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Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say cold could hit next week
Montevideo father sentenced for assault of baby
Early ice fishing on Willmar Lake
Records published Dec. 10
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
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