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Developing a vision: EDC reviews retail data to develop economic strategy for the future
Records published March 25
Willmar Community Center creates community one event at a time
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
CMCS rebounds to play for consolation crown
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
Midwest Opinion: A workable path to bipartisan health care reform
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January 27, 2017
Dassel man sentenced after army vet's service dog shot and killed
LITCHFIELD — Authorities say a Dassel man shot dead a neighbor's service dog in April 2015, removed its collar and dragged it into a swamp....
January 27, 2017 - 6:31am
January 18, 2017
Records published Jan. 19
This is the records summary for Jan. 19. Man injured after head-on crash with semi
January 18, 2017 - 10:17pm
Man injured after Highway 12 head-on crash with semi
DASSEL -- A 21-year-old man was hospitalized early Wednesday after a head-on crash with a semi truck on U.S. Highway 12 east of Dassel. The crash...
January 18, 2017 - 10:38am
January 17, 2017
Physician joins Dassel clinic
LITCHFIELD — Dr. Patricia I. Freund is now seeing patients at the Meeker Memorial Clinic in Dassel. Freund brings a strong clinical background...
January 17, 2017 - 5:12am
December 21, 2016
Records published Dec. 21
This is the records summary for Dec. 21. Fire destroys Atwater cabinATWATER – A seasonal cabin home on Diamond Lake in Atwater was a total loss Tuesday after an early morning fire. The Atwater Fire Department was called to the 14500 block of Breezy Point Road just before 4 a.m....
December 21, 2016 - 7:04am
October 19, 2016
Merle Larson letter: We deserve more than gridlock
The fact that we had no special legislative session this summer shouldn't surprise anyone, since it followed two years of inaction by the state...
October 19, 2016 - 12:16pm
October 6, 2016
Meeker County man airlifted after ATV accident
DASSEL – A Meeker County man sustained serious injuries Wednesday when the ATV he was driving flipped over. Daniel Miller, 48, of rural Dassel,...
October 6, 2016 - 9:11am
October 22, 2015
Records published Oct. 22
This is the records summary for Oct. 22, 2015. Fire call WILLMAR — The Willmar Fire Department was called at 11:47 p.m. Tuesday to a small fire in the coal pile behind the Municipal Utilities power plant. Firefighters were on the scene for about half an hour. Firefighters...
October 22, 2015 - 12:06am
June 29, 2015
Dassel man sentenced for sex crimes
LITCHFIELD — A 26-year-old Dassel man was sentenced Friday in Meeker County District Court to 30 years of prison on a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl. Nathan Charles Robert Schwartz was sentenced to 360 months of prison,...
June 29, 2015 - 10:20pm
June 3, 2015
Dassel man pleads not guilty of first-degree criminal sexual conduct
LITCHFIELD — A Dassel man accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Michael James Rarer also pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a felony second-degree drug charge stemming from the same incident....
June 3, 2015 - 11:23pm
May 14, 2015
Dassel men accused of sexually assaulting girl appear in court
LITCHFIELD — Court appearances continue for two Dassel men each charged with first-degree criminal sexual assault involving the alleged sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl they reportedly met on a social networking website. Michael James Rarer, 22, and Kenneth Gerald Cope, 48, both...
May 14, 2015 - 11:15pm
April 27, 2015
Two Dassel men face charges for alleged sexual assault of girl
LITCHFIELD — Two Dassel men are charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl they met on a social networking website. Michael James Rarer, 22, and Kenneth Gerald Cope, 48, each made their first court appearances on the charges...
April 27, 2015 - 11:34pm
April 26, 2015
Five injured in three-vehicle crash Friday north of Dassel
DASSEL — Five people were injured in a three-vehicle accident reported at 6:12 p.m. Friday north of Dassel. Andrew T. Sarkinen, 17, of Roseville was reportedly traveling westbound in a Ford Focus on Meeker County Road 21, approaching Highway 15, when his vehicle was broadsided at...
April 26, 2015 - 11:45pm
April 25, 2015
Five injured in three-vehicle crash north of Dassel Friday evening
Five people were injured, one of whom suffered serious injuries, in an accident shortly after 6 p.m. Friday north of Dassel. A 2005 Ford Focus driven by Andrew Sarkinen, 17, of Roseville, was traveling west on Meeker County Road 21 south of Kingston Township, according to the...
April 25, 2015 - 1:02am
April 23, 2015
Two Dassel men face pending criminal sexual conduct charges
DASSEL – The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Dassel men Wednesday who allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile female. The suspects, a 22-year-old man and a 48-year-old man, each face a pending charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Both suspects remained...
April 23, 2015 - 11:18pm