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'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
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500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Shelby T. Kingman Jr.
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Helen D. Johnson
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Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
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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
April 5, 2014
Jail inmate dead after an apparent suicide attempt
INTERNATIONAL FALLS — A 28-year-old woman died Sunday after hanging herself in the Koochiching County Jail in International Falls, the sheriff’s office reported. Kathryn Marie Schneider of International Falls was found hanging in her cell about 10 p.m. March 25. Corrections...
April 5, 2014 - 10:52am
March 27, 2014
Speeding on way to church leads to jail
MONTEVIDEO — A woman who told a sheriff’s deputy that she was speeding because she was late for church is serving two days in jail for the offense. Janet Brandli Stevens, 49, of rural Montevideo, was sentenced to serve two days in jail and pay fines and fees totaling $485 for...
March 27, 2014 - 12:30am
February 18, 2014
Renville Co. jail adding staff members, sheriff says
OLIVIA — Renville County is adding two full-time correctional officer positions to its jail staff, but will need to add an assistant jail administrator as well, Sheriff Scott Hable told the County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. The sheriff said the jail needs to increase its...
February 18, 2014 - 11:55pm
June 16, 2013
Swift County seeks relief from jail staffing requirements
BENSON — The Swift County Commissioners are hoping the Department of Corrections will give them a variance to a proposed rule requiring increased jail staffing, or at least give the county more time to comply. If a variance isn’t granted, the county may have to spend about...
June 16, 2013 - 10:55pm
May 13, 2013
Child injured and man in jail after Sunday ATV accident near Cosmos, Minn.
COSMOS -- A 5-year-old girl was seriously injured Sunday in an ATV accident near Cosmos and a rural Darwin man is in jail on charges of second-degree driving while impaired and criminal vehicular operation resulting in injury. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office,...
May 13, 2013 - 8:09am
November 20, 2012
Worker assaulted on roof of Stearns County, Miinn., Jail, assailant taken down to jail
ST. CLOUD -- A 43-year-old St. Cloud man was booked into the Stearns County Jail, and a 23-year-old man was treated for injuries sustained when he was assaulted with a rake Monday afternoon on the roof of the county jail building in downtown St. Cloud. According to a news release...
November 20, 2012 - 10:34am
July 11, 2012
Clarkfield, Minn., man arrested on arson charges, deliberately set fire to rural residence
GRANITE FALLS -- A 35-year-old Clarkfield man is being held in the Yellow Medicine County jail pending his first court appearance on first-degree arson charges for allegedly setting fire to a rural Clarkfield home Monday evening. According to a news release from Yellow Medicine County...
July 11, 2012 - 10:44am
June 19, 2012
Ex-Rutgers student in webcam case leaves jail
NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- A former Rutgers student convicted of bias intimidation for using a webcam to see his roommate kiss another man has been released from jail today after serving 20 days of a 30-day sentence. Twenty-year-old Dharun Ravi volunteered to start his sentence...
June 19, 2012 - 8:15am
April 18, 2012
Cobb faces assault charge; in Kandiyohi Jail for Stevens County murder
WILLMAR -- Jacob Seth Cobb, 18, made his first appearance Tuesday in Kandiyohi County District Court on a misdemeanor fifth-degree assault charge for allegedly fighting with another inmate April 10 in the Kandiyohi County Jail. Cobb and his two brothers, Dylan Clemens and Andrew...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
August 10, 2011
Aug. 2011: Yellow Medicine County Jail inmate dies of apparent suicide
GRANITE FALLS -- A 37-year-old Granite Falls man died of an apparent suicide early Tuesday in the Yellow Medicine County Jail. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy on Shane Dean Hildahl, who apparently used bed linens to hang himself, according to a news...
August 10, 2011 - 12:00am
July 21, 2011
Edward Ruchti sentenced again, receives 180 days in jail, sex offender treatment
WILLMAR -- Edward Alan Ruchti, 32, of Kerkhoven, was ordered Wednesday to serve 180 days in jail, complete sex offender treatment and finish the remaining recommendations of his psycho-sexual evaluation, including the sex offender program. District Judge Donald M. Spilseth had ruled...
July 21, 2011 - 12:00am
February 26, 2011
Inmate faces assault charge for breaking another's nose
WILLMAR -- Donald Warren Hayes, 41, an inmate in the Kandiyohi County Jail, made his first court appearance Friday on a third-degree assault...
February 26, 2011 - 12:00am
December 14, 2010
Man arrested in Litchfield, wanted in two states
LITCHFIELD -- A 27-year-old man was arrested on multiple warrants this morning during what Litchfield Police Chief Patrick Fank is calling a multi-agency operation conducted at 420 Davis Ave.
December 14, 2010 - 12:15pm
August 30, 2010
Owatonna man gets jail, fine, probation for selling LSD, marijuana, pills
WILLMAR -- Jarrett Zachary Galvin, 20, of Owatonna, was sentenced Thursday to 45 days in jail, five years of probation and a $1,500 fine on two...
August 30, 2010 - 12:00am