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Chili fest begins Willmar Area Food Shelf’s month-long fundraiser
ACGC to start school before Labor Day
Retreat update, hearings on street work and utility rates on Willmar City Council agenda
Graves’ plane flying too low in final seconds, NTSB finds in early report
MnSCU backs Ridgewater president after faculty vote of no confidence
State Wrestling: NLS' Austvold, BOLD's Garcia take home gold
Prep Wrestling: Area has 10 entrants reach state semifinals
Girls Basketball: Cardinals win regular-season finale
Return of Garnett brings flashbacks
Butler, Bulls fight off Timberwolves
Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, dies at 83
REVIEW: Barn’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ offers up a rousing good time
'Little Shop of Horrors' in full swing at The Barn
Smith triumphs with four Grammy wins, Beck gets best album
Odell "Red" Orland Reiten
Margie G. Bomstad
Kids and books in the kitchen
February/March edition of Live it! Magazine is now available online
Williams — DeRiso
Krueger — Lingle
Lund — Willenbring
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: A cartway petition nightmare
Letter: Get consensus on highways
Minnesota Opinion: It is time to fight back to protect our privacy
Letter: Baker isn’t what he claims
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. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, at 10:50 p.m., a large fire was reported at Long Lake Lodge, which is used for lodging,...
news / state
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...
news / nation
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,...
news / state
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...
news / state
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 methamphetamine to a drug task force informant near one of Willmar's elementary schools and for drugs found during a search of his home. As...
news / local
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...
news / local
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,...
news / region
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