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Minnesota congressman pressed about Trump at spirited but mostly civil town hall forum
Man charged with third-degree murder in Moorhead meth overdose death
GOP increases moves to boost punishment for highway protests
Suburban Twin Cities nightclub shut down in wake of shooting where 5 injured
Murdock teens injured in Benson crash
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Red-hot Gophers upset No. 24 Maryland, win 6th straight
Local Roundup: Warrior teams win two on Wednesday
Twins' Sano working to put down roots at third base
Santana on track to start season opener
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Roger "Billy" Schlueter
Donald "Donnie" Clausen
Gladys M. Torbenson
Donna M. Goff
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
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...
November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
May 14, 2012
Fourth annual mental health walk set for Tuesday in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Individuals and families who experience mental health disorders may be tempted to run away from the illness. But on Tuesday, people...
May 14, 2012 - 12:00am
April 19, 2012
Gaps remain in Minn.'s mental health care services
WILLMAR -- When the Willmar Regional Treatment Center closed its doors in 2008, the plan was to have a collection of regional facilities and local services to meet the needs of adults with mental illness. There has been a problem with that plan from the beginning. The Kandiyohi...
April 19, 2012 - 12:00am
January 12, 2012
Grant awarded for children's mental health services in west central Minn.
A new grant initiative will help make mental health services more readily available to young children and their families in greater Minnesota. The $450,000 grant, awarded to Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, was announced today. Through...
January 12, 2012 - 2:14pm
September 24, 2011
Future of Willmar's mental health facility still unknown
WILLMAR -- Willmar's 16-bed mental health facility will remain open at least through the end of March of 2012. After that, it's anyone's guess what will happen to the building, which opened just three years ago. Lucinda Jesson, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services,...
September 24, 2011 - 12:00am
September 10, 2011
A decade after 9/11, lessons on pain, mourning and resilience
The Rev. Paul McCullough, a pastor at the Willmar Assembly of God, still remembers vividly where he was and what he was doing on that September morning 10 years ago when terrorism hit home in the United States. He was sitting in a café drinking coffee when there was a news bulletin:...
September 10, 2011 - 12:00am
July 7, 2011
County studying two new mental health initiatives
WILLMAR -- Troubled teens and people with mental illness could benefit from two health initiatives being studied by Kandiyohi County. The Kandiyohi County Board heard reports on the two new programs at the Tuesday County Family Services meeting. Supervisor Carmen Clementson spoke...
July 7, 2011 - 12:00am
May 9, 2011
Upcoming 5K walk/run in Willmar carries message of good mental health
WILLMAR -- After several young people took their lives this spring, there were open discussions about mental health in community schools and...
May 9, 2011 - 12:00am
March 29, 2011
Letter: Program is seeing clients
The Willmar Community Transitional Services, formerly known as the Willmar Community Behavioral Health Hospital, was licensed on March 14 and began accepting admissions for a service that will be billed, at a lower cost, to Medicaid or private insurance. To take a phrase from Mark...
March 29, 2011 - 12:00am
March 1, 2011
Letter: Same CBHH, revised program
There is need to clarify some information surrounding the Willmar Community Behavioral Health Hospital, located on Olena Avenue Southeast. It is believed that the adult mental health program that was opened there in August of 2008 is still in operation. That is false. The program...
March 1, 2011 - 12:00am
January 22, 2011
West central Minn. mental health collaborative bucks trend with growth
WILLMAR -- In an era when mental health collaboratives are "shrinking and going away" the PACT for Families Collaborative, based in Willmar, is growing, said Debb Sheehan, executive director of the five-county organization. In a presentation this week to the Kandiyohi County Board...
January 22, 2011 - 12:00am
January 18, 2011
Unique mental health program will expire unless Legislature extends grant
For a rural student who has mental health issues, just getting to appointments with a mental health professional whose office is miles away can...
January 18, 2011 - 12:00am
October 13, 2010
Mental health patient overpowers driver, hijacks van near Alexandria
A patient being moved in a van from a state-run mental health facility in Fergus Falls, Minn., to the Twin Cities overpowered the driver Wednesday morning along the route in Todd County and fled alone in the vehicle, authorities said. David Beutner, 37, who was being taken from Community...
October 13, 2010 - 4:39pm
State continues to look for partners in mental health care
WILLMAR -- The state is continuing to look for partners to take over providing mental health care services at Willmar's 16-bed sub-acute care...
September 13, 2010 - 12:00am
July 8, 2010
Offering a helping hand to children and their parents
Involvement by parents will be a key element in helping to make a new children's social and emotional screening process as effective as possible. The screening, which was introduced this summer on a pilot basis in ACMC's pediatrics department in Willmar, is being offered to all children...
July 8, 2010 - 12:00am