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Records published Feb. 24
Slowing the water remains Hawk Creek challenge
Low turkey prices hurt Jennie-O profits
'Haunted by mistake,' gunman apologizes for killing 2 at Twin Cities hotel
Predicted big snowstorm fizzles out for much of Minnesota, SD
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
Kaymer one behind two rookie leaders at Honda Classic
Twins plan to ease Mauer, Dozier into lineup
Local Roundup: Willmar hockey team clipped in 3A playoffs
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
February 23, 2017
Benson man charged with faking cancer treatments, swindling $60K
BENSON, Minn. — A Benson man pretended to have cancer, authorities say — and allegedly swindled nearly $60,000 out of a friend, saying...
14 hours 39 min ago
Benson man charged with faking cancer treatments, swindling $60,000
BENSON — A Benson man pretended to have cancer, authorities say — and allegedly swindled nearly $60,000 out of a friend, saying he...
15 hours 28 min ago
June 7, 2016
Former Atwater resident pleads guilty to swindling ag association
WILLMAR — Less than two weeks after he pleaded not guilty to swindling the West Central Ag Sales Association out of over $50,000, the group’s...
June 7, 2016 - 11:58pm
March 27, 2014
Contractor faces additional charges of theft by swindle
WILLMAR — Charges continue to add up against a contractor who has been charged with swindling clients by not performing services for which he was paid. Shawn Ray Bachman, 42, of Montevideo, was arraigned Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar on two new sets of...
March 27, 2014 - 12:30am
September 25, 2013
Willmar man must serve jail time, pay $61,000 in church swindle
WILLMAR — A Willmar man convicted of stealing from the rural church that employed him will serve 90 days in jail immediately and has been ordered to pay back more than $61,000. Paul Alton Hanson, 51, was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail, a $300 fine and 10 years of...
September 25, 2013 - 7:14am
August 14, 2013
Willmar, Minn., man pleads guilty to swindling rural church of $60K
WILLMAR -- Paul Alton Hanson, 50, of Willmar has pleaded guilty to three felony charges of theft by swindle for stealing more than $60,000 from Tripolis Lutheran Church of rural Kandiyohi. Hanson entered the guilty pleas Wednesday morning in Kandiyohi County District Court. District...
August 14, 2013 - 11:23pm
November 16, 2012
Man pleads to drug sale and possession, plus theft charge
WILLMAR -- Tony Gerrero Jr., 19, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Thursday to a third-degree drug sale for selling methamphetamine to CEE-VI Drug Task...
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Willmar man pleads to theft by swindle, check forgery charges
WILLMAR -- Marlon James Sands, 26, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges of theft by swindle and check forgery for using fraudulent...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 31, 2012
Willmar, Minn., man faces drug, swindle charges after dealings with drug task force
WILLMAR -- Tony Gerrero Jr., 18, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Friday on a first-degree drug sale charge for selling methamphetamine to CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents on multiple occasions last fall. Gerrero also appeared on a felony charge of fifth-degree drug possession,...
March 31, 2012 - 12:00am
December 29, 2011
Grove City, Minn., man sentenced in swindle for faking aluminum can transactions
WILLMAR -- A 32-year-old Grove City man was sentenced Wednesday to 120 days in jail and ordered to pay back the $47,184 he swindled from the...
December 29, 2011 - 12:00am
October 9, 2010
Johnson faces 3 felony theft charges for allegedly stealing funds from Willmar Fire Department
WILLMAR -- Chad Michael Johnson, 38, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Thursday on three felony charges of theft by swindle for allegedly taking $15,300 from the Willmar Fire Department for his personal use. Johnson's next appearance is Dec. 13 in Kandiyohi County District...
October 9, 2010 - 12:00am
September 18, 2010
Willmar man charged with stealing funds from local fire department
WILLMAR -- Three felony charges of theft by swindle have been filed against Chad Michael Johnson, 38, of Willmar, for allegedly taking $15,300 from the Willmar Fire Department for his personal use. The charges were filed Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court. Johnson's first...
September 18, 2010 - 12:00am
October 31, 2009
Former WCI accounting director faces 10 felony charges for fraud, theft from service agency
WILLMAR -- A 55-year-old Kerkhoven man made his first court appearance Thursday on 10 felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $17,000 from West Central Industries over a period of two years. Steven Douglas Byers, the former accounting director for West Central Industries,...
October 31, 2009 - 12:00am
March 28, 2009
Woman faces theft charges after she allegedly racked up more than $40,000 on local business' credit card
WILLMAR -- A 40-year-old Pennock woman made her first court appearance Thursday on charges that she allegedly charged more than $40,000 for personal...
March 28, 2009 - 12:00am
February 27, 2009
Woman faces felonies for swindling imprisoned man
WILLMAR -- A Mandan, N.D., woman made her first appearance Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court on four felony charges alleging that she used her boyfriend's credit card to run up $16,500 in debt and took a $2,500 diamond ring and two guns from his safe while he was incarcerated. Unconditional...
February 27, 2009 - 12:00am