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Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
County proposes new traffic option for wye corridor
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
September 23, 2016
Family mourns Alexandria woman lost to suicide
By all accounts, 36-year-old Jill Ellingson of Alexandria was all spark and spunk. Her presence lit up a room. She was selfless, always going...
September 23, 2016 - 1:54pm
January 29, 2016
Human trafficking affects locals, group tells Willmar
Twenty-five people stood up one-by-one in a crowded room, each telling the individual story of a victim of human trafficking. It created a powerful...
January 29, 2016 - 12:04am
January 18, 2016
Willmar Fire Chief warns of carbon monoxide dangers
WILLMAR — It is called the “silent killer” and, in 2014, carbon monoxide poisoning killed 14 people in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota...
January 18, 2016 - 10:53pm
U.S. deploys newly minted bird flu plan
CHICAGO — U.S. farm and health officials are racing to assess the threat that a type of bird flu never before seen in the country poses to humans and poultry, employing emergency plans drawn up in the wake of a devastating outbreak in birds last year. The federal government sprang...
January 18, 2016 - 5:25pm
January 14, 2016
Rice intensifies efforts to keep hospital safe
WILLMAR — The death of an Aitkin police officer at St. Cloud Hospital last year, fatally shot by a patient who grabbed his gun, illustrates...
January 14, 2016 - 9:39am
November 19, 2015
Regional initiative targets adults at risk of diabetes
WILLMAR — A church might seem an unlikely place for a health intervention but Southern Prairie Community Care is banking on this setting as a way to reach adults at risk of type 2 diabetes. A free screening Saturday at Casa de Misericordia church in Willmar aims to help identify...
November 19, 2015 - 11:11pm
August 20, 2015
Community workout to raise funds to help prevent suicide in veterans
Suicide claims the lives of 22 veterans in the U.S. each day, and about 30 suicides occur per 100,000 veterans, according to a Time Magazine...
August 20, 2015 - 9:22am
July 23, 2015
Nearly $2 billion in Minnesota spent on care that likely could have been avoided
ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers, health plans and individuals spent $1.9 billion in 2012 for health care that potentially could have been prevented. So...
July 23, 2015 - 10:00am
April 27, 2015
Kandiyohi County hosts Aquatic Invasive Species kickoff
NEW LONDON — Information about new programs to address aquatic invasive species in Kandiyohi County — and an appearance by a zebra mussel...
April 27, 2015 - 11:31pm
April 21, 2015
Sheriff Hartog urges parents to talk with their children about alcohol use
WILLMAR — Having witnessed some of the serious ramifications of underage drinking, including a fatal accident involving a drunk driver leaving...
April 21, 2015 - 12:39am
April 12, 2015
Tiny terrors: Deer tick bites can lead to Lyme disease
SALOL, Minn. — Valerie Cran Dahl of Salol has been living with Lyme disease for nearly 30 years, she says. In the summer of 1985, when she was 14, she distinctly remembers that she woke up to find “a dozen tiny poppy seed-sized ticks latched on to my right ankle, which was swollen...
April 12, 2015 - 10:39pm