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Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
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Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
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'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
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Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
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Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
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Bruce & Deb Johnson
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January 6, 2014
Family files suit in Montevideo man’s death in prison
MONTEVIDEO — A family of a Montevideo man has filed a lawsuit in federal court after he died in custody at the Lino Lakes state prison, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Saturday. David Picard, 32, died Jan. 8, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul of acute bilateral...
January 6, 2014 - 10:29pm
This is the records summary for Jan. 7. Sheriff’s Office names man killed Saturday in crash east of Willmar WILLMAR — The man killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday just east of Willmar was Steven Joseph Szalma, 38, of Kandiyohi. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s...
January 6, 2014 - 7:54pm
January 3, 2014
21-year-old man faces charge for damaging door of cop squad car
WILLMAR — Edgard Valenzuela, 21, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Friday on a felony charge of first-degree property damage for allegedly kicking the door of a Willmar Police squad car hard enough to bend the door so far that it wouldn’t close. Unconditional bail was...
January 3, 2014 - 11:01pm
Willmar man pleads to felony charge for bike chain assault on teen
WILLMAR — Christopher Peter Padin, 36, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation for assaulting a teenager with a bike chain As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District Court, another felony for second-degree assault...
January 3, 2014 - 11:00pm
Records for Jan. 3
This is the records summary for Jan. 3. District Court Kandiyohi County Latoya Desiree Rodgers, 23, of Minneapolis, was sentenced Thursday to 211 days in jail, a $500 fine and five years of probation on a felony charge of theft for her role in shoplifting cell phones in June 2012...
January 3, 2014 - 12:28am
January 2, 2014
Man who dangled baby out window faces felony charges
WILLMAR — Erik Ozornia, 25, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Thursday on two felony charges, for domestic assault and terroristic threats, for allegedly assaulting a woman and then dangling a 6-month-old baby out a second-story window Tuesday afternoon when Willmar police...
January 2, 2014 - 11:31pm
December 31, 2013
Records for Dec. 31
This is the records summary for Dec. 31. Arrests WILLMAR — A man was arrested on charges of domestic assault and fifth-degree assault around 11 p.m. Sunday on the 800 block of Fourth Street Southeast. PENNOCK — A 27-year-old was arrested on charges of second degree driving...
December 31, 2013 - 12:19am
December 29, 2013
Pedestrian struck by pickup, driver faces charge
LITCHFIELD — A 32-year-old Cosmos man is facing a charge of criminal vehicular operation – causing great bodily harm for allegedly striking a man with his pickup around 5:12 a.m. Sunday. The victim had been in an argument at a residence and had left on foot, according to information...
December 29, 2013 - 10:51pm
December 28, 2013
Records for Dec. 28
This is the records summary for Dec. 28. Thefts SPICER — A television was reported stolen on Friday from a trailer parked on the 8100 block of North Shore Drive, Spicer. WILLMAR — A man and woman with a baby were alleged to have been shoplifting items at the Wal-Mart Superstore...
December 28, 2013 - 12:39am
December 27, 2013
Records for Dec. 27
This is the records summary for Dec. 27, 2013. Thefts SPICER — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a credit card fraud reported Thursday by a Spicer resident. The individual’s credit card number was used to place an order on the Internet. District Court Kandiyohi...
December 27, 2013 - 12:16am
December 25, 2013
This is the records summary for Dec. 26. Christmas Eve snow hampered drivers; wind in today’s forecast WILLMAR — No serious crashes were reported, but a Christmas Eve snowfall led to difficult driving conditions Tuesday afternoon and evening. Willmar Police and the Kandiyohi...
December 25, 2013 - 10:33pm
December 24, 2013
New London man ordered to pay $11K for damaging electric service at Legion post
WILLMAR — A New London man who pleaded guilty to sabotaging the electric service at his employer will be on probation for 20 years and must pay more than $11,000 in restitution. Sebastian Allan Amundson, 22, of New London, was sentenced Monday to 180 days in jail, $1,050 in fines...
December 24, 2013 - 6:00am
December 23, 2013
This is the records summary for Dec. 24. Theft NEW LONDON — The theft of a trailer was reported around 10 a.m. Monday along the 3800 block of 198th Avenue Northwest. Arrests WILLMAR — A 32-year-old man was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and a 26-year-old man...
December 23, 2013 - 8:42pm
December 20, 2013
Alleged Montevideo bomb-maker told federal agents that he wasn’t violent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota militia member charged in what the FBI once called a “terror plot” to blow up the Montevideo police station allegedly told authorities in May that even though he had bombs, he was not a violent person and was using the Internet to investigate bad...
December 20, 2013 - 11:17pm
Man who assaulted officers faces four felony charges
WILLMAR — The man who allegedly assaulted three Willmar Police Department officers Thursday faces four felony charges and is held on $25,000 bail at the Kandiyohi County Jail. Cody Lee Friese, 23, faces a third-degree assault charge for causing Sgt. Mike Markkanen to suffer a concussion...
December 20, 2013 - 11:15pm