start
College softball: Ridgewater splits twin bill
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
Apple Watch launches April 24 for up to $17,000 in rose gold
Irene M. Hertling
Richard "Dick" Hoglund
Larry G. Woltjer
Post — Veldkamp
Gatewood — Moenkedick
Kohlman — Zahnow
Henry — Koch
Hoese — Klema
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Letter: Transportation plan's workable
Commentary: Privacy vs. security: how the debate changes
Letter: His vote hurt tipped employees
Commentary: White House hypocrisy on Israel in the Middle East
March 2, 2015
OSHA investigation into sudden illness at Jennie-O Turkey Store plant yields nothing
WILLMAR — An investigation completed last week by the Occupational Safety and Health Division reportedly did not identify any health hazards...
news / local
March 2, 2015 - 11:28pm
October 20, 2014
OSHA inspects Willmar’s Jennie-O plant
WILLMAR — An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began work Monday at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar where more than two dozen employees became ill Friday evening. The first goal of OSHA’s inspection is to gather information...
news / local
October 20, 2014 - 11:43pm
November 17, 2012
Defense raises mental health, evidence issues in Nelson case
MONTEVIDEO -- Darek Nelson's first court appearance since his arraignment in May on a first-degree murder charge focused largely on motions concerning what can be presented at a trial. Yet Friday's hearing on whether probable cause exists for the charges against him also brought...
news / region
November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
UPDATE 11 a.m.: Willmar, Minn., aquatic center has no health concerns
WILLMAR -- There has been no spike in swimming-related illnesses in the Willmar area, and the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center will continue to operate as usual, city officials said today. Steve Brisendine, director of Willmar Community Education and Recreation, said he had spoken to...
news / local / community / education
July 17, 2012 - 11:07am
March 5, 2012
Sweet Conclusions blog: Heroes make us appreciate life
life / music
March 5, 2012 - 8:39am
July 26, 2010
Two Internet pen pals, two countries apart, hold out hope that after 16 years of friendship they may actually one day meet face-to-face
ose Hartwig and Gavin Hill have known each other for 16 years. They speak every day. Sometimes it's a quick e-mail, other times it's a four-hour...
news / local / region
July 26, 2010 - 12:00am
July 10, 2010
In peak of summer, prevention is key to avoiding heat-related illness
Two-thirds of the way through the Spicer Fourth of July parade route last weekend, Bobbie Bauman and the rest of the dog handlers from the Hawk...
news / local
July 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 2, 2010
Letter: Caring for the less fortunate
Once again Gov. Pawlenty has chosen to go after the most disadvantaged people in our state: the elderly, mentally ill, both children and adults, and all the developmentally disabled citizens of Minnesota. These people are the least able to advocate for themselves. Living conditions...
opinion / letters
March 2, 2010 - 12:00am
Health officials offer steps to prevent waterborne illness
As the July Fourth holiday weekend approaches, state health officials issued a reminder Wednesday for people to be aware that germs can be spread through recreational water. Prevention can help reduce the likelihood of getting sick after swimming at a pool or beach, said the Minnesota...
news / local
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
July 1, 2009
State health officials offer steps to prevent waterborne illness
As the July Fourth holiday weekend approaches, state health officials issued a reminder today for people to be aware that germs can be spread through recreational water. Prevention can help reduce the likelihood of getting sick after swimming at a pool or beach, said the Minnesota...
July 1, 2009 - 11:59am
February 11, 2009
HealthBeat blog: Animal hoarding and mental illness
Who are animal hoarders? What motivates them to collect such large numbers of animals that authorities are forced to intervene? In Animal hoarding and mental illness, HealthBeat, the West Central Tribune's health blog, explores this little-understood behavior and what researchers...
February 11, 2009 - 3:11pm
Commentary: A family's tragedy: We will miss both of our good men
We would like to thank our friends, families, communities, local law enforcement, Olivia Ambulance Service, RC Hospital and Clinic, Dirks-Blem Funeral Home, and church communities for your sincere care and support during this very heart-breaking and trying time in our lives. While...
November 11, 2008 - 12:00am