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Swift County hires interim administrator
Sacred Heart man sentenced for killing puppy
Mealworms found in school fundraiser candy bars
Ryder Cup: Hazeltine pedigree planned from the start
Facing former coach an intriguing subplot to Gophers' Big Ten opener
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Royals outlast Twins in 11 innings
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
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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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William "Bill" D. Latham
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Joe Raines letter: Trump is wrong for America
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October 1, 2014
Willmar man pleads innocent to charges in connection with alleged assault at gunpoint
WILLMAR — The 23-year-old Willmar man charged for allegedly forcing a woman into a car at gunpoint and sexually assaulting her pleaded not guilty Wednesday to five felony charges. Miguel Angel Moreno pleaded not guilty in Kandiyohi County District Court to three counts of first-degree...
October 1, 2014 - 11:47pm
April 8, 2014
Minnesota man charged with vandalism of national monument in Montana
BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged a Minnesota man with misdemeanor vandalism for carving his and another person’s name into the sandstone at Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Cole Randall of Plymouth, Minn., accepted responsibility for the act and...
April 8, 2014 - 11:55am
January 3, 2013
Video on social media site leads to felony gun charge for Brooten, Minn., man
WILLMAR — A video clip posted to Facebook has resulted in a felony charge against a Brooten man who is prohibited from possessing firearms because he has previously been convicted of a violent crime. David Lawrence Pillatzki Jr., 36, made his first court appearance Thursday on one...
January 3, 2013 - 11:10pm
May 16, 2012
Grand jury brings first-degree murder indictment against Darek Nelson in fatal stabbing in Montevideo, Minn.
MONTEVIDEO -- Darek Nelson now faces the possibility of life in prison for the fatal stabbing of Vinessa Lozano, 18, on Jan. 13 in Montevideo. A grand jury returned an indictment this afternoon for first-degree murder - premeditated, to the District Court in Chippewa County, according...
May 16, 2012 - 4:11pm
April 18, 2012
Cobb faces assault charge; in Kandiyohi Jail for Stevens County murder
WILLMAR -- Jacob Seth Cobb, 18, made his first appearance Tuesday in Kandiyohi County District Court on a misdemeanor fifth-degree assault charge for allegedly fighting with another inmate April 10 in the Kandiyohi County Jail. Cobb and his two brothers, Dylan Clemens and Andrew...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 26, 2011
Grand Forks, N.D., woman charged with biting child
A Grand Forks woman has been charged with child abuse for allegedly biting her one-year-old son in the leg.
July 26, 2011 - 10:31am
March 29, 2011
Charges dropped so former teacher can deploy
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - Felony charges have been dropped against a high school teacher who said he accidentally brought a rifle to school in his car in Hubbard County. The former Park Rapids shop teacher, 38-year-old Scott Eischens, is an Army captain who will be deployed to Afghanistan...
March 29, 2011 - 11:21am
December 13, 2010
Hastings man accused of hate graffiti charged with felony count
The Hastings man charged with the hate graffiti that appeared on houses, garages and cars on Dec. 3 has been charged with a felony.
December 13, 2010 - 2:53pm
October 7, 2010
Terroristic threats charge added in case against man accused of shooting pups
WILLMAR -- Terence Dale Schwartz, 57, of Willmar, was charged Monday with an additional felony count of terroristic threats for allegedly threatening...
October 7, 2010 - 12:00am
August 17, 2010
Man charged for paying informant to 'throw' testimony
WILLMAR -- David Dennis Jacobson, 50, of Blomkest, appeared Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court on a felony charge of bribery for allegedly paying a man to "throw" his testimony in a drug sale case. Unconditional bail was set at $200,000. Jacobson's next hearing is an omnibus...
August 17, 2010 - 12:00am
June 8, 2010
Man appears on assault charge; warrant issued in bat incident
WILLMAR -- A 22-year-old Willmar man made his first appearance Friday on a second-degree assault charge for his role in an incident that involved beating people and vehicles with baseball bats. Nicholas William Dahl also faces misdemeanor assault and property damage charges. Unconditional...
June 8, 2010 - 12:00am
Assault charges filed against men, arguing over $20
WILLMAR -- Two men face second-degree assault charges for their roles in an incident that allegedly started due to an argument over $20. Abdikadir Muhumed Mire, 18, and Labarron Suntel Black, 31, made their first appearances Friday in Kandiyohi County District Court. Unconditional...
June 8, 2010 - 12:00am
June 5, 2010
Man faces charge for allegedly breaking another man's jaw
WILLMAR -- A 21-year-old Willmar man made his first appearance Thursday on a third-degree assault charge for allegedly hitting a man in the face...
June 5, 2010 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
18-year-old pleads guilty to assaulting teenager at Senior High
WILLMAR -- An 18-year-old Willmar man pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of fifth-degree assault for beating up a student at Willmar Senior High School. David Gutierrez Jr. was sentenced to 30 days in jail, which was stayed, a $300 fine and one year of probation. He...
April 30, 2010 - 12:00am
April 10, 2010
Man faces felony assault charge for fight during soccer match at YMCA
WILLMAR -- A 22-year-old Willmar man faces a third-degree assault charge for allegedly throwing a punch that knocked out a 17-year-old boy's tooth during a soccer game at the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA. Mohamed Musse Hussein appeared Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court....
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am