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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
May 2, 2016
Willmar police cite more than 100 in distracted driving campaign
WILLMAR — Perched in the back of city buses, Willmar police officers went above and beyond — quite literally — to catch distracted drivers in mid-April. The elevation from the buses gave officers increased visibility to see distracted drivers and stop them in their tracks. It...
May 2, 2016 - 9:37pm
April 13, 2016
Minnesota law enforcement agencies try to change ‘culture’ of texting and driving
ST. PAUL — Just as the “culture” of driving while intoxicated has changed, Lt. Tiffani Nielson of the Minnesota State Patrol also would...
April 13, 2016 - 12:00am
February 9, 2016
Distracted teen driver pleads guilty in crash that killed two
ELK RIVER — A Little Falls girl who was messaging while driving has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide for her involvement in a collision that killed a man and his 10-year-old daughter. Carlee Rose Bollig, 17, is scheduled to be sentenced March 4 in Sherburne...
February 9, 2016 - 8:53pm
July 30, 2015
Texting and driving fines to increase
ST. PAUL — In addition to putting lives in danger, drivers who habitually text and drive on Minnesota roads will be facing heftier fines starting Saturday. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the first citation for texting while driving will remain at $50 and second...
July 30, 2015 - 11:01pm
May 9, 2014
A father gives his perspective on distracted driving: ‘My daughter made a choice ... ’
REDWOOD FALLS — Deianerah Jean “Deej” Logan’s first day of her senior year in high school started at 6:30 a.m. with her cell phone alarm...
May 9, 2014 - 10:52pm
June 12, 2013
Hands-free texting still distracting for drivers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracting and dangerous than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study found. Automakers have been trying...
June 12, 2013 - 11:00am
May 14, 2013
Big 4 cellphone carriers unite on anti-texting ads
NEW YORK (AP) -- The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer.
May 14, 2013 - 7:07am
March 3, 2012
Churches reach congregations in new ways in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR - The church is an age-old institution with strong roots in traditional practices. Perhaps because of its ancient origins, many people...
March 3, 2012 - 8:00am
December 17, 2011
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
Cartoon by Christ Britt
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
December 10, 2011
Editorial: It is time to pay attention in driving
The statistics are quite clear -- distracted driving can be deadly and this trend is growing fast. Federal safety officials announced Thursday that the texting while driving trend has increased 50 percent last year, in spite of numerous states making the practice illegal. According...
December 10, 2011 - 12:00am
April 21, 2011
Distracted driving patrol is today, local law urges drivers to focus on driving
WILLMAR -- You're thoroughly enjoying that juicy burger after a long day (never mind that the ketchup just dripped on your shirt). Listening to the radio, thinking about what has to be done tomorrow. Then your cell phone rings. You set your drink down, lunge for the phone - and CRASH!...
April 21, 2011 - 10:14am
October 22, 2010
Probation for trooper in drunken driving and texting case
WILLMAR -- The off-duty Minnesota State Patrol trooper who drove while impaired, texted and caused an April 6 injury crash along U.S. Highway...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
September 16, 2010
Trooper pleads to charge in drunken accident
WILLMAR -- The off-duty Minnesota State Patrol trooper accused of driving while impaired, texting and causing an injury crash in April near Litchfield...
September 16, 2010 - 12:00am