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Pine to Palm
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