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Family establishes reward fund in Iron Range man's unsolved death
With Dakota Access in limbo, more Bakken crude to move on trains
KMS Marching Saints to perform at Pearl Harbor memorial event that begins at 2:30 p.m. today
Rep. Miller to conduct health insurance meeting Dec. 13 in Olivia
Merkel ally threatens Facebook with fines over online hate speech
Willmar WarHawks respond in force to Kennedy Elementary second grader's letter
Cards 3-0 after victory over Dassel-Cokato
Cardinal girls can't hold off Northern Lakes
Gophers slip past New Jersey team to go to 8-1
Becker hands Card girls first loss
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Helen Marjorie Christenson
Ronald A. Olson
Luella O. Carlson
Janet L. Pearson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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
December 24, 2010
19-month-old child remains listed in critical condition; suspect in jail in Renville County
OLIVIA -- A 19-month-old Olivia child remains in critical condition at Children's Hospital in St. Paul and the suspect accused of injuring the child remains in custody at the Renville County Jail. According to a news release from the Olivia Police Department, an Eighth Judicial District...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
December 23, 2010
Olivia child in critical condition; suspect arrested
OLIVIA - A 19-month-old child is in critical condition this morning and a suspect is in custody at the Renville County Jail in connection with the incident. Law enforcement officers received a 911 call around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday that a 19-month-old child was unresponsive. The child...
December 23, 2010 - 6:57am
November 9, 2010
Rural Park Rapids man faces 11 child pornography charges
A rural Park Rapids, Minn., man made his first appearance Wednesday in Becker County District Court on 11 felony counts of possession of child pornography. Gregory Hubert Dirkes, 45, of 36318 Co. Rd. 127, Park Rapids, was charged as the result of an undercover investigation conducted...
November 9, 2010 - 11:00am