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Ex-teacher sentenced to prison in student sex case
First big snow storm of the season spreads across Upper Midwest
Ethanol use set to rise as EPA unveils biofuels targets
Ethanol supporters wanted higher mandates
Clara City gains its ‘anchor’
Men's Basketball: Gophers rally past Clemson
NHL: Recent slump has Yeo, Wild players on edge
NFL: Vikings' Zimmer will take wins over style points
College Football: Gophers could name new defensive coordinator soon
College Football: Gophers get a boost in bid for bowl game
'Happy Hollandaise' opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Willmar light display to be featured on ABC’s ‘Light Fight’
Charlie Sheen confirms he's HIV positive, says he was extorted to keep diagnosis quiet
Actor Charlie Sheen reportedly to announce he's HIV positive
Video: Willmar High School Musical ends four-day run with another sellout
Video: Rep. Dean Urdahl compelled to write
Video: Santa's Reindeer come to Belgrade on Saturday morning
Santjer — Hauge
Dunn — Johnson
Carroll — Fredman
LIVE IT!: Kandiyohi County focused on providing permanent homes for foster kids
LIVE IT!: After an extended period trying to adopt, rural Atwater couple seek another route
LIVE IT!: A how-to on planning the perfect family photo session
LIVE IT! For Raymond couple, parenthood once seemed a lost dream
LIVE IT!: Willmar woman knows both the loss and gain of adoption
Morris L. Swenson
Eric Dean Saunders
Editorial: A day to be thankful and reflect upon our blessings
Commentary: The discipline of gratitude
Editorial: Defeating ISIS will be a complicated task
Letter: God is the game-changer
Letter: An evening of diversity, inclusion
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