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Minnesota measles outbreak spreads to Stearns County
It won't be Brainerd or Duluth, as Minnesota appeals court rejects accused police officer's request to move trial
Minnesota firefighter sues city and fire chief, alleging anti-gay bias
Trump says 'major, major' conflict with N.Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy
Minnesota farmers worried buffer law will cost money, threaten property rights
UPDATE: Browns take pass rusher at No. 1 in NFL draft, Bears pull surprise at No. 2 with QB pick
Report: Browns plan to pick DE Garrett No. 1 overall
Twins miss out on sweep of Rangers, as Santiago mourns
Wild ponder long-term contracts for Granlund, Neiderreiter
Vikings will look again to have success outside first round
Khloe Kardashian sued after sharing photo of herself on Instagram
ESPN layoffs: A list of which employees have been fired
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Young Artist's Concerts this weekend in Willmar, Paynesville
'King Ed' comedy on stage at Ridgewater College
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
Luverne A. Peterson
Hazel L. (Strand) Snyder
Edythe O. Jacobson
Trude Kristine Williams
Tribune Opinion: Destination Playground: We can build it if you help volunteer
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
March 28, 2017
Willmar man pleads not guilty to kidnapping baby
WILLMAR — A Willmar man who allegedly kidnapped an 8-month-old baby in February pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Monday. Angel...
March 28, 2017 - 7:43am
March 22, 2017
Hearings postponed again in Rodriguez death penalty appeal
FARGO — A pair of evidentiary hearings in Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.'s appeal of his death sentence have been delayed again. An evidentiary...
March 22, 2017 - 5:33pm
March 8, 2017
Prosecutors presented false info in Dru Sjodin murder trial, defense argues
FARGO — Attorneys for Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., the man on death row for the murder of Dru Sjodin, claim prosecutors presented false testimony...
March 8, 2017 - 7:49pm
March 3, 2017
Charges: Willmar kidnapping came after repeated stalking
WILLMAR — One day before he would be accused of kidnapping his estranged wife from her workplace, court documents say Cesar Octavia Garcia-Gonzalez...
March 3, 2017 - 3:08pm
March 1, 2017
Police: Cosmos man abducted estranged wife
WILLMAR — Police say a 38-year-old Cosmos man hit his estranged wife with his vehicle as she left her Willmar workplace Wednesday morning,...
March 1, 2017 - 5:19pm
February 27, 2017
Willmar man charged with kidnapping
WILLMAR — A Willmar woman got out of the shower Thursday evening to find her 8-month-old daughter gone. So was her ex-boyfriend, Angel...
February 27, 2017 - 5:29pm
February 26, 2017
Minnesota baby found safe after possible abduction
WILLMAR, Minn. – An 8-month-old child was found safe over the weekend after law enforcement received a call about a possible child abduction.The...
February 26, 2017 - 5:47pm
February 9, 2017
Suspect in 5-year-old's kidnapping, murder wants grand jury testimony for defense prep
WALKER, Minn. — The defense attorney for a Coon Rapids man accused in the murder and sexual assault of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl last...
February 9, 2017 - 2:14pm
January 27, 2017
In speech to media, Wetterlings praise reporting and advise people in spotlight to be honest, open
January 27, 2017 - 9:05pm
December 8, 2016
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
WILLMAR — A pregnant Willmar woman was repeatedly stalked, forced into a vehicle, assaulted and choked with a scarf until she passed out...
December 8, 2016 - 6:36pm
October 26, 2016
Spicer man charged with kidnapping in alleged violent assault of woman
WILLMAR — Driving down a Spicer road on Oct. 12, a woman saw a shocking sight: a woman with a bloody face, and three crying children in...
October 26, 2016 - 8:41pm
June 30, 2016
Body of victim in Minnesota house fire found tied up under mattress
BEMIDJI — The person found dead at the scene of a trailer home fire in Bemidji — where police say a 5-year-old girl was also kidnapped —...
June 30, 2016 - 3:51pm
June 27, 2016
Minnesotan formally charged with kidnapping of 5-year-old girl
BEMIDJI - A Bemidji man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl was formally charged and appeared in court Monday. Jacob William Kinn, 32, was...
June 27, 2016 - 1:35pm
June 24, 2016
Missing Minnesota girl found alive; man charged with kidnapping
BEMIDJI - A 32-year-old man has been arrested for kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of a 5-year-old Bemidji girl, who was found...
June 24, 2016 - 1:39pm
March 8, 2016
Police seek info in abduction attempt
ST. PAUL PARK — Police are investigating a report that a man tried to lure a teen girl into his vehicle Monday morning. A 13-year-old girl told police about 10 a.m. that as she walked to school in the 900 block of Third Street in St. Paul Park a man pulled up in a red vehicle and...
March 8, 2016 - 11:22pm