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Eden Valley farmer elected to National Corn Board
U.S. Navy to name ship after gay activist Harvey Milk
Farm Credit associations based in Willmar and North Dakota explore merger
Minnesota mom accused of driving drunk with 5-year-old for over 100 miles
Willmar Public Library Children's Matinee
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Judge dismisses 29 claims to late musician Prince's estate
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Johnson -- Haverly
Quisberg -- Larson
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Esther Helen Iverson
Helen M. Sorenson
David L. Lake
Harrop: There is no revolution without Bernie
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
November 19, 2015
Videos show Minnesota officer having sex in city office, another entering admin's locked office
NEWPORT, Minn. -- A Newport patrol officer and a custodian were caught on surveillance video entering a city administrator’s locked office after hours, and separate surveillance footage shows another police officer having sex in a public works office, a report says. The details...
November 19, 2015 - 1:09pm
Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sentenced to 15-1/2 years on child sex charges
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Former Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Thursday was sentenced to 15-1/2 years in federal prison after...
November 19, 2015 - 1:05pm
October 22, 2015
Former Willmar teacher pleads guilty to third-degree sexual conduct
WILLMAR — A former Willmar Senior High School teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010...
October 22, 2015 - 11:19pm
April 20, 2015
Letter: Another source of worry?
Who are these guys who approach young men, usually minors, for sex? Has our world gone completely mad? Please don't tell me we have to worry about this in Willmar. Do we need to worry about our young boys? We hope not! Joan Kodet Willmar
April 20, 2015 - 5:13am
January 15, 2015
Trafficked: Part 7 - Jenny: "Prostitution literally ate me from the inside out"
An 8-year-old girl sits in the sixth row of the ornate theater, sharing popcorn and soda with her mom, Jenny Gaines, behind her.
January 15, 2015 - 8:00am
January 13, 2015
Trafficked: Documentary - The Exploitation of Women and Girls in the Bakken and Beyond
Forum News Service has examined the issue of human trafficking and female exploitation in this seven-part in-depth reporting series: TrackedReport.com....
January 13, 2015 - 11:51am
January 9, 2015
Trafficked: Part 6 - Squaring up: Moving on from prostitution is riddled with challenges
Rowena Mathews threw herself a two-day party when she turned 30 last summer, soaking up every minute of fun at a lakeside barbecue.
January 9, 2015 - 5:00am
January 8, 2015
Trafficked: Part 5 - Connect in a click: The Internet opens a world of possibilities for pimps and law enforcement
Talking to seventh-graders in the small town of Scranton, N.D., this past November, Windie Lazenko told students that even they aren’t immune...
January 8, 2015 - 4:00am
January 7, 2015
Trafficked: Part 4 - Prosecuting Prostitution: Some shift focus to men, seek help for women
“Amy” walks into the hotel lobby, thinking she is meeting a man who had arranged to pay $300 for sex on an out-call basis.
January 7, 2015 - 1:00am
January 6, 2015
Trafficked: Part 3 - Red Flags: Training underway to help employees, the public detect signs of sex trafficking
A young woman tells domestic violence advocates she feels trapped with an older man. He’s the only person who can inject her with the heroin...
January 6, 2015 - 1:58am
January 5, 2015
Trafficked: Part 1 – Sex for sale: From Minnesota into the Bakken Oil Patch
Clayton Louis Lakey scrolls, and girls beckon. Rather, their sellers do. Like carnival barkers in an Internet sideshow, they tout...
January 5, 2015 - 4:36am
Trafficked: Part 2 – The Game: Getting into the game
It was the early 1980s, and the evolving Block E of downtown Minneapolis had life, with hustlers and prostitutes interspersed with the suit-and-tie...
January 5, 2015 - 4:00am
Editorial: Trafficked - All sex trafficking is destructive, needs our attention
Sex trafficking is pervasive, destructive and deserves attention North Dakota confronts a problem borne of the oil boom that if not addressed...
January 5, 2015 - 3:00am
January 2, 2015
'Trafficked' series begins Monday in the West Central Tribune
A Forum News Service's investigative series Trafficked examines the issue of human trafficking and female exploitation in a seven-part in-depth...
January 2, 2015 - 12:00am
December 17, 2014
Teacher in sex case hires attorney
WILLMAR — Chad Jeffrey Akerson, the former Willmar Senior High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student, has hired a defense attorney and will make his next court appearance in January. Court documents show that Akerson’s attorney, Ryan Garry, made...
December 17, 2014 - 11:11pm