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A slice of Granite Falls' history comes crumbling down
Kidney dialysis center to open in Renville County
Cop resigns after probe reveals he used police resources for nearly 100 sexual encounters
Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
Sen. Franken mocks Donald Trump in opening night DNC remarks
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
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Fern A. Heglund
Jervey C. Christiansen
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
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Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Minneota Human Services Committee wants quick hospital action
ANOKA — Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper says security improvements are needed soon at the Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center. She emphasized her feelings when she visited the facility Tuesday. Piper said the facility needs better security systems, more nurses...
April 26, 2016 - 10:00pm
February 11, 2016
Mental health care concerns providers, policy makers
WILLMAR — A roundtable discussion with lawmakers Thursday at Rice Memorial Hospital centered around mental health and the challenges facing...
February 11, 2016 - 11:07pm
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
December 24, 2015
Man experiencing 'mental health crisis' chases wild bobcat into Duluth Convention Center
A man chased a wild bobcat into the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on Tuesday, police said. The Duluth Police Department reported in...
December 24, 2015 - 10:09am
October 15, 2015
Willmar woman faces charges for arson, bodily harm and assault
WILLMAR — A Willmar woman faces five charges stemming from an alleged attempt to set a fire and cause an explosion in a house Sunday evening in a southwest Willmar neighborhood. Barbara Ann Nelson, 57, is charged with three felony counts of first-degree arson, first-degree foreseeable...
October 15, 2015 - 11:37pm
October 12, 2015
Residences evacuated Sunday after Willmar woman threatens to blow up her home
WILLMAR –– Several homes were evacuated Sunday night in southwest Willmar after a woman allegedly poured lighter fluid inside a garage, left a stove turned on in the kitchen and then rode around on a bicycle warning neighbors to watch the house blow up. There were no injuries...
October 12, 2015 - 12:59pm
October 5, 2015
Expansion of Rice’s mental health unit to meet urgent regional need
By Anne Polta firstname.lastname@example.org WILLMAR — With the recent expansion of its inpatient behavioral health unit, Rice Memorial Hospital hopes...
October 5, 2015 - 12:32am
September 20, 2015
Children’s mental health report finds less stigma, more recognition
WILLMAR — Parents, children and professionals involved in the Kandiyohi County children’s mental health system say there’s reason to feel optimistic about the system. Professionals and parents who participated in a series of focus group meetings this past year said they’re...
September 20, 2015 - 11:36pm
Walk for Wings of Hope
Participants set off on the Robbins Island circle drive for the walk around Lower Foot Lake to highlight and raise money for suicide prevention,...
September 20, 2015 - 11:16pm
September 1, 2015
Kandiyohi County to contract out jail health services
WILLMAR — In a transition expected to be complete by the end of this year, health services at the Kandiyohi County Jail will be turned over to a private contractor. The measure, which will include increased access to much needed mental health services, was approved Tuesday by the...
September 1, 2015 - 11:11pm
August 11, 2015
Loya is new counselor at Woodland Centers in Willmar
WILLMAR — Sheila Loya, a licensed professional counselor, recently joined Woodland Centers of Willmar. A native of Zumbrota, Loya is excited to return to her Minnesota roots and join the Woodland Centers team. After earning her bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Teresa...
August 11, 2015 - 11:56am
June 17, 2015
Crowded addiction treatment program in Willmar to be cut in half
WILLMAR — Even though nearly all of the facility’s 35 beds are filled, the number of clients that will be accepted in a state-operated chemical-dependency treatment program in Willmar will be cut in half next month. Starting July 1 the Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise...
June 17, 2015 - 12:18am
May 5, 2015
Man treks state to open dialogue on mental health
MONTEVIDEO — The wide open prairie of western Minnesota might seem like a lonesome landscape. Until you strap on a pair of running shoes and...
May 5, 2015 - 11:24pm
March 17, 2015
State delays closing children’s psychiatric hospital in Willmar
WILLMAR — Everyone around the table agreed that more mental health services and beds are a must in order to respond to unmet needs that have...
March 17, 2015 - 12:05am
February 18, 2015
Proposed mental health budget could mean cuts, opportunities for local programs
WILLMAR — Standing at the podium in a room packed with local mental health professionals, Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Human Services,...
February 18, 2015 - 12:19am