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Man sentenced to prison for threatening family with gun
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Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
Section 5A could be dogfight as postseason looms
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Ridgewater takes two on Crossover's first day
Willmar riding win streak into postseason
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
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Kent Syverson letter: Keep the 19th Amendment
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May 13, 2016
Ruh-roh! Stolen Mystery Machine crashes into Minnesota home
(Updated 9:40 p.m. May 13) Zoinks! A van painted to look like the Mystery Machine van from “Scooby-Doo” crashed into a home in St. Paul,...
May 13, 2016 - 2:40pm
February 10, 2014
Fish house burglaries on Lake Ripley under investigation, sheriff says check your shack
LITCHFIELD — Meeker County authorities are asking the public to check their fish houses on Lake Ripley to determine if items are missing after a string of burglaries on the lake. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, two reports of burglarized fish houses were taken...
February 10, 2014 - 1:45pm
Thief takes fish house, Renville County Sheriff, Minn., seeking information
BIRD ISLAND -- The Renville County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information about the theft of an Ice Castle fish house from a property in Bird Island to report that information to the Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers. According to the Sheriff's Office, the fish house...
October 10, 2012 - 1:29pm
July 18, 2012
Disabled man's bicycle stolen in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Between 4 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Monday, a bicycle was taken from a group home at 208 Terrace Drive Southwest in Willmar. The bicycle belongs to Brian Gort, 37, who is mentally handicapped. The orange bike isn't an ordinary bike.
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 22, 2012
Three face drug charges, marijuana grow found in Lac qui Parle County, Minn.
MADISON -- Three people were arrested Monday and face felony drug charges for their alleged roles in a marijuana growing operation at a home in Cerro Gordo Township of Lac qui Parle County. According to a news release from the Lac Qui Parle County Sheriff's Office, Raymond Eugene...
June 22, 2012 - 10:46am
New London youth charged in connection with church chalice missing since April
WILLMAR -- An 18-year-old from New London is facing a felony charge of receiving stolen property in connection with the recovery of a gold-plated chalice reported stolen in April from a local church. Darien Cole Frank made an initial appearance Thursday in Kandiyohi County District...
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
March 27, 2012
Woman found guilty of drug, paraphernalia possession, child endangerment
WILLMAR -- Maria De Jesus Magana, 44, of Willmar, was found guilty Friday of felony charges of first- and fifth-degree drug possession and for...
March 27, 2012 - 12:00am
February 4, 2012
Appleton man faces felony charges for taking vehicle, shooting it up with shotgun
WILLMAR -- Jovan Michael Riley, 20, of Appleton, made his first court appearance Friday on felony charges of possession of a weapon by a felon...
February 4, 2012 - 12:00am
January 31, 2012
Cattle rustled in Lac qui Parle County, Minn., sheriff seeking information
MADISON -- The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's office is investigating the theft of 26 Holstein steers from a rural Madison address. According to a news release from Sheriff Rick Halvorsen, the steers weigh between 1,200 and 1,500 lbs. each and may have yellow ear tags. It is suspected...
January 31, 2012 - 8:44am
December 12, 2011
Meeker County, Minn., sheriff seeking info on vehicle theft, crash
CEDAR MILLS -- The Meeker County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance from anyone who may have information regarding the theft of a 2006 Chevy pickup early Saturday morning from a Cedar Mills bar. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Norlin, the 2006 Chevy 2500 was...
December 12, 2011 - 11:59am
October 7, 2011
Equipment stolen in Dassel, Minn., recovered in Wisconsin
TURTLE LAKE, WIS. -- Two men have been arrested and numerous pieces of stolen heavy equipment, including a Bobcat missing from a farm equipment dealer in Dassel, were recovered by law enforcement Thursday in Turtle Lake, Wis. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff...
October 7, 2011 - 3:29pm
June 29, 2011
Teen pleads not guilty to weapons charge, drug count for stolen gun, khat in vehicle
WILLMAR -- A 16-year-old Willmar boy pleaded not guilty Monday to three felony charges for allegedly possessing a stolen pistol and khat that were found in a vehicle searched Friday afternoon by CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents. Simon Torres III entered the pleas to charges of receiving...
June 29, 2011 - 12:00am
June 23, 2011
Kerkhoven-based co. has bus stolen in New Jersey
A Kerkhoven tour company's bus was stolen from a group of five buses parked Saturday in a Secaucus, N.J., hotel parking lot during a two-day trip to New York City. Chuck Rustad, owner of Rustad Tour's, said he woke up early Saturday morning to a call from his driver wondering where...
June 23, 2011 - 9:00am
March 11, 2011
Minnetonka man arrested for Meeker County skid loader theft
LITCHFIELD -- A 42-year-old Minnetonka man was arrested and booked into the Hennepin County Jail last week on stolen property charges for allegedly stealing a Bobcat skid loader in Meeker County. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a burglary was reported on June...
March 11, 2011 - 12:10pm
December 1, 2010
This is the records summary for Dec. 1. Property damage WILLMAR -- Graffiti was reported around 12:45 p.m. Monday at the Kandi Mall, 1605 First St. S. Someone had left marks on doors, a tree, a fire hydrant and on the sidewalk outside of the mall. WILLMAR -- Vandalism to a vehicle...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am