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Former Willmar man pleads not guilty to rape of teenager
MnDOT invites public to open house on Willmar wye project
Planning gets underway for complex reconstruction of County Road 5
History made as Clinton secures Democratic White House nomination
Man robbed outside Zorbaz by two men on skateboards
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Roundup: Raymond tunes up for 11C playoffs with win over Marshall
Stingers keep hot streak going
Willmar rides pitching to VFW playoff win
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
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
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Audrey O. Forkrud
Stanley A. Nelson
Mae L. Dahl
Chris "Doc" Nissen
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
meeker county sheriff's office
August 7, 2015
Three arrested following drug-related incident in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD – A man was arrested for allegedly fleeing from law enforcement and two others arrested pending drug charges following an incident Thursday evening in Litchfield. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office says the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task force was conducting surveillance...
August 7, 2015 - 10:44am
July 28, 2015
Darwin man airlifted for injuries sustained in rollover crash
DARWIN -- A 33-year-old rural Darwin man was reportedly airlifted for injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover crash early this morning south of Darwin. Jason Carl Schmidt was reportedly traveling southbound in a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 on Meeker County Road 14 near 180th Street...
July 28, 2015 - 10:57am
June 3, 2015
Firefighters battle woodchip blaze at rural Grove City business
GROVE CITY -- Firefighters from multiple agencies responded yesterday to a fire at a rural Grove City wood chipping business. Fire departments...
June 3, 2015 - 12:03pm
May 29, 2015
Neighbors extinguish fire yesterday at elderly Cosmos woman’s residence
COSMOS – Neighbors reportedly came to an elderly Cosmos woman’s aid yesterday morning, extinguishing a fire at her residence after smelling smoke and seeing flames coming from the front door area of her townhouse. The resident of the townhouse, 88-year-old Myrtle...
May 29, 2015 - 10:35am
May 14, 2015
Barn destroyed Wednesday afternoon in fire south of Litchfield
LITCHFIELD – A barn was reported as a total loss as the result of a fire occurring Wednesday afternoon south of Litchfield in Greenleaf Township. The fire was reported around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 17500 block of 590th Avenue. Law enforcement arrived on scene to...
May 14, 2015 - 1:09pm
May 5, 2015
Rural Cosmos man dies as result of machinery accident
COSMOS -- A 49-year-old rural Cosmos man died of injuries sustained in an accident yesterday evening southeast of Cosmos in Cedar Mills Township. Emergency responders were called to the accident scene around 7:13 p.m. yesterday in the 58700 block of 110th Street on the report that...
May 5, 2015 - 3:14pm
April 23, 2015
Two Dassel men face pending criminal sexual conduct charges
DASSEL – The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Dassel men Wednesday who allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile female. The suspects, a 22-year-old man and a 48-year-old man, each face a pending charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Both suspects remained...
April 23, 2015 - 11:18pm
Two Dassel men arrested Wednesday for criminal sexual conduct
DASSEL – The Meeker County Sheriff’s office arrested two Dassel men Wednesday alleged to have sexually assaulted a juvenile female. The suspects, a 22-year-old man and a 48-year-old man, each face a pending charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Both suspects...
April 23, 2015 - 4:21pm
April 2, 2015
Investigation leads to arrest, seizure of 13 firearms yesterday at residence west of Hutchinson
LITCHFIELD -- Law enforcement reportedly seized 13 firearms yesterday at a residence west of Hutchinson and arrested a man who allegedly has been living in the U.S. illegally and provided false information to obtain a gun permit. Domingo Alvarez, 61, was reportedly booked into...
April 2, 2015 - 10:56am
March 12, 2015
Pending investigation: Meeker County deputy alleged to have assaulted another officer
LITCHFIELD -- A Meeker County deputy has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation regarding the alleged assault of another law enforcement officer. Law enforcement received report Feb. 17 that Deputy Taylor Fenrich had allegedly assaulted another officer, according...
March 12, 2015 - 11:21am
February 25, 2015
Four face pending felony charges following Litchfield drug search
LITCHFIELD -- Four people face pending felony drug charges as the result of a search that turned up methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia this morning at a Litchfield residence, according to police. The search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation for the trafficking...
February 25, 2015 - 2:38pm
February 10, 2015
Suspect tied to Litchfield burglaries
LITCHFIELD -- A suspect was arrested Saturday for allegedly committing two different burglaries in Litchfield. The suspect, a 16-year-old male, faces pending burglary, assault and controlled substance charges, according to a press release from the Litchfield Police Department....
February 10, 2015 - 12:58pm
October 30, 2014
Three people injured as result of collision with tractor in Grove City
GROVE CITY-- A woman and two children sustained injuries as the result of a collision with a tractor Wednesday evening in rural Grove City. Alysa Bergstrom, 35, of Grove City was driving eastbound around 6:43 p.m. in a GMC Yukon on Meeker County Road 16, just west of 518th...
October 30, 2014 - 9:54am
October 1, 2014
Two Dassel men arrested, face drug and possession of stolen property charges
Two Dassel men were arrested and face charges for drug and possession of stolen property after law enforcement found more than a pound of methamphetamine, about six ounces of marijuana, numerous guns, $2,500 cash and stolen property Tuesday at a rural residence south of Dassel. Renville...
October 1, 2014 - 10:07am
September 19, 2014
ATV accident injures Litchfield woman
A Litchfield woman was pinned under an ATV Thursday afternoon south of Litchfield and transported to the hospital as a result of sustained injuries. Doris Johnson, 62, was operating a 2009 Polaris XP 550 on a field road when she turned sharply, causing the 4-wheeler to roll over...
September 19, 2014 - 11:39am