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Records published Feb. 24
Slowing the water remains Hawk Creek challenge
Low turkey prices hurt Jennie-O profits
'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
October 10, 2016
Minnesota woman sentenced for 118 mph chase while three kids were in her car
MOORHEAD—A Moorhead woman who was stopped earlier this year while driving 118 mph with children in her vehicle was sentenced in Clay County...
October 10, 2016 - 4:35pm
November 27, 2014
Younger Hexum to serve probation for fleeing police after shooting near Granite Falls
MARSHALL — Derek Michael Hexum, 19, of Balaton, charged in connection with a shooting near Granite Falls, was sentenced this week in Lyon County on a charge stemming from a multi-county chase a few days after the shooting. Derek Hexum and his brother, Devin Donald Hexum, 21, of...
November 27, 2014 - 11:07pm
August 18, 2014
Clarkfield man faces multiple charges after high-speed car chase
GRANITE FALLS — The 30-year-old Clarkfield man who was involved in a high-speed chase with law enforcement earlier this month in Clarkfield made his first appearance in court Monday on a number of charges. Matthew James Nelson faces Yellow Medicine County charges of felony assault...
August 18, 2014 - 11:26pm
June 24, 2014
Man pleads to fleeing, drunken driving charges for Willmar chase
WILLMAR — Aweys Hassan Yusuf, 38, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired for leading law enforcement officers on a motor vehicle chase last month. As part of a plea agreement,...
June 24, 2014 - 11:23pm
February 27, 2013
Sentencing set for Willmar, Minn., man after he pleads to multiple felonies
WILLMAR — David Lawrence Pillatzki Jr., 36, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three felony charges for possessing a firearm after conviction of a violent crime, for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and for fifth-degree drug possession. Pillatzki also pleaded guilty...
February 27, 2013 - 10:44pm
February 8, 2013
Attempted murder charges dropped in Renville Co., Minn., police pursuit case
OLIVIA — Two charges of attempted, first degree murder are being dropped against Brian Noel Hester, 46, of Redwood Falls. Hester, who is currently in the Renville County Jail, was charged after a 38-mile, high speed chase on Dec. 3 in Renville and Redwood counties. He also faces...
February 8, 2013 - 2:50pm
October 25, 2012
Robbery suspects flee from Willmar, Minn, Police, hit gas meter; trailer park evacuated
WILLMAR -- Two young men suspected of a robbery fled from Willmar Police early this morning, causing a major gas leak that required the evacuation of half of the residents of the Regency West mobile home park. According to Police Capt. Jim Felt, Darian Frank, 19, of Willmar, is in...
October 25, 2012 - 11:34am
July 5, 2012
Willmar man faces fleeing charge; allegedly fled deputy at over 100 mph
WILLMAR -- Dennis James Vosbury, 23, of Willmar, made his first appearance Tuesday on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer for allegedly fleeing from a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputy at speeds over 100 mph early Sunday morning. Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. His...
July 5, 2012 - 10:00am
July 6, 2011
Spicer, Minn., man pleads to felony in pursuit that reached 143 mph
WILLMAR -- A Spicer man pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer during a May 15 pursuit that reached 143 mph. As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court, Ryan Mitchell Larsen, 20, will receive a stay of imposition on his sentence,...
July 6, 2011 - 12:00am
January 18, 2011
St. Cloud man arrested on DWI charges after fleeing Stearns Co. deputies
ROCKVILLE -- A 50-year-old St. Cloud man was arrested on charges of fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, driving while impaired, open container and possession of an uncased firearm in a motor vehicle after he allegedly attempted to run from deputies on snowmobiles Saturday. According...
January 18, 2011 - 11:48am
January 8, 2011
Skaife appears in court for fleeing officers at 100 mph, drug possession
WILLMAR -- A 50-year-old Benson man made his first court appearance Thursday on felony charges of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am
Fleeing cops, DWI charges after weekend incident
WILLMAR -- Petrolino Molina, 27, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Monday on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a vehicle and a gross misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired for fleeing Willmar police officers early Saturday morning. Molina was arrested...
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
December 1, 2010
This is the records summary for Dec. 1. Property damage WILLMAR -- Graffiti was reported around 12:45 p.m. Monday at the Kandi Mall, 1605 First St. S. Someone had left marks on doors, a tree, a fire hydrant and on the sidewalk outside of the mall. WILLMAR -- Vandalism to a vehicle...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
November 4, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 4. Kandiyohi man not hurt, Fairfax family to hospital in Nicollet County crash NICOLLET -- A 34-year-old Kandiyohi man was involved in a two-vehicle crash around 5:35 p.m. Tuesday four miles west of Nicollet on U.S. Highway 14. The driver and...
November 4, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Charges for woman in cop chase
WILLMAR -- The Spicer woman whose vehicle ended up in a pond this week made her first court appearance Thursday on related charges. Lorraine...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am