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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
June 26, 2014
Nineteen-year-old arrested for stabbing woman in Willmar
WILLMAR — A 19-year-old Willmar man was arrested on a second-degree assault charge for allegedly stabbing a woman Thursday morning at a northwest...
June 26, 2014 - 11:23pm
May 30, 2014
Man gets stayed prison, probation, fines for assault on police
WILLMAR — Cody Lee Friese, 24, of Kandiyohi, was sentenced Tuesday to 13 months in prison, which was stayed, three years of probation, 190 days in jail and $2,500 in fines on two felony charges related to assaulting three Willmar police officers in December. As part of his sentence...
May 30, 2014 - 12:25am
May 20, 2014
Woman pleads to assault charge in beating case
WILLMAR — Philomene Rose Skinaway, 20, of Bemidji and formerly of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a third-degree assault charge for her role in beating a woman and then stealing her cell phone in October. As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court,...
May 20, 2014 - 11:38pm
May 16, 2014
Jury trial set for man in Highway 12 assault
LITCHFIELD — An August jury trial was set Friday for a 57-year-old Grove City man charged with first-degree assault for allegedly chasing and attacking two people Nov. 19 along U.S. Highway 12 west of Grove City. The trial for William Richard Dugan was set for Aug. 13 and 14 before...
May 16, 2014 - 11:09pm
May 5, 2014
Warrant issued, Friese fails to appear for sentencing for police assault
WILLMAR — An arrest warrant was issued Monday for a 23-year-old Kandiyohi man who failed to appear for sentencing on two felony charges related to assaulting three Willmar police officers in December. Cody Lee Friese was to be sentenced Monday morning by District Judge Donald Spilseth...
May 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
April 29, 2014
Men face assault charges for weekend stabbing in Willmar
WILLMAR — Cesar Arce, 42, and Israel Salinas-Cruz, 31, of Willmar, both made their first court appearances Tuesday on second-degree assault charges for their alleged roles in stabbing a man early Sunday morning at a Willmar residence. Unconditional bail was set at $75,000 for each...
April 29, 2014 - 11:26pm
April 15, 2014
Teen faces assault charge, stabbed man multiple times
WILLMAR — A 17-year-old Willmar teenager pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a second-degree assault charge for allegedly stabbing a man Monday at a Willmar residence. River Theodore Pendleton is scheduled to make his next appearance April 24 in Kandiyohi County District Court. Felony...
April 15, 2014 - 11:44pm
April 8, 2014
Three men face slew of charges for alleged burglary, robbery
WILLMAR — Three Willmar men made their first court appearance Tuesday on multiple felony charges for their alleged roles in robbing and assaulting a man Saturday in Willmar. Unconditional bail was set at $100,000 for each of the men, Hippolito Manuel Sanchez, 23, Rene Rivera III,...
April 8, 2014 - 10:49pm
February 24, 2014
Armed robbery, assault reported at Subway in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- An armed robbery and assault was reported here Sunday night at a Subway restaurant. At around 8:30 p.m., an unknown white male entered the back door of Subway brandishing what appeared to be a handgun, according to the Alexandria Police Department. The...
February 24, 2014 - 10:32am
February 11, 2014
Man pleads to lesser charge for damaging door of cop squad car
WILLMAR — Edgard Valenzuela, 21, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of gross misdemeanor damage to property for kicking the door of a Willmar Police Department squad car hard enough to bend the door so far that it would not close. As part of a plea agreement,...
February 11, 2014 - 11:18pm