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Video: Willmar Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
State seeking Adopt a Highway volunteers, program saves state $6 million
Federal judge strikes down Minn. rules on out-of-state power plants
Willmar City Council to meet Monday evening
Willmar Schools realigning program for English Learners to serve greater number of students
NBA Playoffs: Heat shake off slow start to clip Bobcats
PGA: Kuchar wins Heritage on bunker shot
NFL: Former 2,000-yard rusher Johnson out to quiet critics
MLB: Braves’ Harang comes close to tossing no-hitter
Football: Ex-soldier says his friendly-fire shots might’ve killed Tillman
Stephen Colbert named to takeover 'Late Show' on CBS
4-part harmony on stage Saturday at WEAC in Willmar, Minn.
Bemidji featured as FX posts first seven minutes of 'Fargo' series
Mickey Rooney, versatile actor and master showman, dies At 93
David Letterman to retire from CBS 'Late Show' In 2015
Family Dollar to cuts jobs, plans to close about 350 stores
Green Mill reopens after extensive remodel
BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile
Nominatinations sought for B2B’s ‘5 Over 40’ issue in west central Minnesota
GlenOaks expands services offered at Village Apartments in New London
Cornelius "Cornie" Zondervan
Kyle J. Rotert
Alice F. Schwab
Dorothy L. Becker
For area Magic: The Gathering fans, it’s more than just a game
Twitter rolls out new look to user profile pages
Motorcycle safety: Training key to saving lives this riding season
Valle — Steinhaus
Monson — Wetterling
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Commentary: Irrigation helps U.S. farmers feed the world
Letter: A need to help homeless
Commentary: Supreme oligarchy
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
September 13, 2012
Law busts 1,842 for drunken driving during statewide campaign
ST. PAUL -- Law enforcement officers from 315 agencies arrested a total of 1,842 impaired drivers during the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DWI enforcement campaign from Aug. 17 to Sept.
news / region / state
September 13, 2012 - 12:08pm
December 31, 2011
New Year's Eve deaths, injuries on the decline, officials cite higher awareness
WILLMAR -- The number of alcohol-related traffic deaths and serious injuries during the New Year's Eve holiday has dropped significantly in recent years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. The statistics appear to indicate that revelers...
news / local
December 31, 2011 - 12:00am
May 13, 2010
In time for upcoming holiday, graduation season, area law officers beginning seat belt, impaired driving campaigns
BENSON -- Area law enforcement agencies are joining a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign and conducting Safe and Sober impaired driving...
news / region
May 13, 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
June 18, 2009
'Safe and sober' enforcement to focus on motorcycle safety
WILLMAR -- Police officers in Willmar, Atwater and Benson along with Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies will work special "safe and sober'' shifts focused on motorcycle safety this weekend, according to an announcement from the departments. The focus will be on motorcycle safety,...
news / local / region
June 18, 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
January 5, 2009
Local law nets 25 DWI arrests in December, about 300 for year
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers in Kandiyohi and Swift counties arrested 25 people for driving while impaired during December, with most of the arrests bunched in the weeks just before and after Christmas.
January 5, 2009 - 10:00am
October 23, 2008
Sheriff's Office receives light bars for Safe and Sober patrols
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office received two low-profile, LED light bars Wednesday in recognition of the agency's involvement in the state's Safe and Sober impaired driving and seatbelt awareness campaigns. The presentation was made by Brad Kollmann, the law enforcement...
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am