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  • Chase John Hodapp (1)

    A 20-year-old Willmar man was sentenced Monday to 39 months in prison for his role in a two-week crime spree last spring that included stealing, burning and crashing vehicles and setting fire to an occupied …

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    06 Mar 12
  • fire marshal

    Authorities say an accidental gas leak caused a house explosion that killed a man last week in West-Central Minnesota. 64-year-old Daniel Rustad’s body was found in the rubble of the house explosion on shores of …

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    05 Mar 12
  • fire marshal

    Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found in the rubble of a house explosion on shores of Big Kandiyohi Lake. The victim is identified as 64-year-old Daniel Rustad from the …

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    02 Mar 12
  • fire marshal

    An unidentified body was found Tuesday in the remains of a house on Big Kandiyohi Lake that was destroyed by an explosion followed by a fire. The Blomkest Fire Department was called to respond to …

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    01 Mar 12
  • IMAG0142

    Winter has finally arrived with a force in Minnesota.  Scores of schools canceled classes today (Wednesday) as the state is seeing its heaviest snowfall of the season.  As of 8am, Hutchinson had 5 1/2 inches …

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    29 Feb 12
  • emergency lights

    A Glencoe woman is dead and a Silver Lake man is charged with killing her last week at her residence. 42-year-old David Muniz Bustos is charged with 2nd degree murder in the stabbing death of …

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    27 Feb 12
  • Chase John Hodapp (1)

    A 20-year-old Willmar man pleaded guilty to theft charges in Meeker County District Court this week. The West Central Tribune reports 20-year-old Chase John Hodapp pleaded guilty Wednesday to two felony charges of theft in …

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    24 Feb 12
  • Forgery

    A Gaylord contractor accused of forging documents and failing to pay a subcontractor is scheduled to be in court this week. Karl Richard Kuphal, of Kuphal Construction, has reportedly admitted to forging 2 bank lien …

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    23 Feb 12