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Paul Gazelka: The Brainerd man for the statewide Republican moment
As Nolan votes, challengers hit back on taxes
Minnesota voters supported 82 percent of tax levies in November
Where and how to buy your turkey from a Minnesota turkey farmer
Divide dahlias in fall for winter storage
State Swimming & Diving: Schramm second in Class A 1-meter diving
NA3HL Hockey: WarHawks overcome Whalers in third period
'Dogs fit to be split: Miami rallies to down UMD and earn split of NCHC series
Oshie, Holtby guide Capitals past Wild
Experience will guide Twins as they weigh extensions for budding stars
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Jimmy Fallon to host live Super Bowl edition of ‘The Tonight Show’ in Minneapolis
Garth Brooks lip-syncing controversy at the CMA Awards really hit a nerve
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
Protecting a special place: Thanks to Prairie Woods, Geer Island will remain a natural sanctuary
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Ruth A. Schmitt
Roland H. Severson
Gloria Leola Schauer
Sammy W. Brazzle, Jr.
LaVonne A. Welter
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
Letter: Do your part to keep roads safe
Letter: More truths are coming out
Commentary: Don't hold your breath for a 'reckoning' on Bill Clinton
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
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Emma Anne Williams
April 24, 2015
Commentary: On the Internet, nobody knows you're a fraud
There's been some tense back-and-forth over the Canadian mother who said she had stopped opposing vaccinations after all seven of her kids came down with whooping cough. Some say we should loudly thank Tara Hills for publicly disowning her anti-vax campaign. Others—me, for...
April 24, 2015 - 1:31am
June 19, 2014
Roschild receives stayed prison, fines in property damage, fraud and drug sentences
WILLMAR — Joshua Wayne Roschild, 23, of Willmar, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, which was stayed, 15 years of probation and a total of $2,050 on three felony charges. Roschild was convicted of criminal damage to property for damaging a canvas door in June at the Willmar...
June 19, 2014 - 10:42pm
May 7, 2014
Willmar man pleads to three felonies for property damage, fraud, selling meth
WILLMAR — Joshua Wayne Roschild, 23, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three felony charges, for criminal damage to property for damaging a canvas door in June at the Willmar Walmart store, for fourth-degree drug sale for selling meth in July to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant...
May 7, 2014 - 11:18pm
March 19, 2014
Willmar man faces new charges for drugs; trials set for fraud, property damage, stolen property cases
WILLMAR — Joshua Wayne Roschild, 23, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a third-degree drug sale charge for allegedly selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in July and on a fifth-degree drug possession count for possessing meth when he was...
March 19, 2014 - 11:16pm
February 14, 2014
Senators plan fight on insurance fraud
ST. PAUL -- A trio of Minnesota state senators is promoting an effort to fight insurance fraud. The bill would increase fraud penalties and allow insurers and law enforcement officials to share some data in an effort to catch those running fraud schemes. One of the main...
February 14, 2014 - 11:14am
Potato farmers accused of spoiling crop, defrauding government
FARGO -- Federal prosecutors say two North Dakota brothers and potato farmers defrauded the government out of nearly $840,000 by intentionally ruining their crops to collect insurance payments. Aaron Johnson and Derek Johnson, farmers near Cooperstown, were charged in U.S. District...
February 14, 2014 - 9:00am
January 31, 2014
Analyst sees Target data breach costs topping $1 billion
January 31, 2014 - 9:30am
July 26, 2013
Rochester woman pleads guilty to swindling elderly
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Rochester woman has pleaded guilty to swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly couple.
July 26, 2013 - 1:41pm
July 11, 2013
Willmar, Minn., man faces fraud charge, charged more than $6,700 on stolen credit card
WILLMAR -- Joshua Wayne Roschild, 22, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony charge of financial transaction card fraud for allegedly using a stolen credit card to purchase more than $6,700 in fuel. He was released on his personal recognizance. His next appearance...
July 11, 2013 - 11:46pm
April 2, 2013
Plea agreement reached in insurance fraud case against Willmar, Minn., jeweler
WILLMAR — A plea agreement was reached Tuesday in an insurance fraud case against a Willmar jeweler, allowing for a stay of adjudication which clears the way for future dismissal of the charge. Todd Paffrath, 60, will still have to serve up to three years on probation and pay a...
April 2, 2013 - 11:26pm
March 15, 2013
Man gets 18 months in prison for ring theft
WILLMAR — Thomas Scott Wright, 55, who is already in federal custody for bank robbery, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison and a $50 fine on a felony charge of theft for taking a diamond ring from a Willmar jewelry store in November 2011. As part of his sentence handed down...
March 15, 2013 - 10:15pm
November 3, 2012
Letter: Voter ID is fraud, vote no
Here are a few things to think about before you vote on the proposed Voter ID amendment to the Minnesota constitution. The amendment is a purely Republican proposal. Only Republicans voted for it in the Minnesota House and Senate. All Democratic senators and representatives voted...
November 3, 2012 - 12:02am
June 25, 2012
Seniors often targets of financial fraud
WILLMAR -- Anyone can become a victim of financial fraud, but one demographic -- the elderly -- are especially vulnerable to these types of scams. According to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, senior citizens control nearly 70 percent of the nation's wealth...
June 25, 2012 - 12:00am
May 18, 2012
Fraudulent callers seek Visa card numbers
WILLMAR -- Citizens are being asked not to provide any information if they receive a fraudulent automated phone call asking them to activate their debit card and input their Visa card number and personal identification number (PIN). Both the Willmar Police Department and local bankers...
May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 5, 2012
Protect election integrity
Who doesn't want election integrity? That's why 80 percent of Minnesotans believe that a photo ID amendment should be added to our state's constitution, but will that guarantee integrity of an election? First we must distinguish between election fraud and voter fraud. Election fraud...
March 5, 2012 - 12:00am