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'I don't want you to get shooted,' girl, 4, begged mother after Philando Castile shooting
Senate Republicans unveil health-care bill as GOP struggles to advance its vision
Some gun owners were disturbed by the Castile verdict, but the NRA has been silent
The Health 202: What's in the Senate health-care bill
Back in campaign mode, Trump hits on immigration and a border wall
Amateur Baseball: Rockets' red glare
Stingers Notebook: A Sacramento City connection
Rox silence Stingers
Stingers in the Pros
Local Roundup: Sacred Heart, Bird Island earn amateur baseball wins
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Sam Hunt, the R&B-loving country star, is challenging Nashville rules - and winning
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
Willmar Community Center: Art for and about the community
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Bradley Gordon Westby
Donald J. Rutgers
Marion J. Rime
World of Wine: An introduction to the world of sherry wine
Keillor: Dreadful things are afoot
The Lost Italian: Asian noodle slaw is a healthy, fresh alternative to Chinese takeout
Our daughter's letter from the FBI: When a child really loses a tooth
Oh my aching head: Advice for headache and migraine sufferers
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
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October 15, 2015
Search resumes Saturday for man who’s been missing since 2008
PORTER — Searchers have been looking for Brandon Swanson since he disappeared May 14, 2008, while driving home to Marshall. On Saturday, they’ll...
October 15, 2015 - 11:21pm
January 27, 2014
Fire damages hunting lodge-events center near Brandon
BRANDON, Minn. -- A hunting lodge and events center south of Brandon in west-central Minnesota was ravaged by a fire that started Sunday night....
January 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
June 13, 2013
Tony Stewart to race at dirt track near Sioux Falls
BRANDON, S.D. — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is scheduled to race at Huset's Speedway near Brandon on July 3. Stewart will race a sprint car in a World of Outlaws event. It will be the first time he has raced a sprint car in South Dakota. Stewart started his career...
June 13, 2013 - 10:05am
September 20, 2010
Brandon man killed in backhoe accident
BARRETT, Minn. - A 35-year-old Brandon, Minn., man was killed in a construction accident here Friday afternoon. Mitchell J. Brethorst was operating a backhoe at the site of the old bus garage in Barrett at about 1 p.m. when a tree fell on the backhoe, pinning Brethorst in the machine,...
September 20, 2010 - 10:26am
September 7, 2010
Two arrested in Douglas County after chase reaches speeds of 115 mph
Two suspects were arrested early this morning after a high-speed chase that started in central Minnesota's Douglas County. At 2:06 a.m., a Douglas County sheriff's deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on County Road 82 west of Brandon, Minn. The driver sped off, triggering...
September 7, 2010 - 9:10am
August 11, 2009
Willmar man sentenced to prison for drug sales, possession near school
WILLMAR -- Brandon Alvin Mead, 24, of Willmar, was sentenced to 51 months in prison Monday on two third-degree drug sale charges for selling...
August 11, 2009 - 12:00am
January 30, 2009
NL man gets 20 years of probation on kidnapping charge
WILLMAR -- Brandon Thomas Sharp, 35, of New London was sentenced Wednesday to 42 months in prison -- which was stayed -- a $3,000 fine and 20 years of probation on a kidnapping charge for taking a New London woman into Stearns County against her will. As part of a plea agr-eement...
January 30, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
New London man pleads to lowered kidnapping charge
WILLMAR -- Brandon Thomas Sharp, 34, of New London pleaded guilty Monday to an amended kidnapping charge and will receive a stay of execution on his 42-month prison sentence for taking a New London woman into Stearns County against her will. As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi...
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
Weekend search for Brandon Swanson planned for western Yellow Medicine County
GRANITE FALLS -- Searchers will be combing an area near Porter in western Yellow Medicine County on both Saturday and Sunday for Brandon Swanson, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's office announced on Friday. People should be aware of the searchers' presence. Brandon Swanson,...
December 12, 2008 - 10:00am
November 7, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Nov. 7
- Lucilia Solorio, 19, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to five years of probation and a $100 fine on a felony charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct for having a sexual relationship and a child with a then 15-year-old boy. She received a five-year stay of adjudication on...
November 7, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
NL man charged with kidnapping, threatening ex-girlfriend
WILLMAR -- A 34-year-old New London man was arraigned Tuesday in Kandiyohi County District Court on felony charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment and terroristic threats for allegedly taking a New London woman into Stearns County against her will. The woman safely escaped from...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
September 12, 2008
Their first taste of Scouts
September 12, 2008 - 12:00am