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Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests
Teenager supporting veterans around Minnesota with clothing
Two vineyards challenge Minnesota grape law
Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest
Driver in crash that killed Litchfield woman to serve 50 months
Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers
Local Roundup: Jackson earns All-America honors
U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
Gimenez hardest transition to Twins may be getting son on the bandwagon
Tonkin polishing new cutter in Twins bullpen
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Violet Gurtrude Swanson
Keith L. Sorenson
Delores A. Larson
Ethel L. Anderson
LeRoy H. Koenen
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 17, 2011
MACCRAY hoping to cool off Patriots
The majority of boys basketball coaches in Section 3A, including MACCRAY head coach Gary Nelson, thought Hills-Beaver Creek would be the team...
March 17, 2011 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Bemidji City Council votes unanimously to return art piece to Sculpture Walk
BEMIDJI - Deborah Davis hid her face with a fan created from a copy of the Bill of Rights as the Bemidji City Council made it official: "Gaea"...
July 7, 2010 - 8:37am
July 5, 2010
Painted beaver statue removed in Bemidji, supporters start campaign to bring it back
July 5, 2010 - 11:29am
November 20, 2009
Renville Co. zoning board rejects appeal over gravel pit
OLIVIA -- Renville County's Board of Adjustment and Appeals rejected an appeal by Duininck Companies of Prinsburg and ordered it to meet the conditions of a permit for a gravel pit it operates in Beaver Falls Township. The gravel mining operation has long been a point of contention...
November 20, 2009 - 12:00am
September 29, 2009
Guilty plea from woman charged with running over 3 month old
OLIVIA -- Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to causing the death of a child and injuring the child's mother. Prechel...
September 29, 2009 - 12:00am
August 1, 2009
Frustrations are on the rise with waters in Renville County Ditch 45
OLIVIA -- Frustrations are rising faster than the waters in Renville County Ditch 45. Landowners on the ditch's upper reach alleged earlier this year that discharges from the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative caused some flooding in their farm fields along it. In response,...
August 1, 2009 - 12:00am
July 28, 2009
Bail reduced for Prechel in death of infant
OLIVIA -- Although he expressed concerns about her failure to make an earlier Kandiyohi County court appearance, District Judge Steve Drange agreed to a defense motion to reduce bail for Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar. She is charged with two felony counts of criminal...
July 28, 2009 - 12:00am
July 9, 2009
Family mourns loss of 3½-month-old child: 'You just feel dazed and confused,' in a haze
OLIVIA -- Sheena Hinshaw's last memory of her 3½-month-old son, Whyatt Sander, was his smile as she coddled him in the tent as the boy's father,...
July 9, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Judge sets bail at $500,000 in Prechel case
OLIVIA - District Judge Randall Slieter set unconditional bail at $500,000 and conditional bail at $200,000 for Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar, during her first court appearance in Olivia on Wednesday.
July 8, 2009 - 3:17pm
Woman hit with three charges in the death of 4-month-old
OLIVIA -- Four-month-old Wyatt Sander of Redwood Falls was a cousin to the woman who is now charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
July 7, 2009
Prechel was related to baby backed over by van
OLIVIA -- Four-month-old Wyatt Sander of Redwood Falls was a cousin to the woman who is now charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide for his death. Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar, is accused of backing her van over the child and his mother while they...
July 7, 2009 - 5:15pm
Charges expected today in death of 4-month-old boy
OLIVIA -- Charges are expected to be filed today against a 31-year-old woman suspected of being drunk as she drove a van over a tent at a Renville...
July 7, 2009 - 12:00am
July 6, 2009
Victims identified in fatal campground tent accident
Updated 2:30 p.m.
July 6, 2009 - 1:14pm
Infant killed when van backs over tent at Renville County campground
A 4-month-old infant died Sunday morning after a van backed into the tent where he and his parents were staying at a Renville County campground near Morton. The Renville County Sheriff's Office was called to the campground at Beaver Falls Park at around 8:40 a.m. The sheriff's office...
July 6, 2009 - 12:00am
July 5, 2009
Infant dies after van backs into tent at Renville County campground
A 4-month-old infant died this morning after a van backed into the tent where he and his parents were staying at a Renville County campground near Morton. The Renville County Sheriff's Office was called to the campground at Beaver Falls Park at around 8:40 a.m. today. The sheriff's...
July 5, 2009 - 7:23pm