So far, 97 farms have been affected by the bird flu since the outbreak began in March. Kandiyohi County is ground zero with 37 of those farms. The state announced three new cases of the bird flu today, six new ones were reported yesterday.
National Guard soldiers have been called to help euthanize birds as part of the effort to stem the spread of avian flu in Minnesota.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken were in Willmar Saturday to meet with emergency responders and poultry producers and talk about the ongoing response to the virus in Minnesota.
The parents of a U of M band member killed on his motorcycle say they got an apology in court Wednesday. The apology came from the teenager who crashed into him.
Employees at a Domino’s Pizza in Willmar are grieving Thursday night after the loss of their long-time boss.
A Willmar man is accused of deliberately setting a house on fire while his ex-wife and 9-year-old child were still inside. According to Willmar Police, 32-year-old Fidencio Rojas has been taken into custody.
Authorities are on the scene of a fatal crash in western Minnesota Friday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol received a report of a head-on crash at about 6:47 a.m. on Highway 12 at 120th St. NW in Kandiyohi County.
‘Tis the season to hop in the car with the family and take an evening drive to see all the Christmas lights in the neighborhood. Some houses have a string or two, while others go all out. So we asked where to find the best Christmas lights in Minnesota, and you picked a spectacular display in Willmar that took 900 hours to put up. And this isn’t a city display — it’s just one family’s house and yard.
A 34-year-old Ashby man is accused of having a 5-year sexual relationship with a student starting when she was 15 years old, according to the Kandiyohi County Attorney’s Office.
Officials have given the go-ahead for a roughly 8,800-head dairy operation west of Willmar in west-central Minnesota, and construction is expected to begin next spring.
Minnesota candidates are entering the final weekend of Campaign 2014.
An Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspector is trying to determine whether any federal safety violations occurred at the Jennie-O turkey processing plant in Willmar where more than a dozen employees were sickened.
Investigators in Willmar say they may never know what caused a mass illness inside a Jennie-O turkey plant.
As many as 30 people were taken to the hospital Friday night from the Jennie-O plant in Willmar.
Officials in Kandiyohi County said a 52-year-old woman died Saturday after a pickup truck, which had been jacked up for repairs, collapsed on her.
A 54-year-old Willmar man, accused of posing as an Army Ranger veteran, is in the Kandiyohi County Jail for felony possession of a firearm. Willmar Police say Richard Arthur Rahn was arrested Tuesday night after officers served a search warrant at his home on 2nd Street Southwest.
When the Golden Gophers take the field Thursday evening, they’ll be greeted by the University of Minnesota marching band belting out the rouser.
A Minnesota family is mourning relatives who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
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The Minnesota Department of Health says two more cases of E. coli infection have been confirmed in the state. The department said Thursday it has been able to interview 14 of the 15 cases. Through the interviews, investigators confirmed that 12 of the ill people ate at an Applebee’s restaurant in Minnesota between June 23 and June 29.
An 18-year-old Willmar man has been sentenced for his involvement in the murder and robbery plot of his grandmother. On Wednesday morning, Robert Inocencio Warwick pleaded guilty to first-degree murder while committing a felony and was sentenced to life in prison. Another charge, first-degree premeditated murder, was dismissed.
Southern Minnesota got hit the hardest Monday by severe thunderstorms as rains fell across the majority of the state. In Spicer, near Willmar, Minn., high winds tore docks on Green Lake apart. ”Last couple of hours been pretty hectic. I mean there is a lot of lightning thunder,” Trent Churchil, of Fairbault, said.
Authorities are investigating a crash between a pick-up truck and a semi Sunday night in Kandiyohi County that killed one person and injured several others, including two children.
The Willmar teenager who pleaded guilty to killing his friend’s grandmother has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Brok Junkermeier, 19, admitted to choking and then stabbing Lila Warwick at her home on July 29, 2013. He had hatched a plan with her grandson to steal her money. He described his actions in court last week. He said after he forced her to write a check to him, he strangled her for 20 minutes. After that, he got a dagger and started stabbing her because, as he confessed, “I didn’t think she was dead.”
The Willmar teenager who killed his friend’s grandma explained exactly how he did in a disturbing confession.