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H1N1, the nasty flu bug that gave us the pandemic of 2009, is back, the government’s lead health agency says. A Minnesota infectious disease specialist agrees, but she says it’s too early to tell how big of a factor it will be in the current influenza season. “While we are seeing proportionately more cases of H1N1 so far this year, I think it’s way too early to say that that’s going to be the predominant strain,” said Jennifer Heath, immunization outreach nurse specialist for the Minnesota Department of Health.
DULUTH -- A 52-year-old Duluth man was arrested Thursday after an alleged burglary and a car and foot chase that led authorities to the 148th Fighter Wing Air National Guard airfield. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said authorities were en route to a residence where a burglary was reported shortly before 5 p.m.
HIBBING, Minn. – A Chisholm man who admitted recording an underage girl changing clothes and posting images and video on a pornographic website will serve at least eight months in prison. Derrick Allen Mart, 24, also will be on probation for seven years, and any violations of his release could result in him being sent to prison for a full term of 2½ years. Mart pleaded guilty Oct.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. -- Montevideo police are investigating what they are calling the suspicious death of a 64-year-old man. Thomas Dickson’s body was discovered around 10:15 p.m. Monday in his apartment. Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher said the investigation is continuing to take baby steps forward, but that police were not at a point where they could release information on the cause or nature of the death.
MORRIS – Morris Area High School Principal Craig Peterson has been charged with four felony counts of criminal sexual conduct after allegedly assaulting an acquaintance at his home in Morris. Peterson, 36, has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and and two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree. Peterson made his first appearance in Stevens County District Court on Thursday. According to the complaint, the victim, age 30, arranged to meet Peterson at the American Legion in Morris on Saturday, Dec. 21 at about 9 p.m.
DULUTH, Minn. - Megan and Troy Brown were visiting Duluth for a relative’s wedding on Aug.
DULUTH, Minn. – The condition of a University of Minnesota Duluth student found unconscious in subzero cold on the morning of Dec. 7 has been upgraded from critical to fair,...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr said Tuesday he wasn’t likely to extend the public comment period on the environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper mine project near Hoyt Lakes. The DNR this month set a 90-day review for the project, ending March 13.
Some Minnesota court offices report hearing from the public that they received emails telling them they must appear in court. Court spokesman John Kostouros said that several counties, especially Washington, have reported people receiving emails with the title "Notice to Appear" that ask recipients to open an attachment.
DULUTH -- An Eveleth man is facing federal charges in the August robbery of a credit union in Virginia, Minn. Neiman Regis Adams, 26, already was charged in State District Court when a federal grand jury returned an indictment on a count of armed bank robbery earlier this month. Adams was arraigned in U.S. District Court on Dec. 12 in Minneapolis, entering a not guilty plea. He is scheduled to appear for a hearing Jan. 10 in Duluth, and a jury trial is scheduled for March 3. According to the indictment, which was returned by a St. Paul grand jury on Dec.