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Records published Feb. 24
Slowing the water remains Hawk Creek challenge
Low turkey prices hurt Jennie-O profits
'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
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
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
October 26, 2012
Beckman, Van Hon named as Eighth District Judges
ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Stephanie Beckman and Thomas Van Hon as District Court judges in Minnesota's Eighth Judicial District. Beckman will replace Judge Steven E. Drange who retired earlier this year. She will be chambered in Litchfield in Meeker County. Beckman...
October 26, 2012 - 2:17pm
September 14, 2012
Four candidates named for Meeker, Chippewa County, Minn., judgeships
ST. PAUL -- The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today the four candidates to fill the two judicial vacancies in the State's Eighth Judicial District. The candidates include Meeker County Attorney Stephanie Beckman, Yellow Medicine County Attorney Keith Helgeson and attorneys...
September 14, 2012 - 2:29pm
August 1, 2012
Judges Nelson, Drange retiring, commission seeks applicants
ST. PAUL -- The Commission on Judicial Selection announced Tuesday that two judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota's Eighth Judicial District Court. The vacancies were created upon the retirements of Judge Steven E. Drange and Judge Paul A.
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
July 31, 2012
Thompson Michels appointed to 8th District judicial commission
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton announced Monday the appointment of Colleen Thompson Michels to an Eighth Judicial District non-attorney position on the Commission on Judicial Selection. Thompson Michels will serve as one of four commission members. Thompson Michels, now retired, served...
July 31, 2012 - 12:00am
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
June 25, 2010
Chippewa Co. Attorney off to the YM bench after governor appoints him
GRANITE FALLS -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty made Chippewa County Attorney Dwayne Knutsen his 100th judicial appointment on Thursday. Pawlenty flew Thursday...
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am
May 29, 2010
3 finalists considered for Yellow Medicine judge
SAINT PAUL -- Three attorneys with experience as prosecutors are being considered for appointment to the trial court bench vacancy in Granite Falls, part of the Eight Judicial District. The Commission on Judicial Selection recommended Chippewa County Attorney Dwayne Knutsen, Yellow...
May 29, 2010 - 12:00am
April 20, 2010
Process underway to fill Eighth Judicial vacancy
GRANITE FALLS -- The Minnesota Supreme Court has certified the need to maintain a judge chambered in Yellow Medicine County. Applicants are now being sought for the vacancy in Granite Falls. Applications for the trial court bench served by District Judge Bruce Christopherson will...
April 20, 2010 - 12:00am
April 12, 2010
Renville County joins online payment system for court fines
OLIVIA -- Starting Tuesday, recipients of payable citations due to district court in Renville County can pay their fines via an automated phone system or online using a credit card 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
April 12, 2010 - 12:00am
March 20, 2010
Letter: The selling of judicial elections
In January the Supreme Court put our republic up for sale. It was done without fanfare in the case of Citizens United v. FEC. Five activist justices using two premises -- that corporations are people with all constitutional rights and that money equals speech -- ruled that the corporations...
March 20, 2010 - 12:00am
January 15, 2010
Eighth Judicial District awaits word on request to replace judge
MONTEVIDEO -- The retirement of district Judge Bruce Christopherson at the start of the year has reduced to 10 the number of judges serving the 13 counties in the rural Eighth Judicial District. His departure from the bench in Yellow Medicine County starts a process that is the cause...
January 15, 2010 - 12:00am
August 7, 2009
Longtime Hawk Creek bridge dispute is on its way to court
MONTEVIDEO -- A dispute that could be said to be over 40 years in the making has five county commissioners and the county attorneys from Chippewa,...
August 7, 2009 - 12:00am
July 27, 2009
Chief justice finds no good solutions for funding
WILLMAR -- The state's budget issues create a challenge for which there are no good solutions, only what Minnesota Chief Justice Eric Magnuson calls the "least bad" solutions. If there is a good outcome to the budget, staffing and service cuts made in the Minnesota Judicial Branch,...
July 27, 2009 - 12:00am
June 24, 2009
Courthouses feel sting from state cuts
WILLMAR -- The public will have slightly less time to pay fines and take care of other legal business beginning July 10. Court administration...
June 24, 2009 - 12:00am
June 23, 2009
Eighth Judicial District to reduce court administration office hours
WILLMAR -- Effective Friday, July 10, 2009, court administration offices in the 13 counties of the Eighth Judicial District will close at 2 p.m. for public business on Friday afternoons, announces Tim Ostby, Eighth Judicial District administrator, and Judge Paul Nelson, district chief...
June 23, 2009 - 2:08pm