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Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
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
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
April 6, 2016
Murder conviction overturned, new trial ordered for Timothy Huber
WILLMAR -- Timothy John Huber’s murder conviction has been overturned, and a new trial has been granted. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled...
April 6, 2016 - 6:38pm
Boyfriend takes plea in brutal death in Forest Lake
FOREST LAKE, Minn. -- A Forest Lake man who choked and stabbed his girlfriend to death and then stayed with her body until a neighbor noticed the smell has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Lauren Mason Grove Lynch, 27, is expected to receive a 30-year prison sentence, according...
April 6, 2016 - 5:30am
April 5, 2016
Montevideo man sentenced to more than 36 years for killing roommate
MONTEVIDEO - District Judge Thomas Van Hon sentenced Michael Dean Grussing, 55, to serve 439 months for his second-degree murder conviction in...
April 5, 2016 - 4:13pm
March 17, 2016
Man convicted in Granite Falls shooting pleads guilty in separate murder case
MARSHALL — A 21-year-old Balaton man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing a couple last year at their Lyon County farm home. The Marshall Independent...
March 17, 2016 - 7:29pm
March 15, 2016
Man convicted in Granite Falls shooting now charged in murder case
MARSHALL — A 21-year-old man previously convicted in connection with a Granite Falls shooting has been indicted on first-degree murder charges...
March 15, 2016 - 10:45am
March 14, 2016
Victim in Montevideo murder not particularly vulnerable, judge rules
MONTEVIDEO — The judge who presided over the Michael Grussing murder trial has rejected a motion by prosecutors seeking a harsher sentence....
March 14, 2016 - 11:30pm
February 7, 2016
Pretrial hearing to consider Montevideo stabbing case issues
MONTEVIDEO — Michael Dean Grussing is scheduled to return to court today for a pretrial hearing on a charge of murder in the second degree, with intent but without premeditation, in the Sept. 8 stabbing of his roommate, Kevin Richardson, 44. Grussing, 54, is accused of fatally slashing...
February 7, 2016 - 10:58pm
January 18, 2016
Media coverage, prominence of victims lead to change of venue for Balaton man’s trial
MARSHALL — The Lyon County murder trial of a 20-year-old Balaton man previously convicted in connection with a Granite Falls shooting has been moved to southern Minnesota due to the publicity surrounding the case and the prominence of the victims. Derek Michael Hexum was charged...
January 18, 2016 - 11:31pm
December 21, 2015
Judge maintains bail in Downwind case
BEMIDJI — A judge Monday maintained bail of $500,000 for a Bemidji man charged with aiding an offender in the Rose Downwind murder case. Brandon Joseph Rossbach, 31, Bemidji, is charged with helping Marchello Anthony Cimmarusti, 40, dispose Downwind’s body Oct. 20-21. At his initial...
December 21, 2015 - 11:16pm
December 11, 2015
Two appear in court in Minnesota woman's killing; warrant issued for third suspect
BEMIDJI - Two men connected to the killing of a Redby, Minn., woman appeared in Beltrami County District Court in an emotional scene on Friday...
December 11, 2015 - 5:24pm
December 9, 2015
Man pleads guilty to murder of woman at western Minn. campsite
OLIVIA -- A Franklin man has pleaded guilty to killing a woman in June at a campsite in Renville County. Dwayne Case, 29, of Franklin, entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder -- with intent for the June 12 death of Elizabeth Gregg, 46, of Morgan. Case entered a Norgaard plea...
December 9, 2015 - 4:44pm
November 10, 2015
Minnesota woman pleads guilty to arranging murder of her boyfriend
VIRGINIA — An Iron Range woman has pleaded guilty to arranging the murder of her boyfriend, stating in court that she couldn’t live with...
November 10, 2015 - 12:47pm
October 29, 2015
Charges dropped against 16-year-old in killing of Minnesota man
MOORHEAD — Murder charges against a 16-year-old Moorhead boy who claimed to have killed a man who he said was molesting him for years have...
October 29, 2015 - 4:06pm
October 27, 2015
Bail set at $1M for suspect in killing of Minnesota man
MOORHEAD - Bail is set at $1 million for a Fargo man accused with his 16-year-old brother of killing a Moorhead man on Oct. 17. Anthony Rodriguez,...
October 27, 2015 - 2:48pm
October 25, 2015
Oklahoma parade crash suspect charged with four counts of murder
STILLWATER, Okla. — An Oklahoma woman was charged Sunday with four counts of second-degree murder a day after she allegedly crashed the car she was driving into a crowd at an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring dozens, police said.
October 25, 2015 - 11:33pm