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Officer-involved shootings rare in Willmar
U.S. Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote
200 immigrants in Texas were smuggled into a pitch-black trailer. 10 died, and the driver has been charged.
'We're going to rise': Red Lake gathers to address opioid crisis
Donald Trump's not-so-great sketch of the Manhattan skyline is going to auction
NWL Baseball: Stingers tame Honker mashers
NA3HL Hockey: Willmar opens at home Oct. 14
P.J. Fleck expects Gophers' defense to be personnel-based this season
Vikings put Latavius Murray on PUP list, Sharrif Floyd on non-football injury list
Twins finalize trade with Braves for Jaime Garcia
Justin Bieber reportedly ‘over it,’ cancels stadium tour, including U.S. Bank Stadium show
Think Kim Kardashian is sexy? This app matches you with celebrity lookalikes.
Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89
'Walking Dead' stuntman reportedly died after missing safety cushion by inches
'Dead in Deadwood' murder mystery in Svea
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
Kandiyohi County Relay for Life 2017
Kandiyohi County's Relay For Life is Friday
Rew: A positive attitude is key to cancer fight
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Christmas already? Consider this gift-giving practice
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
Column: There are several ways to enjoy grilled watermelon
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
July 11, 2017
Applications open for Eighth Judicial District judgeship
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Eighth Judicial District will have an open judgeship, chambered in Willmar, when Judge Donald M. Spilseth retires...
July 11, 2017 - 9:48pm
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