Records published Feb. 12, 2021

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WILLMAR — A 22-year-old man was arrested for a probation violation Wednesday afternoon on the 600 block of Ninth Street Southeast.

NEW LONDON — A 54-year-old man was arrested during a probation welfare check Thursday morning on the 400 block of Briar Street Southeast.

WILLMAR — A 25-year-old man was arrested on a warrant Wednesday night during a traffic stop on the corner of Third Street and Litchfield Avenue Southwest.


WILLMAR — A burglary was reported Thursday afternoon on the 2100 block of 21st Avenue Southwest.


According to the report, a man stole a debit card and two rifles.

Man faces charges after driving tractor through church doors in Watson

WATSON — A 38-year-old Watson man with a prior history of drug use and odd behavior is facing charges for driving a tractor through the narthex of the Watson Lutheran Church in Watson.

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Spicer man gets prison sentence of nearly 21 years for rape, home invasion in November 2018 in Winona County

WINONA — A Spicer man is on his way to prison after being sentenced to nearly 21 years for breaking into a woman's home in Winona County and spending hours there raping her several times and threatening the lives of her and her child.

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Semi plows through northern Minnesota town hall

BEMIDJI — The driver, 64-year-old Russell Jolly, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, was operating a Peterbilt semi southbound on U.S. Highway 72 when he failed to stop at the U.S. Highway 1 intersection and left the roadway.

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