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November 2, 2012
Two of three rescued horses adopted
WILLMAR, Minn. — A spokesperson for the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties said Thursday the prognosis for a rescued colt is “poor at best,” while the two mares that were rescued were being released to homes on Thursday.
November 2, 2012 - 11:05am
October 30, 2012
Donations sought for rescued horses
WILLMAR, Minn. —Three horses are in the care of the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties after being surrendered over the weekend by their Kerkhoven, Minn., owners.
October 30, 2012 - 8:08am
October 18, 2012
Willmar clinic had drugs from firm linked to meningitis outbreak
WILLMAR, Minn. – As many as 50 local patients received eye injections with a drug from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy that has been tied to a fungal meningitis outbreak. None have become sick so far, but as a precaution, the drug has been removed from the shelves at Affiliated...
October 18, 2012 - 10:25am
October 9, 2012
Sex assault suspect wanted for Texas murders
WILLMAR, Minn. — A 21-year-old Texas man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Willmar has confessed to two murders in Texas, a prosecutor said Monday. Esequiel Gomez Jr. is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for the July 29 sexual assault. He has...
October 9, 2012 - 12:33pm
September 27, 2012
Crop vandal faces felony charges in Willmar
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar man is accused of driving his pickup through multiple crop fields near Willmar and Pennock, causing thousands of dollars in lost crop yields. Bronson Cody Evenson, 20, made his first court appearance Wednesday on three felony charges of first-degree criminal...
September 27, 2012 - 9:38pm
August 31, 2012
Motel clerk reports robbery in Willmar
WILLMAR, Minn. — Three men robbed the clerk of the Cozy Inn motel in Willmar around 5 a.m. Thursday.
August 31, 2012 - 3:11am
August 22, 2012
Bail set for driver in crash that killed three near Willmar
WILLMAR, Minn. — Unconditional bail was set at $300,000 for the 21-year-old Cokato man facing four felony charges of criminal vehicular homicide and injury for the fiery crash that killed three people Friday east of Willmar. District Judge Randall J. Slieter on Tuesday set bail...
August 22, 2012 - 7:44am
August 21, 2012
Driver in triple fatality to appear in court
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Cokato man will make his first court appearance Tuesday on charges of criminal vehicular homicide for a crash that killed three people Friday east of Willmar.According to a news release from County Attorney Jenna Fischer, Paul A. Wickenhauser, 21, will appear...
August 21, 2012 - 3:35am
August 14, 2012
Willmar boy hit by pontoon
LAKE LILLIAN, Minn. - The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department on Monday released the identity of a Willmar boy who was injured over the weekend in a boating accident. William Huisinga, 8, of Willmar, was air-lifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale around 3:30 p...
August 14, 2012 - 9:25am
July 26, 2012
Willmar jeweler charged with fraud over stolen ring
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A Willmar jeweler has been charged with felony insurance fraud over a claim he submitted for a diamond ring stolen from his store in November. An Atwater, Minn., man was charged in February with felony theft for taking the ring from the jewelry store. Todd Patrick...
July 26, 2012 - 9:07am
July 25, 2012
Willmar city worker overcome by fumes
WILLMAR, Minn -- A Willmar city employee was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after being overcome by fumes while cleaning a pool shed at Rice Park. Police cordoned off the area and evacuated several downwind houses. About 10 people had to leave their homes for about 90 minutes. The...
July 25, 2012 - 1:08pm
July 13, 2012
Man, 70, drowns in Lake Florida
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff has identified a 70-year-old man who drowned in Lake Florida on Wednesday as James Toth of rural Spicer, Minn. According to a news release from Sheriff Dan Hartog, law enforcement was informed about 4:35 p.m. Wednesday that a person...
July 13, 2012 - 11:21am
February 20, 2012
Willmar cops use Facebook to nab suspected thieves
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Willmar police used Facebook to help identify and arrest two suspects in recent thefts. The West Central Tribune reports the tactic was so successful that police are considering using the social networking site more often. One of the thefts was a Jan. 25 robbery...
February 20, 2012 - 9:17am
November 14, 2011
Willmar students caring for presidential turkeys
WILLMAR -- The assignment: At 1500 hours, four secret service officers rendezvous daily at a top secret location at 45.13N latitude and 95.06W...
November 14, 2011 - 12:56pm