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Minnesota potato salad thief pleads guilty
Negative tone of White House race sours young voters
New chalet set to open at destination northern Minnesota ski resort
New Jack Pine Brewery breaks ground in Baxter
Chevron sees big profits in California despite regulations
WCT Sport Show: Willmar preps for TRF, four locals vie for 6AAA section
Roundup: Cardinals volleyball team 2-2 at Moorhead Invite
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Managers win measure of credit for World Series showdown
WCT daily sports schedule
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Kathleen H. Diederich
Paul E. Biermann
Marlene M. Heipler
Arlene D. Rudy
Mervin LeRoy Speckman "Doc"
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
Estrich commentary: Trump is the uncontrollable man
November 2, 2011
Wis. Senate to debate abstinence education
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin state Senate plans to vote on a bill that would require sex education classes in schools to stress abstinence over contraception. The proposal up for a vote today in the Senate has been derided by Democrats and others as irresponsible.
November 2, 2011 - 9:21am
October 13, 2011
Starbuck, Minn., man, Level 3 sex offender, arrested on sex charges
STARBUCK, Minn. -- Law enforcement officials have arrested Starbuck man who is classified as a Level Three Sex Offender on charges of criminal...
October 13, 2011 - 9:26am
January 6, 2011
Man who assaulted woman at Belgrade church faces more prison time
ST. PAUL -- Lindon Roy Knutson, 62, of St. Cloud, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of failing to register as a sex offender. Knutson,...
January 6, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Sex offender convicted in Kandiyohi County pleads guilty to federal charge
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A 62-year-old man has pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender. Lindon Roy Knutson entered his plea today in federal court. He faces up to 10 years in prison. In his plea agreement, Knutson admitted failing to update his sex offender registration...
January 5, 2011 - 3:45pm
October 14, 2010
Clara City man pleads guilty to criminal sex
MONTEVIDEO -- Cheyenne Clay Johnson, 42, of Clara City, pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Johnson was charged with assaulting a juvenile female Aug. 24 at a residence in Clara City. He allegedly later used a cell phone to report his own crime, triggering...
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
September 8, 2010
Willmar man faces sex charges for alleged assault of 5-year-old girl a decade ago
WILLMAR -- Tomas Hernandez Lopez, 40, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Tuesday on three first-degree cr-iminal sexual conduct charges...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 12, 2010
Man connected with Minnesota teen's disappearance arrested in New Mexico
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. - The wanted sex offender who police think accompanied a Cottage Grove runaway teen was arrested in Albuquerque, N.M., Wednesday, said U.S. Marshal Deputy Thomas Volk. Alexius J. McMullin, 36, is wanted in Washington and Hennepin counties and could face federal...
August 12, 2010 - 11:09am
July 28, 2010
Former Benson schools superintendent charged with sexual misconduct
BEMIDJI -- A former Benson Schools superintendent faces sexual misconduct charges in northern Minnesota. Cass Lake-Bena School District Superintendent...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 22, 2010
Police believe Cottage Grove teen left town with sex offender
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. - Angela M. Tschida, the 14-year-old Cottage Grove girl who police think left town with a 36-year-old sex offender, gave friends no indication she was troubled or planning to run, said friend Cole Bertram. "She seemed normal," Bertram said. "She seemed happy." Bertram...
July 22, 2010 - 2:11pm
July 15, 2010
Vatican issues new sex abuse guidelines after crisis
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican issued a revised set of in-house rules Thursday to respond to clerical sex abuse, targeting priests who molest the mentally disabled as well as children and priests who use child pornography, but making few substantive changes to existing practice. The...
July 15, 2010 - 2:58pm
Police: NJ woman charged for false carjacking story to cover up car crash while having sex
VINELAND, N.J. - Authorities say a New Jersey woman told them she was carjacked to cover up the fact that her car crashed because she was having sex. The 23-year-old had initially told police she got lost on Sunday and asked a man for directions. Police say she told them the man...
July 15, 2010 - 11:06am
July 8, 2010
Concordia says safety top priority after report of sex assault
FARGO - Officials from Concordia Language Villages are assuring families that safety is their No. 1 concern after a student of a separate language camp reported being sexually assaulted. Letters have gone out to families to clarify that the man charged in the case worked for the...
July 8, 2010 - 9:58am
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
June 24, 2010
Montevideo man among attempted escapees from sex offender facility
MONTEVIDEO -- A 55-year-old man, formerly of Montevideo, was among the four sex offenders who attempted to escape Saturday from the Minnesota...
June 24, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Wisconsin teen gets stayed prison sentence, probation for sexual assault of young girls in Lake Lillian
WILLMAR -- An 19-year-old Sparta, Wis., teenager was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison, which was stayed, 25 years of probation and 363 days in the county jail on a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge for assaulting two young girls last April. In Kandiyohi County District...
April 28, 2010 - 12:00am