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Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
New London man to serve eight years for meth sale
For U.S. veterans, pipeline protest promises to galvanize activism
Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Cindy K Skaalerud Pasatiempo
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
December 19, 2015
Willmar armed robbery suspect now charged with possessing stolen firearms
WILLMAR — A juvenile suspected of participating in an armed robbery in October was in court again this week, charged with possession of stolen...
December 19, 2015 - 12:20am
November 25, 2015
Minnesota man sentenced to 23 years in prison for sex trafficking
A Minnesota man was sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for bringing an 18-year-old woman to Duluth to engage in prostitution. Rahmad Lashad Geddes, 26, of Blaine was sentenced to 282 months in prison after being convicted of sex trafficking, prostitution and firearms charges...
November 25, 2015 - 6:56pm
October 14, 2015
Renville County seeks public's help in solving series of thefts from vehicles
OLIVIA — The Renville County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in solving a series of thefts from motor vehicles, including the theft of a firearm from a locked, Minnesota State Patrol vehicle. The thefts occurred during the week of Oct. 5 at locations within...
October 14, 2015 - 10:21am
October 1, 2015
Madison man pleads guilty to federal weapons charge
MADISON — A Madison man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of being a felon in possession of firearms. Joseph Alan James, 29, of Madison, was arrested in July and had faced multiple firearms violation charges in addition to burglary and criminal damage to property charges....
October 1, 2015 - 11:01pm
July 29, 2015
Lawmakers consider allowing National Guard members to carry firearms without permits
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers discussed the possibility of allowing Minnesota National Guard members to carry firearms without permits at a public hearing Wednesday. The information-only hearing came two weeks after a shooting at a Chattanooga, Tenn., military recruiting center that...
July 29, 2015 - 11:17pm
May 17, 2013
Minnesota police chiefs stockpile ammunition
BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — Police chiefs in Minnesota are strategizing on how best to deal with a tight supply of ammunition. Buffalo Police Chief Mitch Weinzetl orders ammunition months in advance, knowing it could take a while for his shipment. With wait times as long as a year,...
May 17, 2013 - 10:46am
May 30, 2012
State, federal agents serve search warrants in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- Law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies executed three search warrants and made multiple arrests around 7 a.m.
May 30, 2012 - 3:34pm
February 17, 2012
Inside Scoop blog: Reporter tries firearms simulation system
February 17, 2012 - 8:40am
October 29, 2011
Firearms deer season refresher course for '11
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's deer archery season has been underway for about five weeks and the general firearms season is set for Saturday, Nov. 5. The state's hunting regulation booklet is available online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense. Lou Cornicelli, big game program coordinator for...
October 29, 2011 - 12:00am
June 24, 2010
Willmar man gets 60 months on gun possession, drug charges
WILLMAR -- Eric Flores, 25, of Willmar, was sentenced Wednesday to 60 months in prison and $100 in fines on drug and weapons possession charges for possessing meth and a rifle when he was stopped by Willmar police in March. The sentence was handed down by Judge Michael J. Thompson...
June 24, 2010 - 12:00am
November 21, 2009
More boom than bust
WILLMAR -- There was more boom than bust for those participating in the 2009 deer firearm season. Unofficial counts at deer registration stations in the area indicate that hunters did better than was expected. The record amounts of corn standing in fields at the onset of the season,...
November 21, 2009 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
Hunters will find tough opener
WILLMAR -- Prospects for the 2009 deer firearm season that opened today can be summed up very easily. "It's going to be a tough one,'' said LeRoy Dahlke, the wildlife manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources office located at Sibley State Park near New London. One...
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
November 20, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Nov. 20
- A Willmar man avoided prison time but will spend five years on probation after pleading guilty earlier this month to domestic assault and a firearms violation. Benjamin Allen Pierskalla, 24, could have faced up to 15 years in prison for possessing guns in spite of a prior assault...
November 20, 2008 - 12:00am
July 28, 2007
July 2007: Nemmers faces two new charges in Pope County
GLENWOOD -- More charges have been filed against Terry Dean Nemmers, who was arrested last week at his home in Pope County for violating the terms of his probation by possessing large amounts of guns and ammunition. The Pope County attorney's office this week charged Nemmers,...
July 28, 2007 - 12:00am