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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 22, 2017
Hearings postponed again in Rodriguez death penalty appeal
FARGO — A pair of evidentiary hearings in Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.'s appeal of his death sentence have been delayed again. An evidentiary...
March 22, 2017 - 5:33pm
March 7, 2017
Hoagland petitions Minn. Supreme Court for review of case
ST. PAUL — In January, Pete Hoagland won an appeal to be re-sentenced on eight counts of criminal sexual conduct. His original sentence...
March 7, 2017 - 9:46pm
January 23, 2017
Starbuck man can withdraw criminal sexual conduct guilty plea, appeals court rules
GLENWOOD—Ryan Emmett Moore is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for an alleged sexual assault. But soon, he'll be back in a Pope...
January 23, 2017 - 6:55am
April 20, 2016
Lac qui Parle County appeals poaching dismissal
MADISON — Lac qui Parle County Attorney Richard Stulz has appealed a District Court ruling dismissing 13 charges against a Dawson man for allegedly...
April 20, 2016 - 7:28am
February 18, 2016
Murderer challenges court’s denial of appeals
For nearly 20 years, Thomas Rhodes, 56, has maintained his innocence in the 1996 Green Lake boating death of his wife, Jane Rhodes. During a nighttime jet-powered boat ride, according to the prosecution’s evidence, Rhodes choked his wife, threw her from the boat and then struck...
February 18, 2016 - 12:15am
January 4, 2016
Montevideo couple challenges permit for $19 million elevator expansion
MONTEVIDEO — A Montevideo couple has filed a lawsuit in the Minnesota Court of Appeals challenging a conditional use permit issued by Chippewa...
January 4, 2016 - 7:32pm
August 11, 2015
Jury trial avoided in GF Sandpiper Pipeline case
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A northeast North Dakota landowner is one step closer to appealing his case to the state Supreme Court after a hearing...
August 11, 2015 - 10:32pm
April 4, 2015
Man tied to 2005 drive-by shootings receives reduced sentence after appeal
WILLMAR — Jose Armando Padilla, the man tied to two July 2005 drive-by shootings in Willmar, has been re-sentenced to serve about 17 years of prison time. Padilla, 34, of Granite Falls was sentenced March 18 to 115 months for drive-by shooting of an occupied residence and 91...
April 4, 2015 - 1:11am
April 3, 2015
Attorney denies telling Nelson what to say when pleading guilty to stabbing
MONTEVIDEO — Darek Nelson returned Thursday to the courtroom where he had pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree, premeditated murder in the fatal stabbing of co-worker Vinessa Lozano more than three years ago, asking to withdraw his plea. Vinessa Lozano’s mother charged...
April 3, 2015 - 1:26am
February 25, 2015
MN Supreme Court issues order to review Huber case
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court recently issued an order granting further review of the case of Timothy Huber, the man convicted of second-degree murder for his role in the killing of Timothy Larson in 2011. Huber, 48, of Paynesville had previously appealed his convictions...
February 25, 2015 - 5:03pm
November 17, 2014
Chippewa County conviction for criminal sexual conduct upheld a second time by appeals court
By Tom Cherveny firstname.lastname@example.org MONTEVIDEO — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected a second appeal by a Chippewa County man convicted of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree. Raymond Darrel Pfarr, 32, was sentenced to 72 months in prison and lifetime supervised...
November 17, 2014 - 11:37pm
November 4, 2014
Court upholds termination of mother’s parental rights
GRANITE FALLS — The Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed action by Yellow Medicine County and the district court to terminate the parental rights of a woman convicted of child endangerment — the same woman under investigation in the deaths of her two infant children whose remains...
November 4, 2014 - 12:01am
September 8, 2014
Fahey’s life sentence stands
OLIVIA —The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal by Matthew Fahey, 29, to reduce the length of his sentence for the May 2010 sexual assault and kidnapping of a 14-year-old newspaper carrier in Fairfax. The court released its opinion on Monday. Fahey, originally of...
September 8, 2014 - 11:34pm
April 1, 2014
Appeals court orders new trial for Rasmussen in sex abuse case
WILLMAR — The State Court of Appeals has ruled that a 24-year-old Willmar man previously sentenced to 36 years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl is entitled to a new trial. In an unpublished opinion issued Monday, the Court of Appeals granted a new trial to Andres Sylvester...
April 1, 2014 - 4:00am
April 4, 2013
Appeals court hears arguments in wolf hunt suit
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Lawyers for opponents of Minnesota's wolf hunt argue the state didn't adequately consider public concerns before the first managed hunt was established. The state Court of Appeals is hearing arguments from two wolf advocacy groups that say the Department of...
April 4, 2013 - 8:53am