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Man, interviewed numerous times in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance, sues sheriff
North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law
Minnesota- based Land O'Lakes, Inc. acquires Vermont Creamery
Patrol asks for public's help in road rage shooting in Twin Cities
McDonald's Quarter Pounders to be made with fresh beef
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
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June 2, 2012
Texas man faces felony charges for drive-by shooting in Renville, Minn.
OLIVIA -- Javier Eliserio Barajas Jr., 35, of Mission, Texas, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to six felony assault and weapons charges for allegedly shooting a handgun at a house and three people early Sunday morning. Barajas faces three counts of second-degree assault, two charges...
June 2, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Police catch teens reported shooting pellets at houses
WILLMAR -- Two juvenile males, ages 17 and 13, were caught by Willmar Police shortly after the teens allegedly fired several shots from a CO2-powered pellet handgun at homes along the 500 block of Robbins Avenue Southwest. According to a news release from Police Sgt. Michael Anderson,...
May 25, 2012 - 8:58am
May 21, 2012
Area counties talking about security for prosecutors too
OLIVIA -- Glen Jacobsen was early in his law career and serving as a prosecutor for a number of suburban communities in the metro area. The...
May 21, 2012 - 12:00am
March 27, 2012
Woman found guilty of drug, paraphernalia possession, child endangerment
WILLMAR -- Maria De Jesus Magana, 44, of Willmar, was found guilty Friday of felony charges of first- and fifth-degree drug possession and for...
March 27, 2012 - 12:00am
March 7, 2012
Man gets four years in prison for gun possession
WILLMAR -- Loren Adam Sarazin, 25, of Clara City, was sentenced Tuesday to 48 months in prison and a $500 fine on a felony charge of possessing a pistol or assault weapon after conviction for a violent crime. As part of his sentence handed down by District Judge Donald M. Spilseth...
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
February 4, 2012
Appleton man faces felony charges for taking vehicle, shooting it up with shotgun
WILLMAR -- Jovan Michael Riley, 20, of Appleton, made his first court appearance Friday on felony charges of possession of a weapon by a felon...
February 4, 2012 - 12:00am
March 29, 2011
Charges dropped so former teacher can deploy
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - Felony charges have been dropped against a high school teacher who said he accidentally brought a rifle to school in his car in Hubbard County. The former Park Rapids shop teacher, 38-year-old Scott Eischens, is an Army captain who will be deployed to Afghanistan...
March 29, 2011 - 11:21am
February 4, 2011
Two of three suspects enter pleas in burglary where shots fired as Willmar police arrive
WILLMAR -- Two of the three suspects involved in a home burglary last fall where responding Willmar police officers encountered gun fire entered pleas in district court today. Arcadio Salinas, Jr., 23, of Willmar, offered an Alford plea to a charge of aiding and abetting an attempted...
February 4, 2011 - 3:16pm
January 25, 2011
Twin Cities contractor survives nail gun wound to chest
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- A contractor working on a project in a suburban Twin Cities home has survived a nail gun wound to the chest. Police say the accident happened Monday afternoon in Brooklyn Park. A woman left the home while the contractor worked and returned hours later to find...
January 25, 2011 - 9:12am
January 15, 2011
Cartoon by Bruce Beattie
January 15, 2011 - 12:00am
January 15, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
Cartoon by Clay Jones
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 23, 2010
Park Rapids teacher resigns due to gun on school grounds incident
PARK RAPIDS - The Park Rapids School Board, without comment, voted to accept industrial education teacher Scott Eischens' resignation, "with thanks for his 12 years of service to the Park Rapids Area Schools" at Monday night's board meeting. The wording indicated the motion was at...
December 23, 2010 - 9:42am
November 15, 2010
38-year-old man dies in hunting accident near Bluffton
November 15, 2010 - 1:57pm
September 13, 2010
Fergus Falls man accused of assault, firing gun into ground
A Fergus Falls, Minn., man is accused of threatening another man with a loaded gun, according to WDAY-TV. Richard Stavaas, 69, faces charges of second degree assault and reckless discharge of a firearm, the station reports. The incident happened Saturday night at 1005 N. Buse St.,...
September 13, 2010 - 10:38am