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When money struggles push a household into a tailspin, the food shelf can offer aid
A plunge in obesity in preschoolers? Not so fast, experts say
Willmar Area Food Shelf participates in annual FoodShare campaign
'Good night': Haunting final contact from missing Malaysian jet
Records for March 17
NASCAR: Edwards wins at rain-soaked Bristol track
NBA: Martin, Wolves edge Kings
College Basketball: Gophers miss cut for NCAA tourney
College Basketball: Florida overall No. 1 for men’s NCAA tourney
Jubilant Jaguars: BBE boys win another Class A title
Willmar, Minn., native rolls out second book in series; third book in the works
Music Matters: West Central Tribune music aficionados take a look at the songs of 2013
Cardettes Dance Show is tonight at Kennedy Elementary in Willmar, Minn.
Willmar, Minn., Middle School stage production 'Alice in Wonderland Jr.' opens run tonight
Harold Ramis remembered as 'Buddha of Comedy'
Target warns data breach could hurt future profit
Quiznos files for bankruptcy protection
J.C. Penney turnaround faces big test with home goods relaunch
GM ratchets up truck discounts as U.S. sales skid
U.S. auto sales beat expectations, setting up strong March
‘Chairs Gone Wild’ hits Spicer, Minn.
Bach — Smith
Mark your picks in our March Fever Upfront Picks contest
AG Church opens Kidsworld to public in Willmar, Minn.
W.C. Minn. YES! students enjoy ground-floor look at emerging economy based on passive solar technology (with video)
Zelda M. Everson
Marlin S. B. Engen
Louis Ronald Steffens
Editorial: Dayton’s reasoning wrong on this issue
Letter: Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Letter: Recycle at school sports events
Letter: Misconceptions about wolves
Letter: Conventional wisdom vs. truth
September 22, 2012
Robison gets 13 years in prison on local charge
WILLMAR -- Christopher Shawn Robison, 37, of Willmar, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison, plus a 10-year conditional release period, on a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for sexual contact with a now 4-year-old child in July 2011. The sentence, handed down by...
news / local
September 22, 2012 - 12:00am
August 8, 2012
Letter: Our high rate of incarceration
Welcome to the USA -- home of 5 percent of the world's population and 25 percent of the world's prison population! It's hard to believe but our "sweet land of liberty" has incarcerated more people than those repressive countries like Russia, China or Iran! Are we really that bad or...
opinion / letters
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
Willmar, Minn., man gets 36 years in prison for year-long sexual abuse of young girl
WILLMAR -- Andres Sylvester Rasmussen, 22, of Willmar, was sentenced this afternoon to 36 years in prison, plus a lifetime of conditional release, and a total of $3,000 in fines on three felony charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for repeated sexual contact with a young...
July 11, 2012 - 4:11pm
Rasmussen sentencing is today, judge will set length of prison sentence in sex case
WILLMAR -- Andres Sylvester Rasmussen, 22, of Willmar, will be sentenced to prison this afternoon in Kandiyohi County District Court for having a year-long sexual relationship with a young girl. Rasmussen is scheduled to be sentenced at 1:45 p.m. by District Judge David L.
July 11, 2012 - 12:09pm
June 21, 2012
Appleton, Minn., prison gets $7.5 million cut in value
BENSON -- The market value of the privately owned Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton -- its prison beds empty for nearly 2½ years -- has been reduced by $7.5 million to a new value of $14 million. The reduction was approved Tuesday night by the Swift County Board of Equalization. But...
news / region
June 21, 2012 - 12:00am
April 24, 2012
Judge wants to consider options other than prison for Willmar, Minn., teen
WILLMAR -- District Judge Kathryn N. Smith continued Andrew Charles Wyman's dispositional hearing until May 17 so that she may consider alternatives to prison time for the 18-year-old Willmar teen. Wyman absconded from Prairie Lakes Youth Programs on Feb.
news / local
April 24, 2012 - 12:00am
April 23, 2012
Wyman hearing continued, judge wants to consider options other than prison
WILLMAR -- District Judge Kathryn N. Smith continued this morning's dispositional hearing for Andrew Charles Wyman until May 17 so that she may consider other programs available, alternatives to prison time, for the 18-year-old Willmar teen who escaped from Prairie Lakes Youth Programs...
April 23, 2012 - 11:13am
April 21, 2012
Man pleads to possession, paraphernalia charges in Willmar, Minn., drug bust
WILLMAR -- Rogelio Martinez-Alvarez, 36, of Glencoe, pleaded guilty Friday to charges of first-degree drug possession and storing meth paraphernalia in the presence of a child, charges filed after cocaine and multiple items of drug paraphernalia were found in an October 2011 search...
news / local
April 21, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
Man gets 7½ years in prison for second sex crime, to be served after current sentence
WILLMAR -- Adrian Lee Vanderlinden, 38, who is already serving a 12-year prison sentence for molesting a child, was sentenced Monday to another 90 months in prison for molesting a now 13-year-old girl. Vanderlinden's sentence, on a second-degree criminal sexual conduct charge, was...
news / local
April 10, 2012 - 12:00am
March 30, 2012
Turrubiates gets 20 years, higher sentence, for killing toddler
OLIVIA -- Sergio Turrubiates Jr., 21, of Olivia, was sentenced this morning to 20 years in prison on a second-degree murder charge for the December 2010 death of 19-month-old Tiana Moore. Turrubiates's sentence was a 24-month upward departure due to the aggravated factors, including...
news / region
March 30, 2012 - 11:44am
March 5, 2012
Hodapp gets expected 39 months in prison for role in crime spree
WILLMAR -- Chase John Hodapp, 20, of Willmar, was sentenced this morning to 39 months in prison for his role in a two-week crime spree last spring that included stealing, burning and crashing vehicles and setting fire to an occupied Willmar residence. The sentence was handed down...
news / local
March 5, 2012 - 12:01pm
January 31, 2012
Turrubiates enters plea in Renville Co., Minn., child murder case
OLIVIA -- Sergio Turrubiates Jr., 21, of Olivia, entered a guilty plea this afternoon to an amended charge of second-degree murder while committing...
January 31, 2012 - 3:46pm
Woman gets 33 months in prison for role in selling meth, cocaine
WILLMAR -- Andrea Dawn Rasmussen, 45, of Willmar, was sentenced Friday to 33 months in prison and a $500 fine on a third-degree drug sale charge for her role in selling methamphetamine and cocaine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant in October 2010. As part of her sentence handed...
news / local
December 31, 2011 - 12:00am
October 17, 2011
Juarez gets life without parole for sexual assault in Willmar, Minn., alley
WILLMAR -- Jose Santoya Juarez, 52, of Willmar, was sentenced this afternoon to life in prison without the possibility of parole, for sexually assaulting a woman last summer in an alley near the Willmar Eagles Club. The sentence, on a second-degree criminal sexual conduct charge,...
news / life
October 17, 2011 - 4:16pm
Juarez to be sentenced for sexual assault in Willmar, Minn., alley, could get life
WILLMAR --The 52-year-old Willmar man found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman last summer in an alley near the Willmar Eagles Club will be sentenced at 2 p.m. this afternoon. Jose Santoya Juarez will be sentenced by Judge Kathryn N. Smith in Kandiyohi County District Court. Smith...
news / local / life
October 17, 2011 - 11:47am