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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Breckenridge man is in trouble after police say he stuffed boxes and paperwork from merchandise he was trying to steal down a store toilet. Twenty-three-year old Kurtis Silvernail was charged in Otter Tail County District Court on Oct. 24 with misdemeanor theft and felony drug possession. Silvernail was arrested in the bathroom stall of the Fergus Falls Fleet Farm on Oct. 22.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House and Senate negotiators Wednesday begin to discuss differences about versions of the farm bill they passed, with a goal of passing new federal farm policy by year’s end. The first public meeting of the conference committee begins at 1:30 p.m. Central time and can be watched on the Web at http://tinyurl.com/agconference . The Upper Midwest will represented by Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minn.; Steve King, R-Iowa; Tim Walz, D-Minn.; and Kristi Noem, R-S.D.; and Sens.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota businesses make $38 billion a year in online sales. Connect Minnesota reports that more than a third of the state’s businesses earn at least some revenue...
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- An 85-year-old Cottage Grove man was killed Tuesday when he was hit by a car while crossing the street after retrieving his mail, police said. The man was hit by an SUV about 2 p.m. near the Cottage Grove-St. Paul Park border. Paramedics found the man unresponsive, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was being withheld Tuesday pending family notification. Information about the female driver was not immediately available. She was cooperating with police. The driver showed no signs of impairment, Cottage Grove police Capt.
Come Thursday night, kids will be diving into their Halloween haul for mouthfuls of candy. Kids aren’t the only ones savoring the treats of the season. Beer connoisseurs are quaffing pumpkin brews while they last. Over the past decade, pumpkin beers have rapidly grown into a major autumn phenomenon. “It’s definitely a fall thing. It’s like a comfort food.
A 27-year-old from Mahnomen was seriously injured Tuesday morning when the van she was driving collided with a semi in Otter Tail County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol: The incident happened about 9 a.m.
PRINCETON, Minn. - The pilot who died in a Monday crash near the Princeton airport owned a floor-sanding business and was leaving on a hunting trip to North Dakota. Kevin Covlin, 51, died in the crash, but his hunting dog survived. Just last week, the Princeton Union-Eagle printed an extensive feature story about Colvin and his business, which is dominated by a half-size basketball court with hardwood floor. The business is FLR Sanders, which installs, renovates and maintains gymnasium and specialty floors in a five-state region. Flying ran in the family, the newspaper reported.
FARGO – A Fargo man was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for his part in luring a cab driver to a southside apartment building by calling for a ride to the airport, and then putting a gun to his head and demanding cash. Noah Nigel Garcia, 22, of Fargo, pleaded guilty Monday in Cass County District Court to a reduced charge of Class C felony robbery. Garcia was charged with two other men – brothers Arbnor and Ardit Luma – and a juvenile in the June 5 robbery of Doyle cab driver Raymond Keller with a toy gun the four had allegedly stolen from a neighbor’s storage area at an apartmen
WILLMAR, Minn. – Students on a Willmar school bus escaped injury Monday afternoon when the bus they were riding home from school was involved in a four-vehicle crash. The accident happened about 3:20 p.m. on 19th Avenue. The Willmar Police Department said the accident happened while a bus, driven by Douglas C. Dodge, 67, of Willmar, was had its amber lights activated and was coming to a stop. A second vehicle, a 2003 Ford Ranger driven by William P. Flickinger, 25 of St.
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn.