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Five charged in connection with meth found following Willmar high-speed chase
World's oldest hockey player goes commercial
Man receives maximum sentence in foster child death
Minnesota Senate poised to pass Sunday sales
Trump vows military to be ‘bigger and better and stronger than ever before’
Gophers get another swing at Penn State
NASCAR ponders how to make Great American Race great again
NASCAR ponders how to make Great American Race great again
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
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
Keith L. Kendall
Lawrence "Junior" Johnson, Jr.
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
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
May 20, 2016
WATCH: Minnesota officer fights for his life with suspect
MINNEAPOLIS - A man who was shown on video struggling to grab a Brooklyn Park police officer’s gun was convicted Wednesday of first-degree...
May 20, 2016 - 2:44pm
May 13, 2016
Two arrested after 108 mph chase in Kandiyohi Co.
After an 108 mph high-speed chase along Kandiyohi County Road 23 that ended when the pursued vehicle became stuck in an alfalfa field, Willmar...
May 13, 2016 - 10:29am
April 22, 2016
Ruling: Officers justified in shooting of gun-wielding woman outside church
HERMANTOWN -- Two law enforcement officers were justified in shooting a gun-wielding woman outside a Hermantown area church in February, St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin said Thursday. Kristen Kelly Johnson, 48, of Cloquet was shot twice after she allegedly pointed a handgun at...
April 22, 2016 - 5:30am
April 21, 2016
Elderly Willmar man injured after being struck by vehicle
WILLMAR — An 88-year-old Willmar man was injured in a pedestrian-involved motor vehicle crash around 4 p.m. Thursday. Willmar Police say Gerald Carlson was accidentally struck by a vehicle driven by his wife, 85-year-old Ruth E. Carlson, as she backed out of her driveway on the...
April 21, 2016 - 5:19pm
April 1, 2016
Willmar K-9 officer Axel dons new digs
K9 officer Axel of the Willmar Police Department has received his new bullet- and stab-proof vest. The stab and bullet-proof vest, custom-made...
April 1, 2016 - 11:22pm
March 31, 2016
BCA says video of Minnesota police shooting man too graphic to release
A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter captured video of police officers opening fire on an armed man near Fergus Falls in September, but officials...
March 31, 2016 - 8:46am
March 30, 2016
Police officers won't be charged in Jamar Clark shooting
MINNEAPOLIS - There will be no charges against the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the November shooting of Jamar Clark, the Hennepin...
March 30, 2016 - 11:57am
March 8, 2016
Dog on rampage bites four, is fatally shot by Minnesota cop
ST. PAUL - A St. Paul police officer fatally shot a dog Sunday after it bit four people and as it charged at other passersby and paramedics, according to the police department. The Rottweiler had jumped a fence in his owner’s Macalester-Groveland yard and was running nearby, near...
March 8, 2016 - 5:30am
February 28, 2016
18-year old leads police on high speed chase near Atwater
ATWATER - An 18-year-old Atwater man was arrested early Sunday morning after leading a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed chase. According to a news release from the Sheriff’s office, the chase started shortly before 2 a.m. north of Atwater, on 180 Street Northeast,...
February 28, 2016 - 1:51pm
February 12, 2016
Investigators: Piecing together deadly Fargo standoff will take time
FARGO -- The law enforcement community in Fargo-Moorhead mourned a fallen friend and comrade Thursday as investigators began the job of piecing...
February 12, 2016 - 9:42am
January 27, 2016
Willmar police K9 to get bullet-proof vest
The Willmar Police Department’s K9 police dog Axel will soon have a new vest. But it’s more than just clothing. The stab and bullet-proof...
January 27, 2016 - 11:26pm
January 12, 2016
Wanted man in Ohio sends 'better' mug shot to police Facebook page
CHICAGO - An Ohio man wanted on a drunk driving charge was so dissatisfied with the mug shots that police put on their Facebook page, he posted...
January 12, 2016 - 1:41pm
December 30, 2015
Chicago mayor announces police reforms after fatal shooting
(Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, facing calls for his resignation after a series of fatal police shootings, announced major changes Wednesday in how city police respond to crises situations. Emanuel and Interim Police Superintendent John Escalante said the city would try to...
December 30, 2015 - 3:19pm
December 16, 2015
Rules could price small towns out of police body cameras
ST. PAUL — Legislation to regulate video taken with police body cameras may make them so costly that small communities will not be able to afford them. While federal funds can supplement local money to buy the cameras, some at a Minnesota legislative meeting Wednesday said that...
December 16, 2015 - 10:18pm
December 8, 2015
Man eaten by alligator after wading into lake to avoid pursuing cops
ORLANDO, Fla. - A 22-year-old man suspected of burglarizing homes in Florida was killed and partially eaten by an 11-foot alligator after he waded into a lake, apparently to avoid detection by law enforcement officers pursuing him, police said on Tuesday. An autopsy on the man, Matthew...
December 8, 2015 - 12:55pm