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PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Extended fall weather on the water
American Painted Lady butterflies migrate through area
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall in the perennial garden
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AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
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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.
December 10, 2013 - 11:35am
September 16, 2013
Minnesota women go public with priest sex abuse claims
ST. PAUL -- Two women who say a Catholic priest abused them as girls in Willmar said Monday that they are suing to prevent others from living through what they have endured most of their lives. “I just felt so dirty all of those years,” Lori Stoltz said as she and Kim Schmit...
September 16, 2013 - 8:37pm
August 2, 2013
Three teens, including grandson, charged with Willmar, Minnesota, murder; bail for one set at $2 million
Forum News Service WILLMAR- Judge Michael J. Thompson set unconditional bail at $2 million and conditional bail at $1 million for Brok Nathaniel Junkermeier, 19, of Willmar who made his first court appearance in Kandiyohi County District Court this morning on a charge of second-degree...
August 2, 2013 - 1:44pm
August 1, 2013
Arrests made in death of Willmar woman
Forum News Service WILLMAR, Minn. — Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said two people were arrested Wednesday evening in connection with the death of a 79-year-old woman.
August 1, 2013 - 10:14am
July 30, 2013
Willmar woman, 79, killed in her home; no arrests made
WILLMAR, Minn. — A 79-year-old woman was killed inside her Willmar home and authorities are seeking the public’s help in the case. Lila Warwick was found dead in her residence Monday afternoon on the east side of Willmar. According to Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog,...
July 30, 2013 - 1:13pm