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Briefs: Former Obama aide calls Trump a 'psychopath'
Second case of switched babies shakes Canadian community
More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone
Wild about wine: Carlos Creek expands into Xcel Energy Center, other Twin Cities venues
National Guard soldiers return to Willmar after Kuwait deployment
Finally, the Wolves might give the Target Center two good teams
Roundup: Rockets advance in Class C state tournament
Anderson repeats in Match Play tourney
Vikings open new stadium with preseason win
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Barbara A. Erickson
Oliver "Ollie" Moldestad
Kenneth C. Hensch
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Dionne: Why Clinton Republicans matter
Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Update: Shots fired outside Zorbaz in Spicer early Sunday
August 27, 2015
Witnesses testify on aggravating factors in murder case
GRANITE FALLS —Whether 54-year-old Chad Laraby spends 150 months or possibly as much as 240 months in prison for the beating death of Linda Kay Boehme, 65, is at stake in the decision now before the District Court in Yellow Medicine County. District Judge Dwayne Knutsen heard testimony...
August 27, 2015 - 11:50am
August 17, 2015
Bail set at $1 million in Renville County homicide
OLIVIA — District Judge Randall Slieter concurred with a prosecutor’s request and set bail at $1 million for the man accused of using a bow...
August 17, 2015 - 2:25pm
August 14, 2015
Morgan man faces murder charge: Dwayne Case allegedly killed girlfriend with bow and arrow and then attempted to kill himself
FRANKLIN — A Morgan man who survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound is facing a charge that he killed his girlfriend with a bow and arrow earlier this summer at a makeshift campsite near Franklin. Dwayne Alan Case, 29, was arrested Friday after it was determined he was medically...
August 14, 2015 - 9:38pm
July 15, 2015
Western Wisconsin woman charged with shooting husband, hiding corpse
ELLSWORTH, Wis. — A 66-year-old Ellsworth woman accused of shooting her husband to death and hauling him to the woods was ordered Tuesday to undergo a competency evaluation at a secure state mental facility. Patricia A. Kees, 66, was charged Tuesday with one count of first-degree...
July 15, 2015 - 4:00am
July 7, 2015
Court denies Nelson petition
MONTEVIDEO — A district judge has denied Darek Nelson’s petition to withdraw his guilty plea to first-degree, premeditated murder in the fatal stabbing of his co-worker more than three years ago in Montevideo. Nelson, 27, is serving a sentence of life without the possibility...
July 7, 2015 - 10:40pm
July 2, 2015
Convicted murderer Daniel Hood indicted in N.M. prison killing
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Convicted as a teenager in Kandiyohi County of murdering two people, Daniel Thomas Hood, 34, was indicted June 25 in...
July 2, 2015 - 5:45pm
June 26, 2015
Sartell mourns second native son killed in Fargo
SARTELL — When Dennis Dalman opened his newspaper Wednesday morning, he couldn’t believe what he was reading. “It just stunned me,” said the editor of the weekly Sartell Newsleader. “I was just shocked; here’s another one.” In September, this town of fewer than 17,000...
June 26, 2015 - 6:30am
June 23, 2015
Worthington man charged with murder in stabbing death
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man has been charged with second-degree murder after he apparently tried to get into a city residence, but then allegedly fatally stabbed a teen acquaintance who asked him to leave.
June 23, 2015 - 12:34am
June 2, 2015
Laraby pleads guilty to murder
GRANITE FALLS — Chad Laraby, 53, of Granite Falls, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony second-degree murder charge for fatally punching his longtime girlfriend in the head. The attack occurred at about 1 a.m. March 16 during an argument in her home. Linda Kay (Haugen) Boehme,...
June 2, 2015 - 11:55pm
May 26, 2015
Man to be resentenced for murder, arson
REDWOOD FALLS — A man convicted of murder and arson stemming from a fatal fire at a Redwood Falls apartment building in January 2013 has successfully appealed part of his case and will be resentenced in Redwood County District Court. Peter William Warren, 50, of Redwood Falls,...
May 26, 2015 - 11:07pm
May 15, 2015
Decades after ‘Scriver’ Olson murder: Friend hopes killer will be identified
BELGRADE — Sigfred Lundgren was of the first to arrive at Joseph “Scriver” Olson’s rural Belgrade home Feb. 18, 1983, to discover that...
May 15, 2015 - 11:24pm
May 12, 2015
Son on 911 call after killings: ‘I just lost it’
ST. MICHAEL — A St. Michael man was charged Tuesday in Wright County in connection with the deaths of his brother and his father, a police...
May 12, 2015 - 9:44pm
May 11, 2015
Man allegedly beats best friend to death
VIRGINIA — An Iron Range man was charged Monday with a brutal beating that left a man described as his “best friend” dead at a residence here last week. Michael Henry Richard Daufelt, 39, was charged in State District Court with second-degree murder. Authorities said 59-year-old...
May 11, 2015 - 11:45pm
April 3, 2015
Attorney denies telling Nelson what to say when pleading guilty to stabbing
MONTEVIDEO — Darek Nelson returned Thursday to the courtroom where he had pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree, premeditated murder in the fatal stabbing of co-worker Vinessa Lozano more than three years ago, asking to withdraw his plea. Vinessa Lozano’s mother charged...
April 3, 2015 - 1:26am
March 18, 2015
UPDATE: Granite Falls man charged with second-degree murder
GRANITE FALLS -- A Granite Falls man faces a second-degree murder charge for the death of 65-year-old Linda Kay (Haugen) Boehme. Chad Conway...
March 18, 2015 - 3:18pm