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Getting a raise by earning A's
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Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Sartell/Sauk Rapids blanks Willmar
Gophers look to toughen up after first loss
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'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
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
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
May 28, 2014
Spicer man charged with sex, imprisonment charges for weekend assault
WILLMAR — David Hallen Kennedy, 21, of Spicer, made his first court appearance Tuesday on two felony charges for first-degree criminal sexual conduct and false imprisonment for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at a Willmar motel and then not allowing her to leave the room.
May 28, 2014 - 12:17am
March 4, 2014
Sex offender meeting cancelled for tonight in Lake Lillian
WILLMAR — The community notification meeting scheduled for tonight regarding a Level 3 predatory offender moving to Lake Lillian has been cancelled because the offender, Jerome Webb, is not moving to the community or Kandiyohi County. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's...
March 4, 2014 - 1:44pm
January 8, 2014
N.D. woman accused of having sex with underage boys
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – A 26-year-old woman faces criminal charges after allegedly having sex with a series of boys ages 14 to 17 she met by using a smartphone app. Trisha Lynn Bliss of Jamestown pleaded not guilty in Stutsman County District Court on Thursday to two counts of gross...
January 8, 2014 - 9:13am
January 3, 2014
Bemidji teacher arrested on sex crime charges
A teacher at a Bemidji charter school has been arrested and faces sex crime charges. Paul Johnson, 48, was arrested on Wednesday and faces charges of third degree criminal sexual conduct, according to records at the Beltrami County Jail. Johnson is a math teacher at Voyageurs...
January 3, 2014 - 9:37am
June 5, 2013
Hopkins cheerleader accused of prostituting teammate
MINNEAPOLIS - A suburban Minneapolis high school cheerleader is accused of prostituting a younger student by creating an online ad and taking her to see potential customers, pocketing $60 in one case. Montia Marie Parker, 18, of Maple Grove, faces felony charges of sex trafficking...
June 5, 2013 - 7:00am
June 3, 2013
Actor Michael Douglas blames oral sex for throat cancer
LONDON (AP) -- Actor Michael Douglas says that his throat cancer was caused by a virus he contracted by performing oral sex on women. The...
June 3, 2013 - 5:00am
April 25, 2013
Stemming an epidemic: Kandiyohi County pilot project aims to engage parents, communities in preventing chlamydia among youths
WILLMAR — In one of a series of ads that debuted locally this month, two teens embrace while the boy silently wonders, “Should I...
April 25, 2013 - 11:36pm
April 12, 2013
STDs reach all-time high in Minnesota
DULUTH, Minn. - Sexually transmitted diseases have reached historically high levels in Minnesota, a state epidemiologist said Thursday. In an annual report, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 21,465 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2012, up from 19,547 in 2011...
April 12, 2013 - 10:04am
September 13, 2012
No Time to Be Cool blog: Hyper-sexual society targets youth
September 13, 2012 - 8:37am
September 5, 2012
Predatory offender meeting Thursday in Milan, Minn.
MILAN -- There will be a community notification meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Milan City Hall, 244 North Second Street, to inform the public that a sex offender is moving to the community. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's office, Jesse Martin Bendickson is moving into...
September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
August 17, 2012
No charges for Duluth legislator in rest stop oral sex case
The St. Louis County Attorney's office won't pursue charges in an Interstate 35 rest stop incident last month that police reports show involved...
August 17, 2012 - 9:27am
August 14, 2012
Bemidji woman, 73, charged with felony sex crime with 6-year-old
BEMIDJI, Minn. - A 73-year-old Bemidji woman is accused of felony criminal sexual conduct with a 6-year-old autistic boy. Janet Verjean Kern pleaded not guilty Aug. 7 in Beltrami County District to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim who is mentally impaired or helpless. According...
August 14, 2012 - 6:30am
July 25, 2012
Editorial: Penn St. penalties were very justified
The swagger of Penn State was smashed Monday as the NCAA penalized the institution and the football program for its failures to control its programs and sufficiently report sexual abuse. As the Tribune wrote earlier this month, the university's former leadership and the head...
July 25, 2012 - 8:52am
July 13, 2012
Editorial: Penn State failed in its duties
The extensive internal review of the child sex abuse case at Penn State placed responsibility on the institution's top leaders and football coach for failure to control and sufficiently report. The report, which was released Thursday, was quite complete and to the point.
July 13, 2012 - 12:00am