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Tax preparer accused of not paying her taxes
Level four special education facilities in the works
Klobuchar bill aims to bring in more rural doctors
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues: MN leaders start negotiations and twinhome sprinkler requirement nixed
Franken’s rising national profile is no joke: But comedian-turned-senator keeps people laughing
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Bison third, Roth fourth heading into Summit Championship final round
Summer softball camp registration open
Richter has big performance for Dragons in spring game
GIRLS GOLF: Parsons places at HOL Perham
Raider track teams compete at Anderson-Cole Invite
Answering the call: Lake Park family to become long-term missionaries in Africa
Column: Christianity and "being cool"
Cuisine meets culture: LP-A International Foods class learns to prepare dishes native to variety of cultures
Column: Into the light
Replacement for SSA benefit statement easy to get anytime
Friends & Neighbors
Midwest Workwear has new store manager
Two in one: Magnolia's moves to new building, rents extra space to massage therapist
Essentia Health St. Mary's staff honored, donate to nonprofits
DL Public Utilities recognized for electric reliability
Secrets to saving on your summer city vacation
A night dressed in neon: Holmes Theatre's Motion fundraiser to feature Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome
It's Shakespeare... with an apocalyptic twist: Detroit Lakes High School's spring play views British history through a zombie-infested lens
Column: Mosquitoes sometimes more than just annoying: Insect's bite can transmit malaria, which is fatal if left untreated
Associate justice and former Vikings great Alan Page speaking April 24 in Fergus Falls
New artist exhibit opens this week at DL's Trinity Lutheran Church
Richard M. Gordon
Patrick Dwayne Buckanaga Sr.
Richard M. Gordon
Letter: War with North Korea would be a big mistake
Other Opinions: It's working, don't give up on effort to clean up Great Lakes
Letter: Doctors are on your side, elected officials should be, too
Earth Day--by the numbers
Lynn Hummel column: Grunting helps get the job done
Column: Whistling past the graveyard--wood ducks make big comeback
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Outdoors column: Wild turkeys are a Minnesota success story
Blane Klemek column: Little bird that could: the northern saw-whet owl
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
August 2, 2013
Three Willmar teens arrested in killing of 79-year-old woman
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A 2012 Willmar High School graduate, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year boy, all from Willmar, are in custody and awaiting formal charges in the fatal stabbing of 79-year-old Lila Warwick, who was found dead in her home Monday evening. According to the Kandiyohi...
August 2, 2013 - 1:04pm
July 19, 2013
Two men rescue girl from Willmar lake; airlifted to Twin Cities hospital
WILLMAR — An 11-year-old Willmar girl was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis after she was rescued from the waters of Foot Lake Thursday afternoon. According to Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt, emergency responders were called around 3:46 p.m. that a child was unaccounted...
July 19, 2013 - 1:02pm
July 10, 2013
Repeat Willmar sex offender gets 13-year sentence
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar man was sentenced Monday to 13 years in prison, plus a 100-year conditional release period, and $3,000 in fines on a first-degree charge of criminal sexual conduct for molesting two young girls over a period of several years. The charges against Jose...
July 10, 2013 - 8:17am
June 28, 2013
Willmar police say flag burner has confessed
WILLMAR, Minn. - The Willmar police say officers have secured a confession from a 40-year-old man for burning U.S. flags at two downtown businesses. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, the man, a local resident who will not be named until he is formally charged,...
June 28, 2013 - 8:48am
June 21, 2013
Man charged with stealing more than $60,000 from central Minnesota church
WILLMAR, Minn. - The treasurer for a central Minnesota church is accused of stealing more than $60,000 from the congregation. Paul Alton Hanson, 50, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Wednesday on three felony charges of theft by swindle from Tripolis Lutheran Church of...
June 21, 2013 - 9:01am
June 20, 2013
Teen faces felony charges for allegedly selling drugs at Willmar, Minn., Senior High School
WILLMAR -- Donavan Douglas James Wold, 18, of Willmar, made his first appearance Wednesday on three felony charges for allegedly selling drugs at Willmar Senior High School. Unconditional bail was set at $50,000. His next appearance is Aug. 21. Wold faces two second-degree...
June 20, 2013 - 8:29am
June 6, 2013
Willmar man shoots self, makes up story, in county jail for assault
WILLMAR — A 27-year-old Willmar man was treated and released at Rice Memorial Hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg and is in the county jail on assault and weapons charges. According to a news release from Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt, officers were dispatched to the hospital...
June 6, 2013 - 2:27pm
June 4, 2013
Police investigate flag burnings in Willmar
WILLMAR, Minn. - Willmar police are investigating two incidents of someone burning a U.S. flag early Saturday. Police Chief David Wyffels said there are two confirmed incidents, at Kitchen Fair on Fifth Street Southwest and the Midas Auto station on Litchfield Avenue Southwest. The...
June 4, 2013 - 8:20am
May 21, 2013
Willmar man pleads guilty to molesting two girls
WILLMAR, Minn. - A Willmar man pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree criminal sexual conduct for molesting two young girls over several years. As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District Court, Jose Luis Ramos, 54, will have eight additional counts dismissed, including...
May 21, 2013 - 8:57am
October 18, 2012
Willmar clinic had drugs from firm linked to meningitis outbreak
WILLMAR, Minn. - As many as 50 local patients received eye injections with a drug from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy that has been tied to a fungal meningitis outbreak. None have become sick so far, but as a precaution, the drug has been removed from the shelves at Affiliated...
October 18, 2012 - 3:04pm
September 16, 2010
Four men in jail after Willmar home invasion, shots fired at officer
WILLMAR -- Four men are being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail pending charges stemming from a Wednesday afternoon home invasion incident that escalated into the men firing shots at a Willmar Police officer. According to a news release from Willmar Police Chief David Wyffels, the...
September 16, 2010 - 9:51am
February 9, 2010
Willmar mother appeals ruling in case against son's special education teacher
WILLMAR -- A federal lawsuit against the Willmar School District isn't finished yet. An attorney for a former Willmar student has asked the entire Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments about whether the child may sue the district. A three-judge panel said in January...
February 9, 2010 - 8:34am
January 28, 2010
State appeals court overturns meth conviction for improper search in Willmar case
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed a drug conviction for an Atwater man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine. The appeals court ruled the district court erred in determining that Darryl Kise's father had the authority to allow law enforcement officers to search...
January 28, 2010 - 9:27am
January 26, 2010
Minnesota man faces felony charge for explicit phone messages to neighbor
WILLMAR -- A 50-year-old Raymond man made his first appearance Thursday on a felony harassment charge for allegedly leaving sexually explicit phone messages on a neighbor's answering machine. Craig David Waterman also faces a misdemeanor charge of making obscene or harassing phone...
January 26, 2010 - 11:02am
January 21, 2010
Man gets stayed jail sentence, fine in Willmar-area fox urine case
WILLMAR -- Thomas Albert Wagar, 25, of Minneapolis, was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail, which was stayed, a $500 fine plus $90 in court...
January 21, 2010 - 12:43pm