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Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
Spicer has seen the light
Minnesota's Ellison would resign from U.S. House if he wins Democratic post
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Trump inauguration protest groups demand access to Washington sites
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Wild hold off Leafs' surge
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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'
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
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
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
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
September 1, 2010
Willmar man faces assault charges for allegedly beating a man with gun stock
WILLMAR -- Nicholas Austin Sorenson, 21, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Tuesday on a felony second-degree assault charge for allegedly beating a man over the head with a gun stock early Sunday morning. Unconditional bail was set at $90,000 with conditional bail allowed...
September 1, 2010 - 12:00am