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(Willmar MN-) A Willmar man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend's baby earlier this year pleaded guilty in Kandiyohi County District Court Wednesday morning. 23-year-old Pedro Rivera-Lopez, is an illegal alien also known as Angel Esparza-Mendez, and pleaded guilty before Judge Don Spilseth … Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- A lawyer for Saint Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez takes issue with the strong public reactions to the dashcam video showing how the officer killed Philando Castile last July. Earl Gray says people have a right to their opinions, but only those who sat through the … Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- A group of dogs and puppies are being cared for at the Animal Humane Society after being rescued last week from a warehouse in Bloomington. Television station W-C-C-O reports that 37 dogs and puppies of different breads are currently at the Animal Humane Society’s facili… Read more

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(Raymond MN-) The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has raised 1.3 million dollars to send kids to summer camp at Victory Junction. The ride, in it's 23rd year, came through this area last month, making stops in Raymond and Darwin. The 1.3 million dollars is the most raised in a single … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Downtown Willmar is the place to be tonight for the Willmar Fests 2017 Jaycee's Block Party. The area of 5th and Becker will be blocked off for the big party from 4:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. Willmar Fests 2017 Secretary James Miller says there will be food vendors and games for the kid… Read more

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(Moorhead, MN) -- IT officials working with the MSU Moorhead and the state of Minnesota databases are saying the hack of their servers did small amounts of damage. Officials said yesterday that the hack got into "legacy" systems that are no longer used. They say data that hacker Vigilance po… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Dayton is speaking out after the release of the video of former St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez killing motorist Philando Castile. Dayton said yesterday that the video shows that everyone "is not treated equally" in Minnesota. Dayton called the video horr… Read more

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(Sauk Rapids, MN) -- Traffic is back to normal in Sauk Rapids after a gas line rupture. The gas leak happened yesterday morning near the intersection of Third Street and Second Avenue South. Streets were reopened before noon. Read more

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(Willmar MN-) It was nearly a full-house at the Willmar Education and Arts Center last night for a viewing of the movie "Warehoused". The movie follows the efforts of Somali refugees at the massive Dadaab camp in Kenya to relocate to the United States through a United Nations program. It fol… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-)  State officials (Tues) released results of their investigation into the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by Officer Jeronimo Yanez -- including squad dash-cam video. We will play the portion when Yanez shot Castile, and please be warned that it is graphic: Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A popular Willmar confectionary is setting up shop in a new location. Brian Bollig of Bollig Engineering has purchased Mr. B's Chocolatier and will be opening soon at the Minnwest Technology Campus. Aaron Backman of the Willmar and Kandiyohi County Economic Development Commissi… Read more

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Ned Anderson, age 87, of Hector, husband of Shirley Anderson, passed away Monday, June 19, 2… Read more

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Lucille Lundstrom, age 91, of Hector, MN, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Buffalo L… Read more

        Jody M. Merritt, age 56, of Spicer and formerly of Porter, died peacefully Friday, D… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Jose Berrios had another terrific start in the Twins' 4-2 win against the White Sox at Target Field. Berrios improved to 7-and-1, tossing eight innings of two-run ball with eight strikeouts. Brandon Kintzler closed it out for his 19th save. Miguel Sano hit his 18th homer… Read more

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(Chicago, IL) -- The NHL Draft gets underway tomorrow in Chicago. The Wild do not have any picks in the first two rounds. There first selection will be in round three. The Wild have a total of six picks. In the expansion draft last night, the Vegas Golden Knights selected Alex Tuch and Erik … Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The NBA Draft tips off tonight from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Timberwolves hold the seventh overall pick in the opening round. They do not have any second round picks. Read more

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