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Winter storm leads to area school closings
State troopers respond to 16,500 crashes this winter, remind motorists to be safe
OSHA report on Oct. 17 incident at Jennie-O Turkey Store's Plant 4
Mayor Marv Calvin's email concerning criticism of proposed Willmar City Council retreat
Blizzard warning in effect today
Winter storm postpones 7 area postseason basketball games
Girls Basketball: NLS spreading the wealth
Vikings, Peterson re-open communication
Wild bringing former Gophers star Leopold back to Minnesota
Rubio’s triple-double not enough for Wolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
Creative Minnesota presentation in Willmar, Minn., postponed
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Lola June Gay
Donna M. Vigil
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: It is time to fund Homeland Security
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
May 10, 2013
Largest drunken driving crackdown is today, live-reported on Twitter
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Just in time for the state’s fishing opener and nice weather, law enforcement agencies from the Twin Cities metro area are saturating metro-area roadways with the largest coordinated drunken driving event ever. As a bonus, the Department of Public Safety...
news / state
May 10, 2013 - 2:30pm
October 3, 2012
Buckle Up: Seat belt patrols coming in Minnesota, Kandiyohi, Swift counties
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota, including those in Kandiyohi and Swift counties, are planning extra seat belt patrols between Oct. 12 and 26 to encourage motorists to buckle up. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi and Swift county...
news / local / region
October 3, 2012 - 9:44am
July 5, 2012
West central Minn. law enforcement stepping up patrols, tickets this month
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers and emergency responders from Kandiyohi and Swift counties put on a show of force Tuesday afternoon to remind...
news / local
July 5, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Speeders to get more than fireworks this holiday, area law stepping up patrols, tickets
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers and emergency responders from Kandiyohi and Swift counties put on a show of force this afternoon to remind drivers of the consequences of speeding during this holiday week and throughout the summer.
news / local
July 3, 2012 - 2:50pm
December 16, 2010
This is the records summary for Dec. 16. DWI patrols net 675 around state, continue through New Year's Eve ST. PAUL -- Midway through a December-long statewide increased driving while impaired enforcement campaign, preliminary reports from 170 law enforcement agencies indicate 675...
December 16, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2009
Law officers remind drivers of consequences of driving drunk
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers from the Kandiyohi and Swift county sheriff's offices and the Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments are working next patrol shifts on Safe and Sober patrols during December. According to a news release from the agencies, they wish to...
news / local
December 8, 2009 - 12:15pm
November 28, 2009
Area law prepping for safe, sober patrols through December
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement agencies, along with 400 agencies from across the state, will begin additional patrols this week targeting impaired drivers. The police departments from Willmar, Benson and Atwater and the Kandiyohi and Swift County sheriff's offices are participating...
news / local
November 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
Local law to participate in extra Super Bowl safe and sober patrols
ST. PAUL -- Traffic safety officials are urging armchair quarterbacks to make the right call on Super Bowl Sunday to avoid driving impaired. During Super Bowl weekends from 2006 to 2008, alcohol-related crashes accounted for five of the seven motorists killed in Minnesota, and law...
local / news
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 9, 2009
2,655 drivers have not-so-happy holidays, get arrested for impaired driving
ST. PAUL -- A December-long statewide DWI enforcement effort resulted in 2,655 DWI arrests. The average alcohol-concentration of the DWI offenders was 0.14 -- nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08. Preliminary arrest totals were reported by 331 of around 400 participating agencies....
January 9, 2009 - 10:00am