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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
August 21, 2010
Shelter House changes name to reflect broader mission
WILLMAR -- Shelter House of Willmar has changed its name to Safe Avenues. The organization that serves people who are dealing with domestic abuse changed its name after a three-year process, according to a news release issued this week. "The name was chosen to better communicate...
August 21, 2010 - 12:35am
July 28, 2010
Domestic incident ends in slow-speed chase, collision with squad car
WILLMAR -- A domestic incident Tuesday between a mother and daughter ended in a slow-speed chase and a collision with a squad car near New London. According to a press release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office, a deputy received a report at 5 p.m. Tuesday of a domestic incident...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 27, 2010
Willmar man gets jail, probation for domestic incident
WILLMAR -- Christopher Gerald Wallace, 38, of Willmar, was sentenced Friday to five years of probation, a $500 fine and 99 days in jail on a felony charge of terroristic threats for threatening the life of a woman during a domestic incident on May 14. As part of his sentence handed...
July 27, 2010 - 12:00am
July 8, 2010
Local man accused of assaulting woman at Wal-Mart
WILLMAR -- A 24-year-old Willmar man faces felony charges for forgery and terroristic threats after a woman reported Monday that he assaulted...
July 8, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Willmar man faces assault charge for allegedly threatening woman with a knife at her home
WILLMAR -- A 29-year-old Willmar man made his first court appearance Tuesday for allegedly threatening his former companion with a knife Sunday...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
Women's equality remains behind the curve
WILLMAR -- Minnesota women are moving forward in pay equality but progress is achingly slow, a new report issued by the Women's Foundation of Minnesota has found. Lee Roper-Batker, the foundation's president and chief executive, thinks the state might actually be moving backward...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
Willmar man pleads to misdemeanor in domestic case, felony dismissed
WILLMAR -- Brian Joseph Cash, 48, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault. As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court, a felony third-degree assault charge will be dismissed. He will be sentenced July 7. The charges...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
June 16, 2010
Central Minnesota man arrested with gun after alleged domestic assault
ALDRICH, Minn. - An armed man here was taken into custody by the Wadena County Sheriff's Office after a report that he was involved in a domestic disturbance and then walked into a wooded area with a gun on Monday. Authorities responded to a call of a domestic in progress about 8:10...
June 16, 2010 - 11:49am
June 12, 2010
Willmar man pleads to terroristic threats charge in May domestic incident
WILLMAR -- Christopher Gerald Wallace, 38, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of terroristic threats for threatening the...
June 12, 2010 - 12:00am
June 10, 2010
Man faces five felonies for pointing gun at deputies
WILLMAR -- An Atwater man is facing multiple felonies stemming in part from a stand-off with authorities Monday evening. James Arthur Hinman,...
June 10, 2010 - 12:00am
June 8, 2010
Man arrested after pointing gun at officers
ATWATER -- A 46-year-old man was arrested Monday evening after he allegedly pointed a gun at law enforcement officers. According to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office, deputies were called around 7:25 p.m. to a call in rural Atwater regarding a man and a woman...
June 8, 2010 - 9:40am
May 20, 2010
Granite Falls man to serve 23 months for felony domestic assault
GRANITE FALLS -- Marlow Vincent LaBatte Jr., 26, of Granite Falls, will serve 23 months in prison for felony domestic assault. District Judge Paul Nelson on Friday sentenced LaBatte to serve the prison time and pay a fine and fees of $585. Nelson allowed credit for 60 days served...
May 20, 2010 - 12:00am
April 27, 2010
Willmar man faces third-degree assault charge for allegedly hitting a woman during dispute
WILLMAR -- Brian Joseph Cash, 48, of Willmar, made his first appearance Monday on a third-degree assault charge for allegedly hitting a woman during a domestic incident Friday evening. Unconditional bail was set at $10,000 with conditional release allowed on his personal recognizance....
April 27, 2010 - 12:00am
April 16, 2010
Eden Prairie man faces burglary charges in connection to domestic incident in Spicer
WILLMAR -- A 34-year-old Eden Prairie man faces two first-degree burglary charges, plus four misdemeanor counts, for allegedly entering a woman's...
April 16, 2010 - 12:00am
February 23, 2010
Blomkest man faces assault charge for beating woman early Sunday morning
WILLMAR -- A 37-year-old Blomkest man made his first court appearance Monday on a third-degree assault charge for allegedly beating up a woman early Sunday morning. Unconditional bail was set at $40,000 for Francisco Javier Tamez Jr. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of domestic...
February 23, 2010 - 12:00am