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Manchester bomber had links to Islamic State, officials say, as more arrests are made
Destination Playground build continues
Records summary for May 23 and 24
Nature Conservancy to plant 100,000 pines in cool spots in northern Minnesota to withstand climate change
Final Minnesota legislative bills may be passed in middle of the night
Prep Softball: Becker's late run sinks Willmar
Prep Baseball: Falcons close with a gem
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Prep Baseball: BOLD firepower on display
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
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ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Alpha G. Finden
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
January 28, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 28
Humberto Acevedo Jr., 27, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of third-degree drug possession. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from second-degree and misdemeanors for giving a false name to a peace officer and fleeing an officer on foot will...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
Steil sentenced to jail time, probation, fine for hitting pedestrian
EDEN VALLEY -- Camaron Alexander Steil, 19, of Eden Valley, was sentenced Monday to a year in jail, with 275 days stayed, three years of probation and a $1,000 fine on a gross misdemeanor charge of criminal vehicular operation for hitting a pedestrian with a motor vehicle. The sentence...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 27, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 27
n Thomas John Skaggs, 25, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance crime. He will be sentenced March 9. As part of a plea agreement, he will receive a stay of adjudication. Under a stay of adjudication, a conviction may be removed from...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 22, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan.22
n Amberly Lynn Samuelson, 22, of Spicer, pleaded guilty Wednesday to an amended charge of gross misdemeanor theft for taking a man's vehicle in July. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from a felony for motor vehicle theft and a misdemeanor charge for tampering with...
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am
January 17, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 17
n Kody Blair Koepp, 18, of Lake Lillian, was sentenced to five years of probation and 30 days in jail Friday after pleading guilty in December to one felony count of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. Misdemeanor charges of possessing marijuana in a vehicle, having...
January 17, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 14
n Emilio Ozornia, 24, of Willmar, made his first appearance Tuesday on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, plus misdemeanor charges of driving after revocation and receiving stolen property. Unconditional bail was set at $75,000. His next appearance is...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 13
Daniel Miguel Villarreal, 32, of Willmar, made his first appearance Monday on a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation. Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. Conditional release was allowed on his personal recognizance, provided he have no contact with the woman or her...
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 8
Dennis Omar Dubon-Ramirez, 23, of Willmar, made his first appearance Tuesday on felony charges of aggravated forgery and a gross misdemeanor for giving a false name to a peace officer. Unconditional bail was set at $25,000 with conditional bail at $7,500. His next court date is Jan....
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 7
n Sonia Faith Jimenez, 17, of Willmar made her first appearance Monday on felony charges of second-degree burglary and theft for allegedly breaking into a rural Willmar residence and taking a number of electronic items. She pleaded not guilty to the charges and was ordered to have...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
January 2, 2009
Records, Jan. 2, 2009
Fraud WILLMAR -- A case of fraud was reported around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Bank, 310 First St S.W. Property damage WILLMAR -- A broken window was reported around 4:45 a.m. Thursday along the 400 block of 30th Street Northwest. Burglary WILLMAR -- A burglarized apartment...
January 2, 2009 - 12:00am
December 31, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Dec. 31
Daniel Alfonso Lara, 24, of Willmar, made his first appearance Tuesday on felony charges of aggravated forgery. Unconditional bail was set at $40,000 with conditional bail at $20,000. His next court appearance is Jan. 12. Lara, who is also known as Jonathan Jose Rios Pagan and Daniel...
December 31, 2008 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Dec. 30
A Willmar woman is facing eight criminal charges for allegedly lying on a welfare application and using a false identification to get a job, obtain work and tax documents and apply for a state ID card. Reina I. Guevara, 37, made her first appearance Monday in Eighth District Cou...
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
December 27, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Dec. 27
A Benson man has been arrested and charged for allegedly threatening to kill a Willmar woman and her son and burn down their house. Victor Walter Stiehm, 23, was arraigned Friday in Eighth District Court. Judge Michael Thompson set unconditional bond at $50,000. Conditional bail...
December 27, 2008 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Dec. 24
- Todd Alan Church, 45, no permanent residence, pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of fourth-degree controlled substance. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was lowered from a first-degree controlled substance crime and two other first-degree charges, plus a misdemeanor,...
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Dec. 23
Sergio Ramos, 33, of Willmar, made his first appearance Monday on a felony fifth-degree controlled substance charge and a gross misdemeanor charge for driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety. Unconditional bail was set at $20,000 with conditional bail at $6,000. His...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am