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Former Willmar man pleads not guilty to rape of teenager
MnDOT invites public to open house on Willmar wye project
Planning gets underway for complex reconstruction of County Road 5
History made as Clinton secures Democratic White House nomination
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Stingers keep hot streak going
Willmar rides pitching to VFW playoff win
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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
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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
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Audrey O. Forkrud
Stanley A. Nelson
Mae L. Dahl
Chris "Doc" Nissen
Diane K. Rittenhouse
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
October 29, 2014
Man charged in attempted murder appears court
WILLMAR — The 31-year-old Litchfield man charged with felony counts of first- and second-degree attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a woman appeared Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing in Meeker County District Court. Carlos Alberto Sandoval Ramirez will make his next court appearance...
October 29, 2014 - 11:35pm
October 15, 2014
Montevideo man arrested Tuesday after alleged stabbing
A 49-year-old Montevideo man was arrested by Montevideo police officers after he allegedly stabbed a man in the leg Tuesday east of Montevideo. Myron Lloyd Wellnitz was arrested without incident around 2:30p.m. near American Surplus and Ice Castle Fish Houses along Minnesota...
October 15, 2014 - 11:07am
September 24, 2014
Man sentenced for stabbing charge
WILLMAR — The 29-year-old Willmar man alleged to have stabbed a man this July in Willmar was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison, which was stayed for one year. Marvin Roberto Paz was convicted of third-degree assault and placed on five years of probation. Conditions of his...
September 24, 2014 - 11:22pm
August 22, 2014
Willmar man pleads guilty to assault in stabbing
WILLMAR — A 29-year-old Willmar man pleaded guilty to a felony third-degree assault charge Friday stemming from a reported stabbing in July in downtown Willmar. Willmar police were called to the incident July 5 in the 400 block of Becker Avenue Southwest and found a man on the...
August 22, 2014 - 11:18pm
August 11, 2014
Prosecutors to seek severe sentence against Willmar stabbing suspect, citing ‘cruelty’
WILLMAR –– The Kandiyohi County Attorney’s office has notified the Eighth Judicial District Court that it intends to seek an aggravated sentencing for a suspect who allegedly stabbed his stepgrandmother earlier this summer in Willmar. In documents filed Friday, Assistant County...
August 11, 2014 - 10:25pm
July 30, 2014
Maynard woman faces attempted murder charge in stabbing at campground near Elbow Lake
ELBOW LAKE — A Maynard woman is charged with attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend 13 times while they were camping Saturday on Pomme de Terre Lake near Elbow Lake. Carly Ann Lacey, 31, is currently in custody with bail set...
July 30, 2014 - 11:48pm
July 14, 2014
Motion for dismissal filed in northside stabbing
WILLMAR — Citing insufficient probable cause, the attorney for a 19-year-old Willmar man accused of stabbing his grandmother last month has asked the court to dismiss all charges. Ex-Savor Cruz made an initial appearance Monday in Eighth District Court, where an omnibus hearing...
July 14, 2014 - 10:50pm
July 8, 2014
Suspect in Willmar stabbing appears in court
WILLMAR — Marvin Roberto Paz, 29, of Willmar is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on $50,000 bail, charged with second-degree assault in a stabbing Saturday evening in downtown Willmar. Paz made his first court appearance on the felony charge Tuesday morning in Kandiyohi...
July 8, 2014 - 11:19pm
June 30, 2014
Bail set for defendant in Willmar stabbing
WILLMAR — Ex-Savor Rene Cruz, 19, was arraigned Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court on two felony assault charges in the June 26 stabbing...
June 30, 2014 - 11:25pm
$150,000 bail set for stabbing defendant
WILLMAR — Judge David L. Mennis set cash bail or bail bond at $150,000 today for Exsavor Rene Cruz, 19, in connection with the June 26 stabbing of Cruz’s step-grandmother Maria H. Garcia, 64, of Willmar. Cruz was arraigned this morning in Kandiyohi County District Court on...
June 30, 2014 - 12:19pm
June 26, 2014
Nineteen-year-old arrested for stabbing woman in Willmar
WILLMAR — A 19-year-old Willmar man was arrested on a second-degree assault charge for allegedly stabbing a woman Thursday morning at a northwest...
June 26, 2014 - 11:23pm
Willmar stabbing suspect in custody, facing assault, arson charges
WILLMAR — The 19-year-old Willmar man who allegedly stabbed a woman this morning in northwest Willmar has been taken into custody, according to Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt. Exsavor Rene Cruz was arrested when law enforcement officers served a search warrant on a home along...
June 26, 2014 - 2:18pm
Willmar relative identifies stabbing victim, say suspect is grandson
WILLMAR — Relatives of the 64-year-old woman stabbed this morning 431 13th St. N.W. in Willmar have identified her as Maria Garcia.
June 26, 2014 - 11:20am
Video: Suspect not in 13th Street Northwest home, law looking at another home
WILLMAR — The 19-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a woman this morning at 431 13th St. N.W. in Willmar was not in the residence when law...
June 26, 2014 - 10:54am
Law officers entering 13th Street home in Willmar to apprehend stabbing suspect
By Gretchen Schlosser and Carolyn Lange firstname.lastname@example.org WILLMAR — Law enforcement officers have entered the home at 431 13th St. N.W. in Willmar to apprehend a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing a woman this morning at the home. According to Willmar Police Chief...
June 26, 2014 - 10:24am