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Runaway horse-drawn Christmas wagon ride near Willmar injures driver and passengers
Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
July 29, 2014
Ventura awarded $1.8 million by a split jury
Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- A split federal jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his case against the estate of an author who claimed they were in a bar fight. Attorneys from Ventura and the author's estate agreed to accept the 8-2 jury decision...
July 29, 2014 - 1:48pm
April 17, 2014
Jury selection complete in Little Falls murder case
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. -- Jury selection was completed Wednesday in the trial of Byron Smith, who is accused of murdering two teenagers in his home in 2012. Seven men and seven women were selected to serve on the jury, including two alternate jurors. The court did not disclose which...
April 17, 2014 - 8:00am
July 26, 2013
Juror says Zimmerman 'got away with murder'
(Reuters) - A juror in the trial of George Zimmerman says the former neighborhood watch volunteer "got away with murder" when he was acquitted...
July 26, 2013 - 9:38am
March 7, 2011
Diaz Evans trial starts, accomplice sentenced
WILLMAR -- Jury selection began this morning in the trial of Leroy Diaz Evans, the 26-year-old Willmar man accused of firing shots at a Willmar police officer. The trial, before District Judge Kathryn N. Smith in Kandiyohi County District Court, is scheduled through March 17. Evans...
March 7, 2011 - 12:56pm
December 4, 2010
Man escapes assault charges, but terroristic threats stick
WILLMAR -- A Kandiyohi County jury on Thursday found Michael Eugene Whitson, 65, of Atwater, guilty of terroristic threats for threatening his...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
December 2, 2010
Diaz Evans pleads not guilty in shooting
WILLMAR -- Leroy Diaz Evans pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a first-degree attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting at a Willmar police...
December 2, 2010 - 12:00am
October 28, 2010
Grand jury indictment for man, 51, charged in bar assault
WILLMAR -- A Kandiyohi County grand jury has indicted Jose Santoya Juarez, 51, of Willmar, on four charges stemming from the alleged sexual assault of a woman July 27 at and near the Eagles Club in Willmar. The ind-ictment was filed Tuesday in Ka-ndiyohi Co-unty District Court and...
October 28, 2010 - 12:00am
February 6, 2010
Jury finds man guilty of aggravated robbery in knifepoint theft
WILLMAR -- A jury found Mowalid Muse Hirsi, 25, of Willmar, guilty on Thursday of aggravated robbery for robbing a man at knifepoint in November. The verdict came after a one-day trial in Kandiyohi County District Court. He will be sentenced March 8. The charges were filed after...
February 6, 2010 - 12:00am
October 15, 2009
Edinburgh jury reconvened deliberations at 10 a.m. today
Updated 10:05 a.m.
October 15, 2009 - 9:09am
October 14, 2009
Jury to get murder case this afternoon
WILLMAR -- The jury is expected to begin deliberating this afternoon in the murder trial of Miles David Edinburgh. Edinburgh, 19, of Willmar, took the stand this morning in Kandiyohi County District Court and testified that Adam Milton ran after him, caught him with one hand and...
October 14, 2009 - 12:47pm
Jury finds man in wheelchair guilty of assault with weapon
GRANITE FALLS -- A Yellow Medicine County jury returned guilty verdicts Wednesday night against Allen Chancey Olson, 55, of Canby, for felony charges of terroristic threats, reckless disregard of risk, and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. The verdicts followed a two-day...
August 14, 2009 - 12:00am
August 13, 2009
Jury finds wheelchair bound man guilty of assault with weapon
GRANITE FALLS -- A Yellow Medicine County jury returned guilty verdicts Wednesday night to felony charges of terroristic threats, reckless disregard of risk, and second degree assault, dangerous weapon, against Allen Chancey Olson, 55, of Canby. The verdicts followed a two-day trial...
August 13, 2009 - 2:22pm
July 7, 2009
Judge for the second time delays omnibus in murder case
BENSON -- A hearing at which the prosecution is expected to outline its case for first- and second-degree murder charges in a September 2004 shooting in Appleton is being delayed for a second time. The omnibus hearing for Andrew Gordon Lemcke, 34, of Appleton was to have been held...
July 7, 2009 - 12:00am
July 6, 2009
Lemcke omnibus delayed
BENSON -- A hearing at which the prosecution is expected to outline its case for first and second degree murder charges in a Sept. 2004 shooting in Appleton is being delayed for a second time. The omnibus hearing for Andrew Gordon Lemcke, 34, of Appleton, was to have been held Thursday...
July 6, 2009 - 4:47pm
May 14, 2009
Grand jury testimony will be focus of hearing in murder case
BENSON -- Andrew Gordon Lemcke, 34, of Appleton, will return to district court Friday in Benson on first- and second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of his wife Nichole Riley-Lemcke, 26, on Sept. 12, 2004, in their Appleton home. Although the court appearance is scheduled...
May 14, 2009 - 12:00am