WILLMAR

JCPenney Closing 4 stores in Minnesota, ND stores will remain open

PLANO, TX — J.C. Penney Company announced it will close 154 stores. Four of them are in Minnesota, the Willmar store and three in the Twin Cities. No North Dakota stores are on the list to close. The closings are part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filed earlier this month. This week JCPenney reopened 500 stores since government officials…

Man Facing Multiple Charges After Bomb Found in His Vehicle

Kandiyohi County Sheriff Eric Holien said the device had a fuse and was larger than a pipe bomb.

WILLMAR, MN– It was just a home-made sparkler, a Benson, Minnesota man, who’s now facing multiple charges told the police, after they found a bomb in his pickup truck Monday afternoon. Kandiyohi County Sheriff Eric Holien said the device had a fuse and was larger than a pipe bomb. According to the sheriff, “It had inside materials that were used…

Body Found in Central Minnesota Field Identified

The body was found in a Kandiyohi County field on Halloween

WILLMAR, Minn. — Authorities in central Minnesota say they have identified a body that was found in a Kandiyohi County field on Halloween. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body as that of 24-year-old David Medellin Jr of Willmar. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office says it received a call…

MN Prep Football Roundup: Weah, Spuds Down Willmar

No. 7 Moorhead improves to 4-1 on the season.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The seventh ranked Moorhead Spuds returned home to host Willmar for homecoming. The Spuds downed the Cardinals 36-20. Other High school football scores: Wahpeton 48, Devils Lake 46 Final-6 Overtimes. Shanley 17, St. Mary’s 14 Final. DGF 49, Park Rapids 6 Final. Fergus Falls 35, Perham 20 Final. Categories: High School, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines…

Willmar Man Charged After Allegedly Throwing Frozen Pig’s Foot at Group of People

Sixty-one-year-old Joe Fernkes is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct

  WILLMAR, Minn. — Authorities allege a Willmar man threw a pig’s foot at Somalis at a farmers market. Sixty-one-year-old Joe Fernkes is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Fernkes said he set the frozen pig’s foot down on the table at a Willmar market on Saturday and “didn’t say one word.” But witnesses said he threw it at a man…

Willmar Police Officers on Leave After Shooting

At one point during the encounter, both officers fired their weapons, injuring the man

  WILLMAR, Minn. — Two police officers are on standard administrative leave after a shooting injured a man in Willmar. The officers had responded to a 9-1-1 call of a suicidal man Sunday night around 5:30. When they arrived they found the man in the backyard holding a gun. At one point during the encounter, both officers fired their weapons,…

Willmar Man’s Wife Detained After Immigration Ban

Farhan Anshur's wife and children were detained in Washington D.C. after President Trump's new immigration ban

  A Minnesota man has a message of unity after his wife was detained for a short time under President Donald Trump’s new immigration ban. Farhan Anshur arrived at MSP International with his wife and two kids last night. His wife and kids had been living in Kenya for several years, after fleeing Somalia. But Saturday, when they landed in…