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Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
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Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
Commentary: Health care for the future in our community
December 1, 2014
Minnesota picks first medical marijuana makers
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials today announced two companies that will grow marijuana and process it into medicine. Production facilities...
December 1, 2014 - 11:16am
November 12, 2014
Angela Brown to be on 'The View' after giving son pot
MADISON — A mother’s belief that she is doing the right thing to help her son has put her afoul of the law in Lac qui Parle County, and catapulted...
November 12, 2014 - 11:34pm
September 23, 2014
Alaska TV reporter curses, quits on air to become legal marijuana advocate
(Reuters) - An Alaska television reporter wrapped up a live segment on medical marijuana with a curse and an "I quit," telling viewers she will...
September 23, 2014 - 9:29am
May 31, 2014
Commentary: Fight heroin with some marijuana
A plague of heroin addiction is upon us. Another plague. Heroin was the crisis that prompted Richard Nixon to launch the war on drugs in 1971. Time marched on. Cocaine and then crack cocaine and then methamphetamine overtook heroin as the drugs of the moment. Now heroin is back —...
May 31, 2014 - 1:00am
May 15, 2014
Guilty plea, sentencing in meth, marijuana case
WILLMAR — Jose Juan Rodriguez, 27, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a second-degree drug possession charge for possessing methamphetamine and marijuana found in a Willmar residence when law enforcement officers served a search warrant in February. As part of a plea agreement,...
May 15, 2014 - 11:26pm
Relief on the way? Marijuana compromise brings tears of happiness
ST. PAUL — Angie Weaver shed tears, again. “This means the world to our family,” the Hibbing mother said between tears of joy Thursday,...
May 15, 2014 - 11:12pm
May 7, 2014
Senate passes medical marijuana bill, House prepares to debate issue Friday
ST. PAUL – Minnesotans suffering conditions they feel only marijuana can help cheered Tuesday as senators overwhelmingly approved using extracts...
May 7, 2014 - 3:00am
January 2, 2014
World's first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado
DENVER (Reuters) - The world's first state-licensed marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use opened for business in Colorado on Wednesday with long lines of customers, marking a new chapter in America's drug culture.
January 2, 2014 - 7:12am
December 13, 2013
Couple faces drug charges after search warrant reveals cocaine, pot
WILLMAR — Manuel Antonio Luna and Nora Lizeth Luna, both 30, of Willmar, each made their first court appearance Friday on second-degree drug possession charges for 11 grams of cocaine found in their residence Thursday during a search by CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents. Unconditional...
December 13, 2013 - 11:04pm
December 11, 2013
Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana trade
MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization.
December 11, 2013 - 9:00am
October 23, 2013
For first time, most Americans favor legalizing marijuana: poll
(Reuters) - For the first time, a clear majority of Americans say they favor legalizing marijuana, as recreational and medical use of the drug gains acceptance across the nation, a poll released on Tuesday showed.
October 23, 2013 - 10:41am
August 29, 2013
Two men charged for synthetic pot, shipment intercepted at Willmar, Minn., post office
WILLMAR — Two Willmar men made their first court appearances Wednesday on felony charges for synthetic cannabinoid for allegedly ordering 2.8 pounds of the substance on the Internet and receiving the shipment of more than 300 ready-to-sell packets at the Willmar post office....
August 29, 2013 - 11:14pm
June 27, 2013
Juvenile arrested after standoff in rural Lac qui Parle County, man faces gun charges
MADISON — A male juvenile was arrested after an 8-hour armed standoff with law enforcement Monday in rural Lac qui Parle County. According to a news release from County Sheriff Rick Halvorson, officers were investigating a report that Kevin Ernest Morris, 40, of rural Dawson,...
June 27, 2013 - 10:28am
April 30, 2013
Commentary: Legal pot: More state dollars, less for gangs
By Froma Harrop The good things that should happen after marijuana is legalized are happening in Colorado. In November, voters in Colorado — and Washington state — legalized pot for recreational use. (Many states allow medical use of marijuana.) What are the good things? For...
April 30, 2013 - 12:00am
February 21, 2013
Woman appears on drug charges for large amount of marijuana, child neglect
WILLMAR — Ashley Jean Swanson, 22, of Willmar, made her first court appearance Wednesday on felony charges of fifth-degree drug sale and possession, plus a gross misdemeanor charge of child neglect and a petty misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia, for 1.9 pounds of marijuana...
February 21, 2013 - 11:11pm