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Lake Osakis latest Minnesota lake to be hit with zebra mussels
Darwin teen airlifted after one-vehicle crash
Little Minnesota tackle company is leaving a big mark
Woman fires pellet gun at Pokemon Go players
News anchor swept over waterfall, plunges 125 feet to her death
Vikings rookie Treadwell says he's finally healthy after 2014 injury
Banham is back ... on crutches again
Jed Carlson column: 'Rand Jr.' looks back on his sports icon
Roundup: Chuckers earn spot in County Line title game
Stingers sweep pair on Sunday
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
R. Vernon Benson
Stanley A. Nelson
Linda Kay Larson
Fern A. Heglund
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Chris Britt
Commentary: Herr Trumpf, how horrifying
October 22, 2012
Dassel, Minn., man held on child porn, sex charges
LITCHFIELD -- A 23-year-old Dassel man is in the Meeker County Jail awaiting his first court appearance on criminal sexual conduct, use of a minor in sexual performance and child pornography possession charges. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, investigators...
October 22, 2012 - 9:26am
October 8, 2012
Bail set at $1M for Gomez in Willmar, Minn., rape case, wanted for murder in Texas
WILLMAR -- Bail was set at $1 million this morning for a 21-year-old Texas man charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for the July...
October 8, 2012 - 11:45am
September 22, 2012
Man pleads to sex charge for molesting girls
WILLMAR -- Jesus Cisneros Trevino, 63, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for sexual contact with two young girls. As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court, Trevino will be sentenced to six to 12 months...
September 22, 2012 - 12:00am
Robison gets 13 years in prison on local charge
WILLMAR -- Christopher Shawn Robison, 37, of Willmar, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison, plus a 10-year conditional release period,...
September 22, 2012 - 12:00am
August 21, 2012
Man wanted for Willmar, Minn., sex crime apprehended in Texas
WILLMAR -- The 21-year-old man wanted by Willmar Police in connection to the July 29 sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in Willmar has been apprehended in Texas. According to the Willmar Police Facebook page, Esequiel Gomez Jr. was taken into custody in Randall County, Texas. The...
August 21, 2012 - 9:11am
August 15, 2012
Victim's family among supporters seeking new trial for Montevideo, Minn., man convicted of sex crime; they say girl is not credible witness
GRANITE FALLS -- Supporters of Steven Jon Lynn Horton, 22, of Montevideo, held picket signs Tuesday outside the Yellow Medicine County courthouse...
August 15, 2012 - 12:38am
August 9, 2012
Becker Co. authorities detained three in sexual assault investigation at WE Fest
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.
August 9, 2012 - 9:26am
August 1, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Police seeking man in connection to sexual assault of girl
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Police Department is searching for a 21-year-old man in connection with an incident involving forced sexual conduct with...
August 1, 2012 - 9:26am
July 18, 2012
Letter: Thanks for Penn State editorial
Thank you very much for taking the time to write an editorial on the abysmal behavior of not only the perpetrator, Jerry Sandusky, but also the men in top leadership positions at Penn State in the child sexual abuse cases. Sharon Mace Willmar
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
Willmar, Minn., man gets 36 years in prison for year-long sexual abuse of young girl
WILLMAR -- Andres Sylvester Rasmussen, 22, of Willmar, was sentenced this afternoon to 36 years in prison, plus a lifetime of conditional release,...
July 11, 2012 - 4:11pm
Rasmussen sentencing is today, judge will set length of prison sentence in sex case
WILLMAR -- Andres Sylvester Rasmussen, 22, of Willmar, will be sentenced to prison this afternoon in Kandiyohi County District Court for having...
July 11, 2012 - 12:09pm
Willmar, Minn., man faces felony charges, allegedly molested two girls
WILLMAR -- Jesus Cisneros Trevino, 63, of Willmar, made his first appearance Tuesday on first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct for alleged sexual contact with two young girls. Unconditional bail was set at $75,000. His next appearance is April 23 in Kandiyohi County District...
April 11, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
Man gets 7½ years in prison for second sex crime, to be served after current sentence
WILLMAR -- Adrian Lee Vanderlinden, 38, who is already serving a 12-year prison sentence for molesting a child, was sentenced Monday to another 90 months in prison for molesting a now 13-year-old girl. Vanderlinden's sentence, on a second-degree criminal sexual conduct charge, was...
April 10, 2012 - 12:00am
March 30, 2012
Former Blaine girls' basketball coach charged with sexual contact with player
ANOKA, Minn. - A former Blaine assistant girls' basketball coach is charged with having sexual contact with her 14-year-old player. Twenty-year-old Jenessa Diamond White of St.
March 30, 2012 - 7:45am
March 1, 2012
Man pleads to second sex crime, sentencing is April 9
WILLMAR -- A 38-year-old Willmar man who is already serving 12 years in prison for molesting a child pleaded guilty Tuesday to a second-degree...
March 1, 2012 - 12:00am