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Convictions published July 25
Officer-involved shootings rare in Willmar
U.S. Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote
200 immigrants in Texas were smuggled into a pitch-black trailer. 10 died, and the driver has been charged.
'We're going to rise': Red Lake gathers to address opioid crisis
Bellinger's latest homer lifts Dodgers past Twins
NWL Baseball: Stingers tame Honker mashers
NA3HL Hockey: Willmar opens at home Oct. 14
P.J. Fleck expects Gophers' defense to be personnel-based this season
Vikings put Latavius Murray on PUP list, Sharrif Floyd on non-football injury list
Justin Bieber reportedly ‘over it,’ cancels stadium tour, including U.S. Bank Stadium show
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Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89
'Walking Dead' stuntman reportedly died after missing safety cushion by inches
'Dead in Deadwood' murder mystery in Svea
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
Kandiyohi County Relay for Life 2017
Kandiyohi County's Relay For Life is Friday
Rew: A positive attitude is key to cancer fight
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Christmas already? Consider this gift-giving practice
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
Column: There are several ways to enjoy grilled watermelon
Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
Video: State Basketball: Miracle heave sends CMCS to defeat in Class A quarters
June 14, 2017
SD man charged with possessing 20,000 fentanyl pills worth $500K; officer hospitalized
CHAMBERLAIN, S.D.— A central South Dakota man was arrested and an officer was hospitalized after law enforcement allegedly confiscated...
June 14, 2017 - 8:18pm
June 9, 2016
Plymouth officer not charged in shooting death
MINNEAPOLIS — Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said he will not press charges against a Plymouth police officer who shot a man to death during a struggle last summer at an Arby’s restaurant. Officer Amy Therkelsen and three restaurant employees wrestled to get the Plymouth...
June 9, 2016 - 9:30pm
April 15, 2016
Letter: Willmar officer goes above and beyond
My husband and I would like to thank one of our local police officers, Officer Jason Keith. A few years ago I was in a car accident and Officer...
April 15, 2016 - 2:00am
February 12, 2016
Suspect in Fargo officer shooting was charged with murder in 1988
FARGO — Officer Jason Moszer isn't the first man Marcus Schumacher is accused of shooting and killing.
February 12, 2016 - 9:26am
November 19, 2015
Videos show Minnesota officer having sex in city office, another entering admin's locked office
NEWPORT, Minn. -- A Newport patrol officer and a custodian were caught on surveillance video entering a city administrator’s locked office after hours, and separate surveillance footage shows another police officer having sex in a public works office, a report says. The details...
November 19, 2015 - 1:09pm
December 17, 2014
Local law enforcement agencies welcome two new four-legged officers
WILLMAR — The newest members of the local law enforcement family have arrived: canine officers Axel and Cooper. Axel and Cooper, one-year-old...
December 17, 2014 - 10:55pm
November 24, 2014
Prosecutor: No indictment for Ferguson officer Wilson
A white Missouri police officer will not be charged for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in August, authorities said on Monday, after...
November 24, 2014 - 8:30pm
May 29, 2014
'Hurts like heck': Thief steals officer's coat, medals from 94-year-old World War II veteran
WAHPETON, N.D. Maybe the thief wanted something to wear on Memorial Day.
May 29, 2014 - 9:00am
December 20, 2013
UPDATE: Three Willmar Police officers hurt in assault, suspect in court today
WILLMAR — All three Willmar Police officers hurt in a Thursday afternoon assault by a 23-year-old man are doing fine, according to Police Chief David Wyffels. The three officers were attacked and assaulted when they went to arrest Cody Lee Friese of Willmar. The incident happened...
December 20, 2013 - 10:10am
November 30, 2013
Cold Spring marks 1 year since officer's death
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — Residents of Cold Spring marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of local police officer Tom Decker with an evening candlelight vigil. The St. Cloud Times reports that city employees organized the Friday vigil at the request of Decker's...
November 30, 2013 - 7:00am
Slain Cold Spring officer had previously worked in Watkins Police Dept. in Meeker County
Police officer Tom Decker, who was fatally shot in Cold Spring, had formerly worked in law enforcement in Meeker County. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says Decker died at the scene after he was shot late Thursday behind an apartment in Cold Springs. Officer Decker, 31, worked...
November 30, 2012 - 10:01am
UPDATE: Authorities identify Cold Spring police officer killed during routine check
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities say the police officer who was fatally shot in central Minnesota is 31-year-old Tom Decker of the Cold Spring Police Department. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says Decker died at the scene after he was shot late Thursday behind an apartment...
November 30, 2012 - 9:27am
July 5, 2012
Willmar man faces fleeing charge; allegedly fled deputy at over 100 mph
WILLMAR -- Dennis James Vosbury, 23, of Willmar, made his first appearance Tuesday on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer for allegedly fleeing from a Kandiyohi County Sheriff's deputy at speeds over 100 mph early Sunday morning. Unconditional bail was set at $10,000. His...
July 5, 2012 - 10:00am
January 19, 2012
Editorial: Council is right on hiring officers
The Willmar City Council correctly approved the recommendation to hire two replacement police officers. The council's decision was decided by Mayor Frank Yanish's tiebreaking vote in support of the police officer hires, which was recommended by the Labor Relations Committee, City...
January 19, 2012 - 12:00am
June 14, 2011
Park Rapids officer injured after being dragged by shoplifting suspect in high speed getaway attempt
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - A Park Rapids police officer was injured trying to detain a shoplifting suspect Tuesday afternoon, who then led police on a high speed chase through Park Rapids.
June 14, 2011 - 4:17pm