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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
January 20, 2009
Fox-urine defender wants trial by public opinion
WILLMAR -- Scott Wagar wants his case to remain in the media spotlight. The rural Willmar man who faces three misdemeanor charges -- for an...
January 20, 2009 - 11:45am
January 19, 2009
Economist: Crisis is the big one
WILLMAR -- The financial crisis facing the United States and the world is really "the big one," but that doesn't mean the world is facing another Great Depression, according to an AgriBank economist who addressed the seventh annual Strategic Animal Ag Conference Friday in Willmar. At...
January 19, 2009 - 12:00pm
Hospital to improve med safety
WILLMAR -- New "smart" drug pumps at Rice Memorial Hospital have been alerting nurses to errors -- a dose of Dilaudid, a painkiller, that was accidentally programmed for 2 milligrams per hour instead of 0.2 milligrams, for instance -- so that the error can be fixed before it reaches...
January 19, 2009 - 11:00am
January 14, 2009
Man threatened family with machete
WILLMAR -- A 26-year-old Willmar man pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of making terroristic threats for threatening family members with a machete in August. As part of a plea agreement entered in Kandiyohi County District Court, a felony charge of second-degree assault against...
January 14, 2009 - 6:00pm
January 13, 2009
Teacher wins maltreatment appeal
WILLMAR -- A maltreatment ruling against a Willmar special education teacher has been reversed in Kandiyohi County District Court. The maltreatment ruling issued by the Minnesota Department of Education against teacher Lisa VanDerHeiden was reversed by District Judge Michael Thompson...
January 13, 2009 - 9:00am
January 8, 2009
Teen faces charges for crime spree
WILLMAR -- A 16-year-old Willmar boy pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a felony third-degree burglary charge, plus three lesser charges, for allegedly breaking into two garages, stealing beer and slashing tires on vehicles on Nov. 6 in the southwest quadrant of the city. Albert Martin...
January 8, 2009 - 8:00am
January 2, 2009
Screening for drug-resistant staph
WILLMAR -- Hoping to stem the tide of drug-resistant staph, Rice Memorial Hospital has begun screening newly admitted patients for the bacteria. The local rate of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is not high, said Barb Piasecki, the infection control nurse at...
January 2, 2009 - 3:00pm
December 30, 2008
Man's truck goes through ice
WILLMAR - A 73-year-old Willmar man was treated for hypothermia Saturday evening after his pickup truck broke through the ice on Willmar Lake. A Willmar Police officer passing by at about 6:15 p.m. saw the truck partially submerged in the water and also spotted the driver walking...
December 30, 2008 - 9:50am
December 17, 2008
Defense fund started in fox urine case
WILLMAR -- Five Kandiyohi County citizens have started a defense fund for Scott Wagar of Willmar. "Some county citizens, who wish to remain anonymous, wanted to help Mr. Wagar out," said John Tradup. "They asked me to establish the account." Wagar, 50, pleaded not guilty last week...
December 17, 2008 - 10:00am
December 11, 2008
Man sprayed pranksters with urine
WILLMAR -- A 50-year-old rural Willmar man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges stemming from a homecoming week incident that allegedly included spraying toilet-papering teens with a squirt gun filled with fox urine. Scott Edward Wagar faces charges of fifth-degree...
December 11, 2008 - 3:00pm