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Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Discipline key to farmers' financial success
Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
Cards warm up for Classic with win over Rocori
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Enid Evangeline Martell Olson
Cheryl (Cheri) Rae Downs Holgerson
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
January 20, 2015
Appeals Court upholds Peltier's termination of parental rights
GLENWOOD — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling terminating Amanda Peltier’s parental rights to her four, biological children, ages 3 to 11. The ruling issued Tuesday affirmed a district court decision that terminating her parental rights was in...
January 20, 2015 - 11:47am
November 5, 2014
Municipal election results
The following are election results for municipal posts in selected cities in the region. Results are reported from the Secretary of State’s website and local officials, and they are unofficial until canvassing boards meet. The unofficial winners are marked with an asterisk. Details...
November 5, 2014 - 11:18pm
May 28, 2014
Guilty: Woman convicted of murdering 4-year-old, gets life sentence
GLENWOOD — A Starbuck woman was found guilty of murder Wednesday in the death of a 4-year-old boy in her care and was immediately sentenced to life in prison. A jury in Pope County District Court convicted Amanda Peltier on three counts in the death of Eric Dean: first-degree murder...
May 28, 2014 - 11:20pm
Jury deliberating Peltier murder case in Glenwood
For two weeks, a jury in Pope County District Court has heard testimony and seen evidence detailing the death of a Starbuck boy, 4-year-old Eric Dean.
May 28, 2014 - 12:00pm
May 16, 2014
Four-year-old boy arrived with fatal injury and more
GLENWOOD — Four-year-old Eric Dean was “basically dead’’ when the 911 call was made to summon help to the Starbuck house of Amanda Peltier and David Dean at 11:40 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2013. Eric arrived at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood without a pulse, and with bruises...
May 16, 2014 - 11:27pm
May 15, 2014
Peltier trial begins
GLENWOOD — The murder trial for Amanda Peltier is scheduled to begin this morning in Pope County District Court in Glenwood. A grand jury indicted Peltier, 32, of Starbuck, on a charge of first-degree murder while committing child abuse with a past pattern of child abuse in the...
May 15, 2014 - 11:21pm
April 23, 2014
MPCA completes 60 enforcement cases in quarter
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 60 enforcement cases in 41 counties throughout Minnesota during the first quarter of 2014. Penalties from all 60 cases totaled just under $345,000. In addition to these 60 recently completed cases, the MPCA announced in...
April 23, 2014 - 11:27pm
November 26, 2013
Grand jury indicts Starbuck woman in death of boy, 4
GLENWOOD — A grand jury in Pope County has issued indictments charging Amanda Lea Peltier, 32, of Starbuck, with first-degree murder while committing child abuse and murder in the second degree while committing malicious punishment of a child. The indictments issued Nov. 14 are...
November 26, 2013 - 10:55pm
July 29, 2013
Glacial Lakes State Park in Starbuck, Minn., has been selected as a pilot site for paddle boarding
STARBUCK — Minnesota State Parks have latched onto the latest trend in water sports by making stand up paddle boards available for rent at...
July 29, 2013 - 11:44pm
July 28, 2013
VFW Baseball: Starbuck plays Alexandria 16s for District 5 title today
SPICER — Starbuck defeated Benson 6-1 on Sunday night to earn a spot in the VFW District 5 championship game at Green Lake Diamond in Spicer. Starbuck plays the Alexandria 16s today at Green Lake Diamond. The 16s earned a berth with a 3-0 win over Benson in the winners’ bracket...
July 28, 2013 - 11:50pm
May 1, 2013
Couple makes business selling locally grown flowers
STARBUCK -- Minnesota may not seem like the best place to make a living as a local flower farmer - especially after winters like this last one....
May 1, 2013 - 10:19am
January 25, 2013
Starbuck, Minn., man, drunk when he struck vehicle, killing baby, gets 48 months
GLENWOOD — Dana Allen Schoen left a Pope County courtroom Friday with the first- person accounts of a family’s unending anguish to remember, and a 48-month prison sentence to serve. Teary-eyed family, friends and supporters of Heather and Brad Bigler of Marshall filled the courtroom...
January 25, 2013 - 10:51pm
December 14, 2012
Defendant to serve jail time for fatal Pope County accident in 2011
GLENWOOD — James David Poock, 35, of Moorhead, will serve a minimum of three months and possibly up to a year in jail as well as four years of probation as the driver in a fatal car-pedestrian accident on July 23, 2011 in Pope County. Poock was driving a 2004 Saturn that struck...
December 14, 2012 - 11:50am
December 5, 2012
Starbuck, Minn., man pleads to charges in drunken driving crash that left 5-month-old baby dead
GLENWOOD — Dana Allen Schoen, 38, of Starbuck, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of criminal vehicular homicide or operation for causing the July 28 motor vehicle crash in Pope County that killed 5-month-old Drake Bigler and injured the boy’s parents and great-grandmother....
December 5, 2012 - 10:58pm
September 14, 2012
Four arrested after meth lab found in Lowry, marijuana purchased in Starbuck, Minn.
STARBUCK -- Four people were arrested on drug charges after two separate search warrants were served Wednesday and Thursday by law enforcement agents in Lowry and Starbuck. According to the West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force, Travis Dean Ryks, 27, and Randall Scott Nemec,...
September 14, 2012 - 8:54am