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Man fatally shot in head in Minnesota park
Crews respond to house fire in Redwood County
Ford to recall 91,000 vehicles in U.S. over stalling issues
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Records published Aug. 24
Tigers overpower Twins
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Bridgewater throwing in practice
Broken hand not stopping roster hopes for Vikings' Roberson
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
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New Barn play continues this week
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Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
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10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
Reader News: A five-generation photo
Reader News: Celebrating 150 years of Martin Hanson Aasen
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Alan Lee Midby
Henry (Hank) Wiegmann
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Trump's bitter Virginia cocktail
July 29, 2016
Records for July 30
This is the records summary for July 30. District Court Kandiyohi County WILLMAR—Johnny Hernandez Perez, 34, of Willmar, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct Friday. Perez entered an Alford plea in Kandiyohi County district court. In an...
July 29, 2016 - 11:03pm
March 14, 2016
Victim in Montevideo murder case not particularly vulnerable, judge rules
MONTEVIDEO—The judge who presided over the Michael Grussing murder trial has rejected a motion by prosecutors seeking a harsher sentence. A Chippewa County jury found Grussing, 54, of Montevideo, guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of his roommate, Kevin Richardson,...
March 14, 2016 - 6:41pm
February 24, 2016
Chippewa County jury returns guilty verdict in Montevideo man's murder trial
MONTEVIDEO — A Chippewa County jury needed less than two hours of deliberations to return a guilty verdict in the second-degree murder trial...
February 24, 2016 - 2:57pm
February 17, 2016
Franklin man to serve maximum sentence for campsite killing in Renville County
OLIVIA - Dwayne Alan Case, 30, might have saved the life of Elizabeth Gregg, 46, had he gotten immediate medical help for her after firing a...
February 17, 2016 - 4:00am
February 16, 2016
Case to serve 415 months for campsite killing
OLIVIA—Dwayne Alan Case, 30, might have saved the life of Elizabeth Gregg, 46, had he gotten immediate medical help for her after firing a broadhead tipped arrow into her abdomen at a remote campsite in Renville County on June 12, 2015. Case, of Franklin, will now serve a 415...
February 16, 2016 - 4:28pm
December 7, 2015
Man faces felony charge for striking bus this summer in Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — The driver of a vehicle that crossed the centerline and crashed into a school bus transporting young Head Start students on...
December 7, 2015 - 9:42pm
July 27, 2015
Puddle of Mudd singer plays jail house blues in Olivia
OLIVIA — The City of Olivia hosted its biggest rock star since Olivia Newton-John came for Corn Capital Days in 1978, but this latest visitor arrived unwillingly and slipped out of town quietly after a one-night stay in the local jail. Wesley Reid Scantlin, 42, vocalist and...
July 27, 2015 - 6:19pm
March 10, 2015
Hexum pleads to second degree, attempted murder in roadside shooting
MONTEVIDEO – With the words “yes, your honor,’’ Devin Hexum, 21, of Balaton, admitted he intended to kill Daniel Scheff when he fired two shots at close range from a handgun into his victim’s abdomen on a gravel road, where he left him on the night of July 18, 2014. Hexum...
March 10, 2015 - 11:28am
January 20, 2015
Appeals Court upholds Peltier's termination of parental rights
GLENWOOD — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling terminating Amanda Peltier’s parental rights to her four, biological children, ages 3 to 11. The ruling issued Tuesday affirmed a district court decision that terminating her parental rights was in...
January 20, 2015 - 11:47am
January 12, 2015
Akerson asks judge's order for release of information from school
WILLMAR — The attorney for the former Willmar High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student asked the court for an order releasing information from the Willmar Public Schools during a court appearance on Monday. Chad Akerson, 34, appeared...
January 12, 2015 - 3:03pm
July 2, 2014
Lac qui Parle County charges two men after accidents involving stolen vehicles
MADISON — Lac qui Parle County has charged two out-of-state men with felony counts of receiving stolen property and aiding and abetting theft following accidents in which two stolen vehicles were involved. David Dwight Drake, who turns 38 on Friday, of Odessa, Texas, and Austin...
July 2, 2014 - 11:17pm
June 30, 2014
Dikken pleads to pre-meditated murder, to serve life without possibility of parole
MONTEVIDEO — Andrew Dikken, 29, of Renville, will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole for the Sept. 2 fatal shootings of Kara Monson, 26, of Granite Falls, and Chris Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls. District Judge Thomas Van Hon sentenced Dikken after accepting...
June 30, 2014 - 3:27pm
June 13, 2014
Grocery owners make first appearance on tax charges
ILLMAR — The owners of the La Michoacana grocery store in Willmar, who each face 16 felony counts for failing to file tax returns, filing false tax returns and allegedly not paying more than $290,000 in state income and sales taxes, made their first appearance in court Wednesday. Juan...
June 13, 2014 - 11:34pm
June 6, 2014
Willmar man pleads to sex charge for molesting girl
WILLMAR — Tomas Hernandez Valladarez, 64, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a second-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for having sexual conduct with a young girl. As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District Court, a first-degree count will be dismissed. He...
June 6, 2014 - 12:12am
June 4, 2014
Six defendants sentenced in Lac qui Parle fatal party
MADISON — One by one Wednesday, six of the college-age students who pleaded guilty after a party that led to a young man’s death stood before a judge to receive their sentences. Dawson-Boyd High School senior Michael Anyasike was among an estimated 100 youths attending the party...
June 4, 2014 - 11:44pm