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DL man suffers gunshot wound
Exploring the lakes' winged wonders: Detroit Lakes' 20th Annual Festival of Birds set for May 18-21
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
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Roth earns all-tournament honors at Summit Championship
Norman County West in danger of losing fall and winter sports
Area kids place at state free throw competition
Smith Leads Huskers at Big Ten Championships
Little Lakers Boys Basketball summer camp registration
It's National Stress Awareness Month: Take some time to unwind
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
Friends & Neighbors
‘It was time to pass the baton’: Dean’s Country Market in Perham, NY Mills sold to Central Market owners
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
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
Mathew R. Veronen
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
March 12, 2017
Early season signs are everywhere
WILLMAR, Minn. — Amy Rager spotted the first drops of sap seeping from a wound on the sugar maple tree on her Chippewa County farm, and...
March 12, 2017 - 8:14pm
November 19, 2016
Six-point buck head butts Willmar deer hide business owner, but escapes with his hide
WILLMAR, Minn. — A six-point buck head-butted a rural Willmar business owner, jumped over counters and tipped over boxes before fleeing...
November 19, 2016 - 5:02am
October 24, 2015
Rocori quiets Cards in section final
With weather and a stout Rocori defense stacked against it, the Willmar Cardinals football team needed just a couple of things fall their way. But...
October 24, 2015 - 12:50pm
October 22, 2015
After upsetting Otters, Willmar takes on Rocori in 8-4A football final
For the first time since 1988, the Willmar football team will play for a section championship. Sam Kerfeld’s five-yard touchdown run in overtime capped Willmar’s comeback from a two-touchdown deficit in the final six minutes of regulation and the Cardinals upset top-seed Fergus...
October 22, 2015 - 3:15pm
October 5, 2015
Soccer: Lakers girls win in seventh shutout of the season
The Detroit Lakes girls soccer team picked up their ninth victory of the season, and the seventh by shutout in a 1-0 win at Willmar Saturday afternoon. The Willmar pitch is a small field that created a physical environment for the players. The Lakers battled through five injuries...
October 5, 2015 - 3:09pm
January 6, 2015
Man arrested Sunday for allegedly setting Willmar home on fire
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A 32-year-old Willmar man is in custody for allegedly breaking into a Willmar residence Sunday evening, pouring gasoline throughout...
January 6, 2015 - 7:57am
December 4, 2014
Former Willmar high school teacher faces criminal sexual conduct charges
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A former teacher and coach at Willmar Senior High School faces charges of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly having an inappropriate...
December 4, 2014 - 8:42am
October 21, 2014
OSHA begins inspection of Willmar Jennie-O plant
WILLMAR, Minn. -- An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began work Monday at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar where more than two dozen employees became ill Friday evening. The first goal of OSHA’s inspection is to gather...
October 21, 2014 - 8:25am
October 20, 2014
Turkey processing returns to normal operations after workers sickened
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar has returned to normal operations after a medical situation Friday night...
October 20, 2014 - 7:52am
June 26, 2014
Officers enter home in Willmar to apprehend stabbing suspect
WILLMAR, Minn. — Law enforcement officers have entered the home in Willmar to apprehend a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing a woman this morning at the home. According to Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt, a 64-year-old woman was stabbed just after 8 a.m. this morning and ran...
June 26, 2014 - 12:13pm
June 13, 2014
Judge denies change of venue for Warwick murder trial
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A judge has denied a defense request to move the trial for a teen accused of murdering his grandmother. District Judge...
June 13, 2014 - 8:13am
May 6, 2014
Man who assaulted Willmar officers skips court date
WILLMAR, Minn. — An arrest warrant was issued Monday for a 23-year-old Kandiyohi man who failed to appear for sentencing on two felony charges related to assaulting three Willmar police officers in December. Cody Lee Friese was to be sentenced Monday morning by District Judge...
May 6, 2014 - 10:30am
April 9, 2014
Willmar teen expected to get life sentence
Sentencing was scheduled for 9 a.m. today (Wednesday) for a Willmar teen who pleaded guilty last week to first-degree premeditated murder in the slaying of an elderly woman last summer. Brock Junkermeier, 19, is expected to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility...
April 9, 2014 - 10:47am
January 27, 2014
Minnesota teenager sentenced to juvenile center for role in murder of 79-year-old grandmother
WILLMAR, Minn. — The 16-year-old Willmar teen involved in the murder of Lila Warwick was sentenced this morning to programs at the Prairie Lakes Youth Programs in Willmar. Devon Jenkins was ordered to complete both the secure and non-secure programs at Prairie Lakes, serve probation...
January 27, 2014 - 1:30pm
January 7, 2014
Victim identified in two-vehicle crash near Willmar
WILLMAR, Minn. - The man killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday just east of Willmar was Steven Joseph Szalma, 38, of Kandiyohi. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office released the man's name Monday in a news release. Szalma was the driver of one of the vehicles. The sheriff's office...
January 7, 2014 - 8:37am