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Two people, cat rescued from Fergus Falls apartment fire
Trump poised to lift federal coal ban, other green rules
New photos show PWC accountant tweeting, mixing envelopes at Oscars
Public’s help sought after semi strikes man who jumped off I-94 bridge in Minn.
Prosecutors describe 'lives snuffed out' at Aaron Hernandez trial
Golf's governing bodies propose 'fundamental' rule changes
Girls Basketball: Tigers come back to down Lakers
Prep Basketball: NLS advances to 3AA North title game
Girls basketball: Cards get back on track, advance against Rocori
Wild hope mumps just bump in road
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
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Lois G. Beckstrand
Keith A. Kleinsasser
Chester Arthur Schroer
World of Wine: A journey in wine appreciation
Lost Italian: Have a Lenten fish fry Italian style
Dr. Fox: Pet dogs in public demonstrations
Parenting Perspective: Lessons in parenting a toddler come from the bigliest of places
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
May 26, 2016
State selects new judge for eighth district
WILLMAR — Judge Michael Thompson has been elected to serve as chief judge of Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District, the Minnesota Judicial...
May 26, 2016 - 11:43pm
June 19, 2014
Journal that reportedly has details of planned massacre in Waseca ordered sealed
WASECA, Minn. -- A judge Wednesday ordered that the journal kept by a teenager accused of plotting a massacre at his school be sealed, according to the Waseca County News. John David LaDue's journal reportedly contains his plans to kill his family and carry out a massive...
June 19, 2014 - 10:07am
October 9, 2013
Judge rules city of Watson did not violate firefighting contract
WATSON — A district court judge has ruled in favor of the city of Watson in a civil lawsuit brought against it by the Watson Community Fire Fighters. District Judge Dwayne Knutsen dismissed the case in a summary judgment entered Oct. 1. The ruling means that the city of...
October 9, 2013 - 11:20pm
October 4, 2013
Greetings, Your Honor
October 4, 2013 - 11:15pm
September 11, 2013
Two Willmar attorneys appointed as new district judges
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Attorney Jenna Fischer and Willmar attorney Rodney Hanson were appointed as District Court judges to the Eighth...
September 11, 2013 - 6:00am
September 10, 2013
Two Willmar attorneys, including Kandiyohi County Attorney Jenna Fischer, appointed as judges
WILLMAR – Kandiyohi County Attorney Jenna Fischer and Willmar attorney Rodney Hanson were appointed as District Court judges to the Eighth Judicial District. The appointments were announced today by Gov. Mark Dayton. Fischer will replace Kathryn N. Smith and Hanson will...
September 10, 2013 - 3:23pm
September 7, 2013
Montana high court bars judge from amending 30-day rape sentence
(Reuters) - Montana's Supreme Court on Friday barred a trial judge from revising a widely scorned 30-day jail term he imposed on an ex-teacher convicted of raping one of his students, ruling the judge lacked authority to amend the original sentence unilaterally. Instead, the high...
September 7, 2013 - 7:00am
August 3, 2013
Four candidates named for two judge openings in Eighth Judicial District
WILLMAR — A panel has recommended four candidates to fill two vacant judgeships in Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District. The names were announced Friday by the Commission on Judicial Selection. They are: Jennifer Fischer Fischer is the Kandiyohi County attorney. She prosecutes...
August 3, 2013 - 1:00am
June 6, 2013
Judge issues order for dying Pa. girl who needs new lungs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal judge has temporarily allowed a dying 10-year-old girl to move up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant,...
June 6, 2013 - 7:00am
December 18, 2012
Newest Eighth District judge emphasizes duty to those before court
MONTEVIDEO — Newly appointed Eighth Judicial District Judge Thomas Van Hon emphasized the importance of serving those who come before the court as he took the oath of office in an investiture ceremony Tuesday in Montevideo. The new judge will be chambered in Montevideo. He succeeds...
December 18, 2012 - 11:29pm
April 30, 2011
Finalists named for Eighth District judgeship
ST. PAUL -- The Commission on Judicial Selection announced Friday it is recommending four candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota's Eighth Judicial District. District Judge Peter A.
April 30, 2011 - 12:00am
March 3, 2011
Eden Valley man, 51, pleads not guilty in crash that killed Norwegian judge
WILLMAR -- An Eden Valley man has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor speeding charges stemming from an Oct. 5 motor vehicle crash that killed a Norwegian appeals court judge and his companion. Randall Marcum Twardy, 51, entered the not guilty pleas by mail and his Wednesday appearance...
March 3, 2011 - 10:00am
January 4, 2011
Duluth Judge thwarts suspect after home break-in
A Duluth judge began 2011 as a crime victim but took command of the situation by grabbing a .45 caliber pistol from his safe and subduing a man who broke into his family's Piedmont Heights home on New Year's Day.
January 4, 2011 - 10:11am
November 3, 2010
Smith retains judgeship in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR -- District Judge Kathryn N. Smith appears headed toward retaining the Eighth District judgeship in Kandiyohi County. With 75 percent of statewide precincts reporting, Smith had received 24,124 votes, 60.07 percent of the votes cast. Her challenger, Glen M. "Jake" Jacobsen,...
November 3, 2010 - 1:52am
October 29, 2010
Editorial: Re-elect Judge Smith
Voters in the 8th Judicial District face the choice of Judge Kathryn Smith, a 13-year veteran with a strong background, or challenger Glen Jacobsen,...
October 29, 2010 - 12:01am