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  1. Names released in fatal head-on crash in central MinnesotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    The names of the individuals involved with a two-vehicle fatal crash Thursday, Dec. 6, near Spicer have been released. The driver of the other vehicle was Traci Jo Jacobs, 40, of New London, who suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

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  2. Twin Cities-area man dies in central Minn. crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    A 42-year-old Shakopee man was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash north of Willmar Thursday afternoon, Dec. 6. According to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, the man was driving eastbound on County Road 127 in a 2018 Chevrolet utility truck when the collision occurred at the intersection with County Road 9. The crash, reported at 3:53 p.m., occurred when the utility truck struck a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban driven by a 40-year-old New London woman. She was northbound on County Road 9. The woman was extricated from her vehicle and transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

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  3. December 3, 2018 -Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 3 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    John Christianson of Christianson PLLP at Willmar, Minn.,was one of the speakers on March 7 at the 111th Minnesota Grain & Feed annual meeting and trade show at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn.Photo taken March 7, 2018, at Prior Lake, Minn. Mikkel Pates / Agweek FARGO -- Financial stresses on farmers and grain elevators should make board members for agriculture-related cooperative more vigilant in their duties, experts say.

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  4. 4 things to avoid co-op financial woes: Boards can learn from Ashby, Minn., scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    Financial stresses on farmers and grain elevators should make board members for agriculture-related cooperative more vigilant in their duties, experts say. A September 2018 grain elevator cooperative embezzlement scandal that cropped up at Ashby, Minn., and other instances of malfeasance should awaken companies to the challenges, says John O. Christianson, a certified public accountant and managing partner of Christianson PLLP, at Willmar, Minn.

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  5. Area Girls Hockey: Lightning shade Detroit Lakes in OTRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 21 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    Ari LeMieur netted the winning goal for the Northern Lakes Lightning in a 4-3 overtime win over the Detroit Lakes Lakers Tuesday, Nov. 20. LeMieur finished with two goals and an assist while Caitlyn Gutzman and Alyssa Koslowski also netted goals for Northern Lakes which improved to 3-1 overall, 2-0 in the Mid-State Conference. Lightning goalie Kate Stephens stopped 30 of the 33 shots she faced as the Lightning have won three straight since a 3-2 loss to Willmar in their season opener Nov. 13. Conference: NL 2-0.

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  6. Willmar man killed in crash in KerkhovenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 19 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    A Willmar man is dead following a one-vehicle crash Sunday night, Nov. 18, when his vehicle became airborne and hit a commercial building in Kerkhoven.

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  7. Area Girls Hockey: Northern Lakes opens season with 3-2 lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    Savannah Abear and Caitlyn Gutzman scored third-period power play goals for the Northern Lakes Lightning who lost their season opener 3-2 to the Willmar Cardinals in a non-conference matchup Tuesday, Nov. 13. Trailing 2-0 after two periods, Abear started the comeback for the Lightning scoring at 14:52 with assists from Gutzman and Alexa Holm. Mya Monson's second goal of the night put Willmar back up by 2 before Gutzman tallied the final goal with four seconds remaining assisted by Michala Stangel and Hayden Boelter.

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  8. Suspect accused of stabbing, leaving west-central Minnesota man in field said, 'It had to be done'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    In a packed Kandiyohi County courtroom Thursday morning, Nov. 8, two suspects were arraigned in connection with the death of David Medellin Jr., 24, of Willmar. Caleb Aaron Blue, 35, of Willmar, was charged with one count of second-degree murder - with intent - not premeditated for allegedly causing the death of Medellin sometime between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31. He is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on $2 million unconditional bail and $1 million conditional bail.

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  9. Suspect leads police on chase in Nisswa and Baxter, exceeding 100 mphRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    A 19-year-old Willmar man is in custody following a police chase Friday, Nov. 2, that began in Nisswa and reached speeds of 100 mph during the pursuit. The chase started in Nisswa, made its way into Baxter and returned to Nisswa, where the suspect crashed into a tree.

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  10. Marie J. WelkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar.

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  11. He didn't deserve this': Family describe 24-year-old homicide victim as kind, loving, helpfulRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    The people who knew and loved David Medellin Jr. say the 24-year-old Willmar man was happy, helpful and always had a smile on his face. "He was so kind to people," said Medellin's mother, Yesenia Alonzo, of Willmar.

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  12. Warriors Athlete of Week: Rude emerges as Brainerd's top piranhaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    In this season's preview story, Brainerd Warriors girls swimming and diving head coach Dan Anderson referenced Minnesota Twins teams in the mid- to late 2000s. Those Twins teams had several lead-off type hitters, players who weren't superstars, but did the little things necessary to win.

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  13. Volleyball: Spuds return to section final, Warriors deniedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    Steve Kohls Brainerd Dispatch Brainerd's Courtney Russell bumps a shot by the Moorhead Spuds in the Section 8-3A semifinals Tuesday, Oct. 30. While all the talk has been about top-seeded Willmar, someone forgot to tell defending Section 8-3A champion Moorhead. The No.

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  14. High School Volleyball: Brained stuffs Becker in 8-3A quarterfinalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    Now the challenge is to win the next one, a semifinal matchup at home against the third-seeded Moorhead Spuds Tuesday, Oct. 30, and advance to the section final for the first time since 1991. Second-seeded Brainerd reached the semifinals with a 3-0 win over the No.

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  15. High School Volleyball: Warriors hope to continue record-breaking year in postseasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    After receiving one of the highest, if not the highest, postseason seed in program history, the Brainerd Warriors hope to justify that distinction in the playoffs. Willmar, which defeated the Warriors 3-0 and 3-2 during the regular season, earned the top seed in Section 8-3A.

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  16. Less dangerous avian influenza strain confirmed in Minnesota turkey flockRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported Tuesday, Oct. 23, that it has confirmed a case of H5N2 low pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Kandiyohi County in central Minnesota. This is not the same virus that was the cause of the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak that caused thousands of poultry deaths in the Midwest in 2015.

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  17. Other charges dismissed against Paynesville man convicted of killing grandparentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    WILLMAR, Minn.- Gregory Allen Scheel will not be making road trips to Willmar or Montevideo for court appearances while serving two consecutive life sentences for the murder of his grandparents. Prosecutors in Kandiyohi and Chippewa counties have filed motions dismissing the criminal charges he faced in the two counties-fearing that he could possibly escape or because he is already in prison for life.

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  18. Western Minn. harvest kicks into gear after long rain delayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    Peter Fank was driving the grain cart Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in his soybean field near Sunburg, Minn. Delayed by wet weather, this was only the second day he was able to harvest soybeans.

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  19. Volleyball: Warriors gut out 3-2 win over RocoriRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    Brainerd Warrior Jenna Meyer bumps the ball against the Rocori Spartans at Brainerd High School Tuesday, Oct. 16. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video The senior middle hitter finished with only two kills in the Central Lakes Conference clash with the Rocori Spartans at Brainerd High School, but her last kill handed the Warriors a 14-13 edge in Game 5 and the Warriors went on to win 16-14 for a 3-2 victory in the regular-season finale for both teams. Warriors head coach Rick Kuehlwein called Peabody's hit the kill of the match, but Avery Eckman led the Warriors with 27 and Courtney Russell added 17 in a roller coaster match that saw Brainerd win Game One with ease at 25-11 before struggling to 27-25 and 26-24 losses in the next two games.

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  20. Willmar's trishaw fleet part of a rural Minnesota firstRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2018 | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    Melissa Wentzel, Club Bethesda director, steers a trishaw bike while Mary Frick, Bethesda Club member, left, and Britta Diem, Willmar Community Center director, enjoy the ride. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service Melissa Wentzel, Club Bethesda director, left, with Britta Diem, Willmar Community Center director, and Stefanie Ryan, Bethesda Foundation director take out the trishaw bike from Club Bethesda in Willmar recently.

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