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Law enforcement blotter: Monday, March 27
Council moves to censure Batesole
Five things to know from city council
Sale of land to council member finalized
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26
Softball: Knights win battle of young lineups in the spring opener
Sports schedule for Monday, March 27
Panthers' Denny looks forward with almost entire team intact from runner-up finish
Morken's musings: Reason to believe in Gophers future
Where are they now: Duwenhoegger wins MIAC shot put title
Alexandria Public School elementary students 'cash in' on creativity
Artists, crafters sought for Art of the Lakes tour
Love INC welcomes volunteer and Life Skills Class coordinator
Judy Slegh brings healing ministry to House of Prayer
Boy Scouts to conduct 29th annual Scouting for Food drive
Births - March 24, 2017
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Clarence Raymond Lehn
Nancy A. Pedersen
COMMENTARY: Proposed well ban could be disastrous
COMMENTARY: Bill promoted by NorthStar Christian Academy hurts Minnesota students
IT'S OUR TURN: Have you had 'the talk' yet?
FORUM EDITORIAL: Allow cameras in federal courts
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Cherry Berry closes
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine to host grand opening
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
hires and promotions
On The Street
March 24, 2017
MN man accused of following woman, girl for more than 20 miles
WILLMAR, Minn. — A 26-year-old New London man is accused of stalking a woman and a girl in his vehicle, following their vehicle at close distance...
March 24, 2017 - 9:25am
March 10, 2017
Alexandria man’s sex charge dismissed, guilty on misdemeanor
An Alexandria man who was previously charged with a felony sex crime has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. Michael Benham, 46, was sentenced Thursday, March 9, in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar on a gross misdemeanor charge of interfering with privacy. He was sentenced...
March 10, 2017 - 12:20pm
February 6, 2017
Man dies after head-on crash near Olivia
OLIVIA—A Redwood Falls man died Monday morning, Feb. 6, in a head-on crash with a semi truck on U.S. Highway 71, south of Olivia. The...
February 6, 2017 - 11:12am
January 17, 2017
Willmar businessman to be re-sentenced on criminal sexual conduct charges
WILLMAR, Minn. – Willmar businessman Peter Hoagland, currently serving nearly 19 years in prison for sexually abusing young boys in the 1980s...
January 17, 2017 - 6:54pm
December 28, 2016
2 dead after MN plane crashes in Florida
WILLMAR, Minn. – A plane reportedly owned by a Spicer businessman crashed in a residential neighborhood in Florida Tuesday night, Dec. 27,...
December 28, 2016 - 7:48pm
December 16, 2016
Wagon driver injured when horses spooked dies
WILLMAR, Minn. — Fred Zwart, the horse-drawn wagon driver injured in a Saturday crash during a Christmas light celebration in rural Willmar,...
December 16, 2016 - 9:15am
December 12, 2016
Christmas horse-drawn wagon driver who crashed still in critical condition; report says he also had heart attack
WILLMAR, Minn. – A horse-drawn wagon driver was still in critical condition Monday evening, two days after his wagon carrying 15 passengers...
December 12, 2016 - 9:24pm
December 11, 2016
Update: Driver seriously injured in holiday wagon accident near Willmar
WILLMAR, Minn. — The driver of a runaway horse-drawn wagon that was carrying passengers as part of a local Christmas light celebration...
December 11, 2016 - 1:10pm
December 9, 2016
COMMENTARY: Take a look at how Minnesota turkeys are raised
Robert Orsten, President, Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council, Orsten Turkeys, Willmar, MN A recent letter to the editor denounced turkey production and made several false accusations that we would like to correct.
December 9, 2016 - 8:00am
November 17, 2016
Deer wanders into MN business, headbutts owner, makes 'mischief'
WILLMAR — A daytime intruder head-butted a rural Willmar business owner, jumped over counters and tipped over boxes before fleeing out of the...
November 17, 2016 - 1:17pm
November 1, 2016
Former Willmar student convicted for school bomb threat
WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar teen has pleaded guilty to a felony charge alleging she posted a bomb threat directed toward the Willmar Public School District. Kaillie Lynn Yanez, 17, was charged Oct. 5 with threats of violence and terroristic threats, both felonies. She pleaded...
November 1, 2016 - 11:47am
October 7, 2016
Willmar girl charged in threats against school
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar teenager accused of posting a social media bomb threat directed toward the Willmar Public School District faces felony charges for threats of violence and terroristic threats. The threat, a Facebook post which read, "10 likes & I'll Blow Up Any Willmar...
October 7, 2016 - 8:40am
September 21, 2016
Girl stopped on state highway by fake officer
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A teenage girl was reportedly stopped on Minnesota Highway 23 on Tuesday night by a man posing as a law enforcement officer, authorities say.The man, driving a sedan-like vehicle with red and blue lights in the grill, reportedly told the girl he had stopped her...
September 21, 2016 - 6:24pm
Teen stabbed in St. Cloud mall thought attacker was 'playing around' at first
WILLMAR, Minn.—It was a matter of seconds and small decisions. If Ryan Schliep, of Willmar, and his girlfriend, Jaylynn Patzoldt, of Spicer,...
September 21, 2016 - 4:48pm
August 31, 2016
Group to pay $2,000 fine for illegal fireworks
WILLMAR, Minn. —A Willmar racing group will pay at least $2,000 for conducting an illegal fireworks display last summer in Willmar that left a volunteer firefighter severely injured. Kandi Racing Association president Jason McCoy appeared on behalf of the group at Tuesday's hearing...
August 31, 2016 - 8:40am