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Homelessness in the Becker, Otter Tail County area hard on elderly
Minn. vice principal arrested on suspicion of soliciting a child for sex
MN man accused of following woman, girl for more than 20 miles
PHS students perform in Chicago festival
MN mom with history of mental illness gets prison for poisoning baby
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Breckenridge falls to New Richland-H-E-G
Goodhue takes down LP-A Raiders for second straight year
Minnesota Boys State Basketball Tournament--Thursday action
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Peggy Lynette Korell
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Mexican restaurant, Los Jalapeno Taqueria in Perham now open
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
December 31, 2009
Alexandria man gets prison for domestic assault, ransacking home
WILLMAR -- Juanel Anthony Mikulak, 22, of Alexandria and formerly of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison on a felony domestic assault charge for assaulting Willmar woman on Sept. 21. As part of his sentence handed down in Kandiyohi County District Court, Mikulak...
December 31, 2009 - 10:00am
December 29, 2009
Willmar students' marble sorters could lead to engineering careers
WILLMAR -- There are easier ways to sort a dozen marbles. But as a project in an introductory engineering class, designing and building a marble...
December 29, 2009 - 3:55pm
Willmar man faces drunken driving charges after nearly hitting snow plow on city street
WILLMAR -- A 22-year-old Willmar man made his first court appearance Monday on drunken driving charges for allegedly drinking and then driving...
December 29, 2009 - 3:46pm
December 8, 2009
Atwater man sentenced for driving 110 mph while impaired
WILLMAR -- A 35-year-old Atwater man was sentenced Monday to three years of probation, $1,500 in fines and 30 days in jail on a felony charge...
December 8, 2009 - 6:50am
November 30, 2009
Rural Belgrade church rapist suspect's bail set at $500K
WILLMAR -- Bail was set this morning at $500,000 for the man accused of beating, raping and robbing a 73-year-old woman last week at a northern...
November 30, 2009 - 1:36pm
Litchfield man dies after vehicle plunges into King Lake
WILLMAR -- A car and driver were found in King Lake north of Willmar early this morning. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office received a call shortly before 2 a.m. of a vehicle in the water on 60th Avenue Northeast, east of North First Street in Dovre Township. The car, a 1998...
November 30, 2009 - 10:58am
State Patrol identifies Willlmar man killed in crash
WILLMAR - The State Patrol has identified the Willmar man killed Thursday in a broad-side accident west of Willmar in Chippewa County. Robert Prekker, 77, was killed when the 1989 Ford Pickup he was driving collided with a 2001 Steerling tandem grain truck at the intersection of...
November 30, 2009 - 10:56am
November 28, 2009
Blind man run over in Willmar still in hospital, but recovering
ST. CLOUD -- It was a nice evening, so as the sun set during the late afternoon of Nov. 16, Tom Sykora decided to walk from his Willmar apartment...
November 28, 2009 - 2:55pm
November 17, 2009
Willmar man receives similar sentence to wife in $68,000 welfare fraud case
WILLMAR -- Ovidio Ochoa, 36, of Willmar, was sentenced Monday to a year and a day of stayed prison time, 10 years of probation, 90 days in the county jail and 2,080 hours of community service work on felony charges of aggravated forgery and wrongfully obtaining assistance. As part...
November 17, 2009 - 3:28pm
October 8, 2009
Jury selection begins today for 19-year old Willmar man facing murder charge
WILLMAR -- Jury selection is scheduled to begin this morning in the trial of a 19-year-old Willmar man charged with murder in the death of a...
October 8, 2009 - 11:16am
October 6, 2009
Spicer woman faces charges for taking pills to jail in her sock
WILLMAR -- A 32-year-old Spicer woman faces a fifth-degree drug possession charge, plus a gross misdemeanor for introducing contraband to a prohibited location, for allegedly bringing pills into the Kandiyohi County Jail in her sock. Unconditional bail was set at $50,000 for Angela...
October 6, 2009 - 2:56pm
October 1, 2009
Willmar man pleads to assault charge for beating man with belt
WILLMAR -- Erick Antonio Caballero, 31, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a third-degree assault charge for beating a man with a belt and his fists in June. As part of a plea agreement in Kandiyohi County District Court, the charge was elevated from a fifth-degree misdemeanor...
October 1, 2009 - 2:33pm
New London woman charged for alleged methamphetamine sales; warrants issued for two others
WILLMAR -- A 43-year-old New London woman made her first court appearance Wednesday on five felony drug sale charges for allegedly participating in the sale of methamphetamine to a CEE-VI Drug Task Force informant. Kathleen Mary Huiras-Weber is charged in Kandiyohi County District...
October 1, 2009 - 2:31pm
September 29, 2009
Guilty plea from Willmar woman charged with running over 3-month-old cousin
OLIVIA -- Nicolle Marie Mercedes Prechel, 31, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to causing the death of a child and injuring the child's mother. Prechel...
September 29, 2009 - 2:16pm
September 28, 2009
Willmar man jailed after crash injured 4
WILLMAR -- An 18-year-old Willmar man is in the county jail and faces charges of driving while impaired, criminal vehicular injury, reckless driving and driving without a Minnesota driver's license after he fled from the scene of a two-vehicle crash around 9 a.m. Sunday. Cesar Rodriguez,...
September 28, 2009 - 11:13am