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Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
He's un-fur-gettable: Minnesota State Fair mascot dishes on staying cool, big huggers and Goldy ties
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
National Guard soldiers returning to Willmar on Saturday after 10-month deployment
November 2, 2011
Wis. Senate to debate abstinence education
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin state Senate plans to vote on a bill that would require sex education classes in schools to stress abstinence over contraception. The proposal up for a vote today in the Senate has been derided by Democrats and others as irresponsible.
November 2, 2011 - 9:21am
October 13, 2011
Starbuck, Minn., man, Level 3 sex offender, arrested on sex charges
STARBUCK, Minn. -- Law enforcement officials have arrested Starbuck man who is classified as a Level Three Sex Offender on charges of criminal...
October 13, 2011 - 9:26am
January 6, 2011
Man who assaulted woman at Belgrade church faces more prison time
ST. PAUL -- Lindon Roy Knutson, 62, of St. Cloud, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of failing to register as a sex offender. Knutson,...
January 6, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Sex offender convicted in Kandiyohi County pleads guilty to federal charge
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A 62-year-old man has pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender. Lindon Roy Knutson entered his plea today in federal court. He faces up to 10 years in prison. In his plea agreement, Knutson admitted failing to update his sex offender registration...
January 5, 2011 - 3:45pm
October 14, 2010
Clara City man pleads guilty to criminal sex
MONTEVIDEO -- Cheyenne Clay Johnson, 42, of Clara City, pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Johnson was charged with assaulting a juvenile female Aug. 24 at a residence in Clara City. He allegedly later used a cell phone to report his own crime, triggering...
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
September 8, 2010
Willmar man faces sex charges for alleged assault of 5-year-old girl a decade ago
WILLMAR -- Tomas Hernandez Lopez, 40, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Tuesday on three first-degree cr-iminal sexual conduct charges...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2010
Man connected with Minnesota teen's disappearance arrested in New Mexico
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. - The wanted sex offender who police think accompanied a Cottage Grove runaway teen was arrested in Albuquerque, N.M., Wednesday, said U.S. Marshal Deputy Thomas Volk. Alexius J. McMullin, 36, is wanted in Washington and Hennepin counties and could face federal...
August 12, 2010 - 11:09am
July 28, 2010
Former Benson schools superintendent charged with sexual misconduct
BEMIDJI -- A former Benson Schools superintendent faces sexual misconduct charges in northern Minnesota. Cass Lake-Bena School District Superintendent...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 22, 2010
Police believe Cottage Grove teen left town with sex offender
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. - Angela M. Tschida, the 14-year-old Cottage Grove girl who police think left town with a 36-year-old sex offender, gave friends no indication she was troubled or planning to run, said friend Cole Bertram. "She seemed normal," Bertram said. "She seemed happy." Bertram...
July 22, 2010 - 2:11pm
July 15, 2010
Vatican issues new sex abuse guidelines after crisis
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican issued a revised set of in-house rules Thursday to respond to clerical sex abuse, targeting priests who molest the mentally disabled as well as children and priests who use child pornography, but making few substantive changes to existing practice. The...
July 15, 2010 - 2:58pm
Police: NJ woman charged for false carjacking story to cover up car crash while having sex
VINELAND, N.J. - Authorities say a New Jersey woman told them she was carjacked to cover up the fact that her car crashed because she was having sex. The 23-year-old had initially told police she got lost on Sunday and asked a man for directions. Police say she told them the man...
July 15, 2010 - 11:06am
July 8, 2010
Concordia says safety top priority after report of sex assault
FARGO - Officials from Concordia Language Villages are assuring families that safety is their No. 1 concern after a student of a separate language camp reported being sexually assaulted. Letters have gone out to families to clarify that the man charged in the case worked for the...
July 8, 2010 - 9:58am
June 30, 2010
Jurors hear opening arguments in trial of Cottage Grove hockey coach accused of having sex with players
STILLWATER, Minn. - A Washington County jury heard opening statements Tuesday in the trial of Eric P.
June 30, 2010 - 1:27pm
June 24, 2010
Montevideo man among attempted escapees from sex offender facility
MONTEVIDEO -- A 55-year-old man, formerly of Montevideo, was among the four sex offenders who attempted to escape Saturday from the Minnesota...
June 24, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Wisconsin teen gets stayed prison sentence, probation for sexual assault of young girls in Lake Lillian
WILLMAR -- An 19-year-old Sparta, Wis., teenager was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison, which was stayed, 25 years of probation and 363 days in the county jail on a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for assaulting two young girls last April. In Kandiyohi County District...
April 28, 2010 - 12:00am