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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
eighth judicial district
March 25, 2016
Governor appoints Doll to bench in Eighth District
ST. PAUL (Staff Report) — Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Amy J. Doll as district court judge in Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District, his office announced on Friday. Ms. Doll will replace the Honorable Gerald J. Siebel. She will be chambered at Elbow Lake in Grant County. Doll...
March 25, 2016 - 11:34pm
February 18, 2016
Three finalists named for western Minnesota judgeship
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s Commission on Judicial Selection has forwarded the names of three finalists to Gov. Mark Dayton fill the vacancy in the state’s Eighth Judicial District in western Minnesota. The three are Assistant Cass County (North Dakota) Attorney Cherie Clark, Morris...
February 18, 2016 - 11:05pm
June 30, 2015
Defendants make life-changing choices through local drug court program
WILLMAR — Local judges and officials are celebrating the first anniversary of the local drug court program and preparing to graduate the first offender from the program later this year. Established July 1, 2014, the Eighth Judicial District Drug Court is a specialized court program...
June 30, 2015 - 11:00pm
October 24, 2014
Sobriety earns praise, even applause in drug court hearings
WILLMAR — A handful of people facing felony drug charges stood, one by one, in front of Judge Stephanie Beckman on Wednesday at the Kandiyohi County Courthouse, with a group of social workers, attorneys, probation officers and others watching the proceedings. Any criminal court...
October 24, 2014 - 11:52pm
July 1, 2014
Kandiyohi County Board supports new drug court program in 8th Judicial District
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County commissioners expressed their support for a new drug court program which starts this week in the Eighth Judicial District. The County Board heard a report on drug court at its meeting Tuesday morning. The drug court will divert addicts accused of committing...
July 1, 2014 - 10:57pm
Spilseth and Thompson re-elected to leadership posts in Eighth Judicial District
WILLMAR — Judge Donald M. Spilseth will continue to serve as chief judge of Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District for the next two years after being re-elected by a group of colleagues in June, the Minnesota Judicial Branch announced Tuesday in a news release.
July 1, 2014 - 10:42pm
October 17, 2013
Dikken offers to plead guilty to second degree murder charges
GRANITE FALLS — Andrew Joseph Dikken is offering to plead guilty to two counts of second-degree murder, according to a motion filed Wednesday...
October 17, 2013 - 3:12pm
September 19, 2013
Dikken held on $3 million bail
GRANITE FALLS — District Judge Thomas Van Hon set bail at $3 million and would allow no conditions for Andrew Dikken’s release at a lesser...
September 19, 2013 - 11:04pm
September 18, 2013
Formal charges, court appearance pending for suspect in Granite Falls double homicide
GRANITE FALLS - A court appearance for the suspect in a double homicide in Granite Falls was pending on Wednesday morning. Court administration...
September 18, 2013 - 11:10am
September 11, 2013
Two Willmar attorneys appointed as new district judges
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Attorney Jenna Fischer and Willmar attorney Rodney Hanson were appointed as District Court judges to the Eighth...
September 11, 2013 - 6:00am
September 10, 2013
Two Willmar attorneys, including Kandiyohi County Attorney Jenna Fischer, appointed as judges
WILLMAR – Kandiyohi County Attorney Jenna Fischer and Willmar attorney Rodney Hanson were appointed as District Court judges to the Eighth Judicial District. The appointments were announced today by Gov. Mark Dayton. Fischer will replace Kathryn N. Smith and Hanson will...
September 10, 2013 - 3:23pm
August 2, 2013
Four candidates named for Eighth Judicial District judgeships
WILLMAR - A panel has recommended four candidates to fill two vacant judgeships in Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District. The names were announced Friday by the Commission on Judicial Selection. They are: Jennifer Fischer, Kandiyohi County attorney. Fischer prosecutes crimes...
August 2, 2013 - 10:37am
December 18, 2012
Newest Eighth District judge emphasizes duty to those before court
MONTEVIDEO — Newly appointed Eighth Judicial District Judge Thomas Van Hon emphasized the importance of serving those who come before the court as he took the oath of office in an investiture ceremony Tuesday in Montevideo. The new judge will be chambered in Montevideo. He succeeds...
December 18, 2012 - 11:29pm