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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
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
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
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
December 4, 2010
Man escapes assault charges, but terroristic threats stick
WILLMAR -- A Kandiyohi County jury on Thursday found Michael Eugene Whitson, 65, of Atwater, guilty of terroristic threats for threatening his...
December 4, 2010 - 12:00am
December 2, 2010
Diaz Evans pleads not guilty in shooting
WILLMAR -- Leroy Diaz Evans pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a first-degree attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting at a Willmar police...
December 2, 2010 - 12:00am
Jury acquits Monte man
MADISON -- A Lac qui Parle jury has acquitted a Montevideo business owner of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. The jury found Thomas Lauritsen, 59, not guilty on Tuesday, the second day of the trial in District Court in Madison. The jury of nine men and three women deliberated...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
Jurors hear opening arguments in trial of Cottage Grove hockey coach accused of having sex with players
STILLWATER, Minn. - A Washington County jury heard opening statements Tuesday in the trial of Eric P.
June 30, 2010 - 1:27pm
May 20, 2010
Intent of bat attack key point in Wheaton murder trial
WHEATON, Minn. - In an attempt to shave more than a dozen years off his prison term, the man who admittedly murdered a 14-month-old girl in a...
May 20, 2010 - 3:04pm
March 9, 2010
Appleton man says death of wife was accident
GLENWOOD -- Andrew Lemcke took the stand in his own defense Monday to tell a Pope County jury his account of how his wife was fatally shot around...
March 9, 2010 - 12:00am
March 4, 2010
Court trial begins, then postponed, for 76-year-old Pennock man who is accused of molesting a girl
WILLMAR -- The court trial of Harvey Alford Carlson, 76, of Pennock, began and was continued Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court. Attorneys...
March 4, 2010 - 12:00am
March 3, 2010
Pathologist: Lemcke shooting a homicide
GLENWOOD -- More than five years after she was fatally shot, the official death certificate filed in Swift County for Nichole Riley-Lemcke lists...
March 3, 2010 - 12:00am
February 23, 2010
Lemcke trial under way
GLENWOOD -- Two different accounts have been told in secret to as many grand juries as to how Nichole Riley-Lemcke, 26, was fatally shot in the living room of her Appleton home on the morning of Sept. 12, 2004. Now, both versions are being told publicly to the Pope County jury which...
February 23, 2010 - 12:00am
February 11, 2010
Trial scheduled to begin for Appleton man, 35, accused of murdering his wife in 2004
GLENWOOD -- Five years and five months after Nichole Riley-Lemcke, 26, was fatally shot in her Appleton home, the trial for the man accused of...
February 11, 2010 - 12:00am
December 12, 2009
Murder suspect's defense team wants own expert to analyze case evidence
BENSON -- Defense attorneys for Andrew Gordon Lemcke, 35, of Appleton, want access to a Smith & Wesson handgun and other physical evidence for...
December 12, 2009 - 12:00am
November 14, 2009
Editorial: Sept. 11 trial in NY is the right step
"After eight years of delay, those allegedly responsible for the attacks of September the 11th will finally face justice." -- Attorney General Eric Holder The Day of Judgment for those terrorists involved in the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States is one step closer to reality. The...
November 14, 2009 - 12:00am
October 16, 2009
Jury finds Edinburgh guilty of murder
WILLMAR -- Miles David Edinburgh was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder for the July 2008 stabbing death of Adam Kenneth Milton. The...
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
October 15, 2009
Edinburgh jury reconvened deliberations at 10 a.m. today
Updated 10:05 a.m.
October 15, 2009 - 9:09am
Jury still deliberating in murder trial of 19-year-old man
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story contains a derogatory racial term not normally used in the Tribune's stories and the term may be offensive to readers. However, the term's usage is considered a significant fact in this trial. WILLMAR -- The jury was still deliberating at press time Wednesday...
October 15, 2009 - 12:00am