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The race to replace Schoen: Bigham is in, McNamara 'strongly leaning toward' a run
Three men sentenced in $10,000 blackjack table scam at northeast SD Indian casino
Minn. regulators find toxic children's jewelry
37 of 38 economists said the GOP tax plans would grow the debt. The 38th misread the question.
Here's the deal with all those turkeys terrorizing the suburbs
Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur: Meeting Cuban relatives 'a blessing to think of on Thanksgiving'
Ex-Wild Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella enjoying new roles in Buffalo
Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings' 1,000-yard receiving drought
Second albino deer found shot, killed in Wisconsin
Wild about turkeys: Hunters thankful for challenges
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Catherine A. Brainard
Harvey B. Beavers
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
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Emma Anne Williams
October 30, 2012
Man shoots self in Kerkhoven, Minn., park, case under investigation
KERKHOVEN -- A 21-year-old Willmar man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound that happened Sunday evening in a Kerkhoven park. According to a news release from Swift County Sheriff John Holtz, Jordan Pierce shot himself in...
October 30, 2012 - 1:36pm
Kerkhoven, Minn., residents surrender three neglected horses to Humane Society
WILLMAR -- Three horses are in the care of the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties after being surrendered over the weekend by their Kerkhoven owners. The two mares and one colt were suffering from neglect and in need of veterinary care, Steve Gardner, chairman of the...
October 30, 2012 - 12:00am
July 12, 2012
Kerkhoven, Minn., man heading back to prison
WILLMAR -- Edward Alan Ruchti, 33, of Kerkhoven, was sentenced Wednesday to 91 months in prison on a first-degree assault charge dating back...
July 12, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
Former Kerkhoven, Minn., man jailed for violating probation again
WILLMAR -- Edward Alan Ruchti, 32, of Minneapolis and formerly of Kerkhoven, has been ordered held in the county jail until a May 22 hearing...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
May 5, 2012
Man killed in tractor rollover identified
KERKHOVEN -- The victim of a fatal tractor rollover on Wednesday has been identified as Kenneth Eugene Gerdes, 70, of rural Kerkhoven. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 4 p.m. Wednesday along 70th Street Northeast. Authorities had withheld the release of his identity pending...
May 5, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2012
Victim in fatal, Chippewa County tractor rollover is identified
KERKHOVEN -- The victim of a fatal tractor rollover on Wednesday has been identified as Kenneth Eugene Gerdes, 70, of rural Kerkhoven. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 4 p.m. on Wednesday along 70th Street Northeast. Authorities had withheld the release of his identity...
May 4, 2012 - 10:34am
January 11, 2012
Man, 29, pleads to two charges in drunken crash
WILLMAR -- Raymond Lee Lindgren, 29, of Rice and formerly of Kerkhoven, pleaded guilty Monday to a gross misdemeanor charge of criminal vehicular...
January 11, 2012 - 12:00am
December 15, 2011
Kerkhoven, Minn., woman gets stayed prison, probation, host of conditions for sex with vulnerable man
WILLMAR -- A 26-year-old Kerkhoven woman was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months in prison, which was stayed, 10 years of probation, 70 days in...
December 15, 2011 - 12:00am
August 1, 2011
Dudgeon wins Kerk 10k
KERKHOVEN -- The Pillsbury Push attracted 123 runners on Saturday morning at Town and Country Days. In the 5k, Klinton Van Heuveln, 18, of Pennock was the overall winner in 18:41. Cassandra Johnson, 16, of Willmar won the women's division in 21:31. In the 10k, Joel Dudgeon, 44,...
August 1, 2011 - 12:00am
July 30, 2011
July 30, 2011 - 12:00am
July 27, 2011
Kerkhoven's Pillsbury Runs set for Saturday
The Pillsbury Push from Pillsbury Park on the east end of Kerkhoven has an 8 a.m. start on Saturday. Entrants can choose from a 5k run/walk or the 10k. The courses uses residential streets, tar roads and some gravel. Registration opens at 7 a.m.
July 27, 2011 - 12:00am
July 12, 2011
Kerkhoven, Minn., ice cream shop dishes up cool summer treats
KERKHOVEN -- Sixties-era music wafts from outdoor speakers at Sophie's Ice Cream Station, where another busy summer day is about to begin. Within...
July 12, 2011 - 12:00am
June 23, 2011
Kerkhoven-based co. has bus stolen in New Jersey
A Kerkhoven tour company's bus was stolen from a group of five buses parked Saturday in a Secaucus, N.J., hotel parking lot during a two-day trip to New York City. Chuck Rustad, owner of Rustad Tour's, said he woke up early Saturday morning to a call from his driver wondering where...
June 23, 2011 - 9:00am
June 2, 2011
Prep Softball: KMS captures 3A crown
MARSHALL -- The Fighting Saints are 21-0 and headed to state for the first time since 2007. Behind the pitching and hitting combination of sophomores Sam Dunn and Erin Haglund, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg whipped Wabasso 10-2 on Thursday for the Section 3A softball championship. Dunn...
June 2, 2011 - 11:57pm
May 23, 2011
LQPV first at own baseball invite
MADISON -- Lac qui Parle Valley scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg and win the four-team LQPV Invitational on Saturday. LQPV defeated Dawson-Boyd 11-1 in the semifinals, while KMS topped Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 12-2. Semifinals Lac...
May 23, 2011 - 12:00am