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Records published Feb. 24
Slowing the water remains Hawk Creek challenge
Low turkey prices hurt Jennie-O profits
'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
January 2, 2017
Pope tells bishops to have zero tolerance for sexual abuse
VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has told bishops around the world they must adhere to a policy of zero tolerance for clergy who sexually abuse...
January 2, 2017 - 3:50pm
December 30, 2016
Chippewa County jury awards over $10 million in abuse case
MONTEVIDEO — A Chippewa County jury has awarded a total of $10,199,000 in a civil lawsuit brought by a 42-year-old woman who alleged that...
December 30, 2016 - 4:55pm
June 2, 2016
Man, 82, to pay four female family members $37,500 each in sexual abuse settlement
GLENWOOD — In a joint lawsuit settlement, four family members of an 82-year-old Starbuck man will receive a combined $150,000 from him as judgment for sexual abuse they say happened as long ago as 1973 and as recently as 2013. The personal injury lawsuit filed in March against Walter...
June 2, 2016 - 11:11pm
April 19, 2016
Advocates aim to keep Crookston Diocese priest convicted of sex abuse from return to ministry
FARGO -- In hopes of preventing a Catholic priest from returning to the ministry after his conviction for sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl while serving in the region more than a decade ago, a support group is seeking possible victims in the Fargo area. Megan Peterson and Barbara...
April 19, 2016 - 5:30am
March 29, 2016
List of the 16 former priests of the New Ulm Diocese accused of sexual abuse
The names of 16 former priests of the New Ulm Diocese, who have been identified as being credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, were released...
March 29, 2016 - 6:48pm
Willmar women speak out as New Ulm Diocese priests accused of sexual abuse are named
WILLMAR -- The names of 16 former priests of the New Ulm Diocese, who have been identified as being credibly accused of sexually abusing minors,...
March 29, 2016 - 6:45pm
March 8, 2016
Dawson man, 61, faces charges after massaging 14-year-old girl
DAWSON — A 61-year-old Dawson man has been charged with second-degree and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in Lac qui Parle County District Court. Garry Lee Ochsendorf was arrested in February after a 14-year-old girl told law enforcement she had been sexually abused by him....
March 8, 2016 - 11:23pm
March 3, 2016
Businessman faces lawsuits related to sexual abuse
WILLMAR — Willmar businessman Peter Clare Hoagland pleaded guilty in October to eight counts of criminal sexual conduct in Kandiyohi County...
March 3, 2016 - 12:21pm
October 15, 2014
Editorial: Agreement is historic in nature and healing
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and sexual abuse victims took a major step toward healing Monday with the announcement of a historic lawsuit settlement and agreement on future child protection. At an emotional news conference Monday, church officials and sexual abuse...
October 15, 2014 - 5:00am
April 16, 2014
Minn. religous sect leader charged with sexually abusing girls, remains at large
PINE CITY, Minn. – A minister who led a cult-like religious sect in northern Pine County sexually abused numerous girls and young women who...
April 16, 2014 - 1:00pm
December 24, 2013
Wright Co. cancels contract with ex-priest
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former priest who denies accusations of sexual abuse from the 1960s and 1980s has been suspended from teaching sex education for Wright County. The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/1hBuoZq ) Harry Walsh has taught birth control, sexual disease prevention...
December 24, 2013 - 8:00am
December 12, 2013
Sex abuse lawsuit filed against New Ulm Diocese; lawyers seeking accused priest names
WILLMAR — Attorneys from the Jeff Anderson law firm have filed a sexual abuse lawsuit on behalf of a man who says he was abused in 1982 by the Rev. Francis Markey at St. Andrew Parish in Granite Falls. They are also requesting the release of the names of priests accused of abusing...
December 12, 2013 - 11:16pm
Sex abuse lawsuit filed against New Ulm Diocese, lawyers seeking accused priest names
WILLMAR — Attorneys from the Jeff Anderson law firm will announce today the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit, on behalf of a man abused in 1982 by the Rev. Francis Markey at St. Andrew Parish in Granite Falls. The lawsuit names the Diocese of New Ulm and Servants of the Paraclete...
December 12, 2013 - 11:55am
October 18, 2013
Minn. police ask sex abuse victims to step up
ST. PAUL, Minn. - St. Paul police on Thursday asked anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse by a priest to come forward and report their experiences to law enforcement. Police Cmdr. Mary Nash addressed potential victims directly during a news conference, saying: "We want to...
October 18, 2013 - 8:05am
September 16, 2013
Women take Catholic diocese to court over Willmar priest abuse
ST. PAUL -- Two women who say a Willmar Catholic priest abused them as girls said today they are taking church officials to court to prevent...
September 16, 2013 - 5:00pm