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GOP scrambling for health bill votes after ultimatum from Trump
Ms. Simplicity: Gift-giving during a health crisis
New London man charged with stalking
Intersections in Willmar railroad bypass corridor to be studied this spring
Benson Schools develops facilities plan, HVAC cost estimates expected next month
Bears sign QB Sanchez to one-year deal
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Flyers keep Wild in check as Minnesota woes continue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Boys basketball: 'Jays leave feeling blue
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thomspon for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Ruth O. Jones
John E. Vold
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
March 11, 2017
Willmar man convicted of malicious punishment of a child
WILLMAR — A Willmar man was convicted this week of malicious punishment of a child, a felony. Erik Brent Frederickson was sentenced Monday...
March 11, 2017 - 7:02am
March 2, 2017
Three in west central Minn. charged with voter fraud
WILLMAR — Three people in west central Minnesota have been charged with knowingly voting as an ineligible person in the 2016 general election....
March 2, 2017 - 9:01pm
February 11, 2017
Litchfield man sentenced for gas station threats
LITCHFIELD — A man who allegedly ordered customers and employees in a Litchfield gas station to lie down on the floor in July, purporting...
February 11, 2017 - 6:06am
February 1, 2017
Kandiyohi man facing 22 felonies for string of rural burglaries
WILLMAR — Overnight, $9,000 worth of tools went missing from a rural Kandiyohi farm shed. It was Oct. 20. Nine more burglaries would be...
February 1, 2017 - 10:57pm
December 10, 2016
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
WILLMAR—The Willmar teen who posted a Facebook bomb threat in October threatening the Willmar School District was sentenced Thursday to...
December 10, 2016 - 8:55am
April 14, 2016
Northern Minnesota man charged with trying to light son, dirt bike and tractor on fire
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- A Thief River Falls man is facing three felonies after police said he tried to set a tractor, a dirt bike and his son on...
April 14, 2016 - 10:57am
November 4, 2015
Appleton woman pleads guilty to criminal sex charge
BENSON — An Appleton woman pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with a juvenile male. In an appearance in Swift County District Court, Kelly...
November 4, 2015 - 11:11am
June 8, 2015
Alleged smash-and-grab robber charged
WILLMAR — Carlos Lee Rey Garza, 22, made his first appearance Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court in connection with a smash-and-grab incident last month at Wal-Mart that resulted in the theft of 28 iPads and a backpack into which he allegedly stuffed the electronics. The...
June 8, 2015 - 11:23pm
May 21, 2015
Willmar couple pleads guilty to one count felony tax charge each; court drops 15
WILLMAR — The couple who formerly faced 16 felony counts for failing to file $290,000 of state income and sales tax returns for the La Michoacana grocery store in Willmar each pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony charge. Juan Carlos Mejia, 44, and Martha A. Mejia, 43, of Long...
May 21, 2015 - 11:14pm
September 10, 2014
Willmar man suspected of impersonating decorated soldier
WILLMAR — A 54-year-old Willmar man who reportedly has been impersonating a decorated soldier in the U.S. Army at various events is in custody...
September 10, 2014 - 11:41pm
April 2, 2014
Woman arrested for felony-level charge of drunken driving in Willmar
WILLMAR — A 34-year-old Clara City woman made her first appearance Wednesday on felony charges of driving while impaired for allegedly driving a vehicle that was involved in a property damage crash at a Willmar apartment complex and then stopped by law officers in downtown Willmar. Denise...
April 2, 2014 - 11:34pm
January 29, 2014
Willmar woman faces felony drunken driving charge
WILLMAR — Jane Leslie Docken, 56, of Willmar, made her first court appearance Wednesday on two felony charges of driving while impaired, plus a gross misdemeanor charge of driving after cancellation – inimical to public safety and a misdemeanor count of open bottle. Unconditional...
January 29, 2014 - 11:29pm
December 5, 2013
Willmar man facing felony charges for assault on boy with bike chain
WILLMAR — Christopher Peter Padin, 36, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Thursday on two felony charges of second-degree assault and domestic assault by strangulation for allegedly assaulting a teenager with a bike chain. Unconditional bail was set at $50,000. His next...
December 5, 2013 - 11:39pm
June 19, 2013
Teen faces felony charges for allegedly selling drugs at Willmar, Minn., Senior High School
WILLMAR -- Donavan Douglas James Wold, 18, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on three felony charges for allegedly selling drugs at Willmar Senior High School. Unconditional bail was set at $50,000. His next appearance is Aug. 21. Wold faces two second-degree sale charges...
June 19, 2013 - 11:21pm
February 14, 2013
Man charged for allegedly stealing beer from garage of Willmar, Minn., home
WILLMAR — Kevin Gene Sorenson, 50, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of third-degree burglary for allegedly...
February 14, 2013 - 11:04pm