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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Kepler, Sano lead Twins' comeback win over Orioles
How UND 'happy-go-lucky guy' became a key player for Penguins in playoffs
Cooler weather made for less stress in Scheels Fargo Marathon
Zimmer to take time off from Vikings after 8th eye surgery
Vikings gave Michael Floyd a chance. 'Now it's up to him,' says his mother.
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
December 23, 2016
Teen escapes from Prairie Lakes Youth Programs
A 16-year-old boy escaped Friday from one of the non-secure programs at Willmar’s Prairie Lakes Youth Programs, spurring a law enforcement...
December 23, 2016 - 4:43pm
December 22, 2016
Missing girl located in Spicer
SPICER -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office has located a runaway teenage girl who went missing from her Texas hometown. Natalie Elizabeth...
December 22, 2016 - 2:01pm
December 21, 2016
Fourth suspect Rodriguez pleads guilty to Sunray robbery last fall in Willmar
WILLMAR — Frederick Crispin Rodriguez has become the fourth and final suspect to plead guilty in last October's armed robbery at the Sunray...
December 21, 2016 - 10:17pm
December 10, 2016
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
WILLMAR—The Willmar teen who posted a Facebook bomb threat in October threatening the Willmar School District was sentenced Thursday to...
December 10, 2016 - 8:55am
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