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Spicer has seen the light
Minnesota's Ellison would resign from U.S. House if he wins Democratic post
Trump says 'nothing funny' about 'Saturday Night Live' mockery
Trump inauguration protest groups demand access to Washington sites
Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 10, 2016
Judge rejects Trump bid to bar campaign statements from fraud trial
SAN DIEGO — A U.S. judge on Thursday tentatively rejected a bid by Donald Trump to keep a wide range of statements from the presidential campaign out of an upcoming fraud trial over his Trump University venture. The ruling came in advance of a pretrial hearing later on Thursday...
November 10, 2016 - 4:24pm
June 7, 2016
Former Atwater resident pleads guilty to swindling ag association
WILLMAR — Less than two weeks after he pleaded not guilty to swindling the West Central Ag Sales Association out of over $50,000, the group’s...
June 7, 2016 - 11:58pm
May 5, 2016
Judicial process continues for Montana couple despite their absence
WILLMAR — Warrants are still active for the arrests of Billings, Montana, couple Michael Scott Christie and Martina Annette Christie, but a hearing in the criminal case alleging the two exploited $340,000 of Michael’s elderly mother’s estate proceeded without the two Thursday....
May 5, 2016 - 9:59pm
May 3, 2016
Records published May 3
This is the records summary for May 3. Fraud WILLMAR — A woman reported online fraud involving an attempted home rental around 5 p.m. Sunday. The woman told police she inquired online about renting a Willmar home, and was told to send an individual a $900 Money Gram as a security...
May 3, 2016 - 12:00am
April 12, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Someone else may have filed your tax return
The deadline for filing your income taxes is less than two weeks away. But someone else may have already filed your return for you — an identity...
April 12, 2016 - 3:00am
March 9, 2016
State launches inspection sweep for credit card skimmers at gas pumps
BLOOMINGTON — State officials have pledged to ramp up security efforts against an “emerging threat” — credit card skimming at gas pumps....
March 9, 2016 - 11:46pm
January 20, 2016
Couple faces charges after failing to pay for Clarkfield woman's care
MONTEVIDEO — When a Chippewa County man died in May 2010, his son was appointed conservator of his estate, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Court documents say the money was meant solely to provide for the care of the dead man’s widow. But an investigation by the Medicaid...
January 20, 2016 - 8:32am
December 30, 2015
Shakopee inmate accused of new fraud scheme
ST. PAUL -- A Brooklyn Park woman who pleaded guilty in 2010 to defrauding Minnesota’s Medical Assistance program is accused of again bilking the state out of millions of dollars in a similar scheme. Attorney General Lori Swanson filed criminal charges this week in Ramsey County...
December 30, 2015 - 10:46pm
December 14, 2015
Records published Dec. 14
This is the records summary for Dec. 14. Arrests RAYMOND — A 37-year-old man was arrested Friday night on Minnesota Highway 23 in Raymond for driving while intoxicated. The arrest was made around 10 p.m. when police were called to investigate a vehicle that had gone off the road....
December 14, 2015 - 12:33am
December 8, 2015
Kandiyohi County sheriff warns of fake IRS phone calls
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office has warned area residents about a series of fraudulent telephone calls. In a news release Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office said it has received complaints from people who say they have received phone calls from the Internal Revenue...
December 8, 2015 - 11:44pm
October 16, 2015
University of Minnesota Duluth grads sue school, alleging fraud
A group of former University of Minnesota Duluth education students have filed a lawsuit against the university, alleging fraud and misrepresentation by UMD in connection with compliance problems in its integrated elementary and special education program. The 13 graduates...
October 16, 2015 - 4:10pm
October 14, 2015
Attorney general accuses Minnesota car donation charity of fraud
ST. PAUL (Forum News Service) — Minnesota’s attorney general accused the nation’s largest vehicle-donation charity on Wednesday of using...
October 14, 2015 - 11:37pm
October 12, 2015
Minnesota woman accused of taking $140K from employer
DETROIT LAKES — A Detroit Lakes woman is accused of taking advantage of her office manager job to give herself double paychecks and unearned overtime, forge company checks, misuse company credit cards, and secretly direct company funds into three private bank accounts she set up...
October 12, 2015 - 11:00am
September 2, 2015
Paynesville insurance agents charged with investment fraud
ST. CLOUD — Two licensed insurance agents from rural Paynesville have been charged with orchestrating an investment fraud scheme over the past seven years totaling $250,000. Michaela “Kim” Kruger, 57, is charged with four counts of theft by swindle and Richard A. Kruger, 57,...
September 2, 2015 - 8:58pm
June 26, 2015
Phone scam targets local power cooperative customers
SPICER — The Kandiyohi Power Cooperative recently received report of a phone scam involving a fraudster posing as a cooperative employee, attempting to obtain credit card information. The cooperative issued a news release Friday regarding the phone scam, warning its members to...
June 26, 2015 - 9:02pm