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Yellow Medicine County awards final justice center bids
Bird flu wanes nationwide
Kandiyohi, Renville counties report five new cases of bird flu
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NBA: Lebron, Cavaliers earn Finals spot
Amateur Baseball: Area's weekend results
Prep Golf: Cards advance 3 boys, 2 girls to final round of 8AAA meet
Prep Baseball: Tuesday's Results and Pairings
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
Katie D. Asche
Alvina "Al" A. Marklowitz
Robert G. Bagaus
Douglas F. Hendrickson
Jeremiah "Jerry" Willems
Video: Ukraine teens enjoy time away from strife
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Boike — Williamson
Hennes — Tepfer
Gregory — McDonald
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Minnesota Opinion: Legilsature frustration goes across the state
Letter: Questions for Willmar council member Ron Christianson
Letter: 'Recall Ron' stand was inappropriately placed
Editorial: Memorial Day has a very real purpose
August 18, 2010
Sheriff warns of money scam, urges citizens to research charities
WILLMAR -- A scam, with individuals contacting local citizens by e-mail or phone and asking for money, is taking place in west central Minnesota. According to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, the scam involves a person contacting citizens and stating that...
news / local
August 18, 2010 - 4:05pm
Raymond man jailed for leaving explicit messages for neighbor
WILLMAR -- Craig David Waterman, 51, of Raymond, was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in the county jail, 10 years of probation and a $1,000 fine on a felony harassment charge for leaving sexually explicit phone messages on a neighbor's answering machine. As part of his sentence in Kandiyohi...
news / local
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 5, 2010
Distracted driving enforcement is today, don't text, turn off that cell phone
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is launching a print and radio public service announcement campaign to educate motorists about the state's two-year-old texting-while-driving law. The campaign supports a one-day enhanced enforcement of...
news / local
August 5, 2010 - 9:27am
June 23, 2010
Raymond man pleads to felony charge for leaving explicit messages on neighbor's answering machine
WILLMAR -- A 50-year-old Raymond man pleaded guilty Monday to a felony harassment charge for leaving sexually explicit phone messages on a neighbor's answering machine. As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District Court, a misdemeanor charge for making obscene or harassing...
news / local
June 23, 2010 - 12:00am
February 20, 2010
Editorial: Phone locator bill needed for our safety
When searching for missing persons, law enforcement officials need the help of every tool at their disposal.
February 20, 2010 - 7:00am
February 19, 2010
Officials push bill to help track missing people through their cellular phones
ST. PAUL -- The assistant St. Paul police chief says authorities may have found an 18-year-old Eveleth man's body quicker last year if they had...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
January 26, 2010
Raymond man faces felony charge for leaving explicit phone messages on neighbor's answering machine
WILLMAR -- A 50-year-old Raymond man made his first appearance Thursday in Kandiyohi County Court on a felony harassment charge for allegedly leaving sexually explicit phone messages on a neighbor's answering machine. Craig David Waterman also faces a misdemeanor charge of making...
news / local / region
January 26, 2010 - 12:00am
November 14, 2009
Blind learn mobile phone details
ST. PAUL -- Torrey Westrom gave Lissa Thies a simple request: learn the basics of using his mobile telephone. His Motorola Q is a typical smartphone, capable of surfing the Web, sending and receiving e-mails and handling text messages, besides being used as a telephone. Even to the...
news / state
November 14, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2009
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: On cell phone use while driving motor vehicles: Cell phones and distracted drivers are a perilous combination. Add texting to the equation, with the driver peering down at a tiny screen and pounding out a message...
opinion / editorials
August 4, 2009 - 12:00am
July 20, 2009
Phone service, 911 to Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's office is down
GRANITE FALLS -- As of 10:30 a.m. Monday, phone service and 911 lines to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's office, and most of Granite Falls, were not operational. According to the county dispatch center, 911 calls are being rolled over the Lyon County Sheriff's office and citizens...
news / region
July 20, 2009 - 12:41pm
January 21, 2009
Spicer adopts cell phone policy for staff
First proposed in October, new council approves policy in second meeting of year SPICER -- Spicer's new City Council didn't waste time making decisions in its second meeting on Tuesday when it adopted a policy that has been in the council chambers for three months. Spicer City Council...
local / news
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am