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Willmar soldiers return home
Governor to receive invite to tour Appleton prison
Records for Aug. 27
New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Harold (Bill) William Wright
Cartoonist Opinions for Aug. 27
Letter: Our declining moral values
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
August 15, 2016
Trio, including security guard, face charges in thefts from three mall stores in Willmar
WILLMAR—A Kandi Mall security guard and two others are facing multiple charges in the alleged theft of nearly $8,000 worth of mall merchandise...
August 15, 2016 - 12:16am
June 14, 2016
Records published June 14
This is the records summary for June 14. Property damage SPICER — The owner of portable toilet company Mini Biff reported criminal damage to one of their portable units to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department around 10 a.m. Monday. The owner said one portable unit, placed...
June 14, 2016 - 5:30am
June 7, 2016
Minnesota's state flower disappears from arboretum
CHANHASSEN — Minnesota Landscape Arboretum officials are investigating after a rare Showy Lady’s Slipper orchid disappeared over the weekend. The endangered wildflower variety has been protected under Minnesota law since 1925, according to the arboretum. It is also Minnesota’s...
June 7, 2016 - 11:19pm
May 23, 2016
Woman steals UND police car and crashes it into Minnesota ditch
A woman was injured after reportedly stealing a University of North Dakota police cruiser in Grand Forks and crashing in a ditch near the University...
May 23, 2016 - 12:50am
May 18, 2016
Montana couple’s bid to disqualify judge denied
MONTEVIDEO — A Montana couple charged in Chippewa County District Court with 12 felony counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult cannot disqualify Judge Thomas Van Hon from their cases, a judge has ruled. The May 9 ruling from Chief District Judge Donald Spilseth came...
May 18, 2016 - 11:17pm
May 16, 2016
Dawson woman accused of taking $4,426 from her vulnerable adult daughter appears in court
MADISON — A Dawson woman who investigators say misused nearly $4,500 of her vulnerable adult daughter’s funds in 2013, skipping payment for...
May 16, 2016 - 11:36pm
May 13, 2016
Litchfield woman faces five years supervised probation after stealing $220,000 from mother
LITCHFIELD — A Litchfield woman who financially exploited nearly $220,000 from her elderly mother — a vulnerable adult — was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail, five years of supervised probation and 80 hours of community service. Ann Marie Zillmer, 56, asserted an Alford...
May 13, 2016 - 11:08pm
May 10, 2016
English teacher in Benson pleads guilty to pocketing yearbook funds
BENSON - A Benson English teacher accused of pocketing nearly $800 from the school’s 2014 and 2015 yearbook funds pleaded guilty Monday in...
May 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
Former Fagen CFO faces up to eight years for theft
ST. PAUL — With her guilty pleas to federal money laundering and wire fraud charges, Kirsten Tjosaas, 38, of Granite Falls, could be sentenced...
May 10, 2016 - 12:27am
April 20, 2016
Former Meeker Co. deputy charged with stealing drugs makes court appearance
LITCHFIELD — The former Meeker County sheriff’s deputy charged with stealing drugs from a drop box for unwanted drugs made an initial appearance...
April 20, 2016 - 10:24am
April 19, 2016
Former Fagen CFO to be charged in $5.7 million embezzlement
GRANITE FALLS - The former chief financial officer for Fagen Inc. will be charged for embezzling more than $5.7 million from the family-owned...
April 19, 2016 - 3:27pm
March 17, 2016
Records published March 17
This is the records summary for March 17. Crash injures teen LITCHFIELD — A 16-year-old Litchfield boy was injured after a rollover crash Tuesday. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office says Angel Hernandez was traveling south on Meadow Road around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when he lost...
March 17, 2016 - 12:00am
March 9, 2016
State launches inspection sweep for credit card skimmers at gas pumps
BLOOMINGTON — State officials have pledged to ramp up security efforts against an “emerging threat” — credit card skimming at gas pumps....
March 9, 2016 - 11:46pm
March 4, 2016
Records published March 4
This is the records summary for March 4. Threatening note NEW LONDON — A note was found just after noon Thursday in the New London-Spicer Middle School bathroom that prompted the response of Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Deputies. The note allegedly contained derogatory comments,...
March 4, 2016 - 12:00am
March 2, 2016
Man in custody after throwing Minnesota student journalist's camera into traffic, stealing van
It was a mentally, and possibly physically, scarring day for MSUM student Samantha Stark. “It wouldn't stop bleeding,” Stark said, “Freaked...
March 2, 2016 - 9:27am