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Authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Former Watson mayor pleads guilty to burglary
Landfill fees to change Jan. 1
Public open house for roundabout set for Thursday
Minnesota potato salad thief pleads guilty
WCT Sport Show: 5A tournament filled with state contenders
WCT Sport Show: Willmar preps for TRF, four locals vie for 6AAA section
Roundup: Cardinals volleyball team 2-2 at Moorhead Invite
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Managers win measure of credit for World Series showdown
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
David O. Johnson
Kathleen H. Diederich
Donna G. R. Gilman
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
Estrich commentary: Trump is the uncontrollable man
March 21, 2014
NE Minn. man accused stealing, driving excavator while drunk
PROCTOR, Minn. -- It’s one thing to drive drunk, but it’s another thing to drive a piece of construction equipment while drunk. Dustin Lunde, 27, of Proctor, was arrested March 9, for driving a Caterpillar excavator on a Duluth sidewalk in the wee hours in the morning,...
March 21, 2014 - 10:42am
March 11, 2014
Domestic call leads to DWI charges for Willmar man
WILLMAR — Jason Matthew Schriener, 37, of Willmar, made his first appearance Tuesday on two felony charges of driving while impaired. Unconditional bail was set at $50,000. His next appearance is March 24 in Kandiyohi County District Court. Schriener also faces a gross misdemeanor...
March 11, 2014 - 10:45pm
January 27, 2014
New London woman charged with DWI after driving into ditch
WILLMAR — A 49-year-old New London woman made her first court appearance Monday on a felony charge of driving while impaired for allegedly driving her vehicle Sunday into a ditch near Belgrade. According to the complaint against Roxanne Kay Otterness, a snowplow driver with the...
January 27, 2014 - 11:42pm
July 15, 2013
Atwater, Minn., man with 10 prior convictions faces another charge for driving while impaired
WILLMAR - Elgene Wayne Mahn, 58, of Atwater, made his first appearance Monday on felony driving while impaired charges for allegedly attempting to drive a vehicle Saturday in Spicer while he was intoxicated. Unconditional bail was set at $90,000. His next appearance is Aug. 8. Mahn...
July 15, 2013 - 11:31pm
May 13, 2013
Child injured and man in jail after Sunday ATV accident near Cosmos, Minn.
COSMOS -- A 5-year-old girl was seriously injured Sunday in an ATV accident near Cosmos and a rural Darwin man is in jail on charges of second-degree driving while impaired and criminal vehicular operation resulting in injury. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office,...
May 13, 2013 - 8:09am
December 28, 2012
Minn. goes for no DWI deaths on New Year's Eve
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Public safety officials are aiming for the fifth consecutive year with no drunken-driving deaths in Minnesota on New Year's Eve. In the past 10 years there have been eight drunken-driving deaths in Minnesota during the New Year's holiday, but none in the past four...
December 28, 2012 - 10:41am
December 11, 2012
NTSB: Use ignition locks for all drunken drivers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Every state should require all convicted drunken drivers, including first-time offenders, to use devices that prevent them...
December 11, 2012 - 12:03pm
August 23, 2012
From NY Life to Farmer's Wife blog: Why more DWI tragedies in rural Minn.?
August 23, 2012 - 8:38am
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 24, 2012
Former Mankato TV anchor sentence on DWI charge
NORTH MANKATO, Minn. - A former Mankato television news anchor who was arrested for drunken driving weeks after her on-air broadcast raised questions...
July 24, 2012 - 9:32am
July 6, 2012
DPS reports no fatal crashes July 4
ST. PAUL -- Preliminary reports from the state's law enforcement agencies indicate there were no fatal crashes on the Fourth of July holiday. The holiday is typically the state's deadliest day of the year on the road, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office...
July 6, 2012 - 12:00am
June 26, 2012
Renville's Officer Best honored for DWI enforcement
ST. PAUL -- The state's top DWI enforcers were announced Monday night during the Minnesota Twins pre-game festivities at Target Field. The squad of 31 law enforcement officers and prosecutors is led by Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Mark Hibbard who made 241 arrests in 2011 for driving...
June 26, 2012 - 12:00am
December 16, 2010
This is the records summary for Dec. 16. DWI patrols net 675 around state, continue through New Year's Eve ST. PAUL -- Midway through a December-long statewide increased driving while impaired enforcement campaign, preliminary reports from 170 law enforcement agencies indicate 675...
December 16, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Minnesota GOP lawmaker Buesgens pleads guilty in DWI case
BUFFALO, Minn. -- A Republican state legislator has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge in Wright County District Court under a deal to perform 60 hours of community service. Wright County authorities arrested Rep. Mark Buesgens of Jordan on September 18 after spotting his...
November 5, 2010 - 1:37pm
September 2, 2010
Menahga man arrested for driving 178 mph sentenced for DWI
WADENA, Minn. - A man who was stopped and arrested for reportedly driving a Corvette up to 178 miles per hour in Wadena County was sentenced Aug. 30 for driving while intoxicated during the incident. Michael James Johnson, 40, of Menahga, Minn. was convicted of DWI and careless driving...
September 2, 2010 - 4:54pm