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Agents justified in fatal shooting of MN sex offender, prosecutor says
Officers involved in Jamar Clark shooting will not be disciplined
Georgia student's leg amputated after teacher slammed him to floor, lawyer says
Student's leg amputated after teacher slammed him to floor, lawyer says
Report: AT&T reaches deal to buy Time Warner for more than $80 billion
Boys soccer: Willmar to open state against Northfield
College Volleyball: No. 3 Ridgewater strong in Crossover
From ND to the pros, Carson Wentz wins over Philly
WNBA admits big L.A. basket shouldn't have counted
NFL Previews: Vikings’ Bradford returns to Philly
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Lorraine M. Essler
Martha G. Reigstad
Celeste S. Danielson
FCC Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
Corrine Nelson letter: Help the U.S. rise from its decay
Tomi Pirrotta letter: Why this voter is with Dave
Jim Van Der Pol letter: Falk supports public education
October 12, 2015
Residences evacuated Sunday after Willmar woman threatens to blow up her home
WILLMAR –– Several homes were evacuated Sunday night in southwest Willmar after a woman allegedly poured lighter fluid inside a garage, left a stove turned on in the kitchen and then rode around on a bicycle warning neighbors to watch the house blow up. There were no injuries...
October 12, 2015 - 12:59pm
September 16, 2015
Minnesota cities want police body camera videos private
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators could not decide whether video from police-worn body cameras should be public, so cities across the state are asking the Dayton administration to keep most private. Sixteen cities asked Administration Commissioner Matt Massman to order videos to...
September 16, 2015 - 12:00am
September 15, 2015
Minn. cities apply to make police body camera videos private
ST. PAUL -- Cities big and small from across Minnesota want a state commissioner to order most video produced by police body cameras to...
September 15, 2015 - 11:53am
September 9, 2015
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
September 9, 2015 - 1:00am
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
September 9, 2015 - 1:00am
August 26, 2015
VIDEO: Willmar police officer to patrol the state fair for the third year
WILLMAR –– When Tim Wallace goes to work today he’ll still be wearing his Willmar Police Department uniform, but instead of patrolling...
August 26, 2015 - 11:40pm
July 30, 2015
Two-car crash in Willmar injures at least one
A two-car collision at the intersection of Trott Avenue Southwest and Industrial Drive shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday closed the roads in all...
July 30, 2015 - 5:13pm
July 24, 2015
Police officer shoots, kills person at Plymouth Arby’s
PLYMOUTH, Minn. — A police officer shot and killed a person inside a suburban Twin Cities fast-food restaurant Thursday evening.
July 24, 2015 - 9:40am
June 19, 2015
Willmar PD receives $1,800 safety grant
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department recently received an $1,800 grant from CenterPoint Energy for use in purchasing new safety equipment. The Police Department will use the money to purchase two replacement automated external defibrillators, 32 traffic safety vests and two...
June 19, 2015 - 12:18am
May 14, 2015
Willmar Police to replace cruisers with utility vehicles
WILLMAR — Willmar Police Department will begin replacing sedan squad cars this year with utility-type vehicles, and will transition the appearance...
May 14, 2015 - 11:49pm
April 17, 2015
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
April 17, 2015 - 4:00am
March 25, 2015
Bomb threat believed to be hoax, but Monte middle school students moved to high school
MONTEVIDEO — Students at the middle school in Montevideo were moved to the high school building this afternoon after an explosives threat was received. The Montevideo Police report that the threat is believed to be a hoax. The middle school students were moved to the high...
March 25, 2015 - 2:57pm
March 4, 2015
Gaylord to pay immigrant detained by officers
GAYLORD — After years of disputing allegations that police officers heavily targeted Latinos for traffic and other stops, town officials here...
March 4, 2015 - 8:00am
March 1, 2015
Chicago protesters demand probe of what they call police ‘black site’
CHICAGO — About 200 protesters gathered outside a police facility in Chicago on Saturday, demanding an investigation into a media report denied by police that the site functions as an off-the-books interrogation compound.
March 1, 2015 - 11:34pm
February 9, 2015
Willmar Police alert public to yet another phone scam
WILLMAR — Willmar Police issued yet another warning Monday about scammers targeting local residents, this time with a scheme “spoofing” the phone number and caller ID of Willmar Municipal Utilities. Police were alerted to the scam after receiving calls from the public. Fraudsters...
February 9, 2015 - 11:24pm