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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - A Perham man was sentenced this week in Otter Tail County District Court to jail time following a felony conviction of engaging in electronic communication relating to sexual conduct with a child. A deputy in Kalispell, Mont., conducted an undercover computer chat investigation and posed as a 13-year-old girl while communicating with John Patrick Flatley, 54, according to court records. Flatley admitted to authorities that in the recent past he had begun to use Internet chat rooms as a method of dealing with his urges for children.
While many say the importance of the Keystone XL pipeline has dimmed for the Bakken, North Dakota congressional leaders continue to call for its approval, citing its creation of jobs and promotion of North American energy security. Thursday marked the fifth anniversary of TransCanada’s application to the U.S. State Department for the 1,700-mile pipeline from Alberta to Texas. While the southern half has been approved, the northern section of the pipeline has twice been blocked by the Obama administration.
A Florida man suspected of taking his two daughters, ages 6 and 11, against court orders may be headed to northern Minnesota, authorities say. Edward Peters "took custody of (the girls) against the wishes of their court ordered guardian" last Sunday in Inverness
UPDATED: 09:18am (09/12/2013) HENNING, Minn. – Two people died and four others were injured in a head-on collision Wednesday night west of Henning. According to a report released by the Minnesota State Patrol: The crash happened about 6:40 p.m.
The train is late. Again. It’s 2:30 a.m. on a Friday, and the Amtrak train that hauls passengers east was supposed to be here 15 minutes ago. Seventeen minutes, actually, if you’re a stickler for that sort of thing. Fifteen people, spread among rows of plastic chairs inside Amtrak’s station in downtown Fargo, busy themselves with the kind of chatter that surfaces when strangers spend time together waiting. The heat and its impact on this year’s harvest. Daughters, sons and grandkids.
September is here, and that means backyard grilling will soon come to an end. But it also means some of my favorite foods are in season and at the peak of deliciousness. After a few trips to the farmers’ market and leaving with my bags and arms full, I am back on my annual sweet corn kick. Homegrown corn is so sweet and almost candy-like, I can’t resist. We always had a very large patch of sweet corn on our farm when I was younger and I still remember the enthusiasm at the first sweet corn meal of the season. It was greatly anticipated, and we tried our best to not let any go to
ADA, Minn. – A Dilworth man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing his girlfriend’s baby daughter last fall. In pleading guilty July 29 to a charge of second-degree murder, Raul Perez, 25, admitted he became angry at 22-month-old Ariel Reyes while taking care of her on Aug.
WILLMAR -- A second victim has died following a shooting at a Granite Falls home early on the morning of Labor Day. KARE 11 TV reported Sunday that Christopher Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls, died at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he was hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds. Panitzke's family wrote on his CaringBridge site that his condition had deteriorated over the past 24 hours and he died at abo
A Moorhead woman was killed Friday afternoon in a head-on crash on Highway 34 in Otter Tail County. Janeen M. Virnala, 60, of Moorhead died in the accident. She was a passenger in 1996 Dodge Intrepid that was eastbound on Highway 34. The car crossed the center line east of County Road 23 and collided with a 2007 Jeep CMP four-door wagon driven by Steven W. Haiby, 47, of Pelican Rapids. He suffered non life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. The crash occurred about 3 p.m.
The mailing address for the Big Ten Conference office is 1500 West Higgins Road, Park Ridge, Ill., 60068. Lately, it’s also central headquarters for AAA – Arrogance in American Athletics. The following quote from the commissioner on his philosophy of playing FCS teams is almost comical in its immaturity: “They’re from another division,” Jim Delany told the Associated Press. “They have 20 less scholarships. It’s like a junior college team playing against a high school team or a high school team playing against a JV team.” Good one, Jim.