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Bemidji teen dies after collapsing at ballgame
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota Senate changes with the times
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CEO program completes successful first year
Quilt of Valor
Prep Baseball: Wildcats pitch way into 3AA semifinals
Amateur Baseball: Sawatzky wins pitchers’ duel as Rockets down Bullfrogs
Prep Softball: KMS needs loser’s bracket run
MLB: Twins jump on Red Sox early, win third straight
Boys Tennis: Cards' Hovland, Corneil reach 2AA semifinals
Jon Leuze’s work wins People’s Choice Award in Willmar, Minn.
New London, Minn., native Brady Toops on (off) ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’
Norway Lake Township’s oldest living man, 91, to star in Sunburg, Minnesota, Syttende Mai parade
Syttende Mai celebrations in west central Minnesota
Artaria String Quartet performs in Dawson, Minn.
Abrams joins ACMC urgent care department
American Family agent Hern earns certification
State electrical group honors Gatewood for industry service
Two from Whitcomb Brothers Grain attend conference
Rice Hospital nurses honored for making a difference in patient lives
Pamela "Pam" Kay (Cooper) Soltis
Alma O. Lopez
Finnley M. Thomes
Craig "Slim" Schuler
Janice L. Bergquist
Aurand — Elfritz
Boike — Williamson
Hennes — Tepfer
Gregory — McDonald
Video: Rain, thunder halt Area 6 Special Olympics track
Editorial: Memorial Day has a very real purpose
Commentary: Remembering their service
Editorial: Kudos on Willmar schools support
Editorial: Willmar’s dealing with pure democracy
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
April 8, 2015
OSHA fines S.D. contractor following Litchfield fatality
LITCHFIELD — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has levied a $25,000 fine against a Sioux Falls, S.D., contractor after a work-related fatality in June at Sparboe Farms. Ruben Rodrigo Esquivel Solis reportedly fell 28 feet to a concrete floor after a board broke...
April 8, 2015 - 11:22pm
OSHA fines Litchfield egg producer after woman is injured
LITCHFIELD — Following a woman’s serious work-related injuries in August, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has levied a total of $9,100 in fines against Litchfield egg producer Sparboe Farms. Sparboe is contesting the fines. A 26-year-old woman, subcontracted...
news / region
April 8, 2015 - 11:20pm
April 4, 2015
Benson company denies claims of discrimination, unlawful practices
BENSON — A Benson business has denied a Willmar woman’s allegations of discrimination and unlawful practices at the business, arguing also that the case should be dismissed because she has no basis to bring forth the lawsuit. Carey Hodapp, who formerly worked on-site at CNH...
news / region
April 4, 2015 - 1:15am
March 3, 2015
OSHA report on Oct. 17 incident at Jennie-O Turkey Store's Plant 4
Here is a copy of the OSHA report on the Oct. 17, 2014, incident at Jennie-O Turkey Store's Plant 4 in Willmar.
news / local
March 3, 2015 - 11:58am
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
November 17, 2014
Unclear whether city will receive report on mass illness at Jennie-O
WILLMAR — Willmar City Administrator Charlene Stevens told City Council members Monday night that she will verify with Fire Chief Gary Hendrickson whether or not the city will receive a final report on the Oct. 17 medical emergency at Jennie-O Turkey Store’s 30th Street Southwest...
November 17, 2014 - 11:46pm
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
October 10, 2013
U.S. levies $118,300 in fines in Texas fertilizer plant blast
DALLAS, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. government will fine a Texas fertilizer plant $118,300 for 24 health and safety violations in connection with an April explosion that leveled parts of a small town and killed 14 people, according to an OSHA citation and a U.S. senator.
news / nation
October 10, 2013 - 1:33pm
September 24, 2013
OSHA investigating death of window washer in St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Federal safety officials are investigating the death of a window washer who fell about 70 feet at a hotel in St. Cloud. Family members say 56-year-old Lee Teske was a self-employed window washer and worked alone. His sister, Dawn Witschen, tells the St. Cloud...
news / state
September 24, 2013 - 10:00am
January 3, 2009
2008 Year in Review
A tornado that hit in the early evening hours of July 11, destroying several homes south of Willmar, was the region's top news story in 2008. A criminal vehicular homicide conviction for the driver involved in the bus crash that killed four students near Cottonwood, the fatal stabbing...
extra / news / Ridgewater
January 3, 2009 - 12:00am