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Saltwater shrimp grown on the prairie
Records published Aug. 30
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
MPCA seeks comment on water quality reports for Chippewa River Watershed
Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Card girls dominate Shocky Strand cross country race
Cardinal volleyball has state on its mind
Berger gets his turn at center
MURPHY: Bridgewater shows there's no reason to panic
Chargers like stadium better than new turf
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
George Michael "Mike" McCarthy
Lawrence "Larry" Frederick Harding
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
Thomas: Where there's smoke there is fire
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
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
October 19, 2010
Woman gets jail time, probation for fleeing cops while drunk
WILLMAR -- Carlota Elizabeth Gades, 26, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to a year in jail, 80 hours of community service, three years of probation...
October 19, 2010 - 12:00am