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Used ag equipment values bounce back
Rural legislators prioritize care for the elderly, disabled
A 30-year-old Grove City tradition
Early start to flu season results in third death in Minnesota
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College Football: Gophers carry higher standards into Citrus Bowl
NFL: Vikes' Tranquil Teddy not always able to temper his temper
Girls Basketball: Cards' Magnuson cool under fire
New London, Minn., Little Theatre gets a facelift
History-oriented films top SAG nominations
Christmas classic opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minnesota
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December 25, 2014
Records published Dec. 25
This is the records summary for Dec. 26. Blaze destroys pickup Tuesday PRINSBURG — The Prinsburg Fire Department received report of a pickup truck on fire at a residence around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Sixth Street. Firefighters extinguished the fire within minutes...
3 hours 59 min ago
December 23, 2014
Records published Dec. 24
This is the records summary for Dec. 24. Four teens injured Monday in Willmar crash WILLMAR — Four teens were injured in a two-vehicle side-swipe type accident Monday night on U.S. Highway 71 and 37th Avenue north of Willmar. According to the State Patrol, Jayme Hamlander, 19,...
December 23, 2014 - 11:04pm
Granite Falls police arrest Arkansas fugitive
GRANITE FALLS — A Montevideo woman who allegedly fled from Arkansas after being charged there with first-degree attempted murder and attempted arson was arrested Saturday in Granite Falls. Laurie Casey, 52, of Montevideo was transported by law enforcement Monday evening back to...
December 23, 2014 - 10:08pm
December 22, 2014
Records published Dec. 23
This is the records summary for Dec. 23. Man injured Monday in Yellow Medicine County accident CLARKFIELD — A man was injured in a car accident Monday morning on Minnesota Highway 67, west of Yellow Medicine County Road 21. Jeovany Umanzor Fuentes, 41, of Clarkfield was reportedly...
December 22, 2014 - 11:06pm
Cameras see more than skin deep
WILLMAR –– Like a relationship that looks OK on the outside but is deeply troubled under the surface, the physical bruises of victims of domestic violence may also be difficult to see. Without evidence of abuse, perpetrators can go uncharged and victims remain at risk. But a...
December 22, 2014 - 10:30pm
Montevideo Police hope to solve year-old murder case
MONTEVIDEO — Today is the one year anniversary of a homicide in Montevideo that remains unsolved, although authorities remain hopeful of resolving the case. It was on this date around 10:15 p.m. that Montevideo Police found the body of Thomas Dickson, 64, in his upstairs apartment...
December 22, 2014 - 10:26pm
December 21, 2014
This is the records summary for Dec. 22. Accident WILLMAR — Two Willmar men were seriously injured early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle accident near Paynesville. According to the State Patrol, Omer Mohamed, 19, was driving a 2000 Nissan Maxima east on the state Highway...
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December 21, 2014 - 10:22pm
December 18, 2014
This is the records summary for Dec. 19. Crash SPICER — A crash between a bus operated by Palmer Bus and another vehicle reportedly occurred at 7:49 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of 153rd Ave Northeast and Skyline Drive. The initial crash report indicates that there were no...
news / local
December 18, 2014 - 10:14pm
December 17, 2014
Teacher in sex case hires attorney
WILLMAR — Chad Jeffrey Akerson, the former Willmar Senior High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student, has hired a defense attorney and will make his next court appearance in January. Court documents show that Akerson’s attorney, Ryan Garry, made...
December 17, 2014 - 11:11pm
Records published Dec. 18
This is the records summary for Dec. 18. Car collides with power pole NEW LONDON — A Chevy Impala reportedly collided with an Xcel Energy power pole early Wednesday morning in New London. Riley Lon Hood, 26, of New London was reportedly driving southbound around 1:34 a.m. on...
December 17, 2014 - 10:58pm
December 16, 2014
Records published Dec. 17
This is the records summary for Dec. 17. District Court Kandiyohi County WILLMAR — Sharika Latoya Webb, 25, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of felony financial transaction card fraud stemming from an incident in which $530 was charged on a stolen debit card. As...
December 16, 2014 - 10:39pm
December 15, 2014
New London man pleads not guilty to criminal vehicular operation charges
WILLMAR — Cory Michael Schmitz, 29, of New London, pleaded not guilty Monday to numerous charges stemming from an accident injuring himself and his 14-year-old passenger. Schmitz waived an omnibus hearing Monday and pleaded not guilty to two charges of felony criminal vehicular...
December 15, 2014 - 10:50pm
Records published Dec. 16
This is the records summary for Dec. 16. Two injured in Granite Falls rollover GRANITE FALLS — Two people were injured in a rollover accident around 11:15 a.m. Monday on a wet road west of Granite Falls. Kurtis R. Bennett, 28, of Montevideo, was driving a Ford F-150 eastbound...
December 15, 2014 - 10:41pm
December 14, 2014
Convictions published Dec. 15
The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony Bo Brian Anderson, 23, Faribault, theft, Oct. 9, 2013 Bo Brian Anderson, 23, Faribault, first-degree criminal...
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December 14, 2014 - 11:33pm
December 12, 2014
Juvenile driver in crash that killed Brau charged with misdemeanor
WILLMAR — The 17-year-old female driver involved in the Wright County crash that killed Robert Brau, 21, of Willmar, has been charged with a misdemeanor offense, Brau’s parents have learned. The girl was reportedly traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 near Montrose when her...
news / local
December 12, 2014 - 11:00pm