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'A blessing and a curse.' Saved from the rubble, Minn. plane crash victim won $27.7M judgement before judge reversed it.
After skydiving mishap, Army staff sergeant from Minn. takes on traumatic brain injury
Attacked with a hammer, third-grader in California died trying to defend his little sister, family says
Equifax CEO Richard Smith steps down amid hacking scandal
The man who had people worried about Sept. 23 apocalypse has a new doomsday date
TIMBERWOLVES: Athletic Jefferson catches Thibodeau's eye
Local Roundup: Plenty of area football teams contending
Gophers RBs Smith, Brooks expected to return vs. Maryland
South St. Paul's Stalock continues comeback with Wild
Twins' Polanco honors grandfather's memory with strong play
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
Printer Andy Kahmann of Montevideo named 2017 Prairie Disciple
Country Quilters show is this weekend in Willmar
'Almost Saved, But Lost' details snowstorm: New London native publishes book on 1873 blizzard that killed 12 people in Kandiyohi County
'Idiots' worth a visit at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
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
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Alicia H. Peterson
Shirley Ann Bailey
Irene M. Ladner
Shayla R. Michaud
Lila Violet Johnson
BROST: Add bean dips to your football fare
Froma Harrop: Not saving is the American way
Hats Off: Art festival was great success
Editorial: This is what the flag stands for Mr. President
PARENTING PERSPECTIVES: Our reporter is embedded deep in the War on Bedtime. Here's the latest from the front lines.
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
Jennie Mae Wubben
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. KSTP-TV (http://bit.ly/12p3Qah) reports 61-year-old Carolyn Jean Cassar has admitted stealing $840,000 over six years from the couple. Cassar was indicted...
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
February 15, 2012
Franken posts video explaining mortgage fraud settlement
WASHINGTON - Sen. Al Franken has issued a video to explain how the recent mortgage fraud settlement will affect Minnesotans. The settlement is between 49 of the states and five of the largest mortgage banks in the country. "When I first wrote to the Secretary of the Treasury and...
February 15, 2012 - 2:56pm
February 7, 2012
Letter: Don't let cheaters vote
In response to those who would tolerate voter fraud, I'd say -- I don't want my vote diluted by cheaters. The statement was made that there is only .009 percent voter fraud in Minnesota. Misleading statements like that are on the edge of fraudulent in themselves. First it assumes...
February 7, 2012 - 12:00am