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Two illegals apprehended locally were wanted for felony sex crimes
Both men appear to have been deported before. According to an affidavit filed by a deportation officer with the Department of Homeland Security, Chun-Cuxl (also known as Chun-Cuilx) was apprehended by border patrol agents Sept. 13, 2017. He was convicted of illegal entry in U.S. District Court in Tu
Head-on crash kills one on Hwy 71 in Renville County
The identity of the victim and others involved in the accident will be released Saturday morning.According to preliminary information from the State Patrol, a 2000 Silverado driven by a 50-year-old man from Kandiyohi was southbound on Highway 71. A 2010 Toyota Tundra driven by a 32-year-old man from
2 motorists killed when pickup trucks collide in west-central Minnesota
Joel Patrick Trebesch, 50, of Kandiyohi, Minn., was killed in the 10:40 a.m. collision on U.S. 71. The second driver, Mark Andrew Tanhoff, 50, of Renville, Minn., was also killed, according to the State Patrol.
Fatal crash reported near Olivia Friday
At least one person was killed in a crash between two pickups near Olivia Friday morning. The state patrol says it was reported at 10:37 a.m. on Highway 71, just south of the intersection with Renville County Road 11, or aout 4 miles northwest of Olivia. A Chevy pickup driven by a 50-year-old Kandiy
Jury acquits Monte defendant of crim sex charges
The jury returned not guilty verdicts on Thursday to all four charges faced by Remedio Martinez, 45, following a one-day trial in District Court in Montevideo. Martinez had been charged in March with two first-degree and two second-degree charges of criminal sexual conduct.
U.S. Highway 71 closed due to crash north of Olivia
Kelly Boldan has been the editor of theWest Central Tribuneof Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at theBemidji Pioneer, also part ofForum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in W
One dead in head-on crash in central Minnesota
OLIVIA, Minn. -- One person was killed in a head-on crash at 10:35 a.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 71 in Renville County in central Minnesota, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
Olivia electrical contractor accused of stealing power
A criminal complaint filed in District Court in Renville County alleges that Roger Bradley Ridler, 41, of Olivia, told police he had tapped into the power before it reached his meter, in part because the city would not give him a rebate for lighting several years earlier.Ridler, who does business as
Man with sign hands out Christian tracts to Muslims at Willmar mosque
A man with a sign calling people sinners in need of repentance walked the sidewalk and handed out Christian tracts outside a Willmar mosque Friday. As the Muslim worshippers left their Friday afternoon service around 2 p.m. they encountered the man on the sidewalk and those who spoke to him were giv
Fatal Accident in Renville County
Two people have died and two were injured in an accident near Olivia Friday morning. A 2000 Chevy Silverado, driven by 50-year-old Joel Trebesch of Kandiyohi, was southbound on Highway 71 near Renville County Road 11. A 2010 Toyota Tundra, driven by 50-year-old Mark Tanhoff of Renville was traveling
16-year-old driver causes crash that injured 4 others
At 9:05 a.m., a Dodge Caravan driven by Wanda Lee Demarre, 51, of Randall was traveling west on Minnesota Highway 27 at Todd County Road 11 in Little Sauk Township east of Osakis.
Two injured in crash east of New London
The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a pickup was traveling north on Highway 71, and a car traveling west on 195th Avenue Northeast, near the Sibley State Park entrance, stopped at a stop sign and pulled out in front of the truck. The crash was reported at 6:44 a.m.
Contractor calls foul when low bid rejected
Photo courtesy Appleton Press The three buildings to be demolished in downtown Appleton are shown above, and include the former Ace Place, Maher's TV and Repair, and Appleton Floral. The buildings are connected by common walls but are considered separate buildings on different parcels. The project c
St. Cloud man accused of huffing dust cleaner before deadly crash in court
A settlement conference takes place this afternoon for a St. Cloud man accused of inhaling aerosol dust-cleaner before causing a double fatal crash in Waite Park in July. 28-year-old Charlie Barnett is charged in Stearns County District Court with two counts of Criminal Vehicular Homicide-Operating
Two hurt in Crash near Sibley State Park
Two people were hurt in a crash near Sibley State Park this morning. The state patrol says it was reported at 6:44 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 71 and County Road 148 near the entrance to the park. A car driven by 59-year-old Rebecca Knuteson of New London was westbound on 148, stopped at
One injured in vehicle crash north of Willmar
According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, Mary Mitchelle-Nestande, 57, of Spicer, was airlifted from the scene by Life Link to St. Cloud Hospital. Timothy Bailey, 57, of Willmar, was not injured.
Willmar Man Charged With Three Felonies In Rape Case
The man charged in the kidnapping of a teenage girl from her Willmar home is now facing charges in a newly filed sexual assault case. Jesse Rhoades appeared in court yesterday on three new felony charges, including two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of fourth-degree cri
Charged with kidnapping last week, Willmar man now separately...
Jesse James Rhoades, 20, of Willmar, appeared Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court on three new felony charges: two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.He is already facing charges from allegedly threatening a 16-year-old girl
Complaint: Man Beat Infant To Death
Click to EnlargePhoto: Benton County Jail(KNSI) - A man accused of killing a seven-month-old baby in Rice has been charged with murder.29-year-old James Joseph Robert Wood has been charged in Benton County District Court with 2nd degree murder, 3rd degree murder and 1st degree manslaughter.According
Domestic abuse survivor 'owns her story' to help others
Jenna Schiller speaks about the unimaginable.Unimaginable to some; she knows other women have similar stories.Her story begins with a manipulative, charismatic abuser. She thought Dennis Aasen would kill her. But Schiller is still alive. And Aasen, who will be 46 Oct. 22, is in prison in a maximum-s