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August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
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Frazee letter: Thank you for protecting and serving
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August 5, 2016
Former KFAN radio personality sentenced for meth
STILLWATER, Minn.—Former Twin Cities sports radio personality Jeff Dubay has been sentenced for methamphetamine possession. Dubay, 48, was...
August 5, 2016 - 3:22pm
May 24, 2016
Man arrested after four pounds of meth delivered in package to Wadena home
WADENA -- A man is charged with felony drug possession after four pounds of meth with an estimated street value of $200,000 was discovered in a package being delivered to a Wadena home. Wadena County Sheriff Michael Carr received information from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal...
May 24, 2016 - 9:59pm
May 2, 2016
Woman accused of trying to bring drugs into jail appears in court
OLIVIA — A woman who attempted to take cocaine, methamphetamine, a hypodermic needle and two cans of beer into the Renville County Jail using...
May 2, 2016 - 10:00pm
April 1, 2016
Sauk Rapids man sentenced in Spicer meth case
WILLMAR — A November 2014 CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force investigation at a Spicer home led to the arrest of Bradley Cordell Hopkins, 49, of Sauk Rapids. On Thursday, Hopkins was sentenced in Kandiyohi County District Court to 90 days’ jail time and 10 years of probation for...
April 1, 2016 - 11:23pm
January 18, 2016
Traffic stop in central Minnesota leads to police chase, meth and heroin bust
MOTLEY - After fleeing a traffic stop, a Crookston woman and Bemidji man face felony drug charges after officers found heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana in their car. Both Ashley Ann Thomas, 24, and Billy Dale Vincent, 38, face drug and sale possession charges after being pulled...
January 18, 2016 - 4:51pm
July 12, 2015
Rally in White Earth against heroin,meth
WHITE EARTH — They were fed up and looking for change — a group of Native Americans gathered at the tribal headquarters of the White Earth...
July 12, 2015 - 11:11pm
December 8, 2014
Nine indicted on federal drug charges involving meth
MORRIS — Nine people in two states, including two people from Stevens County, have been indicted on federal drug charges for the possession and distribution of methamphetamine in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. For the last 21 months, the Stevens County Sheriff’s...
December 8, 2014 - 8:59pm
May 15, 2014
Guilty plea, sentencing in meth, marijuana case
WILLMAR — Jose Juan Rodriguez, 27, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a second-degree drug possession charge for possessing methamphetamine and marijuana found in a Willmar residence when law enforcement officers served a search warrant in February. As part of a plea agreement,...
May 15, 2014 - 11:26pm
February 11, 2014
Appeals court upholds possession conviction for informant caught with methamphetamine
WILLMAR — The State Court of Appeals has upheld a drug possession conviction, but reversed a drug sale conviction, against a Hutchinson man who was caught possessing methamphetamine and claimed he was continuing previous work as a confidential informant for a drug task force. In...
February 11, 2014 - 11:20pm
September 12, 2013
Two people from Hutchinson, Minn., charged after meth found in car on traffic stop
WILLMAR — Two people from Hutchinson made their first court appearances Thursday on first-degree drug possession charges for allegedly possessing 32.5 grams of methamphetamine found in their car during a traffic stop Tuesday along U.S. Highway 12. Unconditional bail was set...
September 12, 2013 - 11:21pm
August 9, 2013
Willmar man sentenced to prison for selling meth
WILLMAR -- Trey Donovan Wittenberg, 23, of Willmar, was sentenced Thursday to 58 months in prison and a total of $1,000 in fines on a second-degree drug sale charge and a fifth-degree drug possession charge selling 8.6 grams of meth to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in September...
August 9, 2013 - 7:47am
June 3, 2013
Two face drug charges, caught flushing meth
WILLMAR -- Ruben Lee Vallejo, 30, of Willmar, and Darien Cole Frank, 19, of Owatonna, made their first court appearances Monday on felony charges for drug possession and for storing drug paraphernalia in the presence of a child. The charges stem from the discovery of items Thursday...
June 3, 2013 - 11:36pm
May 6, 2013
Cleanup of meth-lab car could cost Willmar, Minn., multiple thousands of dollars
WILLMAR — An abandoned car that was supposed to have been sold Friday during the city of Willmar’s impound lot auction could end up costing the city several thousand dollars. A company from Morris that specializes in handling hazardous chemicals was at the impound lot Monday...
May 6, 2013 - 11:38pm
February 22, 2013
Man held on $200K bond, faces drug charges for meth, drug items
WILLMAR — Steven Allen Strand Jr., 28, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Friday on felony second- and fourth-degree drug sale charges for methamphetamine found in his possession when the vehicle he was riding in was stopped Wednesday by Willmar Police officers. Unconditional...
February 22, 2013 - 11:51pm
February 5, 2013
Pennock, Minn., man enters plea for meth deal; will serve 45 months in prison
WILLMAR — Elio Naranjo Infante, 44, of Pennock, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a third-degree drug possession charge for his role in selling methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in November 2011. As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court,...
February 5, 2013 - 11:10pm