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Parents Of Killed U Of M Band Member Get Apology In Court

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.

03/04/2015

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Willmar Domino’s Franchisee Killed In Plane Crash

Employees at a Domino’s Pizza in Willmar are grieving Thursday night after the loss of their long-time boss.

02/05/2015

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Police: Willmar Man Threatened To Burn Ex, Child Alive

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.

01/05/2015

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Authorities Investigating Fatal Head-On Crash With Semi In Western MN

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.

01/02/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Christmas Lights In Minnesota

‘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.

12/11/2014

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Fmr. Willmar Teacher, 34, Accused Of Having Sex With Student

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.

12/08/2014

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Large Dairy Farm Approved For West Of Willmar

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.

11/19/2014

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Franken Campaigns With Fred Armisen; McFadden Stops In Rochester

Minnesota candidates are entering the final weekend of Campaign 2014.

10/31/2014

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OSHA Inspects Willmar Turkey Plant

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.

10/21/2014

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Mystery Mass Illness Upsets Willmar Turkey Plant Workers

Investigators in Willmar say they may never know what caused a mass illness inside a Jennie-O turkey plant.

10/18/2014

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Willmar Jennie-O Plant Evacuated; 24 Employees Taken To Hospital

As many as 30 people were taken to the hospital Friday night from the Jennie-O plant in Willmar.

10/17/2014

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Woman Dies After Being Trapped Under Pickup

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.

10/12/2014

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Willmar Man, Accused Of Posing As Vet, Arrested For Guns

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.

09/10/2014

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Gopher Marching Band Mourns Member’s Death

When the Golden Gophers take the field Thursday evening, they’ll be greeted by the University of Minnesota marching band belting out the rouser.

08/27/2014

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Willmar Man Loses 2 Relatives In Airliner Shot Down Over Ukraine

A Minnesota family is mourning relatives who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine.

07/21/2014

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07/21/2014

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2 More E. Coli Cases Confirmed In Minnesota

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.

07/17/2014

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Man Sentenced To Life In Brutal Stabbing Death Of Grandmother

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.

07/02/2014

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Storms Soak Southern Minnesota

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.

06/16/2014

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1 Killed, 4 Injured In Kandiyohi Crash

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.

04/14/2014

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Teen Gets Life In Prison For Killing Friend’s Grandmother

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.”

04/09/2014

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Teen Gives Disturbing Confession After Pleading Guilty To Murder

The Willmar teenager who killed his friend’s grandma explained exactly how he did in a disturbing confession.

04/03/2014

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Report Examines Restraints, Seclusion In Schools

A new Senate committee report suggests Minnesota parents have little legal recourse if their children are unjustly restrained or secluded in schools. The report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was released Wednesday.

02/12/2014

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Driver In Fatal Drunk Driving Crash Ordered To Pay $37K

A Cokato man has been ordered to pay more than $37,000 after drunkenly causing a car crash that killed three generations of a family last year in Kandiyohi County.

12/11/2013

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Teen Pleads Guilty In Elderly Woman’s Robbery, Killing

A 16-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to being the “lookout” in a 79-year-old Willmar woman’s stabbing death, according to the Kandiyohi County Court.

12/10/2013

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