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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
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
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
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
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
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
May 6, 2015
Fraud prevention saves Kandiyohi County money
WILLMAR –– Compared to the thousands of public assistance cases that are processed every year in Kandiyohi County for such things as cash support, food support or medical assistance, the number of people who fraudulently receive services is very small. But through rigorous investigations...
May 6, 2015 - 10:56pm