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$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
Billionaire: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico
Franken's staff visits Willmar to learn about CEO program
NLS discusses health risks of synthetic turf
Dine in on Saturday
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Eagles on roadways: Give them a brake
Janet L. Barber
Betty S. Adrian
Valerie Geline Wallace
Roger R. Logan
Arvin A. Dahmes
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Ryan Joel Bakker
Marcinkowski - Harter
Bill & Evelyn Somerville
November 21, 2016
Wetterling killer sentenced to 20 years in prison
Danny Heinrich, the man who confessed to killing Jacob Wetterling almost three decades ago, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday, Nov....
November 21, 2016 - 11:23am
October 10, 2016
Minnesota woman sentenced for 118 mph chase while three kids were in her car
MOORHEAD—A Moorhead woman who was stopped earlier this year while driving 118 mph with children in her vehicle was sentenced in Clay County...
October 10, 2016 - 4:35pm
September 16, 2016
Man sentenced to time served for high-speed chase through Minnesota with toddler in back seat
MOORHEAD—A man who was arrested in June after a police chase in which his vehicle reached speeds topping 130 mph while he had a toddler in...
September 16, 2016 - 1:30pm
July 25, 2016
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
WILLMAR -- Before he was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail, the former treasurer of the West Central Ag Sales Association apologized to the...
July 25, 2016 - 11:50pm
June 22, 2016
Alexandria man sentenced in $2.2M money laundering scheme
NEW YORK—A 46-year-old Alexandria man was sentenced June 15 for his involvement in a money laundering scheme of more than $2 million. Kenneth...
June 22, 2016 - 7:53am
June 6, 2016
Man sentenced in gang-related shooting death
ST. PAUL -- A North St. Paul man was sentenced Friday to more than 13 years in prison for the fatal March shooting of a St. Paul teen on University Avenue. The gang-related killing was St. Paul’s first homicide of 2016. Rayshon Tyresemalik Brooks, 20, said he was in an SUV near...
June 6, 2016 - 5:30am
June 3, 2016
Pennock man sentenced for stabbing drug dealer after buying salt
WILLMAR — A Pennock man who accidentally paid $90 for a bag of salt in an apparent drug deal and retaliated by stabbing the dealer with a screwdriver...
June 3, 2016 - 11:29pm
April 27, 2016
Driver who crashed into Head Start Bus near Granite Falls sentenced to one year in jail
GRANITE FALLS — The driver who crossed the centerline and crashed into a bus full of young Head Start students in July on U.S. Highway 212...
April 27, 2016 - 10:44pm
December 30, 2015
State justice says shorter drug sentences would even urban-rural disparities
ST. PAUL — Shortening drug dealers’ suggested sentences could reduce a discrepancy between how judges punish them in greater Minnesota and...
December 30, 2015 - 10:55pm
March 27, 2015
Rape sentence prompts outcry
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A plea deal in the sexual assault of a Minnesota State University Moorhead student, a sentence approved earlier this week,...
March 27, 2015 - 7:00am
January 29, 2015
Man resentenced to prison for 2012 rape
CROOKSTON — A man convicted of raping a woman in East Grand Forks in 2012 was resentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday following a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that criticized the lower court for letting the man go without prison time two years ago. Jose Arriaga Soto, 39, was...
January 29, 2015 - 7:00am
September 24, 2014
Man sentenced for stabbing charge
WILLMAR — The 29-year-old Willmar man alleged to have stabbed a man this July in Willmar was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison, which was stayed for one year. Marvin Roberto Paz was convicted of third-degree assault and placed on five years of probation. Conditions of his...
September 24, 2014 - 11:22pm
April 23, 2014
Man gets stayed prison, long probation for criminal sexual conduct
WILLMAR — Christopher Michael Cox, 40, of Willmar, was sentenced Wednesday to 36 months in prison, which was stayed, plus a 10-year conditional release period and 25 years of probation on a second-degree count of criminal sexual conduct for sexual contact with a now 14-year-old...
April 23, 2014 - 11:25pm
April 8, 2014
Junkermeier to be sentenced for murder tomorrow
WILLMAR –– Sentencing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday for Brok Junkermeier, who pleaded guilty last week to first-degree premeditated murder in the slaying of Lila Warwick, a 79-year old grandmother and church volunteer from Willmar. Junkermeier, 19, is expected to be sentenced...
April 8, 2014 - 2:45pm
February 14, 2014
Pine River man gets 40 years for killing, dismembering victim
WALKER, Minn. — A Pine River man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday for a 2012 killing in which the body was later dismembered and burned. Dane Joseph Riley, 29, was sentenced in Cass County court on Thursday. In December, he was convicted on charges of second-degree...
February 14, 2014 - 3:00pm