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Man, interviewed numerous times in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance, sues sheriff
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UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
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Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
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August 21, 2012
Man to appear today on charges in triple fatal near Kandiyohi, Minn.
WILLMAR -- Paul A. Wickenhauser, 21, of Cokato, will make his first court appearance this morning on criminal vehicular homicide charges for...
August 21, 2012 - 12:00am
July 2, 2011
Grandmother writes book about Redwood Falls, Minn., infant's tragic death
OLIVIA -- A summer camping trip is forever a tragedy for the parents who lost their infant son when a cousin to the victim -- still intoxicated...
July 2, 2011 - 3:00am
June 29, 2011
Woodin gets jail, fine, probation, host of conditions
BENSON -- Calvin Lee Woodin, 23, of Benson, was sentenced Monday to 243 days in jail, a $500 fine and three years of probation on a felony charge of criminal vehicular operation for the Feb. 26 drunken-driving crash where his pickup struck three teenage pedestrians in Benson. As...
June 29, 2011 - 12:00am
January 15, 2011
20-year-old Wisconsin woman charged in fatal Fairfax crash
OLIVIA -- A 20-year-old Eau Claire, Wis., woman faces six felony charges of criminal vehicular homicide or operation for a July 30 crash in Fairfax that killed a Seaforth man and injured seven of her passengers. According to the complaint against See Xiong Moua and the accident report...
January 15, 2011 - 12:00am
January 12, 2011
36-year-old from Milan pleads to charge from drunk driving accident
GRANITE FALLS -- Jason Jerome Lee, 36, of Milan, pleaded guilty Monday to a gross misdemeanor charge of criminal vehicular operation for a drunken driving crash July 25 near Clarkfield. A passenger in Lee's vehicle, Melinda Hedman, 32, of Clarkfield, was airlifted to North Memorial...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
April 9, 2010
State trooper appears on a felony charge in drunken driving crash
WILLMAR -- The off-duty Minnesota State Patrol trooper accused of driving while impaired, texting and causing an injury crash Tuesday near Litchfield...
April 9, 2010 - 12:00am
October 6, 2009
Woman faces assault, criminal operation charge for smashing car, assaulting man
WILLMAR -- A 33-year-old Olivia woman faces assault and criminal vehicular operation charges for allegedly smashing her vehicle into a Willmar...
October 6, 2009 - 12:00am
September 29, 2009
Guilty plea from woman charged with running over 3 month old
OLIVIA -- Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to causing the death of a child and injuring the child's mother. Prechel...
September 29, 2009 - 12:00am
August 25, 2009
Not guilty plea from defendant charged in infant's death
OLIVIA -- Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar, forfeited her opportunity to challenge whether there was probable cause for felony...
August 25, 2009 - 12:00am
July 28, 2009
Bail reduced for Prechel in death of infant
OLIVIA -- Although he expressed concerns about her failure to make an earlier Kandiyohi County court appearance, District Judge Steve Drange agreed to a defense motion to reduce bail for Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar. She is charged with two felony counts of criminal...
July 28, 2009 - 12:00am
July 9, 2009
Family mourns loss of 3½-month-old child: 'You just feel dazed and confused,' in a haze
OLIVIA -- Sheena Hinshaw's last memory of her 3½-month-old son, Whyatt Sander, was his smile as she coddled him in the tent as the boy's father,...
July 9, 2009 - 12:00am
July 8, 2009
Judge sets bail at $500,000 in Prechel case
OLIVIA - District Judge Randall Slieter set unconditional bail at $500,000 and conditional bail at $200,000 for Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar, during her first court appearance in Olivia on Wednesday.
July 8, 2009 - 3:17pm
Woman hit with three charges in the death of 4-month-old
OLIVIA -- Four-month-old Wyatt Sander of Redwood Falls was a cousin to the woman who is now charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide...
July 8, 2009 - 12:00am
July 7, 2009
Prechel was related to baby backed over by van
OLIVIA -- Four-month-old Wyatt Sander of Redwood Falls was a cousin to the woman who is now charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide for his death. Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar, is accused of backing her van over the child and his mother while they...
July 7, 2009 - 5:15pm
June 16, 2009
Voorhees sentenced to 41 months for fatal accident that killed Kandiyohi teen
MARSHALL -- Courtney Karen Voorhees, 30, of Cottonwood, received a 41-month sentence for the accident that took the life of 17-year-old Morgan Leigh Cline of Kandiyohi. Voorhees was sentenced Tuesday in Lyon County District Court for criminal vehicular homicide, according to the...
June 16, 2009 - 5:57pm