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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
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Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
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April 2, 2010
Man faces drug charges for alleged methamphetamine sale
WILLMAR -- A 50-year-old Willmar man made his first court appearance Thursday on drug sale charges for allegedly selling methamphetamine to an...
April 2, 2010 - 12:00am
March 23, 2010
Willmar woman enters plea for role in drug sales
WILLMAR -- Jennifer Ann Jacobson, 45, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a first-degree controlled substance charge for her role in selling...
March 23, 2010 - 12:00am
March 5, 2010
Spicer woman, one of five charged in case, enters plea to alleged sale of meth to drug task force informant
WILLMAR -- Corinne Clariette Fader, 57, of Spicer, pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended charge of second-degree drug sale for selling methamphetamine to an informant for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force. Under a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court, the charge was...
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
February 20, 2010
Men face drug sale, possession charges after selling meth to informant
WILLMAR -- Jared John Netzke, 22, of New Ulm, and Esteban J. "Stevie" Ramos Jr., 24, of Willmar, made their first court appearances Friday on drug charges for selling methamphetamine to a drug task force informant on Wednesday. Netzke faces a second-degree drug possession charge...
February 20, 2010 - 12:00am
February 15, 2010
Dragnet snags another on meth charges
WILLMAR -- A 22-year-old Willmar man made his first appearance Friday on a first-degree drug sale charge for allegedly selling 14.1 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in October. Unconditional bail was set at $50,000 for Justin Paul Nelson, with conditional bail...
February 15, 2010 - 12:00am
February 12, 2010
Local man, in prison on prior drug conviction, faces new charge
WILLMAR -- A 34-year-old Willmar man, who is already in prison on other drug sale and paraphernalia charges, made his first appearance Thursday on a second-degree drug sale charge for allegedly selling methamphetamine to an informant last August. Unconditional bail was set at $100,000...
February 12, 2010 - 12:00am
January 29, 2010
Blomkest man faces charges for meth sales
WILLMAR -- David Dennis Jacobson, 49, of rural Blomkest, made his first appearance Thursday on drug sale charges for allegedly selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant in November. Jacobson faces first- and third-degree charges in Kandiyohi County District Court. Unconditional...
January 29, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Man faces drug charge for selling meth to informant
WILLMAR -- A 33-year-old Willmar man made his first appearance Thursday on a first-degree drug sale charge for allegedly selling methamphetamines to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force agent in October. Unconditional bail was set at $300,000 for Ricardo David Gomez. No conditional bail was...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
January 8, 2010
Three more from area face charges for selling meth; two Spicer women were previously charged in case
WILLMAR -- Three more people have made their first court appearances on first-degree drug sale charges for allegedly selling methamphetamine to an informant for the CEE-VI Drug Task Force. Corinne Clariette Fader, 57, of Spicer, faces three drug sale and conspiracy charges. She appeared...
January 8, 2010 - 12:00am
January 7, 2010
Woman appears in court on drug charges for selling meth
WILLMAR -- Jennifer Ann Jacobson, 44, of Kandiyohi, made her first appearance Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court on a set of first-degree...
January 7, 2010 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Editorial: Obama's diplomacy and force honored
President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize Thursday with "deep gratitude and great humility." In addition, he defended his use of military force as a security tool for the United States and the word. While some consider this honor premature for president in office for...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
October 16, 2009
For Swift County VSO, a firsthand perspective
BENSON -- Fresh from a deployment near Iraq, Dave Barrett is back at his job helping Swift County veterans apply for benefit programs. Barrett,...
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
August 22, 2009
Watershed management report update should be funded by council, Storm Water Task Force says
WILLMAR -- The Storm Water Task Force is asking the City Council to fully fund an update of the city's 1998 watershed management report to properly evaluate task force recommendations for solving storm water flooding problems during heavy rains. The city had budgeted $50,000 in 2009...
August 22, 2009 - 12:00am
July 29, 2009
Storm Water Task Force requests plan update to study solutions for flooding
WILLMAR -- The Storm Water Task Force says a draft 1998 city watershed management plan should be updated to properly evaluate the effect of the task force's five recommendations for solving flooding problems during heavy rains. Task force member Karen Thibault says the 1998 plan...
July 29, 2009 - 12:00am
July 20, 2009
Minn. officer is one of two dead in fighter jet crash
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AP) -- Military officials have identified the two crew members killed when their North Carolina-based Air Force fighter jet crashed in eastern Afghanistan. A Department of Defense statement released Sunday identified the two as 27-year-old Capt....
July 20, 2009 - 12:00am