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Records published Feb. 25
Child found safe in Willmar after possible abduction
Klobuchar, Peterson go to bat for rural broadband
Nolan hears about Iron Range infrastructure challenges
Today, Keith Ellison may become DNC leader
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Boys Basketball: 'Jacks top MACCRAY
Palmer, Bryan share Honda Classic lead
Local Roundup: Wildcats bounce back with vengeance
Junior Hockey: Two WarHawks heading to Hamline
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
January 9, 2013
This is the records summary for Jan. 10. Tractor, feed wagon lost in Meeker County fire DASSEL — A John Deere tractor, feed mixing wagon and about 100 round bales of cornstalks were lost in a fire reported around 9 a.m. Monday north of Dassel. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s...
January 9, 2013 - 8:17pm
December 21, 2012
This is the records summary for Dec. 22. Phone scam WILLMAR — A Willmar woman reported at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday that she suspected being the target of a telephone scam. The woman said she got a call saying that if she gave $273, she would receive $7,000. District Court Kandiyohi...
December 21, 2012 - 7:08pm
December 10, 2012
Commentary: It is the miracle of the rule of law in U.S.
By Susan Estrich It’s easy, as a law professor and practicing lawyer, to take the rule of law for granted and even to question its existence. In my classes, I teach students cases in which courts, on similar facts, reach conflicting results, notwithstanding the fundamental principle...
December 10, 2012 - 12:00am
August 3, 2012
Delbert Huber pleads guilty to second-degree murder
WILLMAR -- Delbert Huber pleaded guilty today to second-degree intentional murder in the Oct. 8, 2011, death of Timothy Larson at Larson's family...
August 3, 2012 - 11:51am
November 17, 2011
Minnesota High Court sides with families over retained newborn blood
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Department of Health has improperly retained and distributed for research tens of thousands of blood samples left over from the state's newborn screening program since 1997, without the written consent of parents, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. In...
November 17, 2011 - 12:00am
October 22, 2011
Tobacco store manager charged, synthetic marijuana seized
WILLMAR -- The manager of the Tobacco Stop on South First Street in Willmar was arrested for selling synthetic marijuana, and what were described as "large amounts'' of a substance suspected of being the illegal product were seized during a search of the business on Thursday, according...
October 22, 2011 - 12:00am
July 30, 2011
School district business manager pleads to stealing $275K
MINNEAPOLIS -- The business manager for the Chokio-Alberta School District pleaded guilty Friday to stealing approximately $275,000 from the district, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minneapolis. Liane Claassen, 43, of Chokio, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. She...
July 30, 2011 - 12:00am
June 29, 2011
Court rules courts will stay open in shutdown
June 29, 2011 - 12:00am
June 18, 2011
Shutdown prep continues in courts
ST. PAUL -- Optimism was in short supply Friday around the Minnesota Capitol, two weeks before a government shutdown could begin. No high-level budget discussions occurred, and none were expected this weekend after a Thursday disagreement between Democratic Gov.
June 18, 2011 - 12:00am
June 9, 2011
18-year-old arrested in Wednesday evening assault, shotgun incident in Willmar
WILLMAR -- An 18-year-old Willmar teen has been arrested on charges of second- and fifth-degree assault in connection to a Wednesday evening assault that included firing a shotgun at another man. According to a news release from Willmar Police Chief David Wyffels, Daniel Garza Jr....
June 9, 2011 - 11:21am
January 11, 2011
Security fears keep suspect from court
OLIVIA -- Security concerns kept the defendant in the death of a young child out of the courtroom Monday and in the protective custody of the...
January 11, 2011 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
District Court Kandiyohi County - Ronald Floyd Evenson, 55, of Benson, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of driving while impaired. A second felony charge will be dismissed in a plea agreement. The sentence recommended in Evenson's plea agreement includes a stay of execution...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 16, 2010
Sacred Heart man, 45, pleads to second-degree assault
OLIVIA -- A Sacred Heart man has pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault-strangulation. Jose Felix Barajas, 45, entered guilty pleas during a hearing Monday in Olivia. Under terms of a plea agreement, a charge of attempted murder...
December 16, 2010 - 12:00am
December 4, 2010
Denial of restitution leaves open wound for mom, dad
OLIVIA -- The parents of a young man killed in a motor vehicle accident have found their efforts to seek restitution for losses beyond that provided...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
Mother of car crash victim: Legal system has to take a stricter view
OLIVIA -- Wendy Russell's frustrations with the legal system in the death of her son go beyond the anguish she feels in not being able to pursue restitution through the criminal system. She also believes the legal system fails all of us when careless driving is only a misdemeanor...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am