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5-year-old Minnesota girl fighting for life after farm accident
Federal cheese purchase to help dairy farmers, the poor
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Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
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August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
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Gary G. Glein
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
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Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
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Cartoon by Chris Britt
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
January 25, 2014
Teen faces felony charges for knife incident at Target in Willmar
WILLMAR — A Willmar teenager faces two felony charges after allegedly threatening a store employee Thursday evening at the Willmar Target store. Omar Yanez Jr., 17, of Willmar, made his first appearance Friday in Kandiyohi County District Court on two felony charges of second-degree...
January 25, 2014 - 5:30am
Man pleads not guilty to assaulting Willmar officers, jury trial set for March
WILLMAR — Cody Lee Friese, 23, of Willmar, pleaded not guilty Friday to four felony charges of assault and obstructing the legal process, plus a gross misdemeanor assault count, for allegedly assaulting three Willmar Police Department officers in December. In the hearing before...
January 25, 2014 - 4:00am
January 15, 2014
Three women face assault, theft charges for beating woman
WILLMAR — Three Willmar women made their first court appearances Wednesday on felony third-degree assault and theft charges for their roles in allegedly beating a woman and then stealing her cell phone in October. Micahella Helen Froelich, 20, faces three felony charges, two for...
January 15, 2014 - 10:53pm
January 2, 2014
Man who dangled baby out window faces felony charges
WILLMAR — Erik Ozornia, 25, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Thursday on two felony charges, for domestic assault and terroristic threats, for allegedly assaulting a woman and then dangling a 6-month-old baby out a second-story window Tuesday afternoon when Willmar police...
January 2, 2014 - 11:31pm
December 20, 2013
Man who assaulted officers faces four felony charges
WILLMAR — The man who allegedly assaulted three Willmar Police Department officers Thursday faces four felony charges and is held on $25,000 bail at the Kandiyohi County Jail. Cody Lee Friese, 23, faces a third-degree assault charge for causing Sgt. Mike Markkanen to suffer a concussion...
December 20, 2013 - 11:15pm