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Willmar artist displays work at local gallery
WORTHINGTON -- The road between Willmar and Worthington has become a familiar path recently for artist Donna Jean Carver. Carver's first trek...
October 31, 2012 - 9:49pm
July 27, 2011
Father drowns while trying to rescue son
WILLMAR (AP) -- Authorities said a father has died while trying to rescue his young son who had fallen off a pontoon boat on a Kandiyohi County lake. Sheriff's officials said the 45-year-old man drowned in Bass Lake while trying to save his 6-year-old son. The boy made it safely...
July 27, 2011 - 11:06am
Woman pleads guilty to assault with a stiletto
WILLMAR (AP) -- A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to assault with a stiletto shoe. Police in Willmar say two women dancing at the Caribbean Club were attacked by 20-year-old Andrea Diaz in May. Officers said Diaz used a stiletto to hit the women in the face. Both women were treated...
July 27, 2011 - 10:17am
October 7, 2010
Local radiology program steady
WORTHINGTON -- It is not yet clear how the recent closure of a small radiologic technology program in Willmar will affect Minnesota West's Luverne program. Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar announced last month it would discontinue its long-standing program to train radiologic technologists....
October 7, 2010 - 9:59pm
September 13, 2010
Sheriff: More nighttime burglaries reported
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff is asking residents to lock their doors and secure all basement and main floor windows after more nighttime burglaries were reported Monday. According to Sheriff Dan Hartog, additional reports of nighttime burglaries were taken today from residents...
September 13, 2010 - 5:00pm
September 10, 2010
PREP GIRLS' SOCCER: Trojan girls' soccer team falls to Willmar, 5-1
WILLMAR -- A slow first half by the Worthington girls' soccer team left it with a 3-0 deficit at halftime on Thursday against Willmar, and despite an attempted second half comeback the team ended up recording its second successive 5-1 loss. "At halftime I basically told them 'Forget...
September 10, 2010 - 1:09am
July 29, 2010
Couple brings wedding to bride's ailing mother
WILLMAR (AP) -- Thirteen months shy of her August 2011 wedding date, Kierre Nelson had an impressive handle on her wedding preparation: venue was booked, bridesmaids' dresses were ordered, and centerpieces had been pre-assembled with the help of Nelson's mother, Patricia. A phone...
July 29, 2010 - 8:35pm
April 19, 2010
Ticks back in area for spring
WILLMAR -- The early start of spring this year might be welcome, but along with it comes a less welcome annual visitor: ticks. Several sightings have already been reported of deer ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease, and the more common dog tick, or wood tick. "It seems like...
April 19, 2010 - 12:00am
March 1, 2010
Minnesota manufacturers optimistic
WILLMAR -- We may have weathered the worst of the recession, at least in the eyes of many Minnesota manufacturers. Executives with small- to medium-sized manufacturing firms in Minnesota are more optimistic about their prospects in the coming year, a newly released survey by Enterprise...
March 1, 2010 - 12:00am
January 13, 2010
Haiti orphanage started by Willmar couple not damaged in quake
WILLMAR -- The earthquake that struck Haiti caused no injuries or damage at an orphanage on the country's north shore started by a Willmar couple and supported by families and churches in the west central area. Word was received Tuesday that everyone was unharmed at the Children...
January 13, 2010 - 4:12pm
August 10, 2009
Mobile science lab trains teachers in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Extracting DNA from pieces of fruit required a group of middle school teachers to squish the fruit with other ingredients, strain it through cheesecloth and then add alcohol. The end result was a small glob of "snotty goo" clinging to the end of a pointed stick -- the...
August 10, 2009 - 10:21am
March 24, 2009
West central Minnesota volunteers answer call to fight Red River flood
By bus and by car, volunteers from west central Minnesota made their way to the Fargo-Moorhead area on Tuesday to help with the flood fight. Peterson Bus Service, New London, sent two buses on their way to the Fargo, N.D. and Moorhead area on Tuesday morning. And, it has plans...
March 24, 2009 - 1:46pm
March 3, 2009
Jennie-O workers taken to hospital after ammonia leak
WILLMAR -- Seven workers at the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant #5 were taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital after an ammonia leak around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday. According to officials at Rice Memorial, all seven people were treated and released. The leak promoted the evacuation...
March 3, 2009 - 2:52pm
March 2, 2009
Rice Memorial Hospital eyes 'just culture' model of patient safety accountability
WILLMAR -- A decade ago, a nurse or other hospital employee who made a mistake -- especially if it resulted in harm to a patient -- could expect to be disciplined and punished, regardless of how or why the error occurred. Starting in the late 1990s, the focus began to shift away...
March 2, 2009 - 1:24pm
January 24, 2009
Venue change sought in fox urine case
WILLMAR -- Citing pre-trial publicity, the Kandiyohi County Attorney's office is seeking a change of venue in the case of Scott Wagar, the rural...
January 24, 2009 - 3:00pm