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March 11, 2014
Anyasike funeral will be Saturday in Dawson
DAWSON — The funeral for Michael Anyasike will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m....
March 11, 2014 - 10:08am
February 15, 2012
Officers bust 31 for underage consumption at Willmar, Minn., house party
WILLMAR -- A total of 31 people were cited for underage consumption after Willmar Police officers and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputies busted a house party around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday along the 300 block of 11th Street Northwest. According to Police Capt. Jim Felt, officers...
February 15, 2012 - 4:44pm
January 1, 2012
Deputies bust party in rural WIllmar, Minn., arrest host for violating county ordinance
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputies cited more than 25 people for underage consumption after busting a house party around 11 p.m. Saturday evening at a Dovre Township home. According to a news release from Sgt. Matthew Akerson, deputies responded to the home, along the...
January 1, 2012 - 2:00pm
May 14, 2011
Three of 19 local liquor establishments fail alcohol compliance check
WILLMAR -- Sixteen out of 19 local liquor establishments passed a recent alcohol compliance check conducted by the Willmar Police Department, but three retailers failed the compliance check by selling liquor to someone under the age of 21. The police department announced the results...
May 14, 2011 - 12:00am
January 19, 2011
Renville County commissioners considering social host ordinance
OLIVIA -- Renville County is looking at adopting a social host ordinance to make it more difficult for youths to obtain alcohol. Annie Tepfer, director of the Renville Alliance for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drugs, asked the County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday to consider...
January 19, 2011 - 12:00am
October 23, 2010
Latest round of alcohol compliance checks at city businesses scores 95 percent passing grade
WILLMAR -- The vast majority of alcohol retailers in the city of Willmar successfully passed the most recent round of alcohol compliance checks. Of 20 establishments where compliance checks were performed, 19 -- or 95 percent -- refused a sale to someone under the legal age of 21,...
October 23, 2010 - 12:00am
July 20, 2010
38 minors cited after sheriff's office called to party in Pennock
PENNOCK -- A total of 38 minors were cited for illegal consumption of alcohol Monday evening after law enforcement officers were notified of a loud party in Pennock. According to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Sgt. Steven Marquardt, the department received a call...
July 20, 2010 - 11:36am
June 19, 2010
New London considers adopting social host ordinance
NEW LONDON -- The New London City Council is considering adopting an ordinance that would hold adults responsible for hosting parties where alcohol is provided to underage individuals. Representatives from New London will be attending a meeting Monday with representatives from Kandiyohi...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
May 22, 2010
Letter: Abide by alcohol laws
This letter is in response to the article in the West Central Tribune on May 11 titled "$1 penalty in alcohol server case is under fire from group." The Kandiyohi County Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Coalition is working to educate the community about the dangers of underage drinking...
May 22, 2010 - 12:00am
April 29, 2010
Underage drinking targeted
WILLMAR -- When kids are picking up their prom tuxedos this week at Weddings on First and at Coat and Tie Inc., they'll get something else as...
April 29, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
County forum addresses underage drinking woes
WILLMAR -- Underage drinking in Kandiyohi County today probably is not what parents may remember from their days as teenagers. That was one...
March 26, 2010 - 12:00am
December 22, 2009
Prompted by pastors' pleas, NLS takes aim at underage drinking
NEW LONDON -- The New London-Spicer School District is stepping up its efforts to combat what some observers describe as a climate that condones and facilitates underage alcohol use. School officials say it's an issue they intend to take seriously. "It's something that we need to...
December 22, 2009 - 12:00am
December 21, 2009
NLS holds special meeting to address underage drinking concerns
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer School Board intends to step efforts to address underage drinking following a special meeting today to discuss community concerns. Some observers claim there is a climate that condones and facilitates underage alcohol use in the school district's communities. School...
December 21, 2009 - 6:54pm
December 4, 2009
Consumption begins early for underage drinkers, new study shows
WILLMAR -- Underage drinkers often start consuming alcohol by the time they're in their mid-teens, and they're most likely to drink when they're...
December 4, 2009 - 12:00am
September 14, 2009
County coalition receives grant to reduce underage drinking
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Coalition has received a major boost in the form of a five-year federal grant. Over the next five years, the organization will receive $125,000 a year -- a total of $625,000 -- to carry out prevention activities and...
September 14, 2009 - 12:00am