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At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
Muslims tell Minnesota Capitol gathering they feel more misunderstood now than ever before
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
Ivanka Trump becomes unpaid White House employee
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When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Vikings S Smith undergoes ankle surgery
'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
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Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
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November 22, 2010
Theft WILLMAR -- A wallet was reported stolen from a home in the 1400 block of Lakeland Drive Northeast. The wallet contained debit cards, credit cards, a Social Security card and insurance and medical information. The theft was reported Saturday afternoon. WILLMAR -- A CD player...
November 22, 2010 - 12:00am
November 20, 2010
Willmar man held on $500,000 bail on drug charges
WILLMAR -- A Willmar man is being held on half-million dollars bail after being charged Friday with three felony drug-related charges. Miguel Gonzales Montez, 40, is accused of possessing about 33 grams of methamphetamine and 3.2 grams of cocaine, as well as cash and paraphernalia,...
November 20, 2010 - 12:00am
November 13, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 13. Information sought in Dumpster fire RAYMOND -- Anyone with information regarding a fire early Friday morning in a Dumpster in Raymond is asked to call the local Crimestoppers hotline or the state arson hotline. The fire, similar in situation...
November 13, 2010 - 12:00am
This is the records summary for Oct. 13. Man critically injured after fiery crash in Yellow Medicine County CLARKFIELD -- A Clarkfield man was critically injured when his vehicle collided with another car and then burst into flames Monday night in Yellow Medicine County. Ryan Bruns,...
October 13, 2010 - 12:00am
March 11, 2010
Magnuson stepping down from Minnesota Supreme Court
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric J. Magnuson announced today that he will leave the state's highest court effective June 30. Magnuson was appointed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty in March 2008. "It has been my privilege to serve as Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme...
March 11, 2010 - 1:47pm
February 26, 2010
Court cuts likely will have a big impact on small areas
ST. PAUL -- Further state budget cuts will mean longer waits for cases to go through Minnesota's court system, judicial leaders say, and small...
February 26, 2010 - 12:00am
January 15, 2010
Eighth Judicial District awaits word on request to replace judge
MONTEVIDEO -- The retirement of district Judge Bruce Christopherson at the start of the year has reduced to 10 the number of judges serving the 13 counties in the rural Eighth Judicial District. His departure from the bench in Yellow Medicine County starts a process that is the cause...
January 15, 2010 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Spicer woman headed to prison
WILLMAR -- A Spicer woman is going to prison for committing a drug-related offense while on probation for another drug offense. The full sentence for the prior drug offense was executed Thursday on Angela Lynn Leindecker, 32, and is concurrent with the most recent offense on which...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
July 27, 2009
Chief justice finds no good solutions for funding
WILLMAR -- The state's budget issues create a challenge for which there are no good solutions, only what Minnesota Chief Justice Eric Magnuson calls the "least bad" solutions. If there is a good outcome to the budget, staffing and service cuts made in the Minnesota Judicial Branch,...
July 27, 2009 - 12:00am
June 10, 2009
Local woman whose child thrown from her car enters a guilty plea
WILLMAR -- Elaine Martha Velasquez, 22, of Willmar, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal vehicular operation for the highly publicized incident...
June 10, 2009 - 12:00am
February 27, 2009
Woman faces felonies for swindling imprisoned man
WILLMAR -- A Mandan, N.D., woman made her first appearance Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court on four felony charges alleging that she used her boyfriend's credit card to run up $16,500 in debt and took a $2,500 diamond ring and two guns from his safe while he was incarcerated. Unconditional...
February 27, 2009 - 12:00am
February 25, 2009
Courts warn of service cuts
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's court officials say Minnesotans will see significant service cuts if Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed budget passes, but...
February 25, 2009 - 12:00am
February 3, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Feb. 3
- Sergio Ramos, 33, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Friday to a felony fifth-degree controlled substance charge for possessing methamphetamine. As part of a plea agreement, a gross misdemeanor charge for driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety will be dismissed. He will...
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 31
n Kevin Ray Wertz, 20, of Willmar, was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison, which was stayed, a $1,000 fine and three years of probation on a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation for choking a woman with his hands while the two were arguing. He was also ordered...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 29, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 28
- Ricky L. Hoffenkamp, 27, of Atwater, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended misdemeanor charge for intentionally pointing a gun at a person. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and another misdemeanor...
January 29, 2009 - 12:00am