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Finding Lucas's heart: Parkers Prairie mother tracks down family that received son’s heart
Former Mrs. Minnesota International shares message at Domestic Abuse Awareness Luncheon
Pilot survives with minor injuries after plane crashes near Willmar, Minn.
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Law Enforcement Blotter: Wednesday, October 18
Alex swimming: Youth movement taking shape
Morken: Breaking down the area section football fields
Football: Lakers ready for playoffs after taking care of Benson
Football scores from Wednesday, Oct. 18
Football: Osakis ends regular season on five game losing streak
Homeless advocates praise movie opening Friday in Alexandria
Kensington museum holds open house
Pageant seeking Miss Teen Douglas County
'Voices from the Hillside' returns to Evansville
Ventriloquist brings act to humane society fundraiser
Jerome & Irene Hagen
Gene & Mary
Pheasant opener: Better than numbers might indicate
Region 9 hosts snowmobilers fall workshop
Jackson's first hunt success
Jennie Lake re-established as a waterfowl refuge
Morken: Trying to master scent control
Neva B. Andrews
Evangeline G. Ekdahl
Annabelle Kretschmar (Pikal)
LETTER: Don't blame ER for mental illness care
LETTER: City plans for next five to 50 years
LETTER: Look inward and listen in discussing racism
1967: Four rolls of toilet paper cost 39 cents
EDITORIAL: Is First Amendment disgusting?
Going far with 4-H horses
4-H dogs and young handlers take home awards
Putting your garden to bed
Palmer amaranth crops up in Todd County
Farmer deadlines approaching
New Bethany owners envision upgrades
Small change adds up for youth groups
On The Street
Three Bello Cucina locations for sale, including Alexandria
Professional women to honor employers, Woman of the Year
hires and promotions
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January 16, 2010
For Willmar family, Haiti quake leaves slew of fears unanswered
WILLMAR -- Sara and Mike Carlson spent a tense day Wednesday wondering -- about earthquake damage in Haiti, about people they know, about what to tell their two children who were born there. The two youngest Carlson children, 10 and 12, were adopted in Haiti and came home to Willmar...
January 16, 2010 - 9:21am
January 9, 2010
Federal court rules mother, child had no standing to sue Willmar school over abuse
January 9, 2010 - 12:47pm
January 8, 2010
Willmar man in critical condition after Kerkhoven crash
KERKHOVEN -- Craig W. Hartman, 53, of Willmar, is in critical condition at St. Cloud Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle,...
January 8, 2010 - 11:58am
Willmar police arrest man after long standoff
WILLMAR, Minn. - Police here arrested a 42-year-old man late Thursday night after he held authorities at bay during a five-hour standoff. David Wayne Chambers was arrested on suspicion of assault and terroristic threats for a standoff that began with officers responding to a report...
January 8, 2010 - 11:43am
January 7, 2010
No unnecessary travel advised in Willmar, other west central areas
January 7, 2010 - 12:21pm
December 30, 2009
Alexandria man gets prison time for domestic assault in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Juanel Anthony Mikulak, 22, of Alexandria and formerly of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison on a felony domestic...
December 30, 2009 - 1:39pm
December 6, 2009
Underage drinking for most girls starts at 13-14, new study shows
WILLMAR -- Underage drinkers often start consuming alcohol by the time they're in their mid-teens, and they're most likely to drink when they're with their friends, a new survey has found. The findings suggest that prevention activities should start early, said the St.
December 6, 2009 - 12:25pm
November 30, 2009
Bail set at $500,000 for suspect in church assault
November 30, 2009 - 2:40pm
Willmar man killed in broad-side crash
WILLMAR -- The State Patrol has identified the Willmar man killed Thursday in a broad-side accident west of Willmar in Chippewa County. Robert Prekker, 77, was killed when the 1989 Ford pickup he was driving collided with a 2001 Steerling tandem grain truck at the intersection of...
November 30, 2009 - 10:02am
Driver in fatal crash near Willmar identified
WILLMAR - The name of the driver who died in a crash early Saturday morning north of Willmar has been released. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office identified him as Ronald Lawrence Rieck, 40, of Litchfield. Rieck's car was spotted around 2 a.m. Saturday in King Lake. The vehicle...
November 30, 2009 - 9:59am
November 27, 2009
Bemidji man charged in assault at church is identified
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Lindon Roy Knutson, 61, of Bemidji, Minn., is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, third-degree assault, aggravated robbery and theft for allegedly beating and robbing a 73-year-old woman Tuesday afternoon at...
November 27, 2009 - 10:37am
November 25, 2009
Bemidji man arrested, held in assault, robbery at Willmar church
WILLMAR -- A 61-year-old Bemidji, Minn., man has been arrested on charges of assault and robbery for allegedly robbing a woman Tuesday afternoon at Crow River Lutheran Church. According to Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, deputies were dispatched to the rural Belgrade church...
November 25, 2009 - 11:20am
November 22, 2009
Spicer woman pleads to charge for taking pills to jail in sock
WILLMAR -- A 32-year-old Spicer woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony fifth-degree drug possession charge, for bringing pills into the Kandiyohi County Jail in her sock. Under a plea agreement, a gross misdemeanor for introducing contraband to a prohibited location against Angela...
November 22, 2009 - 1:08pm
November 8, 2009
Demise of Big Stone II worries municipal utility
November 8, 2009 - 9:31am
November 2, 2009
Kandiyohi County group takes aim at health risks of energy drinks
WILLMAR -- They come in cans with aggressive-looking labels and names like Rockstar, Monster Energy and Cocaine. Kids like them, but they -- and their parents -- may not realize the effects of consuming energy drinks supercharged with caffeine. Authorities have become concerned...
November 2, 2009 - 12:31pm