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Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids
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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
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Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Updated: Five injured in three-vehicle crash in Willmar
July 2, 2014
Warwick pleads guilty in grandmother's murder, sentenced to life
WILLMAR — Robert Warwick, 18, of Willmar, pleaded guilty to first degree murder while committing a felony in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar on Wednesday for the July 29, 2013 death of Lila Warwick, 79, in her home. Judge David Mennis sentenced him to life in prison...
July 2, 2014 - 11:06am
April 15, 2014
Letter: Compassion within a tragedy
The bewildering and bizarre tragedy of the death of Lila Warwick has led to an incredible display of profound compassion and benevolence by her loved ones. Cheri, Katie and Molly Ekbom have exemplified an overwhelming empathy and an amazing altruism in expressing their agony over...
April 15, 2014 - 8:00am
March 28, 2014
Testimony begins in Junkermeier trial
WILLMAR — Testimony began Friday morning in the first-degree murder trial of Brok Junkermeier, 19, of Willmar, who is accused of killing 79-year-old Lila Warwick of Willmar on July 29, 2013. Attorneys also gave opening statements. Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank...
March 28, 2014 - 1:24pm
March 27, 2014
12th juror seated Thursday morning in Junkermeier trial
WILLMAR — Two jurors were seated this morning in the trial of Brok Junkermeier, accused of first-degree in the death of Lila Warwick, 79, at her Willmar home. Junkermeier, 19, of Willmar is accused of strangling and stabbing Warwick on July 29, 2013, and has been in custody...
March 27, 2014 - 12:14pm
March 26, 2014
Update: Three jurors seated on Junkermeier jury Wednesday morning in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Three jurors, one man and two women, were seated Wednesday morning in the first-degree murder trial of Brok Junkermeier. Junkermeier is accused in the strangulation and stabbing death of Lila Warwick, 79, in July 2013 at her home just outside Willmar. Jury selection...
March 26, 2014 - 12:59pm
March 25, 2014
Murder trial begins: Five jurors seated in first day of jury selection
WILLMAR — Five jurors were seated Tuesday in the first day of the first-degree murder trial of Brok Junkermeier. Junkermeier, 19, of Willmar, is accused in the strangulation and stabbing death of Lila Warwick, 79, at her home just outside Willmar. Lila Warwick’s body was found...
March 25, 2014 - 10:33pm
March 24, 2014
Jury selection begins today in Junkermeier murder trial
WILLMAR — Jury selection is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today in the first-degree murder trial of Brok Junkermeier. Junkermeier, 19, of Willmar, is accused of murdering 79-year-old Lila Warwick in July 2013 at her home on the east edge of Willmar. Junkermeier allegedly entered...
March 24, 2014 - 11:22pm
January 28, 2014
Teen charged in murder sentenced to Prairie Lakes, remains on probation until he is 21
WILLMAR — The 16-year-old Willmar teen involved in the murder of Lila Warwick was sentenced Monday to complete the programs at Prairie Lakes...
January 28, 2014 - 12:00am
August 10, 2013
Letter: Thank you from Warwick family
It is with sincere thanks and much gratitude that I want to acknowledge the dear people of Willmar on behalf of my mom, Lila Warwick. You have displayed such kindness and love in such an incredibly tragic time. Thank you. A generous thank you to everyone in this wonderful community....
August 10, 2013 - 9:05am
August 3, 2013
Family and friends remember Lila Warwick's life
The family and friends gathered Saturday in Willmar to remember Lila Mae Warwick as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, community volunteer,...
August 3, 2013 - 7:53pm
Editorial: Pain of Warwick murder felt by all
The Willmar and Kandiyohi County communities were shocked earlier this week by the murder of 79-year-old Lila Warwick at her home on the outskirts of the Willmar city limits. Warwick was known as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, community volunteer, Sunday school teacher,...
August 3, 2013 - 1:00am
August 2, 2013
Three teens, including grandson, charged with Willmar murder; bail for one set at $2 million
WILLMAR — Judge Michael J. Thompson set unconditional bail at $2 million and conditional bail at $1 million for Brok Nathaniel Junkermeier,...
August 2, 2013 - 12:42pm
August 1, 2013
Third person arrested in the Lila Warwick homicide
WILLMAR - The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department reported tonight that they arrested a third individual at about 1:15 p.m. today in connection with the Lila Warwick homicide. The individual arrested was a 17-year-old malel juvenile from Willmar. Kandiyohi County Sheriff...
August 1, 2013 - 8:22pm
Sheriff: Warwick reportedly stabbed and strangled, suspects taken into custody Wednesday night
WILLMAR — An autopsy performed by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office showed that murder victim Lila Warwick, 79, of Willmar died of multiple...
August 1, 2013 - 11:18am
Authorities arrest two males for Warwick murder
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said two male individuals were arrested late Wednesday evening for the murder of...
August 1, 2013 - 9:32am