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Texas woman tells CNN that Sen. Franken inappropriately touched her at State Fair
'Our family is complete': Minnesota family reunited with dog who spent 10 days in ND cold
Willmar council unanimously OKs Rice Hospital lease to newly formed Carris Health
Essentia nurses' union challenges firings over mandatory flu shots
Former northern Minnesota cult leader has sentence reduced
Devils score goal in overtime to nip Wild
Howard, Hornets down Timberwolves
Vikings' Riley Reiff ready for return to Detroit
Gophers need to focus more on perimeter defense, coach says
Fleck, Gophers scrambling to fill QB void after Ohio prep star decommits
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Helen D. Johnson
Thomas "Tom" Rice
Shelby Kingman Jr.
Donald Schmitz Sr.
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
eighth judicial district
Wentzell takes his place on 8th District bench
WILLMAR — With friends and family surrounding him, and in front of fellow district judges, Stephen J. Wentzell on Friday swore to uphold...
October 21, 2017 - 10:10am
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.
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