Twenty-one-year-old Paul Wickenhauser is out on $50,000 bond and is being electronically monitored. The State Patrol says Wickenhauser was driving a pickup on Highway 12 near Willmar Friday night, crossed the center line and struck a minivan.
A house dog that had been missing since its owners were involved in a fatal Christmas Eve accident south of Willmar was found alive and well Friday afternoon. The 3-year-old gray male Schnauzer, named Lord, was skinny, full of cockleburs and didn't smell the best, but seemed to have weathered the month-long test of survival without ill effects, including recent subzero temperatures.
he Willmar business community could be a partner in helping the Willmar School District put iPad2 tablet computers in the hands of high school students next year. Members of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce met with school officials this week at Willmar Senior High to learn more about how the tablets can be used and to talk about the school's needs.
With a wave of his hand, President Barack Obama today gave two plump turkeys a Thanksgiving reprieve, noting that without his intervention, "they'd end up next to the mashed potatoes and stuffing." Liberty and Peace were selected from among 30 turkeys raised and groomed by student members of the Future Farmers of America in Willmar, Minn., for a potential presidential amnesty.
The assignment: At 1500 hours, four secret service officers rendezvous daily at a top secret location at 45.13N latitude and 95.06W longitude to prepare 30 recruits for a possible assignment at national headquarters with the Top Chief codenamed “Renegade.”
The investigation began Sept. 18, when Willmar, Minn., police received a report of child abuse of a then 2-year-old boy. A woman reported that the child told her that Gomez had hit him with a back scratcher while his mother was at work. The woman and the mother said they had confronted the man, who denied striking the child.
Rogelio Martinez-Alvarez, 35, and Maria De Jesus Magana, 44, both of Willmar, made their first court appearances Friday on multiple felony charges after police officers executing a search warrant at a home in Regency Estates West found 51 grams of cocaine, more than two pounds of marijuana and a stolen handgun.
A popular Twin Cities area teacher was shot and killed in central Minnesota in a confrontation over a suspected stolen $50 and some farm parts, according to charges today against an 81-year-old man and his son.
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