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September 8, 2016
'Honor the Badge' event set Sunday at Robbins Island
September 8, 2016 - 1:34pm
August 5, 2016
Former Willmar PD detective one of officers involved in shooting of suspect in Alexandria
August 5, 2016 - 11:40pm
July 24, 2016
Willmar Police Department Officer Pete Dobransky is shown in this June file photo while he patrols. Single-officer patrols are typical for the department in an effort to spread enforcement to as many areas of the city as possible. (Rand Middleton / Tribune file)
Fewer applicants this time as Willmar PD seeks to fill officer position
July 24, 2016 - 10:39pm
June 30, 2016
Emergency responders at the scene Tuesday where two boys were pulled from Foot Lake. (GRETCHEN BROWN | TRIBUNE)
Debriefing lets searchers gather to discuss boys' drownings
June 30, 2016 - 11:03pm
June 24, 2016
Minnesota trains 3,000 to combat sex trafficking
June 24, 2016 - 5:30am
May 20, 2016
Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Cooper now has a protective vest thanks to a charitable donation. The vest is bullet- and stab-proof. (Submitted)
Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office K-9 receives protective vest
May 20, 2016 - 10:56pm
May 3, 2016
Senators pass body cam regulation with no future
May 3, 2016 - 5:30am
March 23, 2016
Opinion: Stop ... so we can go forward
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
February 20, 2016
Emergency responders work Sunday to free Jolene Mammen, Thief River Falls, from a car that went off the road near St. Hilaire, Minn. (MINNESOTA STATE PATROL)
Text message saves life of Minnesota woman trapped upside down in overturned car
February 20, 2016 - 10:35am
January 30, 2016
Trent Thompson of Willmar, dressed as Uncle Sam, backs into the icy waters of Green Lake in Spicer Saturday soon to be followed by Chris Anderson of Spicer, in an American Eagle mask, and Chris Braegelman of Belgrade, in a squirrel mask, at the 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
UPDATE: Polar Plunge raises $65,000 for Special Olympics
January 30, 2016 - 7:46pm
January 28, 2016
Law enforcement took Special Olympics on as a charitable cause many, many years ago, according to Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt. Locally, they have sponsored the Polar Plunge for 12 years, since it’s inception as the fourth such event in the state. The plunge is a popular event drawing large crowds as part of the annual Spicer WinterFest celebration. (TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO)
Freezin' for a reason: Polar Plunge is more than just an event for law enforcement
January 28, 2016 - 10:44am
December 15, 2015
Jimmie Dale Peake
Level 2 sex offender sought by police apprehended in northern Minnesota
December 15, 2015 - 1:04pm
December 14, 2015
Jimmie Dale Peake
Authorities seek help in locating Minnesota sex offender believed to be on the run
December 14, 2015 - 12:32pm
December 6, 2015
Victoria Skaggs, 6, shops for a toy for her little sister Sunday evening at Wal-Mart in Willmar with the help of Willmar Police Officer Tony Lapatka. Twenty-three children shopped with Willmar police officers, Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office reservists and county corrections officers and dispatch staff during the annual “Shop with a Cop” event. A grant from Wal-Mart’s charitable foundation provides for each child to spend $50. (Rand Middleton | Tribune)
Willmar-area kids hit the toy aisles with police officers for annual event
December 6, 2015 - 11:55pm
October 28, 2015
The Willmar Police Department recently entered its police dog in an online contest that has a $5,000 reward. (SUBMITTED)
Cop dog vies for top dog
October 28, 2015 - 11:22pm