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August 4, 2009
First-degree criminal sex charge against Willmar man dismissed
August 4, 2009 - 11:58am
July 31, 2009
Ryan Stark
Twin Cities man gets jail time for stealing money from benefit for dying friend
July 31, 2009 - 10:11am
July 28, 2009
Bail reduced for Willmar woman accused of backing over infant cousin
July 28, 2009 - 9:20am
July 23, 2009
Spc. Jacob Benson, 22, of Willmar, right, is pictured with good friend Spc. Carlos E. Wilcox IV, 27, in this undated photo. Wilcox was one of three Minnesotan soldiers killed in a recent attack that wounded Benson. Submitted photo
Willmar survivor of Iraqi attack bears the loss of his brother soldiers
July 23, 2009 - 9:02am
July 21, 2009
James Denton says before offenders leave the probation office, "we make sure they know what's expected of them." (Carolyn Lange/West Central Tribune)
For offenders, first stop after court appearance is probation office
July 21, 2009 - 11:23am
Angie Gort, who supervises adults on probation, is one of 20 probation officers in Kandiyohi County. She says probation officers measure their success by whether they see repeat offenders going through the court system. This week is Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week. (Carolyn Lange/West Central Tribune)
Work of Kandiyohi County probation officers is challenging, time-consuming and oftentimes misunderstood
July 21, 2009 - 11:19am
July 16, 2009
Mike Johnson, supervisor of Swift County Parks, Drainage and Wetlands, cuts branches Wednesday as he and other workers attempt to remove the remains of as many as 200 trees the may have been snapped off or uprooted at the county park in Swift Falls. "It's bad," Johnson said of the debris created by a tornado the evening prior. (Carolyn Lange/West Central Tribune)
In Swift County, everyone doing their part following tornado
July 16, 2009 - 10:23am
Willmar man, one of 5 charged for drug sales, gets 6 years in prison
July 16, 2009 - 10:22am
July 9, 2009
Monica Bliss Ockwig, left, holds a photo of Whyatt Sander, 3½ months, who died Sunday when a van backed over the tent holding him and his mother. Also pictured is Melissa Prechel. Ockwig is the paternal grandmother of the victim and Prechel is the sister of the woman accused of driving the van. The boy's father, Jacob Sander, and defendant Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel are cousins.Ockwig said the family intends to not let the tragedy divide them. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Family mourns loss of 3½-month-old child: 'You just feel dazed and confused,' in a haze
July 9, 2009 - 9:10am
July 2, 2009
Confiscated hot rod sells for $19,500 to northern Minn. man
July 2, 2009 - 12:43pm
July 1, 2009
Watkins man receives prison term for assault on girlfriend in Willmar
July 1, 2009 - 10:38am
June 30, 2009
Richfield couple accused of taking $33K-plus in farm rental income from the husband's mom reach plea agreement
June 30, 2009 - 11:40am
June 25, 2009
Aaron Holmgren, pictured in the bucket, and Hans Thorson, employees with Holmgren Sign of Benson, remove the sign Wednesday from the facing of Wendy's on First Street South in Willmar. The fast-food restaurant closed its doors more than a month ago and city officials are still unsure of what led to the closure. (Gary Miller/West Central Tribune)
Wendy's closure remains a mystery in Willmar
June 25, 2009 - 8:37am
June 23, 2009
Craig Hargreaves
New London man to go to prison for nearly 12 years for criminal sexual conduct, witness tampering
June 23, 2009 - 8:05pm
June 21, 2009
Twins Cities man pleads in Kandiyhoi County District Court to stealing money from benefit held for dying friend
June 21, 2009 - 12:52am