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Feds want to give and take Minnesota health care money
Storm uproots trees and downs power lines in west central Minnesota
Agency defends officers after throwing SD man, wanting 'final goodbyes' to dying mother, against concrete, using Taser
Home destroyed near Bemidji after flames shoot through the roof
City officials defend its position in Zorbaz noise ordinance case
Division II player dies from in-game injury
Local Roundup: Card soccer sits atop CLC
Sabathia strong in Yankees win over Twins
Prep Volleyball: Cards sweep Sartell to remain perfect in CLC
Sano might not be ready to play even if injury heals
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
'It's important to stand up to bullies': Actress Rebel Wilson wins record amount in defamation case
In loss for Netflix, 'Star Wars' and Marvel films will move to Disney's new streaming service
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Fall Home Improvement 2017 now available online
LOST ITALIAN: Say goodbye to summer with two favorite flavors: grilled steaks and fresh tomatoes
Retired nuclear physicist from Park River makes, sells thousands of jars of chokecherry jelly for charity
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Raymond "Ray" Hyser
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
Letter: Why do we honor traitors?
Commentary: Why Trump's threat to 'totally destroy' North Korea is extraordinary - even for him
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
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Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
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
April 19, 2010
Red Wing prison guard accused of sexual contact with inmates
RED WING - Allegations of trysts with teenage male inmates could lead to time behind bars for a 37-year-old Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing corrections officer. Goodhue County prosecutors on Wednesday charged Suzanne Marie Walstrom, Plum City, with third-degree criminal...
April 19, 2010 - 12:04pm
April 10, 2010
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
April 8, 2010
Court affirms man's commitment to sex offender program
MONTEVIDEO -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed Steven Allan Housman's commitment to the state sex offender program in St.
April 8, 2010 - 12:00am
April 7, 2010
Legislation could sock counties for long-term sex offender costs
WILLMAR -- Potential legislation that would saddle counties with the long-term costs of civilly committed sex offenders could cost local taxpayers millions of dollars. "We've got to scream and we've got to scream loud," said Kandiyohi County Family Services Director Jay Kieft. During...
April 7, 2010 - 12:00am
March 24, 2010
Second priest in the Irish sex abuse scandal served in North Dakota parishes
The key figure and most notorious abuser in a children's sex abuse scandal currently rocking the country of Ireland served as a priest in the Catholic Diocese of Fargo from 1979-83 The Rev. John Smythe, as he was known in North Dakota, also abused altar boys in St. Alphonsus parish...
March 24, 2010 - 2:20pm
March 6, 2010
Commentary: Protection from sex offenders
SAN DIEGO -- Like most in the San Diego area -- especially those of us who are parents -- I've spent the last few days processing the events surrounding the murder of 17-year-old Chelsea King with a mixture of sadness, frustration and rage. Mostly rage. Naturally, most of this anger...
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am
March 1, 2010
Lawyer: 15-yr sentence for Wisconsin sex scam 'fair'
WAUKESHA, Wis. - The lawyer for a Wisconsin teen convicted of using a Facebook scam to blackmail classmates into sex says the 15-year sentence is fair. Craig Kuhary represented 19-year-old Anthony Stancl of New Berlin. The teen pleaded no contest to two felony charges of sexual assault. Investigators...
March 1, 2010 - 10:06am
February 22, 2010
Minnesota legislative negotiators leave out sex offender facility expansion
ST. PAUL - Minnesota House and Senate negotiators early today rejected Gov. Tim Pawlenty's major request for a public works funding bill - $89 million to expand a Moose Lake sex offender treatment facility. Negotiators on the House-Senate conference committee that made the sex offender...
February 22, 2010 - 11:02am
Talks involve sex offender facility
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota House and Senate negotiators considered expanding the state's sex offender treatment facilities and whether to protect communities downstream from a proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project Sunday night. Legislative leaders want to take up the final version...
February 22, 2010 - 12:00am
February 10, 2010
Gov. wants longer sentences for those convicted of first-degree sex crimes
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants to double some sex offender sentences, the latest in a series of related moves over the years. Under the...
February 10, 2010 - 12:00am
February 9, 2010
Update 11 a.m.: Pawlenty wants longer sex offender sentences
Update 11 a.m.
February 9, 2010 - 11:00am
February 4, 2010
Former Willmar resident faces sex charges for assaulting girl
WILLMAR -- A 31-year-old man from Brownsville, Texas, made his first court appearance Tuesday on multiple criminal sexual conduct charges for...
February 4, 2010 - 12:00am
December 16, 2009
Teen faces charges for alleged sexual assault of a toddler
WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old Willmar man made his first appearance Monday on criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl while she was between the ages of 1 and 3 years old. Martin William Danielson faces two first-degree charges as a juvenile in Kandiyohi...
December 16, 2009 - 12:00am
December 15, 2009
Chippewa County sex predator committed to offender program
MONTEVIDEO -- A convicted sex offender who had been just a few hours from being released from prison to the streets of his hometown is now indefinitely...
December 15, 2009 - 12:00am