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Early ice fishing on Willmar Lake
Records published Dec. 10
Factories are humming but paychecks are thin
U.S. jobless claims decline from five-month high
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 14, 2016
Legislators fight back as overdose deaths rise
ST. PAUL — Minnesota drug overdose deaths have jumped four-fold since 2000, the Minnesota Health Department reported Friday as state legislators...
May 14, 2016 - 11:14am
September 10, 2014
Former nursing services director guilty of stealing meds
WILLMAR — The former nursing services director of Willmar Care Center, which closed last year, was convicted of felony third-degree drug possession Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court. Kelly Christine Silas, 37, of Topeka, Kansas, was sentenced to 20 years of probation...
September 10, 2014 - 11:21pm
April 23, 2012
Drug drop box has successful first year in Kandiyohi County, Minn.
WILLMAR -- During the first year the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office operated a drop box for unused and unneeded prescription and over-the-counter...
April 23, 2012 - 12:00am
November 1, 2010
Prescription, OTC drug take-back event is Wednesday
WILLMAR -- Citizens wishing to dispose of expired or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medicines can bring those medications to a drug take-back event Wednesday at the Willmar Fire Department. The event is from 7 to 9 p.m. and is sponsored by the Willmar Police Department...
November 1, 2010 - 12:00am
July 23, 2010
First Medicare rebate checks arriving
WILLMAR -- Refund checks are starting to trickle through the mail to Medicare recipients whose high prescription drug expenses pushed them into the "doughnut hole" last year. The one-time tax-free rebates, for $250 apiece, are being issued under a provision of the new health care...
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
Melrose woman pleads to drug sale, child endangerment
WILLMAR -- Brenda Sue Acrie, 53, of Melrose, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a third-degree drug sale charge and a gross misdemeanor child endangerment...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
January 30, 2010
Prescription drug cards could save 25 percent
WILLMAR -- A new program starting Monday will give uninsured or underinsured Kandiyohi County residents discounts of 20 to 25 percent on prescription...
January 30, 2010 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Spicer woman headed to prison
WILLMAR -- A Spicer woman is going to prison for committing a drug-related offense while on probation for another drug offense. The full sentence for the prior drug offense was executed Thursday on Angela Lynn Leindecker, 32, and is concurrent with the most recent offense on which...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
November 19, 2009
A helping hand along the way
WILLMAR -- Not far into Kate Selseth's presentation on the ins and outs of Medicare and how to compare plans on the Medicare.gov Web site, someone...
November 19, 2009 - 12:00am
October 23, 2009
Two arrested, charged for selling pills in Olivia area
OLIVIA -- Two 33-year-old Olivia women have been arrested and charged with controlled substance crimes for allegedly distributing prescription pills in the Olivia area. Nikki Jean Chalupsky and Faye Lynn Eisenbraun were arrested late last week by the Olivia Police Department and...
October 23, 2009 - 8:58am
September 4, 2009
Kandiyohi County considers participating in discount drug card program for uninsured and underinsured residents
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners is considering participating in a national prescription drug card program that would benefit uninsured or underinsured residents in the county. The National Organization of Counties offers the discount card to member counties. Under...
September 4, 2009 - 12:00am
August 18, 2009
Man charged for alleged robbery of local pharmacy
WILLMAR -- James Howard Stellman, 49, of Grove City, made his first appearance Monday on four felony charges for allegedly robbing the Willmar...
August 18, 2009 - 12:00am
August 16, 2009
Man arrested after robbery of Willmar Prescription Center
WILLMAR -- A man is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on charges of aggravated robbery, theft and possession of controlled substances for allegedly robbing the Prescription Center around 5:30 p.m. Friday. According to a news release from the Willmar Police Department, James...
August 16, 2009 - 1:28pm
September 27, 2008
It takes more than teaching teens
WILLMAR -- It takes a comprehensive approach -- education, policy change and enforcement -- for communities to reduce the rate of alcohol and drug abuse by youths, a state expert told a Willmar audience on Thursday. "Don't think we can teach our way out of this, because we can't,"...
September 27, 2008 - 12:00am