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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 28, 2009
Bail reduced for Willmar woman accused of backing over infant cousin
WILLMAR - Although he expressed concerns about her failure to make an earlier Kandiyohi County court appearance, District Judge Steve Drange agreed to a defense motion to reduce bail for Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar. She is charged with two felony counts of criminal...
July 28, 2009 - 9:20am
July 23, 2009
Willmar survivor of Iraqi attack bears the loss of his brother soldiers
WILLMAR - On July 16, just before 9:15 p.m. Iraqi time, Spc. Jacob Benson, 22, of Willmar was talking with his three closest friends and fellow...
July 23, 2009 - 9:02am
July 21, 2009
For offenders, first stop after court appearance is probation office
WILLMAR -- For most people who walk out of a third-floor Kandiyohi County courtroom, the next place they go to is the probation office on the...
July 21, 2009 - 11:23am
Work of Kandiyohi County probation officers is challenging, time-consuming and oftentimes misunderstood
WILLMAR - Their days typically start around 6 a.m. and can turn from mundane to madness in a matter of minutes. But Kandiyohi County probation...
July 21, 2009 - 11:19am
July 16, 2009
In Swift County, everyone doing their part following tornado
SWIFT FALLS -- A park was heavily damaged Tuesday in a tornado that plowed through the southern part of Swift County. As many as 200 trees may...
July 16, 2009 - 10:23am
Willmar man, one of 5 charged for drug sales, gets 6 years in prison
WILLMAR -- Gilberto Reyes III, 25 of Willmar, one of five Willmar residents charged with drug sales and conspiracy, has been sentenced in Kandiyohi County District Court to serve 74 months in the state correctional facility in St. Cloud. Reyes had pleaded guilty to felony first-degree...
July 16, 2009 - 10:22am
July 9, 2009
Family mourns loss of 3½-month-old child: 'You just feel dazed and confused,' in a haze
WILLMAR - Sheena Hinshaw's last memory of her 3½-month-old son, Whyatt Sander, was his smile as she coddled him in the tent as the boy's father,...
July 9, 2009 - 9:10am
July 2, 2009
Confiscated hot rod sells for $19,500 to northern Minn. man
WILLMAR - The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office has sold the 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe hot rod that was confiscated from a Dassel man charged with...
July 2, 2009 - 12:43pm
July 1, 2009
Watkins man receives prison term for assault on girlfriend in Willmar
WILLMAR - Edward A. Ruchti was sentenced to 21 months in prison Tuesday for assaulting his girlfriend and trying to strangle her during an argument this past February. Judge Kathryn N. Smith ordered him to serve at least 14 of those months in prison. The remainder can be served...
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
WILLMAR - The case against a Richfield couple accused of misappropriating an elderly relative's farm income was settled Monday. Kathlyn Van Der Bill, 59, must pay a fine and restitution, as well as serve a short jail term, for her role in wrongfully obtaining public assistance on...
June 30, 2009 - 11:40am
June 25, 2009
Wendy's closure remains a mystery in Willmar
WILLMAR -- Nobody seems to know what happened to the old Wendy's on First Street South. "One day the doors were just locked," said Mary Wickersham,...
June 25, 2009 - 8:37am
June 23, 2009
New London man to go to prison for nearly 12 years for criminal sexual conduct, witness tampering
WILLMAR -- Craig Allan Hargreaves, 39, of New London pleaded guilty Friday afternoon in Kandiyohi County District Court to charges of witness...
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
WILLMAR -- A Twin Cities man has pleaded guilty to charges connected to hosting a benefit for a dying friend and then keeping the money for himself instead of giving it to her children. Ryan Albert Stark, 34, of Anoka pleaded guilty Thursday in Kandiyohi County District Court to...
June 21, 2009 - 12:52am
June 10, 2009
Willmar woman whose 1-month-old child was thrown from her car enters guilty plea
WILLMAR - Elaine Martha Velasquez, 22, of Willmar, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal vehicular operation for an incident in which her...
June 10, 2009 - 9:20am
June 2, 2009
Construction officially begins on two wind turbines in Willmar
WILLMAR - Construction is underway on the first of Willmar Municipal Utilities' two wind turbines. One of the four sections for the 265-foot...
June 2, 2009 - 9:20am