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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
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Level 2 sex offender sought by police apprehended in northern Minnesota
December 15, 2015 - 1:04pm
December 14, 2015
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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
October 24, 2015
State honors area law enforcement agencies for outreach
October 24, 2015 - 12:04am
Flag bearers from various agencies line the perimeter Friday at the burial of Aitkin County Sheriff’s Investigator Steven Sandberg at the Bennettville Cemetery. Sandberg was shot and killed Sunday in St. Cloud by a suspect in a domestic incident. (Steve Kohls | Forum News Service)
Thousands honor fallen Aitkin County deputy as he's laid to rest
October 24, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
State suggests when body cam video can be private
October 14, 2015 - 11:38pm
October 3, 2015
Oregon sheriff who opposes gun control thrust into spotlight
October 3, 2015 - 12:11am
July 9, 2015
Minnetonka traffic officer Chad Fierst shoots a laser speed detection gun at traffic Thursday while Minnesota State Patrol intern Zach Nipper looks on during a speed enforcement event in Minnetonka. (ROBB JEFFRIES | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Beware of speed traps on highways through July 26
July 9, 2015 - 11:25pm
Local law enforcement officers recognized for being ‘DWI Enforcer All-Stars’
July 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
June 20, 2015
Man flees officers in stolen vehicle at speeds over 90 mph
June 20, 2015 - 9:14am
April 21, 2015
Distracted driving campaign nets dozens of tickets
April 21, 2015 - 11:30pm
Willmar Senior High School student Carlos Munoz was one of the students who viewed the alcohol awareness booth recently at Willmar Senior High School. Students also completed a survey for the SWAT group (Students Working Against Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs). (TRIBUNE/Nicole Hovatter)play button
Sheriff Hartog urges parents to talk with their children about alcohol use
April 21, 2015 - 12:39am
April 1, 2015
Stephanie Holme, a dispatcher for Kandiyohi and Big Stone Counties, mans the phones at the Law Enforcement Center in Willmar. More than two out of five U.S. households have replaced landlines with cell phones. (TRIBUNE/Nicole Hovatter)
Dispatchers need your help
April 1, 2015 - 11:13pm
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