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Tour bus, semi crash kills at least 13 in California
Searcher finds missing Raymond girl whose look on her face was priceless
S&F Furniture washed out by Willmar flood
Update 1:30 p.m. Sunday: Hunter finds missing Raymond girl
In historically rare move, Forum Communications Co. doesn't endorse Republican candidate for president
Roundup: Cardinals volleyball team 2-2 at Moorhead Invite
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Managers win measure of credit for World Series showdown
WCT daily sports schedule
Wentz, defense carry Eagles to win over Vikings
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
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
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
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