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November 1, 2016
Former Willmar student convicted for school bomb threat
WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar teen has pleaded guilty to a felony charge alleging she posted a bomb threat directed toward the Willmar Public School District. Kaillie Lynn Yanez, 17, was charged Oct. 5 with threats of violence and terroristic threats, both felonies. She pleaded guilty...
November 1, 2016 - 9:12am
October 20, 2016
Man on meth allegedly assaults woman because ghosts told her to kill him
WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar man, high on methamphetamine, allegedly threatened a woman with a knife and attempted to strangle her because he believed ghosts were telling the woman to kill him. Avaran Sambrando Elizondo, 39, was charged Oct. 4 with felonies for second-degree assault,...
October 20, 2016 - 9:11am
September 1, 2016
Charges allege man angry with Zorbaz bouncers fired gun in Spicer parking lot
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Authorities say the man who allegedly fired several shots out of his truck in the Zorbaz restaurant parking lot early Sunday in Spicer had been angry at the bar’s bouncers for telling him to pour out his half-finished drink. That’s according to a criminal complaint...
September 1, 2016 - 2:22pm
June 16, 2016
Junior hockey team in Willmar names itself WarHawks
WILLMAR — Willmar’s new junior hockey team has a name. The North American 3 Hockey League team will be the WarHawks. The name was unveiled...
June 16, 2016 - 1:17pm
May 17, 2016
Sheriff asks for public's help to find missing 20-year-old from Willmar
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing vulnerable adult. Marissa...
May 17, 2016 - 12:02pm
December 1, 2015
Former Willmar teacher to serve 3 years in prison for sexual relationship with student
WILLMAR, Minn. — A former Willmar Senior High School teacher will serve three years in prison for his criminal conviction stemming from a sexual relationship with a female student from 2010 to 2012. Chad Jeffrey Akerson, 35, of Willmar, also must register as a sex offender and will...
December 1, 2015 - 9:51am
November 14, 2015
Thief River Falls official offered Willmar City Council administrator job
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The Willmar City Council voted unanimously Friday to offer the city administrator’s job to Thief River Falls City Administrator Larry Kruse and authorized search consultant Gary Weiers to negotiate a contract. The council set the salary range at $115,000 to $135,000....
November 14, 2015 - 12:56pm
October 17, 2015
Willmar man pleads guilty to sexually abusing boys
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar man accused of sexually abusing at least five boys in the 1980s and 1990s has pleaded guilty to eight felony criminal sexual conduct charges. Peter Clare Hoagland, 68, has pleaded guilty in Kandiyohi County District Court to all of the charges against...
October 17, 2015 - 5:34pm
August 26, 2015
Two teens killed in crash near Litchfield; alcohol believed to be a factor
LITCHFIELD, Minn. – Two teenagers were killed late Tuesday in a crash near Litchfield, and the Minnesota State Patrol said alcohol was believed to be a contributing factor in the crash. According to the State Patrol, the crash happened about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when a 1998 Chevrolet...
August 26, 2015 - 11:52am
July 18, 2014
Investigation into drug sales nets 21 arrests in west-central Minnesota
WILLMAR, Minn. -- An investigation by a regional drug task force led to 21 arrests Wednesday in west-central Minnesota on felony charges of selling controlled substances. The the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force said in a statement Thursday that it expects several more arrests...
July 18, 2014 - 10:18am
July 2, 2014
Teen pleads guilty in grandmother's murder, sentenced to life
By Tom Cherveny Forum News Service WILLMAR, Minn. - A Willmar teen pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Wednesday morning in the stabbing death of his grandmother in July 2013. Lila Warwick, 79, was found dead in the basement of her Willmar home last July. She had been...
July 2, 2014 - 11:33am
April 9, 2014
Willmar teen gets life for Warwick murder, says he’s found God in jail
WILLMAR, Minn. — As expected, Brok Junkermeier was sentenced to life in prison this morning for killing Lila Warwick last summer at her rural Willmar home. The 19-year-old Willmar man read his own statement before Judge Donald Spilseth handed down the state-mandated guideline...
April 9, 2014 - 10:57am
April 2, 2014
Junkermeier changes plea to guilty in Willmar murder case
WILLMAR — Brok Junkermeier pleaded guilty this afternoon to first-degree premeditated murder for killing an elderly woman last summer. Action in Junkermeier’s jury trial was delayed as the 19-year-old met with attorneys and Judge Donald Spilseth in chambers at the Kandiyohi County...
April 2, 2014 - 3:38pm
April 1, 2014
Bank video links Junkermeier with check from slain grandmother
WILLMAR — Surveillance video from a Willmar bank the day that Lila Warwick was killed shows murder suspect Brok Junkermeier depositing a $1,500 check that Warwick had written to him before her death. During testimony this morning in Junkermeier’s murder trial at the Kandiyohi...
April 1, 2014 - 12:35pm
December 10, 2013
One of three teens pleads guilty in death of Willmar grandmother
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to a charge of unintentional second-degree murder for his role in the killing of a 79-year-old woman in her Willmar residence. As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court, Devon Jenkins,...
December 10, 2013 - 11:35am