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Mardell Columbus-Adams and James Adams share an affectionate moment at the RSI of Northeastern Minnesota group home where they live. Married for six years, the couple only recently found a group home where they can live together. Columbus-Adams suffers from mental illness; Adams from Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Doors to a better place: After years of unrest, stability coming to group homes
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March 13, 2018
Victims in school van and semi crash identified
March 13, 2018 - 10:29am
February 1, 2018
Records published for Feb. 2
February 1, 2018 - 11:32pm
Driver escapes after truck goes through ice near Spicer
February 1, 2018 - 6:31am
January 19, 2018
Man arrested after chase that ended in Willmar yard
January 19, 2018 - 6:59am
January 3, 2018
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Melissa Swyter, left, pins a bar on the uniform of her husband, Renville County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Swyter, as Deputy Swyter is presented the Chris Domeier Community Policing award Tuesday. Melissa is an assistant jail administrator with the Sheriff's Office.
Renville County awards deputy for community work
January 3, 2018 - 10:20pm
December 18, 2017
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Former Benson student charged for threats, Gymnasium evacuated during tournament
December 18, 2017 - 5:59pm
November 16, 2017
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A sheriff went looking for a truck with a profane anti-Trump sticker. He found controversy instead.
November 16, 2017 - 7:46pm
November 13, 2017
Olivia Police find deceased man after surrounding home in response to domestic
November 13, 2017 - 1:29pm
No serious injuries in multi-vehicle crash near Civic Center Drive in Willmar
November 13, 2017 - 10:55am
October 31, 2017
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Willmar Police Officer Tony La Patka, left, uses a computer monitor Monday to choose various interactive scenarios while Officer Ross Livingood tests his aim on the new use-of-force simulator at the Law Enforcement Center in Willmar. The simulator has over 800 scenarios for training in decision-making in the use of button
New Willmar PD simulator trains officers in use of force
October 31, 2017 - 5:07am
September 5, 2017
Willmar Police charge man with DUI, reckless driving in accident on Sunday
September 5, 2017 - 9:56am
August 29, 2017
Dog shot after charging at Kandiyohi County deputies
August 29, 2017 - 4:41pm
August 1, 2017
Dog with anchor tied to it found dead in Kandiyohi County lake
August 1, 2017 - 4:31pm
June 26, 2017
Young driver dies in rollover west of Canby
June 26, 2017 - 12:28pm