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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
The Lynx look for one more win for the WNBA crown
WCT Sports Show: Cardinal boys soccer team onto state
Indians blank Jays to book trip to World Series
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Vikings' Sam Bradford returns to Philadelphia to face Carson Wentz
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
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Lake Lillian, Minn., man and St. Paul teen facing charges for possessing drugs, stolen gun
WILLMAR -- Justin Paul Nelson, 25, of Lake Lillian, made his first court appearance Monday on felony charges of fifth-degree drug possession, receiving stolen property, possession of a weapon by a person convicted of a violent crime and for storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in...
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
November 19, 2012
Lake Lillian council to appoint mayor
LAKE LILLIAN -- The Lake Lillian City Council will appoint a new mayor in January, after the recipient of the most write-in votes declined the job. City Council member Ken Wittman did not seek the mayor's post, but received the most write-in votes with 13 in the Nov. 6 election. Council...
November 19, 2012 - 12:00am
November 9, 2012
No decision on Lake Lillian, Minn., mayor
LAKE LILLIAN -- Lake Lillian City Clerk Susan Jungclaus said Thursday that Kenneth Wittman has not decided whether he will accept or decline the job as the town's mayor. Wittman, one of four council members, was elected mayor and was the top vote-getter with 13 write-in votes. Wittman...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
November 8, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., voters await word on next mayor
LAKE LILLIAN -- The next mayor of Lake Lillian could be Kenneth Wittman, if he accepts the job. With no candidates filing for the mayor's position, Wittman was the top vote-getter with 13 write-in votes. Wittman had not sought the office, and told the city he was undecided about...
November 8, 2012 - 12:00am
September 20, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., man gets drug conviction remanded to district court
WILLMAR -- Curtis Dean Erickson, 50, of Lake Lillian, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday to 13 months in prison on two felony charges of fifth-degree controlled substance and for storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child. However, because Erickson had already served...
September 20, 2012 - 12:00am
August 13, 2012
Willmar boy injured when struck by pontoon
LAKE LILLIAN -- An eight-year old boy from Willmar was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center Saturday afternoon with a head injury after being struck by a pontoon as he was knee-boarding with his family on the south shore of Big Kandiyohi Lake. Because the incident is still...
August 13, 2012 - 12:00am
July 17, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., library back on familiar ground
LAKE LILLIAN -- After more than half a century, the Lake Lillian Public Library is back in its original location. The community library has...
July 17, 2012 - 12:00am
June 27, 2012
East Coast cyclists hit area on their way to West Coast
LAKE LILLIAN -- As supper time approached Tuesday, so did 27 bicyclists ready to join area residents for a meal, some conversation and a chance...
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 21, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., man pleads to damage charge
WILLMAR -- Kurt Morrice Litzau, 21, of Lake Lillian, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of property damage for damaging county road...
June 21, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Siblings exchange the same birthday card for 30 years
LAKE LILLIAN -- Some might call them cheapskates, but Corinne Hable and Louise Stenberg say the 50-cent Hallmark birthday card they've been sending...
May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 3, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., selects Willmar, Minn., law firm
WILLMAR -- The Lake Lillian City Council has selected the law firm of Anderson, Larson, Hanson & Saunders of Willmar to serve as city attorney. Duties began April 1. Jon Saunders will serve as city attorney, with assistant city attorney duties to be performed by Sarah Klaassen. As...
April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
Deputies arrest Lake Lillian, Minn., man for making terroristic threats
LAKE LILLIAN -- Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputies on Thursday night arrested a 48-year-old Lake Lillian man for terroristic threats after he told neighbors that he was going to blow up his house in the 400 block of First Street West in Lake Lillian. The sheriff's office received...
March 9, 2012 - 6:37pm
March 3, 2012
Fatal explosion caused by LP gas leak on Big Kaniyohi Lake near WIllmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- An explosion and fire Wednesday at a home on Big Kandiyohi Lake that killed a Lake Lillian man was caused by an LP gas leak. Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said Friday the State Fire Marshal determined that the explosion and fire was accidental and involved an LP...
March 3, 2012 - 6:00am
March 2, 2012
Investigators said fatal fire was caused by LP leak
WILLMAR -- Investigators said this afternoon that an explosion and fire at a rural Lake Lillian home that killed Daniel Ray Rustad, 64, on Wednesday was accidental. Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said the State Fire Marshall determined the explosion involved an LP gas leak in...
March 2, 2012 - 4:14pm
Fire Marshal working on cause of Big Kandi Lake, Minn., house explosion
WILLMAR -- The State Fire Marshal is continuing to investigate to determine the cause of a fatal house explosion and fire Wednesday afternoon...
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am