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Kandiyohi County Board to meet Friday
Truth-in-Taxation hearing to be held Monday at Willmar council meeting
U.S. presidential commission issues recommendations on cyber security
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
U.S. retirement investors not hitting post-election panic button
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
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'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 20, 2015
Man flees officers in stolen vehicle at speeds over 90 mph
WILLMAR – A 27-year-old Saint Cloud man is in custody after leading law officers on a high speed chase from Spicer to Willmar in a stolen vehicle after 1 a.m. on Saturday. The suspect is in the Kandiyohi County Jail pending charges of fleeing police officers in a motor vehicle,...
June 20, 2015 - 9:14am
April 21, 2015
Distracted driving campaign nets dozens of tickets
WILLMAR — Local law enforcement officers rode in dump trucks and snowplows last week to get elevated views of those who were distracted behind the wheel. During just two days of riding in the elevated vehicles, participating law enforcement locally issued a total of 59 citations...
April 21, 2015 - 11:30pm
Sheriff Hartog urges parents to talk with their children about alcohol use
WILLMAR — Having witnessed some of the serious ramifications of underage drinking, including a fatal accident involving a drunk driver leaving...
April 21, 2015 - 12:39am
April 1, 2015
Dispatchers need your help
WILLMAR — Local law enforcement officials encourage people to be aware of their surroundings in order to know their location when calling 911...
April 1, 2015 - 11:13pm
February 5, 2015
'Missing persons' cases in west central Minn.
In addition to the case of Daniel Newville, who has been missing since 2002, there are three other "missing persons" cases from west central Minnesota listed in the statewide database. Theodore Dengerud: Theodore Dengerud disappeared while traveling unfamiliar roads near Swift...
February 5, 2015 - 5:15am
January 15, 2015
Trafficked: Part 7 - Jenny: "Prostitution literally ate me from the inside out"
An 8-year-old girl sits in the sixth row of the ornate theater, sharing popcorn and soda with her mom, Jenny Gaines, behind her.
January 15, 2015 - 8:00am
January 13, 2015
Trafficked: Documentary - The Exploitation of Women and Girls in the Bakken and Beyond
Forum News Service has examined the issue of human trafficking and female exploitation in this seven-part in-depth reporting series: TrackedReport.com....
January 13, 2015 - 11:51am
January 9, 2015
Trafficked: Part 6 - Squaring up: Moving on from prostitution is riddled with challenges
Rowena Mathews threw herself a two-day party when she turned 30 last summer, soaking up every minute of fun at a lakeside barbecue.
January 9, 2015 - 5:00am
January 8, 2015
Trafficked: Part 5 - Connect in a click: The Internet opens a world of possibilities for pimps and law enforcement
Talking to seventh-graders in the small town of Scranton, N.D., this past November, Windie Lazenko told students that even they aren’t immune...
January 8, 2015 - 4:00am
January 6, 2015
Trafficked: Part 3 - Red Flags: Training underway to help employees, the public detect signs of sex trafficking
A young woman tells domestic violence advocates she feels trapped with an older man. He’s the only person who can inject her with the heroin...
January 6, 2015 - 1:58am
November 17, 2014
Unclear whether city will receive report on mass illness at Jennie-O
WILLMAR — Willmar City Administrator Charlene Stevens told City Council members Monday night that she will verify with Fire Chief Gary Hendrickson whether or not the city will receive a final report on the Oct. 17 medical emergency at Jennie-O Turkey Store’s 30th Street Southwest...
November 17, 2014 - 11:46pm
November 16, 2014
Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office has some new faces, others in new roles
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog has been working as a law enforcement officer for 34 years and has gone from working dispatch and patrol to now overseeing the entire sheriff’s office as the elected sheriff of the county. “Kandiyohi County has been a great place...
November 16, 2014 - 10:56pm
September 28, 2014
New roles for some in Willmar PD while selection process underway for captain
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department is in the midst of the selection process for a new captain, with hopes of promoting a sergeant to the...
September 28, 2014 - 11:35pm
June 26, 2014
Traffic rerouted in area of 12th Street/Ella Avenue, officers have guns drawn
WILLMAR — Law enforcement officers are patrolling the area of 12th and 13th Street along Ella Avenue Northwest with guns drawn as they respond...
June 26, 2014 - 9:47am