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Rural church near Sacred Heart destroyed by fire
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Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
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Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
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'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
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
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
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
December 3, 2015
Federal court delays sex offender order
ST. PAUL — A federal appeals court is allowing Minnesota to not follow a lower court order to change its sex offender treatment program, at least for the time being. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals granted the state a “stay” in following federal Judge Donovan Frank’s ruling,...
December 3, 2015 - 9:05pm
November 30, 2015
Former Willmar teacher to serve three years in prison for sexual relationship with female student
WILLMAR — A former Willmar Senior High School teacher will serve three years in prison for his criminal conviction stemming from a sexual relationship...
November 30, 2015 - 3:28pm
November 3, 2015
Minnesota officials look for Level 3 predatory offender
MINNEAPOLIS — A Level 3 predatory offender recently released from prison is no longer complying with the conditions of his release by cutting...
November 3, 2015 - 2:27pm
October 20, 2015
Minnesotan sex offender behind bars on charges he molested autistic 5-year-old girl
MOORHEAD – A 57-year-old sex offender is again behind bars, charged with sexually molesting a 5-year-old girl he was baby-sitting. Charges...
October 20, 2015 - 9:44am
September 24, 2015
Minnesota sex offender program in standoff
ST. PAUL — Instead of offering remedies for the shortcomings of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, as ordered by a federal judge, state officials this week issued a 33-page document decrying the opposing side’s proposals and questioning the court’s power to enforce changes. U.S....
September 24, 2015 - 11:28pm
July 15, 2015
Level three sex offender to move to Willmar
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department has issued a news release to inform the public that a Level Three sex offender will move to Willmar next week. Lee Rolland Rudolph, 39, will be moving Monday to the 300 block of 10th Street Southwest. The state Department of Corrections...
July 15, 2015 - 12:00am