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Archbishop temporarily steps aside after boy's allegations; chief says church not cooperating
Rossman, Naytahwaush schools designated ‘Celebration schools’
Kimball woman dies in Meeker County crash
Minnesota man found guilty of killing wife
Supreme Court refuses to hear case on campaigning law
Boys Basketball: Cihak goes off on Pats to pace DL to Mid-State win
Girls Hockey: West Fargo team snaps DL’s streak
Wrestling: Lakers score win over M/W
New Minneapolis football stadium loses out to Florida for college championship
Wild come back, win in shootout vs. Canucks
In the Zone
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made its annual stop in DL Monday
Caught up in the gifts: Thankfulness, gratitude should last through Christmas, not just stop after Thanksgiving
Jessica Karley: Masala Chai provides delicious spin on familiar dessert
Howard Kossover: Social Security benefits did not originally include cost-of-living adjustment
Friends & Neighbors
It's official: Bull elk is a Minnesota record
Brad Laabs: New products help drive ice fishing industry
Blane Klemek: Minnesota’s resident wildlife tough it out through the winter
Don’t look past late season pheasants
Preliminary ‘13 deer harvest numbers released
Solid U.S. retail sales boost economic outlook
Audubon neighbors find perfect business match
Franken recognized for energy legislation
Cold snap to thank for drop in gas prices
Microsoft says Xbox One global sales top 2 million
Lynn Hummel: Lessons on standing in line
Letter: Thank you for support, kindness, generocity
Letter: GOP ‘Wrecking Crew’ should leave the Pope alone
Our Opinion: Too cold to enjoy Christmas?
Eric Bergeson: Just get me socks for Christmas
First Lutheran hosts holiday dinner
Danell Haspel: Ideas for holiday get-togethers at library
'12 Years A Slave', 'American Hustle' take lead for Golden Globes
Holiday Train concert ready to roll Saturday: Sheryl Crow to perform, but you have to go to Cottage Grove to see her
Plains Art Museum curator seeks a sense of story
BISON TICKET AUCTION: Auction winner is John H at $150!!
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