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Crowds gather at Jennie-O Turkey Store anniversary celebration
Records published July 26
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin Aug. 1 in Minnesota
Willmar Utilities to test its network security
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
MLB notebook: Yankees send Chapman to Cubs
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Injury forces Loadholt to retire
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
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
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
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Commentary: 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 2, 2010
Donner takes over Pauly Chiropractic WILLMAR -- Pauly Chiropractic Center, 412 19th Ave. S.W., Willmar, is now under the ownership of Dr. Ben Donner. Pauly is retiring after 31 years of service. "It went so fast," says Pauly. "I have been able to work with thousands of patients...
November 2, 2010 - 12:00am
August 27, 2009
Tribune Editorial: Kennedy's service deserves recognition
The name Edward "Ted" Kennedy might have meant something completely different. As morning news shows announced the Democratic senator's death Wednesday, CNN's sports commentator Rafer Weigel reported that when he was attending Harvard, Kennedy was told by the head of the Green Bay...
August 27, 2009 - 12:00am
July 1, 2009
Watkins man receives prison term for assault on girlfriend in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Edward A. Ruchti was sentenced to 21 months in prison Tuesday for assaulting his girlfriend and trying to strangle her during an argument this past February. Judge Kathryn N. Smith ordered him to serve at least 14 of those months in prison. The remainder can be served...
July 1, 2009 - 12:00am
May 12, 2009
Business Briefs, May 12
Ashburn joins Edward Jones WILLMAR -- Jeanne Ashburn has joined Edward Jones financial adviser Doug Kveene in his Willmar office as a second financial adviser. "I'll have all the advantages of working with an experienced investment professional while getting to know local investors,"...
May 12, 2009 - 12:00am
March 25, 2009
District judge orders charges to be dismissed in case against Willmar man
WILLMAR -- The remaining charges against Scott Edward Wagar have been ordered dismissed for insufficient probable cause. The rural Willmar man...
March 25, 2009 - 12:00am
March 12, 2009
Probation case of man charged with assault hits a roadblock
WILLMAR -- A legal challenge will need to be resolved before a district judge can rule whether or not Edward Alan Ruchti, 29, of Watkins, violated terms of his probation and can be ordered to serve a stayed, 18-year prison sentence. Ruchti, formerly of Willmar, appeared Thursday...
March 12, 2009 - 11:43pm
February 7, 2009
Ruchti faces felony charges after domestic incident
WILLMAR -- A 29-year-old Watkins man made his first appearance Friday on two felony charges for allegedly strangling a woman and threatening...
February 7, 2009 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Anonymous donors start Scott Wagar defense fund
WILLMAR -- Five Kandiyohi County citizens have started a defense fund for Scott Wagar of Willmar. "Some county citizens, who wish to remain anonymous, wanted to help Mr. Wagar out," said John Tradup. "They asked me to establish the account." Wagar, 50, pleaded not guilty last week...
December 17, 2008 - 7:00am
December 16, 2008
Response continues on Scott Wagar case
Response from across the country continues on a Willmar man's case concerning misdemeanor charges related to his fox urine defense against teenage vandalism (toilet papering and egging) of his rural home during homecoming week. Scott Edward Wagar faces charges of fifth-degree assault,...
December 16, 2008 - 1:00pm
Kandiyohi Co. complaint against Scott Edward Wagar has been posted
The Kandiyohi County complaint against Scott Edward Wagar in the home vandalism fox urine defense case has been posted. See the link below.
December 16, 2008 - 12:00am
December 13, 2008
Fox urine is safe, easily available
WILLMAR -- The media, the airwaves and the Internet are buzzing with the story of a Willmar homeowner who, fed up with years of vandalism during high school homecoming week, blasted the teen-aged perpetrators with a SuperSoaker filled with a mixture of water and fox urine. The homeowner,...
December 13, 2008 - 12:00am
Collection: Willmar fox-urine home defense story links
A content link collection concerning a Willmar man's case concerning misdemeanor charges related to his fox urine defense against teenage vandalism (toilet papering and egging) of his rural home during homecoming week. Scott Edward Wagar faces charges of fifth-degree assault, theft...
December 13, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
HealthBeat blog: The danger or non-danger of fox urine spray
Willmar homeowner Scott Wagar, who's in trouble for spraying a group of teen-aged vandals with a SuperSoaker full of water and fox urine, has told the media that the stuff "stinks but it doesn't hurt anything." It doesn't hurt anything: true or false? The West Central Tribune...
December 12, 2008 - 3:00pm
December 11, 2008
Homecoming incident leads to charges for Willmar man for fox urine spraying
WILLMAR -- A 50-year-old rural Willmar man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges stemming from a homecoming week incident that allegedly included spraying toilet-papering teens with a squirt gun filled with fox urine. Scott Edward Wagar faces charges of fifth-degree...
December 11, 2008 - 12:00am
September 27, 2008
Sunburg man dies in 1-vehicle accident
BENSON -- A 33-year old man died in a one-vehicle accident discovered early Friday morning on Swift County Road 35 at County Road 12, about three miles north of Kerkhoven in Pillsbury Township. Lance Edward Thompson, of rural Sunburg, was pronounced dead as the scene by the Swift...
September 27, 2008 - 12:00am