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March 10, 2013
Kandiyohi County probation officers see workload jump
WILLMAR — Changes in how Minnesota sentences and supervises individuals charged with criminal sexual conduct offenses have meant additional work for county probation officers. The Internet, which gives sexual predators easy access to a wider “victim pool,” has also been a factor...
March 10, 2013 - 11:15pm
July 21, 2011
Edward Ruchti sentenced again, receives 180 days in jail, sex offender treatment
WILLMAR -- Edward Alan Ruchti, 32, of Kerkhoven, was ordered Wednesday to serve 180 days in jail, complete sex offender treatment and finish the remaining recommendations of his psycho-sexual evaluation, including the sex offender program. District Judge Donald M. Spilseth had ruled...
July 21, 2011 - 12:00am
August 30, 2010
Owatonna man gets jail, fine, probation for selling LSD, marijuana, pills
WILLMAR -- Jarrett Zachary Galvin, 20, of Owatonna, was sentenced Thursday to 45 days in jail, five years of probation and a $1,500 fine on two...
August 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
Judge sends actress Lindsay Lohan to jail for probation violation
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July 7, 2010 - 7:02am
May 21, 2010
New Ulm man ordered to prison for molesting girl, 8, in 2006
WILLMAR -- Dino John Bastian, 39, of New Ulm, was ordered Thursday to serve 21 months in prison on a felony charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for molesting an 8-year-old girl in May 2006. The stay of execution on Bastian's prison sentence was ordered revoked by Judge...
May 21, 2010 - 12:00am
March 9, 2010
Willmar man sent to prison, stay revoked in crim sex case
WILLMAR -- A 58-year-old Willmar man was ordered on Friday to serve 54 months in prison, plus a five-year conditional release period, for molesting...
March 9, 2010 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Spicer woman headed to prison
WILLMAR -- A Spicer woman is going to prison for committing a drug-related offense while on probation for another drug offense. The full sentence for the prior drug offense was executed Thursday on Angela Lynn Leindecker, 32, and is concurrent with the most recent offense on which...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
November 24, 2009
Teen sentenced to probation for receiving pot in the mail
WILLMAR -- Vanessa Marie Garza, 19, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to five years of probation, a $1,000 fine and 30 days in the county jail on a fifth-degree drug possession charge for her role in receiving more than 10 pounds of marijuana in the mail in September. As part of her...
November 24, 2009 - 12:00am
August 12, 2009
Corrections officers across the area say they are seeing an increase in the number of serious adult offenders
GRANITE FALLS -- After increasing for years, the number of juveniles breaking the law and coming under the supervision of 6W Community Corrections in Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties has held steady in 2008. But that good news from Midge Christianson, director...
August 12, 2009 - 12:00am
July 21, 2009
Work of county probation officers is challenging, time-consuming and oftentimes misunderstood
Their days typically start around 6 a.m. and can turn from mundane to madness in a matter of minutes. But Kandiyohi County probation officers...
July 21, 2009 - 12:00am
For offenders, first stop after the third-floor courtroom is 1 floor down
WILLMAR -- For most people who walk out of a third-floor Kandiyohi County courtroom, the next place they go to is the probation office on the...
July 21, 2009 - 12:00am
February 19, 2009
Woman gets stayed prison, probation for role in rural Lake Lillian burglary
WILLMAR -- A 21-year-old Willmar woman was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison, which was stayed, 10 years of probation and 180 days in the county jail on two felony charges for her role in the June burglary of a rural Lake Lillian home. Destinee Nicole Abrego was sentenced...
February 19, 2009 - 12:00am
December 4, 2008
Public sex in ND bar leads city council to decide bar should close for week, serve two years probation
HANKINSON, N.D. - The City Council here unanimously decided that a bar owner must close his business for a week starting Saturday, serve two...
December 4, 2008 - 7:00am
November 20, 2008
District Court, Kandiyohi County, Nov. 20
- A Willmar man avoided prison time but will spend five years on probation after pleading guilty earlier this month to domestic assault and a firearms violation. Benjamin Allen Pierskalla, 24, could have faced up to 15 years in prison for possessing guns in spite of a prior assault...
November 20, 2008 - 12:00am