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Reps. Cramer, Peterson appear split on Obamacare replacement
Fire departments respond to barn and hay fire northwest of Blomkest
Tax breaks, spending, buffers all in a day's debate
Five dead, around 40 injured in UK parliament 'terrorist' attack
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
Vikings RB Murray has surgery on ankle
WATCH: Last-second heave sends No. 1 Champlin Park to 4A boys basketball semis
USA Hockey postpones training camp amid wage dispute
Twins RHP May undergoes Tommy John surgery
Warriors' Kerr not resting case on sitting stars
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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December 21, 2011
Willmar. Minn., man indicted on federal child porn charge
WILLMAR -- Christopher Shawn Robison, 36, of Willmar, was indicted this morning in federal court on one count of production of child pornography. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office, the maximum penalty for the charge is 30 years in prison, with a mandatory...
December 21, 2011 - 12:08pm
November 14, 2011
Clara City, Minn., mother campaigns for parental notification after son's abuse goes unreported to her
CLARA CITY -- Like so many young victims of sexual abuse, Jacob Gould kept it secret. For four years. "I wasn't aware of anything until 2009,...
November 14, 2011 - 12:00am
November 8, 2011
Angry over not being informed of abuse to her son, Clara City mother launches online campaign
CLARA CITY -- When a Clara City mother learned four years after the fact what authorities in Lyon County knew all that time- that her son had been sexually abused- she turned her anger into action. Sarah Guggisberg of Clara City launched a Facebook campaign that within two weeks...
November 8, 2011 - 3:52pm
October 17, 2011
Juarez gets life without parole for sexual assault in Willmar, Minn., alley
WILLMAR -- Jose Santoya Juarez, 52, of Willmar, was sentenced this afternoon to life in prison without the possibility of parole, for sexually...
October 17, 2011 - 4:16pm
Juarez to be sentenced for sexual assault in Willmar, Minn., alley, could get life
WILLMAR --The 52-year-old Willmar man found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman last summer in an alley near the Willmar Eagles Club will be sentenced at 2 p.m. this afternoon. Jose Santoya Juarez will be sentenced by Judge Kathryn N. Smith in Kandiyohi County District Court. Smith...
October 17, 2011 - 11:47am
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
July 30, 2011
Kerkhoven woman charged for sexual relationship with vulnerable adult
WILLMAR -- A 26-year-old Kerkhoven woman made her first court appearance Thursday on a felony charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct...
July 30, 2011 - 12:00am
July 20, 2011
Willmar, Minn., man gets 36 months in prison, 25 years probation for molesting
WILLMAR -- Larry Alan Stoeser, 61, of Willmar, was sentenced this morning to 36 months in prison, plus a five-year conditional release period...
July 20, 2011 - 11:36am
July 13, 2011
Morris man sentenced in sexual assault of sleeping victim from Alexandria
MORRIS - A 47-year-old Morris man was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday for sexually assaulting an intoxicated teenage victim from Alexandria while the victim was asleep at Watson's home in April 2010.
July 13, 2011 - 12:58pm
April 26, 2011
Fahey sentencing for Renville County sexual assault of newspaper carrier is delayed as defendant retains new attorney
OLIVIA -- Matthew Fahey's sentencing for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old newspaper carrier in Fairfax is being postponed until May 27, according to a decision announced Tuesday by the district court in Renville County. The delay was requested by Matthew Fahey's new, private...
April 26, 2011 - 3:22pm
February 9, 2011
Judge rules heinous elements exist in Renville County kidnapping, assault case
OLIVIA -- A district judge has ruled that Matthew Fahey's abduction and sexual assault of a young newspaper carrier met the legal standards for "heinous'' and that other, aggravating factors were present in the commission of the crimes. The ruling on Monday by District Judge Randall...
February 9, 2011 - 2:04pm
January 25, 2011
Fahey pleads guilty to abduction, assault of teenage newspaper carrier in Fairfax
OLIVIA -- Matthew Fahey, 25, originally of Fairfax, pleaded guilty today to kidnapping, criminal sexual predatory conduct and criminal sexual...
January 25, 2011 - 12:27pm
January 12, 2011
Charges dismissed against two men accused of assaulting woman
MONTEVIDEO -- The criminal sexual conduct charges against two young men for sexually assaulting a woman in December 2009 at a Granite Falls hotel have been dismissed. According to Chippewa County Attorney David Gilbertson, the victim in the case asked him to dismiss the charges against...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
January 11, 2011
Man, 41, gets stayed prison, sentence for molesting girl
WILLMAR -- Gonzalo Sanchez, 41, of Blomkest, was sentenced Monday to 36 months in prison, which was stayed, 270 days in the county jail, 25 years...
January 11, 2011 - 12:00am
January 8, 2011
Sex charges dismissed against Bobadilla
WILLMAR -- Criminal sexual conduct charges against Orlando Manuel Bobadilla, 30, of Willmar, have been dismissed -- ending a nearly eight-year...
January 8, 2011 - 12:00am