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U.S. Education Dept. ends Obama-era guidance on college sex crimes
Police investigating after tour boats unmoored, set adrift near Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth
Lost hunter built fire, drank bog water to survive 3 days before rescuers pulled him from Minn. forest
Amid new sanctions, Trump calls North Korea's leader 'madman' whose regime will face new tests
Flint's lead-poisoned water had a 'horrifyingly large' effect on fetal deaths, study finds
Prep Volleyball: Willmar wins big CLC match
Local Roundup: Litchfield downs NLS to run record to 19-0
Swimming & Diving: Cards edge Spartans
Wild earn 1-0 win over Jets in second game of preseason
Ex-teammate Ramirez can feel Sano's pain
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
'It's important to stand up to bullies': Actress Rebel Wilson wins record amount in defamation case
Printer Andy Kahmann of Montevideo named 2017 Prairie Disciple
Country Quilters show is this weekend in Willmar
'Almost Saved, But Lost' details snowstorm: New London native publishes book on 1873 blizzard that killed 12 people in Kandiyohi County
'Idiots' worth a visit at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
David A. Mitteness
Annabelle E. Kern
Deloris J. Celander
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
Commentary: Supporting Trump is perfectly normal behavior
Finders keepers doesn't apply to kindness
GREAT INDOORS: Oozing with fall flavors, spiced rum adds richness to pumpkin cobbler
Letter: Clinton uranium story is false
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
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September 15, 2017
Wentzell appointed to fill Eighth Judicial District vacancy
WILLMAR — Assistant Kandiyohi County Attorney Stephen Wentzell has a new job as as an Eighth Judicial District judge. Gov. Mark Dayton...
September 15, 2017 - 8:42pm
YM Justice Center makes its case: State's chief justice commends county for support of courts
GRANITE FALLS — The verdict is in, delivered by none other than the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court Lorie Skjerven Gildea....
September 15, 2017 - 8:11am
January 11, 2017
A different person today
LITCHFIELD — Chase Frieze has known Shane Baker for his entire adult life. Now, he's not sure he will ever see him again. That's a good...
January 11, 2017 - 11:10pm
January 6, 2017
One county asks why others aren't involved with drug court
MONTEVIDEO — Chippewa County will see its first graduate of the Eighth Judicial District's specialized drug court next week, two-and-a-half...
January 6, 2017 - 10:34pm
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
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