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Fewer applicants this time as Willmar PD seeks to fill officer position
Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton
Rumor of BNSF backing out of Willmar railroad bypass project called 'ludicrous'
Paynesville man, 22, injured in motorcycle crash
UPDATED: Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Jed Carlson column: 'Rand Jr.' looks back on his sports icon
Roundup: Chuckers earn spot in County Line title game
Stingers sweep pair on Sunday
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Mark Donovan Goblirsch
Ardis "Rusty" Smith
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
July 15, 2016
Social media abuse of nursing home residents often goes unchecked
Editor's note: This story contains language that some may find offensive. When a certified nursing assistant in Hubbard, Iowa, shared a photo...
July 15, 2016 - 9:23am
June 7, 2016
Minnesotan sentenced to 6 years for abusing 11-month-old
DULUTH – A man here on Monday was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for physically abusing an 11-month-old child who was in his care....
June 7, 2016 - 8:02am
May 25, 2016
Filing period ends for claims of abuse against New Ulm Catholic diocese
NEW ULM — Wednesday was the final day for victims of past sexual abuse by Catholic priests to file civil claims. As of Tuesday, the Diocese of New Ulm and parishes within the diocese had received claims from 98 victims and survivors under the Minnesota Child Victims Act, which temporarily...
May 25, 2016 - 11:20pm
May 12, 2016
Minnesota family seeks justice after their son was allegedly abused at juvenile center
A Lake Park family is hoping justice can be served, for their son who battles schizophrenia. This as the state officials investigate allegations...
May 12, 2016 - 7:58am
April 26, 2016
Wisconsin breeder arrested after dead, starving dogs found
ELMWOOD, Wis. -- Formal charges were expected to be filed this week against a man accused of running a puppy mill on his western Wisconsin property,...
April 26, 2016 - 5:30am
April 15, 2016
Names released of three more New Ulm Diocese priests accused of abuse
Three priests in the Diocese of New Ulm have been named for the first time in civil lawsuits accusing them of abusing children. Revs. Bernard Steiner, Richard Gross and Edward Ardolf were named Friday in a press release through the law firm Jeff Anderson and Associates. The three...
April 15, 2016 - 11:15am
April 13, 2016
Lawsuits allege abuse by official St. John’s Abbey has reinstated
ST. CLOUD -- Two lawsuits against St. John’s Abbey — accusing a former prior of child sexual abuse decades ago — have been filed in Stearns County, a St. Paul law firm announced Tuesday. The lawsuits allege that St. John’s Abbey former prior and No. 2 leader, the Rev. Tom...
April 13, 2016 - 12:25am
March 29, 2016
Live stream: Names of priests accused of sexual abuse at New Ulm Diocese to be made public today at 11 a.m.
The names of priests accused of sexual abuse while working at the Diocese of New Ulm will be released at 11 a.m. today during a news conference in St. Paul. The news conference is being livestreamed here. A number of priests have been accused of sexual abuse while with the diocese,...
March 29, 2016 - 10:49am
March 2, 2016
Man in custody after throwing Minnesota student journalist's camera into traffic, stealing van
It was a mentally, and possibly physically, scarring day for MSUM student Samantha Stark. “It wouldn't stop bleeding,” Stark said, “Freaked...
March 2, 2016 - 9:27am
July 9, 2015
Two former Boy Scouts sue; want organization to disclose abuser files
ST. PAUL — In August 1970, an 11-year-old David Lundquist told Boy Scout leaders his scoutmaster had taken him into the woods on a camping...
July 9, 2015 - 11:43pm
June 19, 2015
Puppies seized from owners amid allegations of abuse
MONTEVIDEO — Two pet owners reportedly face pending animal abuse charges after law enforcement seized eight puppies from a Montevideo residence...
June 19, 2015 - 12:04pm
January 12, 2015
Boy’s death spurs new legislation
ST. PAUL — The death of 4-year-old Eric Dean in west-central Minnesota is producing state legislative discussions about how to improve child abuse investigations. “There has been a light shining onto the child protection system in our state...” Human Services Commissioner Lucinda...
January 12, 2015 - 11:07pm
December 22, 2014
Cameras see more than skin deep
WILLMAR –– Like a relationship that looks OK on the outside but is deeply troubled under the surface, the physical bruises of victims of domestic violence may also be difficult to see. Without evidence of abuse, perpetrators can go uncharged and victims remain at risk. But a...
December 22, 2014 - 10:30pm
November 4, 2014
Vikings' Peterson reaches plea deal in abuse case; will avoid jail time
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reached a plea deal to charges of abusing his 4-year-old son that...
November 4, 2014 - 2:19pm
September 16, 2014
Dayton, Franken protest Peterson's reinstatement
With public pressure growing, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken both said Tuesday that the Vikings should not have reinstated running back Adrian Peterson to play after he was charged with child abuse last week in Texas.
September 16, 2014 - 11:29pm