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Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
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Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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