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Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Former, current, future BSU women's players join Team USA boycott
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'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 29, 2011
Letter: Program is seeing clients
The Willmar Community Transitional Services, formerly known as the Willmar Community Behavioral Health Hospital, was licensed on March 14 and began accepting admissions for a service that will be billed, at a lower cost, to Medicaid or private insurance. To take a phrase from Mark...
March 29, 2011 - 12:00am
March 21, 2011
Kandiyohi County gears up for Medical Assistance expansion
WILLMAR -- Counties have until the end of August to complete a tedious process of converting clients from MinnesotaCare to the newly expanded Medical Assistance coverage. It's a process that came with an 18-page list of directions from the state's Department of Human Services. But...
March 21, 2011 - 12:00am
March 5, 2011
Caring for kids after foster care
WILLMAR -- When Crystal Rader was 13 years old, she was put in her first out-of-home placement in Kandiyohi County. Bad choices and poor behavior had Rader stuck in a revolving door going in and out of different group homes, foster care homes, shelter houses and secure facilities. When...
March 5, 2011 - 12:00am
March 3, 2011
State revokes sales tax permit of Spicer cleaning business
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Revenue has revoked the sales tax permit of Gina Carlson, doing business as 4 Seasons Cleaning Services, for failing to file and pay sales taxes to the state. According to the Department of Revenue, the Spicer business owes more than $104,000....
March 3, 2011 - 12:40pm
January 10, 2011
Nurse navigator brings helping hand to cancer patients
WILLMAR -- Sometimes the patient is just looking for a quick word of reassurance.
January 10, 2011 - 12:00am
November 6, 2010
Kandiyohi County kids need adoptive families
WILLMAR -- The need for families willing to adopt children in Kandiyohi County has grown over the last year, with at least 11 kids currently waiting to be adopted. In 2009 there were no children on the waiting list, which was unusual, said Kandiyohi County Family Services Supervisor...
November 6, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
The service listing for Aug. 24 Dorothy Amundson, 76, of Belgrade. Service 11 a.m. Monday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Park Rapids. Jones-Pearson Funeral Home, Park Rapids. Carl Aus, 74, of Granite Falls. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Granite Falls Lutheran Church. Wing-Bain Funeral...
August 24, 2010 - 12:00am
August 3, 2010
Ridgewater programs developing Hong Kong relationship
August 3, 2010 - 12:00am
July 10, 2010
Kandiyohi County child welfare services reviewed by the state
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Family Services received a mostly positive report for its child welfare services this year. The Kandiyohi County...
July 10, 2010 - 12:00am
June 8, 2010
June 8, 2010 - 12:00am
May 18, 2010
Questions, uncertainty surround future of GAMC care
WILLMAR -- Local officials see anxiety, uncertainty and confusion surrounding the restructuring of Minnesota's General Assistance Medical Care program. Where should these clients go for medical care? Who's going to pay the bill? "We're fielding phone calls," Mike Schramm, chief...
May 18, 2010 - 12:00am
May 8, 2010
Woman pleads to lowered theft charge for taking money from Lutheran Social Service
WILLMAR -- Jessica Beth Kruger, 29, of Litchfield, pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony theft charge for taking $39,516.99 intended to help students pay school expenses from Lutheran Social Service in Willmar. As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District Court, she paid...
May 8, 2010 - 12:00am
Kandiyohi County sends message to state about child support program
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners wants the state to fix, but not take over, the child support payment program. While unanimously...
February 8, 2010 - 12:00am
February 6, 2010
Couple faces welfare fraud; second time they've been charged
WILLMAR -- Ernesto Pacheco Nieto, 49, and Susana Nieto, 42, of Willmar, made their first court appearances Thursday on felony charges of wrongfully obtaining assistance for taking more than $7,000 in public benefits while he was employed. Unconditional bail was set at $10,000 for...
February 6, 2010 - 12:00am
February 2, 2010
Interpretation creating new headaches for the volunteer drivers at KAT
WILLMAR -- At least three or four times a week Maury Ferden uses his personal vehicle to drive Kandiyohi County residents to medical appointments. Those...
February 2, 2010 - 12:00am