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Melania Trump will be back in spotlight, apparently to her surprise
Records published Oct. 28
NLS approves additional help in kindergarten classrooms
New London cyclist's life remembered in court; driver in accident sentenced
Hacked emails show Clinton aides surprised at 2015 email revelations
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Myron F. Koosmann
Wallace V. Ashburn
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
August 3, 2016
Law enforcement veteran trades office in Washington for self-proclaimed lutefisk capital
MADISON -- After a 25-year career with federal law enforcement chasing terrorists and drug dealers, New Jersey-raised Lou Sager answered a help...
August 3, 2016 - 4:25pm
August 2, 2016
911 service restored to Kandiyohi, Meeker counties
911 service has been restored in both Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties as of 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office sent an automated...
August 2, 2016 - 9:46am
May 19, 2016
Lac qui Parle County selects interim sheriff
MADISON — A federal law officer with 25 years of experience will serve as the interim sheriff for Lac qui Parle County. Lou Sager, of Manassas,...
May 19, 2016 - 11:37pm
February 28, 2016
18-year old leads police on high speed chase near Atwater
ATWATER - An 18-year-old Atwater man was arrested early Sunday morning after leading a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed chase. According to a news release from the Sheriff’s office, the chase started shortly before 2 a.m. north of Atwater, on 180 Street Northeast,...
February 28, 2016 - 1:51pm
February 3, 2016
Lac qui Parle to appoint interim sheriff
MADISON — There will be a new sheriff in Lac qui Parle County, and applicants are wanted. The Lac qui Parle County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday to begin advertising for a licensed peace officer to fill the remainder of Sheriff Rick Halvorson’s term, according to County...
February 3, 2016 - 11:01pm
July 28, 2015
Plane crash near Pipestone kills three, including teenage girl
PIPESTONE - Three people died in a plane crash Monday night in Pipestone County. According to information released late Tuesday morning by the Pipestone County Sheriff's Office, found dead at the scene were the pilot, Steven Christensen, 59, of rural Pipestone, and two passengers,...
July 28, 2015 - 1:11pm
June 13, 2015
A woman is dead and man injured in Renville County shooting incident
FRANKLIN -- A woman was found dead in a tent Friday morning in Renville County and a man is in critical condition from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The case, which was reported at 8:15 a.m. Friday at a rural location about a mile southwest of Franklin, is under investigation...
June 13, 2015 - 7:38am
December 19, 2014
Warning issued on telephone scam pretending to be law enforcement officer
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning today about a telephone scam in which the caller pretends to be a law enforcement officer. The sheriff’s office received report the scam on Dec. 11., according to a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office news release. ...
December 19, 2014 - 10:18am
July 20, 2014
Kandiyohi County woman arrested in Ohio; missing child found unharmed
WILLMAR –– A Kandiyohi County woman, who’d been sought by authorities for taking her 4-year old son in violation of a court order, was arrested late Friday during a traffic stop in Ohio. Amy Lorraine Winterfeldt, also known as Amy Gomm, was arrested without incident. The three...
July 20, 2014 - 11:04pm
June 18, 2014
Sheriff issues no wake advisory for Kandiyohi County lakes
WILLMAR — A no wake advisory has been issued by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff for all lakes in the county. The advisory was issued this morning by Sheriff Dan Hartog, who is advising boaters to not create wakes with any type of watercraft, including boats, pontoons and personal...
June 18, 2014 - 10:32am
April 30, 2014
Former Becker County sheriff accused of swindling the public agrees to plea dea
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A plea agreement has been reached in the case against former Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon, who is accused of swindling...
April 30, 2014 - 11:02am
April 9, 2014
Former Becker County sheriff pleads not guilty
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Former Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including felony counts of theft by swindle and presenting a false claim, along with a gross misdemeanor count of misconduct by a public officer. Gordon, 58, of Detroit Lakes, resigned...
April 9, 2014 - 8:00am
January 18, 2014
N.D. sheriff facing possible stalking charge following affair resigns
LAKOTA, N.D. -- Nelson County Sheriff Kelly Janke abruptly announced Friday that he is resigning immediately to avoid prosecution over a charge he says involves a former romantic relationship outside his marriage. Janke was in charge of the arrest of Lakota farmer Rodney Brossart...
January 18, 2014 - 9:00am
Former Becker County sheriff charged with swindling through boat purchase
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A longtime Becker County sheriff who resigned abruptly two years ago has been charged with swindling the public out of money by passing off his old boat as an expensive new one purchased for his department. Timothy Michael Gordon, 58, of Detroit...
January 18, 2014 - 7:54am
December 20, 2013
Two Willmar police officers injured in Thursday night assault
WILLMAR – Two Willmar Police Department officers were treated for injuries Thursday at Rice Memorial Hospital after being attacked and assaulted by a 23-year-old man who is now in jail on felony assault charges. The incident happened at about 2:40 p.m. in the 800 block of...
December 20, 2013 - 7:01am