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Restarting out of bankruptcy, company revives former MN mining operation
Sweden asks the U.S. to explain Trump comment
Driver dies after semi leaves I-94, strikes trees
Florida middle schooler threw block at Trump motorcade, sheriff says
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Dokken:Fee hike for hunting, fishing licenses faces uphill battle in Minn.
Kamloops rainbows and coho salmon provide early-morning action near the French River
Cards wrestling headed to State
Boys Basketball: Dragons' upset bid falls short
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Lorraine "Lolly" Marlys Thompson
Daniel P. Schaefbauer
Gloria A. Schroeder
Dwaine B. Weber
Marlow W. Hanson
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
Minding Our Elders: Recovery from double grief may require professional care
January 4, 2017
Court says Minnesota sex offender law OK
ST. PAUL—Minnesota let out a sigh of relief Tuesday, Jan. 3, after a federal appeals court decided a lower court erred in tossing out a...
January 4, 2017 - 6:57am
December 21, 2016
Alexandria sex offender found hiding in shed after cutting off ankle monitor
About five hours after cutting his ankle bracelet off, a level-three sex offender who resides in Alexandria was found taking shelter in a shed...
December 21, 2016 - 9:56am
December 16, 2016
Updated 12:50 p.m.: Level-three sex offender from Alexandria is now in custody
A level-three sex offender who resides in Alexandria has been located and is in custody, after being reported missing Friday morning.
December 16, 2016 - 11:39am
October 25, 2016
Minnesota struggles with sex offender reintegration as latest plan ‘backfired on us’
ST. PETER, Minn. — Nobody wants sex offenders in their neighborhood. That's the difficulty facing the state, which expects additional court-ordered...
October 25, 2016 - 2:56pm
October 23, 2016
Agents justified in fatal shooting of MN sex offender, prosecutor says
ALEXANDRIA — A man who was shot and killed by officers at an Alexandria home in August was within 4 feet of the officers while armed with...
October 23, 2016 - 12:27am
October 21, 2016
Former Willmar officer one of the agents justified in fatal shooting of MN sex offender, prosecutor says
ALEXANDRIA — A man who was shot and killed by officers at an Alexandria home in August was within 4 feet of the officers while armed with a...
October 21, 2016 - 9:26pm
July 20, 2016
New to Minnesota neighborhood, sex offender hopes to change perceptions about him
MOORHEAD - A Moorhead neighborhood is feeling uneasy tonight after learning a level three sex offender has moved in. They say it's not just that...
July 20, 2016 - 9:01am
June 6, 2016
Willmar City Council approves residency restrictions for sex offenders
WILLMAR—With very little discussion the Willmar City Council approved an ordinance which restricts where registered sex offenders can live...
June 6, 2016 - 8:42pm
June 3, 2016
Willmar City Council to decide on sex offender housing limits
The Willmar City Council is set to make a decision Monday on whether they will limit where some sex offenders can live within city limits. The current draft of the ordinance says level-three offenders — those deemed most likely to reoffend — would be prohibited from living within...
June 3, 2016 - 11:55pm
May 2, 2016
Willmar City Council seeks public comments on sex offender residency restrictions
The council approved a motion to hold a public hearing June 6 during the city council meeting on the proposed ordinance which would restrict where Level 3 sex offenders and those who committed a sex crime against a minor could live within the city limits. The ordinance would restrict...
May 2, 2016 - 11:40pm
April 6, 2016
Willmar City Council to continue discussing restrictions for sex offenders
WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council for now has delayed discussion of an ordinance to restrict where sex offenders could live. The council decided...
April 6, 2016 - 10:52pm
April 1, 2016
State grapples with sex offender placement
ST. PAUL — It seemed like a simple request: Give communities more authority over where sex offenders may live. City officials asked Minnesota lawmakers for power to keep them away from places such as parks, schools and churches. A House committee approved the idea, but it is not...
April 1, 2016 - 11:59pm
March 23, 2016
Dad’s intervention leads to sex offender’s arrest
MINOT, North Dakota – A report from a dad who discovered that a sex offender was trying to befriend his 14-year-old daughter on Facebook led...
March 23, 2016 - 5:30am
December 15, 2015
Level 2 sex offender sought by police apprehended in northern Minnesota
Level 2 sex offender Jimmie Dale Peake, 43, who was sought by law enforcement for registration violations, was taken into custody around 11:30...
December 15, 2015 - 1:04pm
December 14, 2015
Authorities seek help in locating Minnesota sex offender believed to be on the run
The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating a Level 2 sex offender from Crow Wing County. Law enforcement...
December 14, 2015 - 12:32pm