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REDWOOD FALLS, Minn.—A covert operation in Redwood County targeting the demand for underage sex trafficking has led to the arrest of three area men, including the police chief of the small southwestern Minnesota town of Walnut Grove. The arrests Friday were part of Operation Guardian Angel, a law enforcement sting. The suspects include Police Chief Michael Robert Zeug, 45, Scott Glenn Berglund, 41, of Montevideo and Javier Bulmaro Turrubiartes, 40, of Renville.
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar truck driver is facing two criminal charges stemming from an alleged road rage incident last month on Minnesota Highway 23 between Clara City and Willmar. Matthew Donavon Monson, 34, made a first appearance Wednesday, May 31, in Kandiyohi County District Court. He is charged with first-degree criminal damage to property, which is a felony, and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.
WILLMAR, Minn.—Rice Memorial Hospital and Affiliated Community Medical Centers formally agreed to a letter of intent Wednesday, May 24, to join forces with CentraCare Health of St. Cloud. It's the first step toward forming a new corporation to collaboratively deliver health care in Willmar and the region. Leaders of both organizations said the move will help preserve and enhance local health care in the face of accelerating change.
OLIVIA, Minn. — Two Olivia doctors have been disciplined by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for mismanaging a labor and delivery that resulted in a pre-term birth. The action was announced this week by the board, which oversees physician licensing in Minnesota. Dr. Mark Ahlquist and Dr. Paul Buhr were both reprimanded for failing to conform to minimal standards of acceptable medical practice.
GLENWOOD — Veterinarians and state health officials are keeping a close watch for any new outbreaks of a deadly avian flu virus that struck a Pope County turkey farm in...
WILLMAR — The good news: After an aggressive start to the season, influenza activity has declined noticeably this past month. The not-so-good news: Plenty of other bugs are continuing to...
WILLMAR — A plea agreement has been reached for Robert Warwick, the 18-year-old facing two murder charges in the death of his grandmother last year. Warwick’s attorney, Daniel Mohs, confirmed...
WILLMAR — When the 1933 Chevrolet truck arrived in Suffolk, England, from Minot, N.D., it had seen better days. It had 90,000 miles on the odometer, makeshift wiring attached to...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's first human case this season of West Nile virus was reported Thursday. State health officials said the man, from Murray County, became ill with West Nile fever earlier this month and is recovering. Health officials are urging Minnesotans to protect themselves from mosquitoes by routinely using repellents and taking other precautions against mosquito bites. This time of year is a high-risk season for West Nile virus, said David Neitzel, a state Health Department epidemiologist specializing in diseases carried by mosquitoes.