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Defying Trump, Green Party pursues recounts in 3 U.S. states
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Keeping jobs on the prairie: Clarkfield Outdoors defies odds with American-made apparel
U.S. court puts Obamacare case on hold until Trump takes office
Abe to become first Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Dorothy M. Peterson
Luella O. Carlson
Harlow D. Skindelien
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
February 13, 2015
Five arrested for theft, drug charges following search in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD – Five people were arrested yesterday after law enforcement found stolen items, methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and packaging supplies at a Litchfield residence. The search occurred around 3 p.m. yesterday in the 200 block of North Sibley Avenue in...
February 13, 2015 - 10:31am
October 24, 2014
Sobriety earns praise, even applause in drug court hearings
WILLMAR — A handful of people facing felony drug charges stood, one by one, in front of Judge Stephanie Beckman on Wednesday at the Kandiyohi County Courthouse, with a group of social workers, attorneys, probation officers and others watching the proceedings. Any criminal court...
October 24, 2014 - 11:52pm
October 7, 2014
Willmar vehicle, foot pursuit ends in arrest, drug confiscation
WILLMAR — Two men face felony charges after a chase with CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force agents Oct. 1 in Willmar ended in arrest and confiscation of drugs, including more than 30 grams of methamphetamine. Ricardo Daniel Gomez, 38, Willmar, made his first appearance Friday in Kandiyohi...
October 7, 2014 - 9:54pm
July 23, 2014
Former Willmar Care Center nursing director pleads to drug possession
WILLMAR — The woman who had been the nursing services director for the former Willmar Care Center has pleaded guilty to an amended drug possession charge for having prescription drugs from the nursing home in her office. Kelly Christine Silas, 37, of Topeka, Kansas, pleaded guilty...
July 23, 2014 - 12:12am
July 17, 2014
Investigation results in 21 arrests for illegal drug sales
WILLMAR — An ongoing investigation by the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force resulted in the arrest of 21 suspects Wednesday on felony controlled substance sales crimes. The task force said in a statement Thursday that it expects to make “several more arrests” in upcoming days. The...
July 17, 2014 - 11:03pm
June 23, 2014
Hutchinson man pleads to drug charge for selling mushrooms, methamphetamine
WILLMAR — Logan Michael Bellon, 30, of Hutchinson, pleaded guilty Monday to a second-degree drug sale charge for selling psilocybin mushroom and methamphetamine to CEE-VI Drug Task Force informants on two occasions in 2012. As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District...
June 23, 2014 - 11:04pm
June 19, 2014
Roschild receives stayed prison, fines in property damage, fraud and drug sentences
WILLMAR — Joshua Wayne Roschild, 23, of Willmar, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, which was stayed, 15 years of probation and a total of $2,050 on three felony charges. Roschild was convicted of criminal damage to property for damaging a canvas door in June at the Willmar...
June 19, 2014 - 10:42pm
Willmar man gets four years in prison for drugs
WILLMAR — Jose Juan Rodriguez, 27, of Willmar, was sentenced Thursday to 48 months in prison and a $3,000 fine on a second-degree drug possession charge for methamphetamine and marijuana found in February in a Willmar residence. As part of his sentence handed down in Kandiyohi...
June 19, 2014 - 10:41pm
June 17, 2014
Man pleads guilty to robbery in beating of man he suspected of being informant in drug case
WILLMAR — Andrew Lee Gomez, 26, of St. Cloud and formerly of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a first-degree aggravated robbery charge for beating a man he suspected was a drug informant to law enforcement. As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District Court, four additional...
June 17, 2014 - 11:04pm
June 16, 2014
New London man faces drug sale charges for meth deal
WILLMAR — Chase David Frieze, 20, of New London, made his first appearance Monday on second- and third-degree drug sale charges for his role in allegedly selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in February. Unconditional bail was set at $100,000. His next...
June 16, 2014 - 11:30pm
May 13, 2014
Man pleads to drug possession count in cocaine case
WILLMAR — Manuel Antonio Luna, 31, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended third-degree drug possession charge for 11 grams of cocaine found in his residence in December during a search by CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents. As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District...
May 13, 2014 - 11:07pm
May 9, 2014
Deputies search for gun after high-speed chase west of Morris
MORRIS — An Appleton man faces several criminal charges after a high-speed chase Wednesday west of Morris.
May 9, 2014 - 10:49pm
May 7, 2014
Willmar man pleads to three felonies for property damage, fraud, selling meth
WILLMAR — Joshua Wayne Roschild, 23, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three felony charges, for criminal damage to property for damaging a canvas door in June at the Willmar Walmart store, for fourth-degree drug sale for selling meth in July to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant...
May 7, 2014 - 11:18pm
Renville man sentenced in case of synthetic marijuana sent through mail
WILLMAR — Derek Bergen Ellingson, 24, of Renville, was sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation on two felony charges of synthetic cannabinoid possession for his role in ordering 2.8 pounds of the substance on the Internet and receiving the shipment of more than 300 ready-to-sell...
May 7, 2014 - 11:17pm
April 25, 2014
Willmar Planning Commission OKs permit for transitional housing program for men
WILLMAR — The Willmar Planning Commission has approved a conditional use permit for LifeRight Outreach of Alexandria, a non-profit organization that plans to operate a faith-based, drug-free and alcohol-free transitional residential housing program for men in a former north side...
April 25, 2014 - 11:00pm