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Arrests

WILLMAR — A Willmar man turned himself into the Willmar Police Department early Thursday morning on charges that he raped a 14-year-old juvenile female and paid her for intercourse in late June.

Abdinajib Muhumed Mire, 23, appeared Thursday morning in Kandiyohi County District Court, charged with felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct and felony prostitution with a victim between 13 and 15.

Abdinajib Muhumed Mire
Abdinajib Muhumed MireCustody photo
He was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim and the court ordered $60,000 bail or bond with no conditions or a $5,000 non-cash bond with conditions or a $500 cash bail with conditions.

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According to the complaint, Mire picked up the juvenile at a Willmar gas station and drove her to a wooded area in town. He then offered to pay her for sex before allegedly raping her.

Afterward, Mire drove her to a local pharmacy and bought her Plan B emergency contraception.

During questioning, Mire told law enforcement he had intercourse with the girl but denied knowing she was 14.

His next court date is set for Jan. 4.

WILLMAR — A 35-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday night for a Swift County warrant during a traffic stop near the intersection of Litchfield Avenue Southeast and Highway 12 East.

According to the report, the woman was also cited for giving a false name to police and driving after revocation.

As of Thursday afternoon, she was in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail for charges related to the incident.

WILLMAR — A 40-year-old man was arrested Wednesday evening on the 200 block of 28th Street Southeast for two Kandiyohi County warrants.

As of Thursday afternoon, the man was in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting charges related to his warrants.

WILLMAR — A 22-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday evening on a warrant during a traffic stop near the intersection of Becker Avenue and 11th Street Southwest.

As of Thursday afternoon, the woman was in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail for a charge related to her warrant.

Theft

WILLMAR — The theft of a trailer and lawn mower was reported Wednesday night from the 1100 block of County Road 9 Northeast.

Homecoming shenanigans

WILLMAR — A homeowner told law enforcement Wednesday night that their home on the 1400 block of 16th Street Southwest was hit with toilet paper.

The homeowner requested an extra patrol.

SPICER — A caller reported that their fence had been shot full of paint Wednesday night on the 10000 block of 11th Street Northeast.

According to the report, the caller heard three pops and when they went outside to investigate, they saw the fence covered in paint.

The caller told law enforcement that she just wanted to let them know the “homecoming crew was out and about again.”

Granite Falls driver in July 2020 fatal crash sentenced to 45 months

GRANITE FALLS — A Granite Falls man was sentenced Tuesday in Yellow Medicine County District Court to 45 months in prison as part of a plea agreement in connection to charges stemming from a July 2020 crash near Granite Falls that killed a St. Cloud woman.

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Name released of Atwater man seriously injured Sunday night in motorcycle crash on Willmar roundabout

WILLMAR — Antonio Ulloa, 49, of Atwater, was seriously injured Sunday night in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash near the intersection of Kandiyohi County Road 5 and U.S. Highway 12 West, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

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Osage man killed in Highway 34 rollover crash Tuesday night

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A 21-year-old Osage man was killed in a single vehicle rollover crash near Osage on Highway 34 in Becker County late Tuesday, Sept. 21.

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Suspect struck by a squad vehicle after shooting at police in Mounds View has died

MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. — A domestic assault suspect who fired on law enforcement Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Mounds View died after a sheriff’s deputy then struck the shooter with a squad vehicle, investigators said.

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Public defenders get more flexibility after criticism of office mandate

DULUTH — The Minnesota Board of Public Defense reversed course this week and said most employees will again be allowed to work remotely as the state weathers another wave of COVID-19 transmission.

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Search reveals firearms, hidden bunker in home of Minnesota man accused of impersonating federal agent

ST. PAUL — A Dodge Center, Minn., man charged with impersonating a federal agent faces a second charge of illegally possessing a firearm after federal agents filed an amended criminal complaint Tuesday, Sept. 21, in U.S. District Court.

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Answers still elusive 7 years after NDSU student Tommy Bearson's death

FARGO — The father of a college freshman who died seven years ago this week is again making a plea to those responsible to identify themselves because a guilty conscience is a heavy burden to carry.

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