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Willmar Middle School rings in new year with new classrooms
County to fast-track improvements at Games Lake Park
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say cold could hit next week
Montevideo father sentenced for assault of baby
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
December 9, 2016
New London man to serve eight years for meth sale
WILLMAR — A New London man arrested in a July meth sting was sentenced Thursday to serve nearly eight years in prison. Jordan Carter...
December 9, 2016 - 5:33am
October 20, 2016
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
MOORHEAD – Two people are in custody after a drug bust here. Just before 1:30 a.m. Thursday, police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 94 near...
October 20, 2016 - 9:44am
October 19, 2016
Man on meth allegedly assaults woman because ghosts told her to kill him
WILLMAR — A Willmar man, high on methamphetamine, allegedly threatened a woman with a knife and attempted to strangle her because he believed...
October 19, 2016 - 4:46pm
October 10, 2016
Western Minn. 'meth source' pleads guilty to possession charge
MONTEVIDEO — A man identified to law enforcement as "the main source of methamphetamine" in western Minnesota and eastern South Dakota...
October 10, 2016 - 5:00am
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