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Election's viral stars a hit for Halloween
Scientists identify fossilized dinosaur brain tissue for first time
Minnesotan killed by live wire after crashing into power pole
College student slams into police car while taking topless selfie
Once jobless and uncounted, eager workers could slow Fed rate hike
WCT Sports Show: Cards, Wildcats breeze through opening rounds
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
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
John R.L. Teigland
Glenn John Nelsen
Walter Merril Johnson
Melissa Heen Peterson
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
Ryan Rauenhorst letter: Lang will hold true to his values
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
November 25, 2013
Sentencing today for man who killed wife in Ramsey Co.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Ramsey County are seeking a 30-year prison term for the man convicted of killing his wife and dumping her body in the Mississippi River. Sentencing guidelines call for a maximum 15 years in prison. Jeffery Trevino is scheduled to be...
November 25, 2013 - 8:00am