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Motorist hits 115 mph as he leads trooper on I-94 chase
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
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
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
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
November 27, 2012
Watkins, Minn., man charged with drunken driving after rollover crash
WATKINS -- A 69-year-old Watkins man was treated for injuries sustained in a rollover crash Monday afternoon near Watkins and then booked into the Meeker County Jail on fourth-degree drunken driving charges. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Norlin, law enforcement and...
November 27, 2012 - 9:19am
September 13, 2012
Law busts 1,842 for drunken driving during statewide campaign
ST. PAUL -- Law enforcement officers from 315 agencies arrested a total of 1,842 impaired drivers during the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DWI enforcement campaign from Aug. 17 to Sept.
September 13, 2012 - 12:08pm
August 2, 2012
Letter: Crack down on drunk drivers
After hearing the news about a drunken driver killing a baby and critically injuring two other people, I am outraged. In addition to this story, there was an article in the paper within the last few weeks about a man who had been arrested for the ninth time because of impaired driving....
August 2, 2012 - 12:00am
July 5, 2012
Willmar man faces fleeing charge; allegedly fled deputy at over 100 mph
WILLMAR -- Dennis James Vosbury, 23, of Willmar, made his first appearance Tuesday on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer for allegedly fleeing from a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputy at speeds over 100 mph early Sunday morning. Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. His...
July 5, 2012 - 10:00am
December 31, 2011
New Year's Eve deaths, injuries on the decline, officials cite higher awareness
WILLMAR -- The number of alcohol-related traffic deaths and serious injuries during the New Year's Eve holiday has dropped significantly in recent...
December 31, 2011 - 12:00am
September 6, 2011
DPS: 131 people died in 2010 drunken driving crashes
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety has released 2010 figures showing that the number of alcohol-related crash deaths in Minnesota was the lowest on record. Last year, 131 motorists were killed in alcohol related crashes -- a 21 percent drop...
September 6, 2011 - 10:47am
January 14, 2011
Eden Valley woman pleads to two felonies in Highway 55 crash that killed Spicer residents
WILLMAR -- Sarah Lynn Klein, 30, of Eden Valley, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two felony charges of criminal vehicular homicide for a July 24...
January 14, 2011 - 12:00am
November 9, 2010
Renville man faces charges for driving drunk, crashing with four kids in car
WILLMAR -- A 33-year-old Renville man faces two gross misdemeanor charges for allegedly drinking and driving with four children in his vehicle...
November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
September 16, 2010
Trooper pleads to charge in drunken accident
WILLMAR -- The off-duty Minnesota State Patrol trooper accused of driving while impaired, texting and causing an injury crash in April near Litchfield...
September 16, 2010 - 12:00am
July 12, 2010
Arby's without drive-thru board after weekend incident
WILLMAR -- An accused drunken driver has left the Willmar Arby's restaurant without its drive-thru menu board, just a few days before the annual...
July 12, 2010 - 12:00am
July 8, 2010
Late night lawn mower ride on highway gets man drunken driving charge
MADRID, Iowa (AP) - A middle-of-the-night ride on a lawn mower landed one Iowa man in jail. The Boone County Sheriff's Office says deputies stopped the man on Highway 17 near Madrid around 1 a.m. Wednesday after receiving reports of someone driving a mower all over the road with...
July 8, 2010 - 8:15am
December 29, 2009
Man faces drunken driving charges after nearly hitting snow plow on city street
WILLMAR -- A 22-year-old Willmar man made his first court appearance Monday on drunken driving charges for allegedly drinking and then driving...
December 29, 2009 - 12:00am
August 11, 2009
Moorhead dad chases down alleged drunken driver
MOORHEAD - Heather Arntson had already dialed 911 to report the car that slammed into an SUV carrying her husband, herself and their four children, including a 3-month-old baby and 20-month-old toddler. But when the car's alleged drunken driver tried to flee the south Moorhead scene,...
August 11, 2009 - 9:04am
April 23, 2009
Woman gets probation, fine for drunken driving incident in which she rammed car 20 times
WILLMAR -- A 26-year-old Raymond woman pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday on gross misdemeanor property damage and driving while impaired charges for a Jan.
April 23, 2009 - 12:00am
Benson Schools officials settling on $154K in budget cuts for 09-10
BENSON -- Benson Public Schools will trim $154,000 from the budget for the 2009-10 school year without laying off an employee. Superintendent Lee Westrum said Tuesday the amount could change before the board approves the budget in June.
April 23, 2009 - 12:00am