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Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
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New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
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'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
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72-year-old Minnesotan kills wife, hangs self
James Miller, 72, killed his wife before he hung himself last week. The victim, 85-year-old Beverly Miller, is believed to have died of blunt...
May 25, 2016 - 7:49am
May 18, 2016
Judge sentences Balaton man to life times two for murder of elderly couple
WORTHINGTON — A judge Monday handed a Balaton man two life prison sentences, plus an additional 15 years in prison, for the April 2015 murders...
May 18, 2016 - 12:13am
May 13, 2016
UPDATE: Bail set for Timothy Huber in murder case that was overturned last month
(Updated 6:43 p.m. May 13) WILLMAR -- Bail has been set for the 50-year-old Paynesville man who was granted a new trial after his 2013 murder...
May 13, 2016 - 2:36pm
April 19, 2016
Minnesotan pleads guilty in murder of woman that gained statewide attention
Marchello Cimmarusti pleaded guilty Monday in the October death of Rose Downwind and now will serve 35 years in prison. The Bemidji man was facing...
April 19, 2016 - 10:33am
April 18, 2016
Cimmarusti pleads guilty in Downwind murder
BEMIDJI — Marchello Cimmarusti pleaded guilty Monday in the October death of Rose Downwind and now will serve 35 years in prison. The Bemidji...
April 18, 2016 - 9:44pm
April 15, 2016
New trial dates scheduled for Timothy Huber after murder conviction overturned
New trial dates have been set for Timothy John Huber, the rural Paynesville man whose 2013 second-degree murder conviction was overturned last...
April 15, 2016 - 5:37pm
April 12, 2016
Man suspected of killing father, woman kills self
SHAKOPEE -- A man and woman were found fatally beaten in their suburban Twin Cities home southwest of Minneapolis and the man’s son, who had...
April 12, 2016 - 4:39pm
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