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LP-A’s Hogie steps down from FCCLA
Minnesota ex-Governor Ventura awarded more than $1.8 mln in defamation suit
American man from Minnesota died from Ebola virus
Motley woman injured in broadside crash
Blind veteran paddles kayak through whitewater rapids in Montana
Showcasing the DL 412 BMX track
No. 8 seed DL upsets top-seeded Blues at Legion tournament
‘No Mercy III’ will follow up on MMA success
‘Shorty Memorial’ is July 28-30 in Frazee
Records on Super Bowl bid show NFL request for snowplowing priority
In the Zone
Photo of the Day
Host families needed for exchange students; group forming soon
Goeun Park: Little brothers can grow up to be friends
Holly McCamant: Camp counselor has best three weeks at camp ever
STAR competition: LPA students head to national conference
Friends & Neighbors
Alfred Honer Sr.
WE Fest 2014
79th Annual Northwest Water Carnival
Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer
Kings of the kitchen
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Blane Klemek: Where have the swallows gone?
Brad Laabs: Tips to keep equipment working safely, properly
DNR seeks lake sturgeon info from area anglers
Minnesota DNR to allow more licenses, set higher harvest level for 2014 wolf hunt
Minnesota scales back deer hunt
Continental Land Co. of LP hires Monson
MN gas prices take nearly 9-cent drop
Radiologist joins DL’s Essentia-St. Mary’s
Tuning up the business: Oil isn’t the only thing Valvoline is changing
Gasoline experts say ‘shop around’ for dips
Shine a light on political cash
Lee H. Hamilton: Why incumbents keep getting reelected
Missing the boat on the AIS battle
Water Carnival hit all high notes
Lynn Hummel: War is hell and never over for many vets
Becker County Fair on the upswing
Make some memories: Take your kids fishing!
Taste of Dorset festival is on Aug. 3
Lineup set for Perham’s Pioneer Fest, Aug. 16
It’s no tall tale: Library has scoop on MN folklore
December 12, 2013
Minnesota police charge man with rape, say he scrubbed victim with bleach
Police in Minnesota said on Thursday they have arrested a man suspected of kidnapping and raping a woman, then scrubbing her body with bleach and giving her bus fare to go home. Gideon Arrington, 35, of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, was impersonating a police officer when he approached...
news / crime
December 12, 2013 - 4:30pm
June 13, 2013
Halstad mayor facing rape charge gets restraining order against accuser
ADA, Minn. – In a courtroom here on Wednesday, the mayor of Halstad denied multiple rape charges against him and tried to make sure the alleged victim stays away from his children. A civil restraining order has been issued in Norman County District Court, not against Steve Sortland,...
news / crime
June 13, 2013 - 8:21am
June 12, 2013
Halstad mayor steps aside after being accused of sexual assault
The mayor of Halstad, Minn., is taking a leave of absence after being accused of rape. Steve Sortland, 44, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault. According to the criminal complaint, Sortland pushed a female victim to do sexual acts after she said no. The victim...
news / crime
June 12, 2013 - 8:23am
June 4, 2013
Bucking 20-year minimum, Cass County judge sentences convicted rapist to 5 years
FARGO – In a rare departure from the mandatory minimum prison sentence required by state law, a Cass County judge on Monday spared a 20-year-old convicted of forcible rape from 20 years in prison, instead sentencing him to five years. Without Judge Wickham Corwin’s ruling,...
news / crime
June 4, 2013 - 9:32am
February 9, 2010
Elbow Lake man gets 12 years for abduction, rape of teenage girl
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.
news / crime
February 9, 2010 - 8:35am
November 11, 2008
WE Fest loses civil suit filed by rape victim
The jury has reached a verdict in the civil suit filed by a woman who was raped at WE Fest two years ago -- and has found in her favor. The now 23-year-old Stearns County woman filed the suit in December 2007, against Festivals and Concert Events (FACE), Inc., which owns WE Fest,...
November 11, 2008 - 12:00am
September 2, 2008
Mayville, N.D. woman frustrated by delays in rape investigation
MAYVILLE, N.D. -- Craig and Nancy Peterson were on the verge of getting a divorce.
September 2, 2008 - 11:00am
July 16, 2008
Bail set at $50K for 17-year-old North Dakota boy accused of rape
FARGO - A judge set bail at $50,000 cash or bond Wednesday for a 17-year-old boy accused of raping a woman who police later found running along a street naked from the waist down. Joshua Poitra, Belcourt, N.D., is charged with Class AA felony gross sexual imposition and Class C felony...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00pm
April 11, 2008
Fargo police seek false reporting charge against Dent woman who claimed she was kidnapped and raped
Authorities are asking prosecutors to charge a 25-year-old Dent, Minn., woman with making a false report to law enforcement after she told police Tuesday she was kidnapped at knifepoint and raped in Fargo. About 1 a.m. Tuesday, De-boarh Lee Monson went to a Fargo MeritCare Hospital...
April 11, 2008 - 12:00am