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Driver dies after semi leaves I-94, strikes trees
Latin America's cities sweat over health risks from urban heat
Yellow Medicine County turns to 'traditional' justice
Thousands of sexual assault evidence kits across Minnesota sit untested
Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69
Cards wrestling headed to State
Boys Basketball: Dragons' upset bid falls short
Girls Basketball: Cards stretch win streak to seven
Sports Briefs: Warrant issued for Jets' Darrelle Revis on assault charges
Boys Basketball: Marshall blisters Willmar
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Lorraine "Lolly" Marlys Thompson
Daniel P. Schaefbauer
Gloria A. Schroeder
Dwaine B. Weber
Marlow W. Hanson
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
Growing Together: Steps you need to know when growing plants indoors
Fielding Questions: Finding recommended varieties requires shopping
February 9, 2017
Paynesville man charged with arson of apartment complex
ST. CLOUD—Stearns County authorities on Thursday charged a 27-year-old Paynesville man with two felony counts of first-degree arson in...
February 9, 2017 - 12:39pm
September 28, 2016
Willmar Police dog helps track, apprehend suspect
WILLMAR—A 38-year-old Spicer man with a warrant is in jail Wednesday, partially thanks to Willmar Police K-9 dog Axel, who tracked the...
September 28, 2016 - 10:04am
July 25, 2016
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
WILLMAR -- Before he was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail, the former treasurer of the West Central Ag Sales Association apologized to the...
July 25, 2016 - 11:50pm
June 23, 2016
Man pleads guilty to assaulting a corrections officer
WILLMAR — A 47-year-old man accused of assaulting a police officer at the Kandiyohi County Jail last summer pleaded guilty to fourth-degree...
June 23, 2016 - 9:34pm
May 8, 2016
Jail inmates with mental health needs
By Marino Eccher and Elizabeth Mohr St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — Tim Leslie still remembers the house on Victoria and Selby where he’d regularly respond to calls as a patrol officer from a resident who was convinced there was something landing on the roof. There wasn’t,...
May 8, 2016 - 11:02pm
May 2, 2016
Woman accused of trying to bring drugs into jail appears in court
OLIVIA — A woman who attempted to take cocaine, methamphetamine, a hypodermic needle and two cans of beer into the Renville County Jail using...
May 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
March 4, 2016
Minnesota county jails fail the mentally ill
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislative Auditor’s office released a highly critical report Thursday on the state of mental health services within the county jail system. The report detailed a lack of training and resources for correctional workers — and noted that state laws didn’t...
March 4, 2016 - 5:30am
October 9, 2015
Economic tipping point triggers prison campaign
APPLETON — At a time when most agricultural counties were adding jobs, Swift County saw its unemployment rate pop up to 8.3 percent, the highest in the state. This was in June, when county officials also learned about a proposal by the Minnesota Department of Corrections asking...
October 9, 2015 - 10:10pm
September 1, 2015
Kandiyohi County to contract out jail health services
WILLMAR — In a transition expected to be complete by the end of this year, health services at the Kandiyohi County Jail will be turned over to a private contractor. The measure, which will include increased access to much needed mental health services, was approved Tuesday by the...
September 1, 2015 - 11:11pm
August 18, 2015
Renville County Jail receives good reviews
OLIVIA — There are not too many accolades given to county jails, but the Renville County Jail has picked up a few important ones recently. One came from a rock star “guest” that put the jail in the national limelight. The other came from the federal Department of Corrections. Ned...
August 18, 2015 - 11:11pm
May 7, 2015
Three inmates escape from New Richmond (Wis.) correctional center; New Richmond schools closed
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. -- New Richmond Schools are closed Thursday following an escape by three inmates from the St. Croix County Correctional Center in New Richmond at about 10:15 Wednesday night. The inmates are still at large, but New Richmond Police Chief Mark Samelstad said Thursday...
May 7, 2015 - 11:22am
April 22, 2015
Northern Minn. jailer accused of having sex with inmate
PARK RAPIDS -- A former Hubbard County jailer has been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct after being accused of having an affair with an inmate. Emily Louise Yliniemi, 36, Ponsford, left the department under pressure in late February. She makes an initial appearance...
April 22, 2015 - 9:00am
March 4, 2015
Kandiyohi County Community Corrections continues to restructure
WILLMAR— Following a year of intense review, the Kandiyohi County Community Corrections Department is taking another step forward to restructure how employees do their jobs. The end result could be more face-to-face time with clients in the county’s criminal justice system instead...
March 4, 2015 - 11:16pm
August 3, 2014
Kandiyohi County Jail licensed for full capacity starting Sept. 1 to accommodate more state prisoners
WILLMAR –– After sitting empty for about three years, an unused pod in the Kandiyohi County Jail will be reopened Sept.1, staffed with four...
August 3, 2014 - 11:09pm
June 18, 2014
Kandiyohi County considers accepting more state prisoners for up to $1.2M in revenue
WILLMAR –– Kandiyohi County could get up to $1.2 million in revenue in the next year by housing more prisoners from the Minnesota Department of Corrections. The county already boards 40 DOC prisoners but in order to house the 20 additional prisoners the state would like to send...
June 18, 2014 - 11:24pm