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Discipline key to farmers' financial success
Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
New London man to serve eight years for meth sale
For U.S. veterans, pipeline protest promises to galvanize activism
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Enid Evangeline Martell Olson
Cheryl (Cheri) Rae Downs Holgerson
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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