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'I knew it was him': Minnesotan was first responder on scene of crash that killed teen son
Willmar Police ask for public's help identifying theft suspects
Two arrested with 117 grams of meth, $1,700 during Minn. traffic stop
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
Independent study film focuses on immigrant students
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
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Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
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Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
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Fran Hussong letter: Ahmann is part of the problem
Gene Schneider letter: Asmus is clear choice in Ward 2
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February 8, 2013
Editorial: Nelsen is the best choice for Ward 4
Willmar’s Ward 4 goes to the polls Tuesday to select a new council member to fulfill the two-year unexpired term of Doug Reese on the City Council. The voters here have two positive choices — Jay Lawton and Audrey Nelsen — to add a new perspective and leadership to the council....
February 8, 2013 - 6:49am
February 5, 2013
Willmar, Minn., Ward 4 city council candidates lay out goals
By David Little email@example.com WILLMAR — Jay Lawton says a strong point that he would bring to the Willmar City Council is being a bit...
February 5, 2013 - 10:49pm
November 30, 2012
Montevideo, Minn., man to stand trial for murder of co-worker
MONTEVIDEO -- Darek Nelson will stand trial on a first-degree murder charge that carries a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 23, 2012
Letter: Same name, but it's not me
I am writing this letter with an extremely heavy heart. In the past couple of months, I have had my name associated with an illegal drug apprehension that took place in Spicer. I am here to tell you that it is not the Tina Nelson that works for Edina Realty. I am merely...
November 23, 2012 - 12:58am
November 20, 2012
Lake Lillian, Minn., man and St. Paul teen facing charges for possessing drugs, stolen gun
WILLMAR -- Justin Paul Nelson, 25, of Lake Lillian, made his first court appearance Monday on felony charges of fifth-degree drug possession, receiving stolen property, possession of a weapon by a person convicted of a violent crime and for storing methamphetamine paraphernalia in...
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
November 9, 2012
Ridgewater College blog: A Ridgewater professor's adventures in Russia
November 9, 2012 - 9:27am
November 6, 2012
Montevideo, Minn., man seeking 2nd-degree murder plea in girl's death
MONTEVIDEO -- The 25-year-old Montevideo man charged in the fatal stabbing of a co-worker has filed a motion seeking to enter a guilty plea to...
November 6, 2012 - 12:00am
October 27, 2012
Letter: Misleading tactics
If you repeat something over and over again, people tend to believe the statements are true. Unfortunately supporters of Sen. Lyle Koenen and House candidate Mary Sawatzky are using this deceptive political tactic to distort their opponent's voting record. In my August West Central...
October 27, 2012 - 8:03pm
October 19, 2012
Montevideo, Minn., man found competent in murder of woman
MONTEVIDEO -- Court proceedings are moving forward again in the first-degree murder case against Darek Jon Nelson, 25, of Montevideo. On Oct....
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am
May 17, 2012
Montevideo, Minn., man facing first-degree charges in teen's death
MONTEVIDEO -- Darek Jon Nelson now faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted in the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Vinessa Lozano on...
May 17, 2012 - 12:00am
Bail set at $750K for Nelson, told cops he planned Montevideo., Minn. killing for week
MONTEVIDEO -- Unconditional bail was set at $750,000 this morning for Darek Jon Nelson, 24, of Montevideo, who faces murder and manslaughter...
January 17, 2012 - 12:28pm
Nelson faces murder, manslaughter charges in Montevideo, Minn., murder
MONTEVIDEO -- Darek Jon Nelson, 24, of Montevideo faces four felony charges - second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and two counts...
January 17, 2012 - 10:37am
November 7, 2011
Letter: Bad idea to discontinue list
Dropping your services listing was not a good idea. That probably was the most important part of your paper. Local radio stations cover only the immediate area, therefore your services listing would tell us if someone we knew in the west central area had passed away or when the service...
November 7, 2011 - 12:00am
February 24, 2011
Letter: Grateful for snow removal
Minnesota Department of Transportation, Kandiyohi County, city of Willmar and local people are to be commended for their work in the recent record snowfall. Thank you. Vonnie Nelson Kandiyohi
February 24, 2011 - 12:00am
February 12, 2011
Every day is Valentine's Day for two Willmar men who care for wives with health challenges
'You need something deeper to carry you through' For Charlie Nelson and Richard Falk, both of Willmar, every day is Valentine's Day when it...
February 12, 2011 - 8:00am