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U.S. Supreme Court to hear sex offender social media ban case
White House urges ban on non-compete agreements for many workers
Surveys show change in public opinion of police
Minnesota Court of Appeals affirms Meeker County criminal sexual conduct conviction
Willmar man changes plea after Minn. Supreme Court ruling
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Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd
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Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
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Aaron Abrahamson letter: Don't blame Baker for MNsure
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Harrop commentary: Bill Clinton did not call Obamacare 'Crazy'
Estrich Commentary: Election landslide? Not so fast
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Minnesota man accused in 5-year-old girl's death indicted by grand jury
February 4, 2015
Federal prison awaits: Burglary charges dismissed against man alleged to have broken into Sunburg home
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County prosecutors have dismissed felony charges of first-degree burglary and theft against a Montrose man alleged to have burglarized a rural Sunburg home in September 2013. The prosecuting attorney dismissed the charges Jan. 28 because the suspect, Michael...
February 4, 2015 - 11:09pm
August 15, 2014
Charges against Spicer man are dismissed due to new evidence
WILLMAR — Charges have been dismissed against a Spicer man accused this past May of sexually assaulting a woman. David H. Kennedy, 24, had faced one count of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and one count of false imprisonment. In a statement dated June 19 and filed...
August 15, 2014 - 11:11pm
January 12, 2011
Charges dismissed against two men accused of assaulting woman
MONTEVIDEO -- The criminal sexual conduct charges against two young men for sexually assaulting a woman in December 2009 at a Granite Falls hotel have been dismissed. According to Chippewa County Attorney David Gilbertson, the victim in the case asked him to dismiss the charges against...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011
Sex charges dismissed against Bobadilla
WILLMAR -- Criminal sexual conduct charges against Orlando Manuel Bobadilla, 30, of Willmar, have been dismissed -- ending a nearly eight-year...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
Drug sale charge dismissed, judge rules deal was entrapment
WILLMAR -- A first-degree drug sale charge against Earl Hoting, 37, of Willmar, was dismissed Aug. 4 in Kandiyohi County District Court. Judge Michael J. Thompson dismissed the charge -- for two sales of 3.1 grams and 14.4 grams of meth to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant on July...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
June 4, 2010
Drug charges dismissed against Litchfield woman for New Year's incident; local man not so lucky
WILLMAR -- Two first-degree drug possession and sale charges against Vanessa Ramirez, 23, of Litchfield, have been dismissed for lack of probable...
June 4, 2010 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
18-year-old pleads guilty to assaulting teenager at Senior High
WILLMAR -- An 18-year-old Willmar man pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of fifth-degree assault for beating up a student at Willmar Senior High School. David Gutierrez Jr. was sentenced to 30 days in jail, which was stayed, a $300 fine and one year of probation. He...
April 30, 2010 - 12:00am
March 19, 2010
Sex charge against Rochester man dropped
Update: The sex charges against KC Shannon Johns of Rochester, Minn., listed in West Central Tribune stories published Aug. 28, 2009, and Sept. 3, 2009, were dismissed. The dismissal was filed March 3, 2010, by the Kandiyohi County Attorney's office and a West Central Tribune story...
March 19, 2010 - 12:00am
January 21, 2010
Felony sex charge against 35-year-old KAT driver dismissed
WILLMAR -- A criminal sexual conduct charge against a Willmar man has been dismissed because the man who reported having sex with him is not...
January 21, 2010 - 12:00am
January 15, 2010
Charges dismissed against man who hit teen with bat
WILLMAR -- Three felony charges against a Willmar man accused of hitting a 16-year-old boy in the head with a baseball bat during a fight have been dismissed in Kandiyohi County District Court. The charges, for second-, third- and fifth-degree assault, against Daniel Loera, 26, were...
January 15, 2010 - 12:00am
November 13, 2009
Olivia woman's assault case dismissed after victim recants
WILLMAR -- The criminal charges against a 33-year-old Olivia woman have been dismissed after the alleged victim recanted. For that reason, two felony charges of second-degree assault and criminal vehicular operation, plus a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault, against Mary Christina...
November 13, 2009 - 12:00am
July 25, 2009
Drug charges dismissed against county social worker
WILLMAR -- Drug charges against a Kandiyohi County social worker have been dismissed for lack of probable cause. His job with the county, however, still remains in limbo. Kent Ames Boyd, 51, of Willmar had been charged with a felony count of controlled substance crime in the fifth...
July 25, 2009 - 12:00am
District judge orders charges to be dismissed in case against Willmar man
WILLMAR -- The remaining charges against Scott Edward Wagar have been ordered dismissed for insufficient probable cause. The rural Willmar man...
March 25, 2009 - 12:00am
March 7, 2009
Drug charges dismissed, another investigation under way, Beccue says
WILLMAR -- Six felony drug charges, including charges of first-degree drug sale and conspiracy and fifth-degree drug sale, conspiracy and liability for crimes of another, against David Dennis Jacobson, 48, of rural Blomkest, have been dismissed in Kandiyohi County District Court. The...
March 7, 2009 - 12:00am
January 15, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 15
Three felony criminal sexual conduct charges against Tiodoro Vasquez Resendez, 34, of Willmar, were dismissed Jan. 5 because DNA evidence established that he was not the perpetrator of the crime. Resendez had faced two charges of third-degree and one count of fourth-degree criminal...
January 15, 2009 - 12:00am