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Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
Mom upset after bus makes unannounced stop at Dairy Queen on last day of school
Despite past disagreements, Pope Francis and Trump exchange gestures of peace
Olivia doctors disciplined in labor and delivery case
Prep Softball: Becker's late run sinks Willmar
Prep Baseball: Falcons close with a gem
Prep Baseball: Cards dazzle in win over Rocori
Local Roundup: Willmar tennis duo take sub-section title
Prep Baseball: BOLD firepower on display
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Alpha G. Finden
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
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
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