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Heavy storms lead to flash flooding in central Minn.
Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
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Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
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Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cohen: The alchemy of turning bribes into gifts
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Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
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June 8, 2016
UPDATE: Three injured when car catches fire in crash with semi near Atwater
Updated: 4:30 p.m. ATWATER -- Three people in a car suffered serious injuries Tuesday afternoon when the car caught fire after it rear-ended...
June 8, 2016 - 7:59am
December 24, 2015
Pedestrian struck by car near Spicer Legion
SPICER - A 75-year-old Spicer man is being treated at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar for injuries he suffered when struck by a car while crossing Lake Avenue in Spicer at 6:33 p.m. on Wednesday. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s office reported that the accident occurred in front...
December 24, 2015 - 9:57am
December 8, 2015
Kandiyohi County sheriff warns of fake IRS phone calls
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office has warned area residents about a series of fraudulent telephone calls. In a news release Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office said it has received complaints from people who say they have received phone calls from the Internal Revenue...
December 8, 2015 - 11:44pm
Kandiyohi County Sheriff warns of fraudulent IRS phone calls
WILLMAR - The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office has warned area residents about a series of fraudulent telephone calls reported recently. In a news release Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office said it has received complaints from people who say they have received phone calls from the...
December 8, 2015 - 11:23am
July 9, 2015
Local law enforcement officers recognized for being ‘DWI Enforcer All-Stars’
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety recognized local law enforcement officers Thursday before the Minnesota Twins game at Target Field for being “DWI Enforcer All-stars.” A total of 39 law enforcement officers and prosecutors from 32 agencies were recognized...
July 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
May 15, 2015
Local law enforcement continues to search for answers in case
WILLMAR — While local law enforcement has not received many new leads on Joseph “Scriver” Olson case during the past several years, Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog remains hopeful that the case will be cracked. “We don’t forget about it. We want to find the person...
May 15, 2015 - 11:25pm
March 27, 2015
Suspicious person identified
NEW LONDON — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office has determined that the suspicious incident occurring Tuesday near the New London-Spicer Middle School is not a threat to the public. The situation was thought to have been suspicious as a man asked a child walking along Minnesota...
March 27, 2015 - 11:30pm
November 16, 2014
Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office has some new faces, others in new roles
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog has been working as a law enforcement officer for 34 years and has gone from working dispatch and patrol to now overseeing the entire sheriff’s office as the elected sheriff of the county. “Kandiyohi County has been a great place...
November 16, 2014 - 10:56pm
June 22, 2014
Kandiyohi County deputies issue many warnings but sheriff satisfied with overall compliance with no wake advisory
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County deputies issued about 40 verbal warnings Friday and Saturday for people who were disobeying the no wake advisory on area lakes. But, considering the number of people who use the county’s numerous lakes, that number probably isn’t too bad, Kandiyohi...
June 22, 2014 - 11:13pm
March 4, 2014
Sex offender meeting cancelled for tonight in Lake Lillian
WILLMAR — The community notification meeting scheduled for tonight regarding a Level 3 predatory offender moving to Lake Lillian has been cancelled because the offender, Jerome Webb, is not moving to the community or Kandiyohi County. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's...
March 4, 2014 - 1:44pm
December 16, 2013
Man rescued after ATV plunges into Green Lake
SPICER – A 74-year old Spicer man was rescued from Green Lake Sunday after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving plunged through the ice. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, officers received a call at 6:47 p.m. that an individual was in the water...
December 16, 2013 - 7:04am
September 22, 2013
Local law enforcement agencies install software to limit officer distraction
WILLMAR — Both the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and the Willmar Police Department have recently installed software and hardware in their agency’s squad cars to limit officer distraction caused by interaction with the vehicle’s computer. The agencies...
September 22, 2013 - 11:12pm
July 1, 2013
Owatonna man Paffrath killed in falling tree incident near New London
NEW LONDON — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a 53-year-old Owatonna man killed in a tree-cutting accident Sunday afternoon near New London. The man is Ted Raymond Paffrath, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The incident...
July 1, 2013 - 11:44am