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Saving Rick's place: Friends rally to help keep Willmar man in his home
'La La Land' has Hollywood singing a different tune on musicals
Pedestrian killed by oil train identified as Detroit Lakes woman
Willmar to host DNR license fee meeting Tuesday
Snow illegally placed on roadway may be reported to local police
Wild recall F Graovac
Gophers win fifth straight, beat Michigan for first time since 2011
Local Roundup: WarHawks drop second straight at New Ulm
Prep Wrestling: Willmar wins fourth-straight section crown; Litchfield, ACGC fall in section championships
Zucker and linemates lead Wild past Predators
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
Drowsy drivers often behind fatal crashes
Winifred E. O'Leary
Ronnie D. Clark
Donna M. Goff
Marlyn K. Sandry
Arlene L. Mortenson
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
Cohen commentary: Face Trump unfitness sooner, not later
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
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October 7, 2016
Spicer man dies, three weeks after serious motorcycle crash
LITCHFIELD -- A Spicer man has died from serious injuries sustained in a Meeker County motorcycle crash three weeks ago, the Meeker County Sheriff's...
October 7, 2016 - 5:51pm
August 22, 2016
Suspect in Watkins 5-year-old's death expected in court Tuesday morning
BRAINERD—Zachary Todd Anderson, 25, Coon Rapids, is expected to make his first court appearance by noon Tuesday in Cass County District...
August 22, 2016 - 7:46pm
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