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Low turkey prices hurt Jennie-O profits
'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
More than 200 officers clear muddy protest camp, but 46 arrested
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
July 21, 2014
Offender meeting set for Thursday in Danube
OLIVIA — The Renville County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a Level III predatory offender has moved into a residence along the 30000 block of 820th Avenue in Troy Township. A community notification meeting concerning this offender is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the...
July 21, 2014 - 11:17pm
March 4, 2014
Sex offender meeting cancelled for tonight in Lake Lillian
WILLMAR — The community notification meeting scheduled for tonight regarding a Level 3 predatory offender moving to Lake Lillian has been cancelled because the offender, Jerome Webb, is not moving to the community or Kandiyohi County. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's...
March 4, 2014 - 1:44pm
September 5, 2012
Predatory offender meeting Thursday in Milan, Minn.
MILAN -- There will be a community notification meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Milan City Hall, 244 North Second Street, to inform the public that a sex offender is moving to the community. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's office, Jesse Martin Bendickson is moving into...
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
October 13, 2011
Starbuck, Minn., man, Level 3 sex offender, arrested on sex charges
STARBUCK, Minn. -- Law enforcement officials have arrested Starbuck man who is classified as a Level Three Sex Offender on charges of criminal...
October 13, 2011 - 9:26am
January 6, 2011
Man who assaulted woman at Belgrade church faces more prison time
ST. PAUL -- Lindon Roy Knutson, 62, of St. Cloud, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of failing to register as a sex offender. Knutson,...
January 6, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Sex offender convicted in Kandiyohi County pleads guilty to federal charge
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A 62-year-old man has pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender. Lindon Roy Knutson entered his plea today in federal court. He faces up to 10 years in prison. In his plea agreement, Knutson admitted failing to update his sex offender registration...
January 5, 2011 - 3:45pm
December 14, 2010
This is the records summary for Dec. 14. Theft WILLMAR -- The theft of a cell phone was reported around noon Monday at the Jennie-O Turkey Store Plant 5, 1535 30th St. S.W. District Court Kandiyohi County - Victoria Nicole Cepeda, 19, of Olivia, was sentenced Monday to a year...
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
November 16, 2010
This is the records summary for Nov. 16. Assault WILLMAR -- An assault between jail inmates was reported around 8 a.m. Monday at the Kandiyohi County Jail, 2201 23rd St. N.E. The incident allegedly happened on Sunday. Two to hospital after First and 19th Ave. crash WILLMAR --...
November 16, 2010 - 12:00am
October 9, 2010
Women from Lake Lillian ramming incident in trouble again
WILLMAR -- Two women charged with felony assault charges for ramming their vehicles into a third vehicle in an attempt to prevent another woman...
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Willmar man sentenced to probation, jail for scheme to prevent arrest of his brother
WILLMAR -- Erik Ozornia, 22, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail, three years of probation and a $1,000 fine on a felony charge of aiding an offender. He was charged with attempting to prevent his brother's arrest in April. Ozornia was also ordered to obtain and...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2010
Man connected with Minnesota teen's disappearance arrested in New Mexico
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. - The wanted sex offender who police think accompanied a Cottage Grove runaway teen was arrested in Albuquerque, N.M., Wednesday, said U.S. Marshal Deputy Thomas Volk. Alexius J. McMullin, 36, is wanted in Washington and Hennepin counties and could face federal...
August 12, 2010 - 11:09am
July 22, 2010
Police believe Cottage Grove teen left town with sex offender
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. - Angela M. Tschida, the 14-year-old Cottage Grove girl who police think left town with a 36-year-old sex offender, gave friends no indication she was troubled or planning to run, said friend Cole Bertram. "She seemed normal," Bertram said. "She seemed happy." Bertram...
July 22, 2010 - 2:11pm
June 24, 2010
Montevideo man among attempted escapees from sex offender facility
MONTEVIDEO -- A 55-year-old man, formerly of Montevideo, was among the four sex offenders who attempted to escape Saturday from the Minnesota...
June 24, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
Man sentenced to prison for failing to follow predatory offender rules
WILLMAR -- Guillermo Lopez Jr., 21, of Willmar, was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in prison on a felony charge of failing to meet the registration requirements as a predatory offender. As part of his sentence handed down in Kandiyohi County District Court, Lopez was also ordered...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
April 21, 2010
Radio equipment sales tax might be retroactive for Kandiyohi, Meeker counties
WILLMAR -- Efforts to be treated like other counties who didn't have to pay sales tax on new emergency radio equipment could pay off for Kandiyohi and Meeker counties. Earlier this month representatives from both counties testified at a Senate tax committee hearing asking that the...
April 21, 2010 - 12:00am