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December 30, 2009
Man gets prison for domestic assault, asks for execution of other sentences
WILLMAR -- Juanel Anthony Mikulak, 22, of Alexandria and formerly of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison on a felony domestic...
December 30, 2009 - 12:00am
November 24, 2009
Eden Valley woman arrested after domestic, stabbing
EDEN VALLEY -- A 21-year-old Eden Valley woman was arrested early this morning after a domestic incident that involved a stabbing. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, Sara Smith was arrested around 1:25 a.m. A 25-year-old man was examined at the scene by medical personnel...
November 24, 2009 - 9:08am
November 5, 2009
Quale pleads to attempted first-degree murder
MONTEVIDEO -- Curtis David Quale, 69, of Granite Falls, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder, domestic abuse with a past pattern of domestic abuse.
November 5, 2009 - 12:00am
November 4, 2009
Granite Falls man, 69, pleads guilty to attempted murder for stabbing girlfriend
MONTEVIDEO -- Curtis David Quale, 69, of Granite Falls, pleaded guilty to first degree, attempted murder, domestic abuse with a past pattern of domestic abuse in district court in Montevideo on Wednesday. He admitted to stabbing his 47-year-old girlfriend in a drunken fit of rage...
November 4, 2009 - 3:28pm
Willmar man gets 48 months in prison on drug sale charges
WILLMAR -- Omar Jason Romero, 29, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to 48 months in prison on a felony charge of second-degree drug sales for...
November 4, 2009 - 12:00am
October 8, 2009
Minnesota Opinion: On domestic abuse
An excerpt from recent editorials in Minnesota newspapers: From The Associated Press On domestic abuse: Pam Taschuk of Lino Lakes, Minn., did everything she was supposed to do to try to survive an abusive relationship. She got her husband charged with false imprisonment and domestic...
October 8, 2009 - 12:00am
October 5, 2009
Letter: Help for domestic violence
I would like to remind Willmar and other area residents to support Shelter House in Willmar which extends emergency shelter and community advocacy to domestic violence victims in an 18-county area in southwestern Minnesota. One way to do this is to attend the annual "Make a Difference"...
October 5, 2009 - 12:00am
September 26, 2009
Romero enters pleas to drug sale, fleeing, domestic assault
WILLMAR -- A 29-year-old Willmar man pleaded guilty Thursday to three charges for a series of crimes between January and June of this year. Omar...
September 26, 2009 - 12:00am
May 15, 2009
Man pleads in case involving hammer, Taser and mace
WILLMAR -- A rural Willmar man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation for an August 2008 incident that involved the use of a hammer, mace and a stun gun. Bryan Gordon Petersen, 44, entered an Alford plea in Kandiyohi County District Court....
May 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 21, 2009
Duluth councilor wants city to create domestic partner registry
DULUTH - Duluth City Councilor Jeff Anderson will introduce an ordinance in three weeks that would allow domestic partners to be registered at City Hall. Anderson said the couples would get domestic partner certificates that would be largely symbolic, but would help couples more...
April 21, 2009 - 7:56am
April 5, 2009
Bovey man accused of imprisoning woman for 2 days
BOVEY, Minn. - Itasca County authorities say they've arrested a Bovey man accused of holding a woman against her will for two days. The sheriff's department said Saturday the 47-year-old man and 43-year-old woman knew each other. Deputies say he threatened to hurt her if she tried...
April 5, 2009 - 8:22am
April 4, 2009
Shelter House gala to raise money to meet increasing need
WILLMAR -- In recent months, more and more families have sought assistance from Shelter House Inc. in Willmar. "Our caseload has gone way up, and funding is down," said director Connie Schmoll. It's not unusual to have the shelter in Willmar full of women and children who have left...
April 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 7, 2009
Ruchti faces felony charges after domestic incident
WILLMAR -- A 29-year-old Watkins man made his first appearance Friday on two felony charges for allegedly strangling a woman and threatening...
February 7, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan. 31
n Kevin Ray Wertz, 20, of Willmar, was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison, which was stayed, a $1,000 fine and three years of probation on a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation for choking a woman with his hands while the two were arguing. He was also ordered...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 22, 2009
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Jan.22
n Amberly Lynn Samuelson, 22, of Spicer, pleaded guilty Wednesday to an amended charge of gross misdemeanor theft for taking a man's vehicle in July. As part of a plea agreement, the charge was reduced from a felony for motor vehicle theft and a misdemeanor charge for tampering with...
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am