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ST. PAUL – President Barack Obama will visit St. Paul Wednesday, not Minneapolis like the White House earlier announced. Obama plans to announce “a new competition encouraging investments to create jobs and restore infrastructure as part of the President’s Year of Action,” a Sunday White House announcement said. The event is to begin in downtown St. Paul’s Union Depot at 2 p.m. The public may get a limited number of tickets that will be handed out beginning Monday at 10 a.m. One ticket will be available per person on a first-come, first-served basis.
GLYNDON, Minn. – Several firefighters were called to a farm near here Saturday evening when a corn dryer caught fire on a private farm. Glyndon Fire and Rescue Chief Bob...
MORRIS, Minn. -- A deputy shot a man early Saturday in rural Swift County after an armed robbery in Morris. Shortly before 1 a.m., officers with the Swift County Sheriff’s Office and the Appleton Police Department stopped a vehicle matching the description of one involved in the robbery, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
Sign magnate Harold Newman, who painted signs in a garage before turning his venture into a multimillion-dollar company, died Thursday at his Jamestown home. He was 80 years old. “We’re very sad, and surprised,” said his daughter, Kari Newman Ness. “We expected to have him with us for many more years. He’s the leader in our family … it’s a big loss for us.” Newman is believed to have died in his sleep. An official cause of death has not yet been released.
With more than a foot of fresh snow on the ground in some areas, Minnesota Gov.
DULUTH - Duluth will receive the first ever “Shoreline Cities, Green Infrastructure’’ program grant from the U.S.
Court documents were scheduled to be in the hands of Lake of the Woods County court officials sometime today in connection with an investigation into guided fishing operations on Lake of the Woods. According to Col. Ken Soring, enforcement chief for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 12 people face a total of 80 charges for various violations uncovered during an investigation by 40 DNR conservation officers, who converged on the area in January.
GRAND FORKS - Four women have been arrested for allegedly making meth in a condo just across the street from Grand Forks’ Schroeder Middle School. A search of the home belonging to Kathy Joan Kielty, 56, turned up equipment used to make the drug, according to court records. She, Audrey Marie Morris, 65, Ashley Marie Brown, 24, and Tina Mae Metcalf, 51, are all charged with manufacturing meth within 1,000 feet of a school, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, the stiffest penalty under state law.
HASTINGS, Minn. -- A Farmington day care provider pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter in the 2012 death of a 3-month-old child left in her care. Kaiden Robert Staebell died July 31, 2012, after Rebecca Lynn Graupmann, 46, left him to nap on her daughter’s bed. According to a criminal complaint filed last May, Farmington police responded that day to a call of a child who had stopped breathing.
A Babbitt man accused of strangling his mother’s boyfriend to death has been found mentally ill by one psychologist, but must undergo a second evaluation, a judge ruled Wednesday. Shawn Russel Doherty, 25, will enter pleas of not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental illness, his court-appointed attorney, Bruce Williams, told the News Tribune.