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U.S. Tax Court judge, husband from Minnesota sent to prison for claiming 9 vacations as ‘business expenses’
Fargo becomes one of few fire departments in the region to fly its own drone
After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
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Willmar Community Center: Art for and about the community
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February 4, 2016
One of four suspects in robbery pleads guilty to assault
WILLMAR — The 19-year-old suspected accomplice in an Oct. 23 armed robbery at the Sunray Express convenience store in west Willmar pleaded guilty Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court to second-degree assault. Jose Agapito Sanchez, of Willmar, was also originally charged...
February 4, 2016 - 11:04pm
January 16, 2015
Dassel man found guilty of criminal sexual conduct
LITCHFIELD — A rural Dassel man was found guilty Wednesday of first- and second-degree charges of criminal sexual conduct for assaulting a young girl. According to a news release from the Meeker County Attorney’s office, Charles Robert Schwartz, 25, was found guilty of the charges...
January 16, 2015 - 10:50pm
November 7, 2014
Man found guilty of burglarizing Lake Ripley fish houses
LITCHFIELD — A 39-year-old Litchfield man was found guilty of felony charges Wednesday for allegedly being one of three men to burglarize fish houses last winter on Lake Ripley in Litchfield. Mark Allen Londo was found guilty after a two-day jury trial of two felony counts of burglary...
November 7, 2014 - 11:02pm
May 28, 2014
Ozornia pleads guilty to two domestic abuse felonies
WILLMAR — Erik Ozornia, 25, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two felony charges connected to domestic abuse incidents in January and March. Ozornia is currently in custody at the Minnesota Correctional Facility at St. Cloud. He pleaded guilty to a felony charge of terroristic threats...
May 28, 2014 - 11:28pm
March 25, 2014
Man pleads guilty to two counts of assaulting Willmar police officers
WILLMAR — The Willmar man charged with assaulting three Willmar Police Department officers in December has pleaded guilty to two felony charges in a plea agreement. Cody Lee Friese, 23, pleaded guilty Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court to two counts of fourth-degree assault...
March 25, 2014 - 10:50pm
January 6, 2011
Former fireman pleads not guilty to theft, trial date set
WILLMAR -- Chad Michael Johnson, 38, of Willmar, has pleaded not guilty to three felony charges of theft by swindle for allegedly taking $15,300...
January 6, 2011 - 12:00am
December 10, 2010
Jury finds man guilty of killing Fargo dentist
FARGO - A jury has found Michael Nakvinda guilty of killing Philip Gattuso. The nine women and three men handed down the verdicts just after 11 a.m., convicting Nakvinda of murder, robbery, burglary and theft. He could face a lifetime prison term with no chance for parole when sentenced...
December 10, 2010 - 11:53am
December 2, 2010
Diaz Evans pleads not guilty in shooting
WILLMAR -- Leroy Diaz Evans pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a first-degree attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting at a Willmar police...
December 2, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Minnesota GOP lawmaker Buesgens pleads guilty in DWI case
BUFFALO, Minn. -- A Republican state legislator has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge in Wright County District Court under a deal to perform 60 hours of community service. Wright County authorities arrested Rep. Mark Buesgens of Jordan on September 18 after spotting his...
November 5, 2010 - 1:37pm
October 14, 2010
Clara City man pleads guilty to criminal sex
MONTEVIDEO -- Cheyenne Clay Johnson, 42, of Clara City, pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Johnson was charged with assaulting a juvenile female Aug. 24 at a residence in Clara City. He allegedly later used a cell phone to report his own crime, triggering...
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
May 12, 2010
NE Minn. couple plead guilty to terrorizing wife's former lover
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. -- A Grand Marais couple pleaded guilty Tuesday in Cook County District Court to charges stemming from an ugly incident a year ago in which the woman's former lover was assaulted and terrorized. Kevin Thompson, 52, of 2648 E. Highway 61, pleaded guilty to felony...
May 12, 2010 - 10:07am
Federal jury convicts Spicer man of tax evasion
MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal jury in Minneapolis Th convicted a 71-year-old Spicer man of evading federal income taxes in 2002 and 2003. Robert Goris was found guilty of two counts of tax evasion following an eight-day trial. He was indicted on April 15, 2009. According to evidence presented...
March 12, 2010 - 1:46pm
February 6, 2010
Jury finds man guilty of aggravated robbery in knifepoint theft
WILLMAR -- A jury found Mowalid Muse Hirsi, 25, of Willmar, guilty on Thursday of aggravated robbery for robbing a man at knifepoint in November. The verdict came after a one-day trial in Kandiyohi County District Court. He will be sentenced March 8. The charges were filed after...
February 6, 2010 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Woman pleads guilty to receiving more than 10 pounds of weed in mail
WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old Willmar woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a fifth-degree drug possession charge for her role in receiving more than 10 pounds of marijuana in the mail in September. As part of a plea agreement entered in Kandiyohi County District Court, a fifth-degree drug...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
August 14, 2009
Wheelchair-bound man found guilty of assault with gun
GRANITE FALLS -- A Yellow Medicine County jury returned guilty verdicts Wednesday against Allen Chancey Olson, 55, of Canby, on felony charges of terroristic threats, reckless disregard of risk and second-degree assault - dangerous weapon. The verdicts followed a two-day trial in...
August 14, 2009 - 12:00am