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Records published July 29
Work continues on Willmar's Minnesota Avenue
Parishioners salvage items from fire-damaged Sacred Heart church
Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Alice M. Anderson
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
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
April 24, 2014
Two arrested in Litchfield, had stolen items from across region
LITCHFIELD — Two people, a 27-year-old man from Cosmos and a 35-year-old woman from Pennock, were arrested on charges of possession of stolen property and controlled substances after law enforcement officers served search warrants on Wednesday in Litchfield. According to the...
April 24, 2014 - 8:55am
April 1, 2014
‘Talk to your kids’: Town hall meeting on alcohol, drugs emphasizes message of prevention
WILLMAR — When members of the regional CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force give public presentations, they hear from many parents who have no idea...
April 1, 2014 - 10:54pm
March 27, 2014
Supporting parents with a message of prevention: Town hall meeting planned Monday on underage drinking, drug use
WILLMAR — An information meeting hosted next week by the Kandiyohi County Drug-Free Communities Coalition will give parents and the rest of...
March 27, 2014 - 11:15pm
March 19, 2014
Willmar man faces new charges for drugs; trials set for fraud, property damage, stolen property cases
WILLMAR — Joshua Wayne Roschild, 23, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a third-degree drug sale charge for allegedly selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in July and on a fifth-degree drug possession count for possessing meth when he was...
March 19, 2014 - 11:16pm
March 18, 2014
Two charged after New London search turns up large amount of cocaine
WILLMAR — Jose Trinidad Mendoza, 33, and Elvira Mendoza, 31, of New London, made their first court appearances Monday on first-degree drug charges for a third of a pound of cocaine found in their residence Friday when a search warrant was served on their home. Unconditional bail...
March 18, 2014 - 4:00am
March 10, 2014
Heroin overdoses pose 'urgent public health crisis': U.S. attorney general
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said his agency was stepping up efforts to stem sharp increases in deadly heroin overdoses, trafficking in the drug and abuse of prescription narcotics at the root of what he called an "urgent public health crisis."
March 10, 2014 - 7:41am
January 31, 2014
Man pleads to witness tampering, drug sale charges
WILLMAR — Anthony Rooy Rolffs, 27, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a first-degree witness tampering charge and two fourth-degree drug sale charges. As part of a plea agreement, 10 additional felony charges for fourth- and fifth-degree drug sale will be dismissed. He will...
January 31, 2014 - 11:18pm
January 2, 2014
World's first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado
DENVER (Reuters) - The world's first state-licensed marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use opened for business in Colorado on Wednesday with long lines of customers, marking a new chapter in America's drug culture.
January 2, 2014 - 7:12am
December 11, 2013
Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana trade
MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization.
December 11, 2013 - 9:00am
November 26, 2013
Man faces witness tampering charge for alleged threats against informant in drug case
WILLMAR — Anthony Rooy Rolffs, 27, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Monday on a first-degree witness tampering charge for allegedly attempting to prevent the testimony of a confidential informant who allegedly bought drugs from Rolffs in a CEE-VI Drug Task Force investigation. Unconditional...
November 26, 2013 - 4:03am
November 1, 2013
Police have video of Toronto mayor, allegedly smoking crack cocaine
TORONTO (Reuters) - Police said Thursday they have obtained a video "consistent" with media accounts that it shows Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking...
November 1, 2013 - 9:42am