Records published April 20, 2021

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WILLMAR — A suicidal 24-year-old man was arrested Monday morning on assault charges on the 900 block of Sixth Street Southwest, according to Willmar Police Capt. Michael Anderson.

According to Anderson, law enforcement was dispatched because the man was suicidal and he had a knife. Anderson said the man also threatened a woman who lives at the residence.

The man was compliant and arrested without incident, according to Anderson.

As of Monday afternoon, the man is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on a felony second-degree assault charge and a gross misdemeanor fifth-degree assault charge.


WILLMAR — Two men were arrested on assault charges Sunday night on the 1500 block of 7½ Street Southwest.

As of Monday afternoon, both men are awaiting formal charges in the Kandiyohi County Jail.

A 22-year-old man is being held on a felony threats of violence charge and a misdemeanor fifth-degree assault charge related to the incident

A 24-year-old man is being held on a felony second-degree assault charge related to the incident.

WILLMAR — A 40-year-old man was arrested for violating a domestic-abuse-no-contact order Sunday evening on the 1100 block of Campbell Avenue Northwest.

NEW LONDON — A 34-year-old woman was arrested on a gross misdemeanor fifth-degree drug warrant Sunday afternoon on the 25000 block of 18th Street Northwest.


KANDIYOHI — A 30-pound propane tank and a battery were reported stolen Monday morning from a camper on the 500 block of Atlantic Avenue North.


WILLMAR — There were two reports of fraud Monday morning when people reported someone had used their Social Security numbers to apply for unemployment benefits.


No monetary loss is listed on either report.

Are we in the era of cops getting charged criminally?

Have we entered a new era, one in which police are charged criminally when they kill people under questionable — or worse — circumstances? Has the old narrative of administrative leave and possibly internal discipline or termination — but nothing more — been put to rest?

Read more about the story here.

Burnsville police fatally shoot man suspected in armed carjacking

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — A man is dead after being shot by police in Burnsville on Sunday afternoon, April 18, with authorities saying the man repeatedly fired a gun at officers before police returned fire.

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Man dies after Saturday night assault outside downtown St. Paul bar

ST. PAUL — A man died Sunday afternoon, April 18, after suffering a head injury during a fight outside a downtown St. Paul bar the night before, police say.

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Police believe man found dead in St. Paul severed artery punching out window during alleged domestic assault

ST. PAUL — St. Paul police are investigating the death of a 26-year-old man who they believe may have bled out after injuring himself punching through a window.


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Woman dies in central Minnesota crash

CASS LAKE, Minn. — A 34-year-old woman from Cass Lake died after the vehicle she was driving left the roadway and struck a tree.

Read more about the story here.

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