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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

Roseville Tops White Bear Lake 21-14

Prep Blog: First Round Playoff Preview

The regular season in high school football is over, which means there are no more guarantees for anything anymore. We’re in the playoffs, where the ultimate goal is to survive, advance and hopefully win a championship.

10/22/2013

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2 Teens Indicted In Brutal Death Of 79-Year-Old Willmar Woman

Two Willmar teens have been indicted in the death of a 79-year-old woman, according to a Kandiyohi County court. Brok Nathaniel Junkermeier, 19, and Robert Innocencio Warwick, 18, were each indicted with two charges — first-degree premeditated murder, and first-degree murder while committing burglary.

09/19/2013

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Tornado Watch Out For Parts Of Minnesota

A tornado watch is out until 9 p.m. across Minnesota’s midsection as intense thunderstorms pop up across the area. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning after radar indicated a storm capable of producing a tornado north of Willmar in west-central Minnesota about 5:15 p.m., but there were no immediate reports of a touchdown.

08/06/2013

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Charges: Teen Strangled, Stabbed 79-Year-Old Woman

A teenager accused of murdering a Minnesota grandmother said her own grandson was the mastermind behind the plot. Police found 79-year-old Lila Warwick dead in her home in Willmar on Monday night. Investigators say she’d been strangled and stabbed.

08/02/2013

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Parishioners Remember Long Time Church Member Killed In Her Home

Pastor Greg Enterline has been pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar for three years, and had gotten to know Lila Warwick pretty well.

08/02/2013

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3 Teens Arrested In 79-Year-Old Willmar Woman’s Death

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of a 79-year-old woman earlier this week. Authorities believe the homicide took place amid a burglary attempt.

08/01/2013

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Willmar Police Investigating Why Grandmother, 79, Was Killed

Authorities in Willmar are investigating a homicide after a 79-year-old woman was found dead in her home Monday night. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 3000 block of Highway 12 East at about 5:09 p.m.

07/30/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty In Drunken Crash That Killed 3

The Cokato man accused of drunkenly causing a car crash that killed three generations of a family last year pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Kandiyohi County. County Attorney Jenna Fischer said Paul Wickenhauser will serve 67 months in prison – about 5 1/2 years – after pleading guilty to three counts of criminal vehicular homicide.

07/30/2013

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Willmar Police: Help Us ID American Flag Burning Suspects

Willmar police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects who allegedly burned two American flags on June 1 near downtown Willmar.

06/04/2013

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