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How 'The Cat in the Hat' almost ruined my life
Texas teachers give 'most likely to become a terrorist' award to 13-year-old
Jared Kushner now a focus of Russia investigation
Destination Playground volunteers complete their work in Willmar
'The energy feeds me' says retiring ACGC superintendent
James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
United's Venegas, front office don't see eye-to-eye
Wild's owner sees no need to rebuild
Kunitz scores 2 as Penguins edge Sens in Game 7
Prep Baseball: Dragons blanked in season-ender
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
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Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Marlys J. Mithun
Navarrrette: Welcome to the information crisis
Thomas: Saudi Arabia's duplicity
Commentary: Focus on victims reward terrorists
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Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
March 23, 2015
Spicer man charged for alleged sexual assault
WILLMAR — A 29-year-old Spicer man made his first appearance Monday on charges of first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. Nickolas Steven Neal remained in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail as of Monday afternoon,...
March 23, 2015 - 11:23pm
Willmar man faces criminal sexual conduct charges
WILLMAR — A 27-year-old Willmar man made his first appearance on multiple criminal sexual conduct charges Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl. WILLMAR — A 27-year-old Willmar man made his first appearance on multiple criminal sexual conduct charges Monday...
March 23, 2015 - 10:55pm
February 26, 2015
Starbuck man now sentenced to 15 years for sexual assault after violating probation
GLENWOOD — A 36-year-old Starbuck man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Ryan Emmett Moore is classified as a Level 3 sex offender, the Department of Corrections’ classification for defendants deemed most likely...
February 26, 2015 - 11:15pm
January 30, 2015
Willmar man faces sexual assault charges
WILLMAR — A 76-year-old Willmar man made his first court appearance Friday on two charges of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree for allegedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. Richard Gerald Otterness was granted a public defender Friday and is scheduled for another...
January 30, 2015 - 11:35pm
December 29, 2014
Attorney dismisses sexual assault charges
WILLMAR — The prosecuting attorney has dismissed charges against a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint this August in Willmar. Miguel Angel Moreno, 23, of Willmar, was scheduled this week for a jury trial in Kandiyohi County District Court on three counts of...
December 29, 2014 - 9:56pm
December 22, 2014
Cameras see more than skin deep
WILLMAR –– Like a relationship that looks OK on the outside but is deeply troubled under the surface, the physical bruises of victims of domestic violence may also be difficult to see. Without evidence of abuse, perpetrators can go uncharged and victims remain at risk. But a...
December 22, 2014 - 10:30pm
October 1, 2014
Willmar man pleads innocent to charges in connection with alleged assault at gunpoint
WILLMAR — The 23-year-old Willmar man charged for allegedly forcing a woman into a car at gunpoint and sexually assaulting her pleaded not guilty Wednesday to five felony charges. Miguel Angel Moreno pleaded not guilty in Kandiyohi County District Court to three counts of first-degree...
October 1, 2014 - 11:47pm
March 21, 2014
August trial set in Morris High School principal’s sex assault case
MORRIS, Minn. – A trial has been scheduled for the week of Aug. 11 in the case of a high school principal charged with sexually assaulting a woman. Morris Area High School Principal Craig Peterson appeared Wednesday in Stevens County District Court for a pretrial hearing that...
March 21, 2014 - 9:00am
March 6, 2014
Jury finds Zumhofe guilty on all charges
WILLMAR — One day after hearing Eugene Otto Zumhofe take the stand and deny all of the allegations of criminal sexual conduct against him, a Kandiyohi County jury returned guilty verdicts on all 12 counts. The jury returned guilty verdicts to six first-degree charges of...
March 6, 2014 - 10:17am
June 12, 2013
Halstad mayor steps aside after being accused of sexual assault
The mayor of Halstad, Minn., is taking a leave of absence after being accused of rape. Steve Sortland, 44, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault. According to the criminal complaint, Sortland pushed a female victim to do sexual acts after she said no. The victim...
June 12, 2013 - 9:00am
April 24, 2013
Ex-Browerville athlete pleads in sexual assaults on teammates
LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. - A former Browerville High School student has admitted he was among athletes who sexually assaulted teammates. Nineteen-year-old Seth Kellen pleaded guilty Monday in Todd County court to felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. As part of Kellen's plea, two...
April 24, 2013 - 7:17am
March 5, 2013
Prison for Atwater, Minn., man in sexual assault of woman at Willmar motel
WILLMAR — Aaron Bobby Phipps, 41, of Atwater, was sentenced Tuesday to 90 months in prison, plus a 10-year conditional release period and a $2,000 fine, on a third-degree charge of criminal sexual conduct for assaulting a woman last summer at a Willmar motel. As part of his sentence...
March 5, 2013 - 11:14pm
February 28, 2013
Man seeks more time; sex assault trial moved to late May
WILLMAR — The 21-year-old Texas man charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for the sexual assault of a teenage girl last summer in Willmar has asked a district court judge for more time to prepare his case for trial. Esequiel Gomez Jr. told District Judge Donald M. Spilseth...
February 28, 2013 - 11:02pm
February 6, 2013
High court to review life sentence of Willmar, Minn., in sexual assault case
WILLMAR — The state Supreme Court has granted further review of the case of Jose Santoya Juarez, the 53-year-old Willmar man convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in July 2010 in an alley near the Willmar...
February 6, 2013 - 11:31pm