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After 5 years, search continues for missing Minnesota pilot and plane
IRS shuts down Ely's longest-running canoe outfitter business
One killed and two injured in crash near Brooten
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Criteria for visa applicants from Muslim nations includes close family, excludes grandparents
Stingers Notebook: McCorkle's return and record chasing
Tyus Jones says new teammate Jimmy Butler adds toughness to team
Local Roundup: Flaig stars in Willmar Legion victory
Stingers: Larks' Beyer flies higher
Kepler, Mejia power Twins past Red Sox
Stephen Colbert announces a week of 'Late Show' episodes from Russia
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
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August 8, 2016
Families of teens killed in crash speak at sentencing of drunken driver from Paynesville
LITCHFIELD -- Images flashed across a Meeker County courtroom television screen Monday, showing two smiling teenagers wearing camouflage and...
August 8, 2016 - 9:07pm
October 3, 2015
Coach feels compelled to share story of infant son killed by drunken driver
GRANITE FALLS — Brad Bigler is looking forward to his seventh season as head coach of the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball...
October 3, 2015 - 12:33am
February 12, 2015
Minn. Supreme Court upholds implied consent law
ST. PAUL — A law making it illegal for suspected drunken drivers to turn down a breath test was upheld in Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday.
February 12, 2015 - 6:32am
August 3, 2014
State Patrol says alcohol a contributing factor in Hwy. 12 fatality
KANDIYOHI — A Willmar man died as the result of a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 12 east of Kandiyohi at 3:35 p.m. Saturday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol, and alcohol is believed to have been a factor. Quehubin V. Ramirez, 40, was pronounced deceased at Rice Memorial...
August 3, 2014 - 11:22pm
July 31, 2014
Montevideo man facing felony charges after chase with Swift County deputy
BENSON — With three previous convictions for impaired driving, Jared Douglas Steen decided to attempt to outrun a Swift County sheriff’s deputy when signaled to stop for speeding in DeGraff, a criminal complaint filed in Swift County alleges. Steen, 25, of Montevideo, now faces...
July 31, 2014 - 11:33pm
July 24, 2014
Clara City woman gets 270-day jail sentence for DWI
WILLMAR –– Denise Marie Remkus, 34, of Clara City, was sentenced to 270 days in the Kandiyohi County Jail for a felony charge of driving while impaired for driving a vehicle that was involved in a property damage crash at a Willmar apartment complex in March. In June, Remkus...
July 24, 2014 - 11:29pm
Man pleads to fleeing, drunken driving charges for Willmar chase
WILLMAR — Aweys Hassan Yusuf, 38, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired for leading law enforcement officers on a motor vehicle chase last month. As part of a plea agreement,...
June 24, 2014 - 11:23pm
June 9, 2014
Grove City man faces felony charge for fleeing in dune buggy
LITCHFIELD — A 33-year-old Grove City man made his first court appearance Monday on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle for allegedly fleeing in a dune buggy Saturday evening from a Meeker County sheriff’s deputy. Jason Allen Paul also faces gross misdemeanor...
June 9, 2014 - 11:03pm
April 1, 2014
Willmar man faces drunken driving, gun charges for Saturday incident
WILLMAR — A 60-year-old Willmar man made his first court appearance Monday on gross misdemeanor charges of driving while impaired and carrying a pistol while under the influence of alcohol. Gary Lee Mattson also faces a misdemeanor charge for failing to stop for a property damage...
April 1, 2014 - 11:07pm
March 11, 2014
Northern Minn. police chief cited for DWI retires; interim chief named
SEBEKA, Minn. -- At a special meeting Monday, Sebeka City Council members unanimously accepted the retirement of the town’s police chief, who was recently cited for driving while impaired, and appointed a part-time officer as interim chief.
March 11, 2014 - 12:00pm
March 7, 2014
Northern Minn. police chief cited for DWI plans to retire
SEBEKA, Minn. -- Recently cited for driving while intoxicated, Sebeka’s police chief has decided to retire.
March 7, 2014 - 10:00am
March 6, 2014
Council calls meeting to discuss northern Minn. police chief accused of DWI
SEBEKA, Minn. -- The Sebeka City Council will hold a closed meeting at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss the city’s police chief, who was cited last week on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
March 6, 2014 - 11:00am
March 4, 2014
Sebeka, Minn., police chief accused of DWI
SEBEKA, Minn. -- Sebeka police chief Eric Swenson is awaiting a court appearance after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
March 4, 2014 - 8:09am
August 26, 2013
Minnesota report: 104 drunken-driving deaths last year
ST. PAUL (AP) — State traffic-safety officials have released a report on drunken driving that says 104 people died last year and more than 28,000 people were arrested in alcohol-related traffic incidents. The state Department of Public Safety said Monday the drunken-driving...
August 26, 2013 - 11:49am
June 11, 2013
Willmar, Minn., man faces felony charges of drunken driving after Saturday crash
WILLMAR -- Pyone Cho, 50, of Willmar, made his first appearance Tuesday on two felony charges of driving while impaired for alleged driving drunk Saturday and crashing at Regency Estates West. Unconditional bail was set at $50,000. His next appearance is June 24. According to the...
June 11, 2013 - 11:08pm