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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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