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Minnesota manufacturers' confidence high, but finding workers a challenge
Trump proposes sharp cuts at Interior Department while pushing for more drilling on public lands
‘Any last words?’ Minn. woman tells jury of the horrifying day her ex shot her at work
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
Farm groups express concern about White House budget proposal
Watch: Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater throws during first day of OTAs
Rain forces Los Angeles to wait another year for Super Bowl
NFL shortens overtime to 10 minutes
Finally healthy, Banham is set for return home to take on the Lynx
Baseball: Wildcats split but clinch
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
Dr. Richard Clausen
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
Letter: Getting even after the fact
Letter: Welcome the new splash pad
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
March 20, 2017
Records published March 20
This is the records summary for March 20. Crash near Belgrade takes out power pole, causes outages BELGRADE— A 23-year-old Brooten man...
March 20, 2017 - 5:47am
January 29, 2017
Spicer man arrested after fleeing from rollover crash
NEW LONDON -- Authorities arrested a 20-year-old rural Spicer man early Sunday, who they say fled from the scene of a rollover crash in rural...
January 29, 2017 - 11:32am
December 13, 2016
Records published Dec. 13
This is the records summary for Dec. 13. Traffic stop leads to arrest WILLMAR — On Monday morning, a Willmar police officer stopped a...
December 13, 2016 - 5:00am
December 9, 2016
Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
LITCHFIELD—A Litchfield police officer has been placed on leave, facing DWI charges filed last week in Meeker County District Court. ...
December 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
November 28, 2016
Records published Nov. 28
This is the record summary for Nov. 28. Arrests WILLMAR — A 23-year-old man was arrested shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday after a traffic stop at Benson Avenue Southwest and 10th Street. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree driving while under the influence, testing...
November 28, 2016 - 6:09am
September 2, 2016
DWI arrests generally decreasing in Minnesota
WILLMAR—Alcohol-related crashes, fatalities and injuries cost Kandiyohi County an estimated $1.8 million last year. That's according...
September 2, 2016 - 9:33am
June 4, 2016
Off-duty state trooper charged with DWI after hitting signs, getting stuck
FRIDLEY -- An off-duty Minnesota state trooper took out several road signs and got his pickup truck stuck in a median before he was arrested...
June 4, 2016 - 5:30am
April 27, 2016
Speedy, late-night search warrants at play in Supreme Court challenge of Minnesota, North Dakota DUI laws
FARGO -- At any hour of the night, Judge Steven Marquart could get a phone call from a police officer wanting him to sign a search warrant. Police agencies in the Fargo area all turn to Marquart because he's the only judge in North Dakota's East Central Judicial District who handles...
April 27, 2016 - 8:13am
March 26, 2016
MADD, lawmakers proposes ignition interlock proposed for all DWIs
ST. PAUL -- Citing the potential to stop millions of drunken drivers before they get on the road, a group of Minnesota lawmakers wants to mandate the use of ignition interlock devices for all drunken-driving offenders. The devices, which prevent a car from starting without a sober...
March 26, 2016 - 5:30am
March 16, 2016
Expect extra DWI patrols this weekend in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR — Extra DWI patrols will police Kandiyohi County roads over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi...
March 16, 2016 - 11:07pm
December 28, 2015
Appeals court rules warrantless DWI urine tests unconstitutional
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday held that the state cannot prosecute drivers for refusing to submit to warrantless urine tests. Reversing the Steele County conviction of Ryan Thompson, the court said the case affects “his fundamental right to be free from unconstitutional...
December 28, 2015 - 11:08pm
September 24, 2015
DWI fatalities, arrests continue downward trend
ST. PAUL — Drunken driving arrests and fatalities are continuing a five-year downward trend, said the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Thursday. The recently released Minnesota Impaired Driving Facts 2014 report shows impaired-related traffic fatalities dropped to 91 in 2014,...
September 24, 2015 - 10:55pm
August 19, 2015
Kandiyohi, Swift counties to increase patrol for drunk drivers
WILLMAR — As summer winds down, law enforcement will ramp up patrol in search of drunken drivers starting Saturday, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. Both Kandiyohi and Swift counties will participate in the statewide effort, which will last...
August 19, 2015 - 8:45pm
July 9, 2015
Local law enforcement officers recognized for being ‘DWI Enforcer All-Stars’
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety recognized local law enforcement officers Thursday before the Minnesota Twins game at Target Field for being “DWI Enforcer All-stars.” A total of 39 law enforcement officers and prosecutors from 32 agencies were recognized...
July 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
July 2, 2015
Expect extra DUI enforcement on roads for holiday weekend
SPICER — Local law enforcement officers are preparing for what is considered the deadliest major holiday on Minnesota roadways and will be on the lookout for drunk drivers this Fourth of July weekend. A total of 25 people died on the Fourth of July on Minnesota roadways during...
July 2, 2015 - 10:07pm