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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
June 24, 2016
Minnesota trains 3,000 to combat sex trafficking
ST. PAUL -- During the past 2½ years, the Ramsey County attorney’s office has trained more than 3,000 law enforcement and community advocates across Minnesota in processing sex-trafficking cases and helping victims. The training events and conferences were held in more than 22...
June 24, 2016 - 5:30am
May 17, 2016
Haugen attends insurance training
WILLMAR — Chad Haugen of Fenstra Insurance of Willmar joined 22 insurance agents at the Grinnell Mutual’s Advanced Commercial Lines Academy April 26-27 in Grinnell, Iowa. While there Haugen learned about Grinnell’s commercial products, services and operations.
May 17, 2016 - 5:53am
February 18, 2016
GLBT awareness part of NLS training session
NEW LONDON — When asked if they knew a student who was gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, a majority of the K-12 grade teachers in the...
February 18, 2016 - 11:44pm
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
September 27, 2015
MnDOT preparing snowplow operators for what’s coming
ST. PAUL — Motorists on U.S. Highway 10 or state Highway 371 near Little Falls may be seeing snowplows before the first flakes fall. More than 100 snowplow operators are currently participating in an intensive training program to prepare them for the worst road conditions a typical...
September 27, 2015 - 11:31pm
August 1, 2015
Motorcycle safety training recommended for even the most seasoned riders
WILLMAR — Of the 37 deadly motorcycle crashes reported this summer in Minnesota, 78 percent occurred in rural areas such as west central Minnesota,...
August 1, 2015 - 12:15am
June 4, 2015
DEED awards $40K grant to Ridgewater for Custom Roto Mold training
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has awarded a $40,000 grant to Ridgewater College to train more than 60 employees of Custom Roto Mold in Benson. The grant was awarded under the agency’s Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program. The program...
June 4, 2015 - 7:04pm
May 12, 2015
Saulsbury attends facial aesthetic symposium
WILLMAR — Jackie Saulsbury, a registered nurse employed by Aesthetics Inc., attended and participated in the 2015 Foundation for Facial Aesthetic Surgery’s Aesthetic Symposium and Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia. The symposium was a multi-specialty program offering information,...
May 12, 2015 - 1:58pm
April 22, 2015
Like opening a soda can: Local firefighters attend crude by rail emergency response training
WILLMAR — Railroad disasters involving Bakken crude oil are much like opening a can of highly carbonated soda, but instead involve dangerous,...
April 22, 2015 - 11:11pm
April 6, 2015
Time to brush up on severe weather awareness
With winter mostly over, Minnesota is preparing itself for spring and summer weather threats. Severe Weather Awareness Week will be held statewide April 13-17 to refresh, remind and educate citizens about seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. Each day during...
April 6, 2015 - 8:02am
March 19, 2015
Within a half mile of a track: State moves to protect 326,170 Minnesotans near oil trains
ST. PAUL — A third of firefighters, law enforcement officers and others who protect 326,170 Minnesotans living near oil train routes have received...
March 19, 2015 - 11:00pm
January 30, 2015
Minnesota DNR suspends invasive species training program
ST. PAUL — A requirement that Minnesota boaters receive training and place decals on their trailers is being postponed while legislators consider changing the program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday. A law passed in 2012 requires people pulling...
January 30, 2015 - 7:00am
January 6, 2015
Trafficked: Part 3 - Red Flags: Training underway to help employees, the public detect signs of sex trafficking
A young woman tells domestic violence advocates she feels trapped with an older man. He’s the only person who can inject her with the heroin...
January 6, 2015 - 1:58am
September 30, 2014
Ridgewater, Minnesota West to receive share of $17M federal training grant
WILLMAR — Ridgewater College and Minnesota West Community and Technical College are among Minnesota colleges which will participate in more than $17 million in federal grants to train workers in high-demand fields. The grants are from the U.S. Department of Labor. The two schools...
September 30, 2014 - 10:58pm
May 26, 2014
Employment law update June 4-5
GRANITE FALLS — An employer seminar, “FMLA and more: An Employment Law Update,” will be noon to 4 p.m. June 4 at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall with ITV sites in Granite Falls, Redwood Falls, Worthington and Pipestone. A second presentation will be 8:30 a.m....
May 26, 2014 - 11:45pm