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MnDOT adds North Star Route to U.S. bicycle system
Local National Guard unit wins acclaim during grueling training in Mojave Desert
DL man faces first-degree drug charge for meth
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Offensive woes continue for Laker girls
Pelican Rapids completes sweep at Frazee
Viking girls hold on for win at Frazee
Wrestlers looking to jump back in section mix
Wittner takes over Hornet basketball program
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices up 5 cents
Styles on Willow has a new hair stylist
Essentia Health welcomes family medicine physician in Park Rapids
Is your sewer skewered?: Local man designs system to prevent frozen sewer vents
Essentia Health welcomes orthopedic surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Grace Lutheran to host Holiday Vendor Fair
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Area students participating in Concordia Christmas Concerts
Award-winning country artist Phil Vassar coming to Shooting Star Friday
Great American Think-Off solicits questions for anniversary debate
Diana Lynn Aker
Helen C. Erickson
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Melvin Martin Goodman
Jeffrey Lee Olds
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Guest editorial: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
Editorial: Becker County scams - why can't we stop them?
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Now is the time to plan a Boundary Waters trip
Lot of activity as autumn turns towards winter
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
'In Spite of Heroin': Area mom pens book about surviving twin sons’ addiction
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Tuxes & Tails: Rescued dogs, tuxedo’d handlers to strut their stuff on the runway this coming Friday
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Pine to Palm
Severe Weather Announcements (3)
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
Felony sex charge against 35-year-old Willmar bus driver dismissed
WILLMAR -- A criminal sexual conduct charge against a Willmar man has been dismissed because the man who reported having sex with him is not...
January 21, 2010 - 12:40pm