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Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
February 10, 2015
Police apprehend suspect tied to Sunday assault at armory
WILLMAR -- A 25-year-old Willmar man faces pending assault charges for allegedly breaking a local business owner’s jaw during an altercation Sunday during a sports team practice at the National Guard Armory in Willmar. Keante Rasheed Johnson remains in custody at the Kandiyohi...
February 10, 2015 - 4:54pm
Suspect tied to Litchfield burglaries
LITCHFIELD -- A suspect was arrested Saturday for allegedly committing two different burglaries in Litchfield. The suspect, a 16-year-old male, faces pending burglary, assault and controlled substance charges, according to a press release from the Litchfield Police Department....
February 10, 2015 - 12:58pm
February 9, 2015
Man hurt in sports team dispute; Willmar Police seek suspect
WILLMAR - A local man sustained “substantial injuries” in an apparent argument during a sports team practice Sunday evening at the Willmar Armory, according to Willmar Police. In a news release issued Monday morning, police said a local semi-pro sports team was holding a routine...
February 9, 2015 - 11:14am
January 31, 2015
Downtown St. Paul is safe, police say as gang ‘enforcer’ is arrested in skyway assault
ST. PAUL -- Downtown is safe, St. Paul police assured people Friday as they announced an arrest in a recent skyway assault that left a 59-year-old man with a broken wrist and a 23-year-old man with a bloodied face. People who live and work downtown expressed a range of thoughts...
January 31, 2015 - 9:00am
January 6, 2015
Kettle River man charged with trying to run ex-girfriend off road
KETTLE RIVER, Minn. -- A Kettle River man is facing felony assault charges after allegedly attempting to ram his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle or run her off the road last fall. John Philip Mikrot, 45, was picked up on a warrant and charged with assault in the second degree...
January 6, 2015 - 2:00pm
December 19, 2014
Willmar man pleads not guilty to second- and third degree assault
WILLMAR — A 24-year-old Willmar man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges resulting from an October incident in which he allegedly aided in an assault in Willmar that left a victim with a broken nose, sinus fracture and stitches. Joel Filiberto Medellin waived an omnibus hearing...
December 19, 2014 - 11:19pm
December 2, 2014
Man allegedly assaulted, robbed Saturday afternoon in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Willmar police have arrested one suspect and expect to make more arrests tied to an alleged aggravated robbery reported Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of Ann Street Southeast. Officers were dispatched to the scene around 4 p.m. on the report that someone had...
December 2, 2014 - 9:05am
November 20, 2014
Police arrest one of two men involved in alleged Willmar assault
WILLMAR -- A man alleged to have aided in an assault in Willmar that left a victim with a broken nose, sinus fracture and stitches was arrested on a warrant Tuesday and made his first court appearance Wednesday. Joel Filiberto Medellin, 24, faces felony charges of...
November 20, 2014 - 7:50am
October 6, 2014
Man allegedly breaks into home, assaults sleeping couple
MONTEVIDEO — A 36-year-old Montevideo man faces burglary and assault charges for allegedly breaking into a Montevideo residence while a man and woman slept and assaulting them. Kelly Lee Trotter appeared Sept. 30 in Chippewa County District Court for a bail hearing on two charges...
October 6, 2014 - 11:15pm
September 28, 2014
Disturbance at Willmar Homecoming game leads to spectator's arrest
WILLMAR - The action at Willmar High School’s Homecoming football game Friday night wasn't just confined to the field. An 18-year-old spectator in the student section of the bleachers landed in jail after allegedly causing a disturbance, reportedly engaging in obnoxious behavior...
September 28, 2014 - 5:00pm
September 24, 2014
Woman sues Crookston diocese
ST. PAUL — A woman who says a priest assaulted her in Bemidji about 45 years ago has sued the Crookston Catholic diocese. Linda Carroll said on Wednesday that the Rev. James Porter assaulted her at St. Philip’s school in Bemidji when she was in second grade. Her lawsuit says...
September 24, 2014 - 11:13pm
August 25, 2014
Woman charged with felony assault, drug sale
WILLMAR — Jasmine Raye Elizondo, 20, of Willmar, made a first appearance Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court on charges of felony fifth-degree assault, felony fifth-degree drug sale and two counts of felony second-degree drug sale. The charges stemmed from two separate incidents...
August 25, 2014 - 11:25pm
August 18, 2014
Clarkfield man faces multiple charges after high-speed car chase
GRANITE FALLS — The 30-year-old Clarkfield man who was involved in a high-speed chase with law enforcement earlier this month in Clarkfield made his first appearance in court Monday on a number of charges. Matthew James Nelson faces Yellow Medicine County charges of felony assault...
August 18, 2014 - 11:26pm
August 15, 2014
Authorities ID man killed in Gilchrist Township, woman says she shot him after he assaulted her
ST. PAUL — The man killed in a shooting Wednesday night in Gilchrist Township in Pope County has been identified as 25-year-old Anthony Ray Tullis. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County found that he died of a gunshot wound, according to a news release from the...
August 15, 2014 - 2:27pm
August 11, 2014
Grove City man pleads guilty in road-rage incident
LITCHFIELD — A Grove City man pleaded guilty Monday to a majority of the charges filed against him in a road-rage incident last fall when he chased and attacked two people with his truck and with a nail-studded board along U.S. Highway 12. William Richard Dugan, 58, pleaded guilty...
August 11, 2014 - 10:24pm