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Records published Aug. 31
Dayton wants Minnesotans to take clean water pledge
Does Dayton talk to farmers enough?
KRA fined for Willmar fireworks incident
Willmar convenience store robbery suspect pleads not guilty
Willmar offense comes alive in second half, downs Eagles
Cards fall to Rocori
Willmar loses early lead in loss to Marshall
Cardinals open season with shutout loss
Updated: Bridgewater out for season with dislocated knee, torn ACL
Comedy legend Gene Wilder dead at 83
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
Box office: 'Don't Breathe' Scares Up $26.1 million as hot summer for horror continues
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
Charles "Chuck" Green
Victoria "Vicki" Lee
Steven Warren Sachs
Letter: Day of reckoning is near
Letter: Governor should call special session
Marcus: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
May 12, 2016
Jury trial set for man in crash that killed New London bicyclist
WILLMAR — A jury trial has been set in the careless driving case against the Spicer man involved in a July crash that left a New London bicyclist...
May 12, 2016 - 7:46am
September 15, 2015
S.D. trial beginning for man accused in Adrian Peterson’s son’s death
Forum News Service CANTON, SD. -- A man accused of killing Adrian Peterson's biological son is taking his case to trial near Sioux Falls today after a judge made an initial ruling in the case Monday. Judge Brad Zell ruled that the defense team will be allowed to call...
September 15, 2015 - 2:51pm
March 5, 2015
Blasts, smoke and blood: Scenes of horror recalled at Boston trial
BOSTON — Clouds of smoke, improvised tourniquets and screams of pain were evoked in the first day of the Boston Marathon bombing trial Wednesday as people who survived the deadly attack recalled one of the darkest days in the New England city’s memory. One survivor testified...
March 5, 2015 - 8:00am
Jury selection begins for trial of accused Boston bomber
A U.S. federal judge on Monday began the process of selecting the jury that will hear the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, telling the first of some 1,200 prospects to read no more news accounts about the deadly blasts.Tsarnaev could get the death penalty...
January 5, 2015 - 3:15pm
June 12, 2014
Judge denies change of venue for Warwick murder trial
WILLMAR — District Judge David Mennis has denied a defense request to move the murder trial of Robert Warwick away from Kandiyohi County. In...
June 12, 2014 - 2:02pm
April 28, 2014
Smith won’t testify in murder trial; closing arguments coming Tuesday
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Defense attorney Steven Meshbesher told reporters Monday it was his decision to not have Byron Smith testify
April 28, 2014 - 2:52pm
April 23, 2014
Defense requests mistrial for second day in a row in Smith double murder trial
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Judge Douglas Anderson denied Byron Smith’s defense attorney’s request for a mistrial in the murder case for the second time Wednesday.
April 23, 2014 - 2:02pm
April 2, 2014
Video: Defense attorney's summary of plea at the Brok Junkermeier trial
April 2, 2014 - 5:19pm
Update: Junkermeier pleads guilty to first-degree premeditated murder, to be sentenced next week
Brok Junkermeier pleaded guilty this afternoon to first-degree premeditated murder for killing Lila Warwick last summer. Action in Junkermeier’s jury trial was delayed as the 19-year-old met with attorneys and Judge Donald Spilseth in chambers. Junkermeier then took the stand...
April 2, 2014 - 3:24am
March 29, 2014
Junkermeier lawyer says client caused Lila Warwick's death, but that doesn't mean guilty of charges
WILLMAR — Even his own attorney said in court Friday morning that Brok Junkermeier killed Lila Warwick the morning of July 29, 2013. However,...
March 29, 2014 - 1:00am
March 28, 2014
Testimony begins in Junkermeier trial
WILLMAR — Testimony began Friday morning in the first-degree murder trial of Brok Junkermeier, 19, of Willmar, who is accused of killing 79-year-old Lila Warwick of Willmar on July 29, 2013. Attorneys also gave opening statements. Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank...
March 28, 2014 - 1:24pm
March 27, 2014
12th juror seated Thursday morning in Junkermeier trial
WILLMAR — Two jurors were seated this morning in the trial of Brok Junkermeier, accused of first-degree in the death of Lila Warwick, 79, at her Willmar home. Junkermeier, 19, of Willmar is accused of strangling and stabbing Warwick on July 29, 2013, and has been in custody...
March 27, 2014 - 12:14pm
March 26, 2014
Update: Three jurors seated on Junkermeier jury Wednesday morning in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — Three jurors, one man and two women, were seated Wednesday morning in the first-degree murder trial of Brok Junkermeier. Junkermeier is accused in the strangulation and stabbing death of Lila Warwick, 79, in July 2013 at her home just outside Willmar. Jury selection...
March 26, 2014 - 12:59pm
March 25, 2014
Murder trial begins: Five jurors seated in first day of jury selection
WILLMAR — Five jurors were seated Tuesday in the first day of the first-degree murder trial of Brok Junkermeier. Junkermeier, 19, of Willmar, is accused in the strangulation and stabbing death of Lila Warwick, 79, at her home just outside Willmar. Lila Warwick’s body was found...
March 25, 2014 - 10:33pm
Three jurors seated in Junkermeier murder trial in Willmar
WILLMAR — Three jurors, one woman and two men, were chosen this morning for the jury in the first-degree murder trial of Brok Junkermeier. Junkermeier is accused in the strangulation and stabbing death of Lila Warwick, 79, in July 2013 at her home just outside Willmar. Junkermeier’s...
March 25, 2014 - 1:01pm