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Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Santa comes early to Jefferson
Solar garden planned north of Brainerd
Google meets renewable energy goal for global operations
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'
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 14, 2016
Teen suspect in Sunray robbery will be tried as adult, Court of Appeals rules
WILLMAR—A teenage suspect in last October's armed robbery at the Sunray Express Convenience Store will continue to be tried as an adult,...
November 14, 2016 - 11:24am
May 12, 2016
Minnesota family seeks justice after their son was allegedly abused at juvenile center
A Lake Park family is hoping justice can be served, for their son who battles schizophrenia. This as the state officials investigate allegations...
May 12, 2016 - 7:58am
March 9, 2016
Judge decides to try teen on gun charges in adult court
WILLMAR — A teen suspect who will be tried as an adult in an October armed robbery also will be tried as an adult for possession of stolen...
March 9, 2016 - 11:39pm
February 16, 2016
Teen accused of robbing Willmar convenience store to be tried as adult
Frederick Crispin Rodriguez entered a Kandiyohi County District Courtroom Tuesday, wearing handcuffs, legcuffs and jail garb. He didn’t look...
February 16, 2016 - 11:46pm
March 30, 2015
Mailbox explosion causes grass fire near Brainerd
BRAINERD — A mailbox explosion appears to be the cause of a grass fire Monday that quickly burned about 15 acres of property south of Brainerd. Lt....
March 30, 2015 - 11:19pm
September 12, 2013
Missing Redwood County, Minn., girl found at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday
VESTA – The 15-year-old Redwood County girl missing from her family’s home was located in a cornfield near her residence around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday by officers flying a State Patrol helicopter. According to Redwood County Sheriff Randy Hanson, Paulina Leach appeared to be...
September 12, 2013 - 8:55am
June 27, 2013
Juvenile arrested after standoff in rural Lac qui Parle County, man faces gun charges
MADISON — A male juvenile was arrested after an 8-hour armed standoff with law enforcement Monday in rural Lac qui Parle County. According to a news release from County Sheriff Rick Halvorson, officers were investigating a report that Kevin Ernest Morris, 40, of rural Dawson,...
June 27, 2013 - 10:28am
July 5, 2012
Teen pleads to property damage charge for BB-gun shots through car, house windows
WILLMAR -- Rene Rivera III, 17, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of property damage, plus misdemeanor counts of fleeing a peace officer and underage consumption, for his role in shooting out house and vehicle windows with a BB-gun in May. A felony charge for discharging...
July 5, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Police catch teens reported shooting pellets at houses
WILLMAR -- Two juvenile males, ages 17 and 13, were caught by Willmar Police shortly after the teens allegedly fired several shots from a CO2-powered pellet handgun at homes along the 500 block of Robbins Avenue Southwest. According to a news release from Police Sgt. Michael Anderson,...
May 25, 2012 - 8:58am
April 24, 2012
Judge wants to consider options other than prison for Willmar, Minn., teen
WILLMAR -- District Judge Kathryn N. Smith continued Andrew Charles Wyman's dispositional hearing until May 17 so that she may consider alternatives...
April 24, 2012 - 12:00am
April 23, 2012
Wyman hearing continued, judge wants to consider options other than prison
WILLMAR -- District Judge Kathryn N. Smith continued this morning's dispositional hearing for Andrew Charles Wyman until May 17 so that she may...
April 23, 2012 - 11:13am
Wyman teen in court this morning, could go to prison for arson
WILLMAR -- Andrew Charles Wyman, the 18-year-old Willmar boy who absconded from Prairie Lakes Youth Programs in February while serving his juvenile...
April 23, 2012 - 9:21am
April 4, 2012
Youth in Kandiyohi County, Minn., crime spree back in custody, ordered to jail
WILLMAR -- An 18-year-old who absconded in February from the Prairie Lakes juvenile detention facility, where he was serving time for a crime spree last year that included arson, burglary and theft, was ordered today to the Kandiyohi County Jail. Andrew Charles Wyman will be held...
April 4, 2012 - 5:42pm
March 16, 2012
Teen driver, five juvenile passengers to hospital after Thursday rollover
WILLMAR -- The 16-year-old driver and five juvenile passengers were taken by Willmar Ambulance Service to Rice Memorial Hospital after a one-vehicle...
March 16, 2012 - 2:55pm
March 6, 2012
Wyman hearing cancelled after he fails to appear, warrant remains
WILLMAR -- A review hearing for Andrew Charles Wyman, 18, of Willmar, was cancelled this afternoon after he failed to appear before District Judge Kathryn N. Smith in Kandiyohi County District Court. Wyman, who has a warrant issued for his arrest, absconded from Prairie Lakes Youth...
March 6, 2012 - 4:36pm