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Renville County closes two parks due to flooding
Minn. woman, 61, faces criminal charges after 30 cats were taken from her home
British police confirm multiple fatalities at venue where Ariana Grande was performing
New scary wood tick disease surfacing in region
Trump close to choosing outside counsel for Russia investigation
Twins' Hughes to spend time on DL with biceps injury
Adrian Peterson selling Twin Cities 5-bedroom home for $695,000
Zimmer to take time off from Vikings after 8th eye surgery
True Team Track: Willmar boys repeat as Class AA champions
Bradley's 3-pointer gives Celtics improbable win over Cavs
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Ardyce G. Meadows
Michael Thomas Cullen
Kathryn A. Frandson
Ardella M. Solbrack
Lola M. Olson
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
March 30, 2012
Turrubiates gets 20 years, higher sentence, for killing toddler
OLIVIA -- Sergio Turrubiates Jr., 21, of Olivia, was sentenced this morning to 20 years in prison on a second-degree murder charge for the December...
March 30, 2012 - 11:44am
March 1, 2012
Slowing the Racing Mind blog: Helping children deal with bullying
March 1, 2012 - 8:42am
February 10, 2012
10 states flee 'No Child' law
By Ben Feller Associated Press WASHINGTON -- It could be the beginning of the end for No Child Left Behind. The goal was lofty: Get all children...
February 10, 2012 - 12:00am
January 31, 2012
Turrubiates enters plea in Renville Co., Minn., child murder case
OLIVIA -- Sergio Turrubiates Jr., 21, of Olivia, entered a guilty plea this afternoon to an amended charge of second-degree murder while committing...
January 31, 2012 - 3:46pm
January 27, 2012
Regarding Harlan Broers' letter to the editor in the Jan. 17 paper, I'm going to borrow a page from Jeff Foxworthy, to say that you must also be hate-filled yourself when you accuse someone of doing something without checking your facts. You must be hate-filled when you accuse...
January 27, 2012 - 9:51am
December 21, 2011
Willmar. Minn., man indicted on federal child porn charge
WILLMAR -- Christopher Shawn Robison, 36, of Willmar, was indicted this morning in federal court on one count of production of child pornography. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office, the maximum penalty for the charge is 30 years in prison, with a mandatory...
December 21, 2011 - 12:08pm
December 6, 2011
Judge puts brakes on day care union vote in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota day care provider vote to join unions is least temporarily on hold. A judge Monday ordered a stop to an election that was to begin Wednesday. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton last month ordered the vote, which two unions have sought for six years. Ramsey County...
December 6, 2011 - 12:00am
November 29, 2011
Some providers of day care in Minn., fear they would lose say under unions
November 29, 2011 - 12:00am
November 21, 2011
Unions don't attend House hearing on organizing child-care providers
November 21, 2011 - 12:53pm
July 26, 2011
Grand Forks, N.D., woman charged with biting child
A Grand Forks woman has been charged with child abuse for allegedly biting her one-year-old son in the leg.
July 26, 2011 - 10:31am
May 5, 2011
2010 was 'tough year' for child protection in Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR -- Social workers say investigating reports of abuse to children are some of the most difficult cases to handle, especially when the victims are too young to talk about what happened to them and especially when children are nearly killed. That's what made 2010 particularly...
May 5, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
Pleas entered in pot sale case involving 11-year-old child
BENSON -- Four of the five people charged with drug sale, possession and child endangerment pleas in Swift County District Court for their roles in a marijuana deal that involved an 11-year-old child have entered guilty pleas. Everett James Quigley, 32, of Kerkhoven, pleaded guilty...
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
December 28, 2010
Bail set at $2 million in Olivia child murder case, two additional people arrested in courtroom
OLIVIA -- Unconditional bail was set at $2 million this afternoon for Sergio Turrubiates Jr., 20, of Olivia, who faces a second-degree murder...
December 28, 2010 - 5:05pm
December 27, 2010
DEC. 27, 2010: Olivia man remains in Renville Co. jail, to be charged Tuesday in child death
OLIVIA -- The suspect held in connection to the Dec. 24 death of a 19-month-old Olivia child is Sergio Turrubiates Jr., 19, of Olivia. Formal charges against Turrubiates are expected to be filed Tuesday morning in Renville County District Court and he is expected to appear in court...
December 27, 2010 - 4:20pm
Dec. 27, 2010: Child in Olivia assault has died, suspect to be charged Wednesday
OLIVIA -- The 19-month-old Olivia child injured last week has died. According to a news release from the Olivia Police Department, the child victim is identified as Tiana Moore. She died on Friday after being airlifted to Children's Hospital in St. Paul. Her injuries were determined...
December 27, 2010 - 11:38am