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Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
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
Charles "Chuck" Green
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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
April 17, 2014
Man accused of Tasing, trying to kidnap ex-girlfriend in Comstock
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A Bismarck man is charged with seven felonies, including attempted kidnapping and burglary, after allegedly breaking into his girlfriend’s Comstock home late one night last week and Tasing her while wearing gloves and wearing a hood over his face. William...
April 17, 2014 - 6:00am
March 13, 2014
Second alleged victim comes forward in trucker kidnapping case
FARGO – A second woman has come forward to tell authorities she was a kidnapping and rape victim of the accused “vampire trucker” authorities...
March 13, 2014 - 8:00am
January 17, 2014
Vampire enthusiast trucker accused of kidnapping wants judge to throw out evidence
MOORHEAD – A lawyers for a Salt Lake City trucker accused of holding a woman prisoner in his semi for six months before being arrested at a weigh station in Moorhead wants evidence in the case thrown out. Steve Beitelspacher, of the Clay County public defender’s office, said...
January 17, 2014 - 8:00am
August 19, 2013
Minn. woman gets 3 years in prison for abducting baby
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for abducting a friend's baby. Thirty-year-old Isabel Diaz-Castillo was sentenced Monday after earlier pleading guilty to one count of kidnapping. The abduction of the 8-month-old boy last February...
August 19, 2013 - 12:21pm
August 1, 2013
Sentencing set this morning in Cleveland kidnapping-rape case
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, a onetime school bus driver...
August 1, 2013 - 7:00am
May 10, 2013
Attorney General: Ohio kidnap suspect is father of captive girl
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio attorney general says tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl rescued from his house with three women this week. Attorney General Mike DeWine's office confirmed Castro's paternity in a news release...
May 10, 2013 - 10:14am
February 4, 2013
Officials: Boy safe, abductor dead after officers stormed Ala. bunker
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Officers stormed an underground bunker in Alabama where a 5-year-old boy had been held hostage for nearly a week, rescuing the child and leaving the boy's abductor dead, officials said Monday. Steve Richardson with the FBI's office in Mobile said at a news...
February 4, 2013 - 5:34pm
Update: Official says boy safe, abductor dead after standoff in Ala.
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) -- A law enforcement official says a 5-year-old has been safely released after a weeklong standoff between police and the boy's abductor. The law enforcement official briefed on the situation said today that Jim Dykes, the man who abducted the boy from a school...
February 4, 2013 - 4:33pm
Police: Announcement coming on Ala. hostage
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say they will be making a major announcement in the case of a 5-year-old being held hostage in an underground bunker in Alabama. The news conference will be held this afternoon in Midland City. Police say 65-year-old Jim Dykes has been holding...
February 4, 2013 - 4:22pm
February 1, 2013
Negotiators talking to Ala. captor through pipe
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) -- More than three days after he allegedly shot a school bus driver dead, grabbed a kindergartner and slipped into an underground bunker, Jimmy Lee Dykes was showing no signs Friday of turning himself over to police. Speaking into a 4-inch-wide ventilation...
February 1, 2013 - 7:34am
May 23, 2012
UPDATE: Charges against Aasen to be filed today in Pope County
GLENWOOD -- A criminal complaint against Dennis Wayne Aasen is expected to be filed later today in Pope County District Court. According to a news release from Pope County Sheriff Tim Riley, the charges against the 39-year-old man will include kidnapping, burglary, domestic assault,...
May 23, 2012 - 11:27am